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20th Century Ghosts

By: Joe Hill
Narrated by: David Ledoux
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
4 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Imogene is young and beautiful, kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead, the legendary ghost of the Rosebud Theater.

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with a head full of big ideas and a gift for getting his ass kicked. It's hard to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town.

Francis is unhappy, picked on; he doesn't have a life, a hope, a chance. Francis was human once, but that's behind him now.

John Finney is in trouble. The kidnapper locked him in a basement, a place stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. With him in his subterranean cell is an antique phone, long since disconnected...but it rings at night, anyway, with calls from the dead....

Meet these and a dozen more in 20th Century Ghosts, irresistible, addictive fun showcasing a dazzling new talent.

Read by David Ledoux.

©2005 Joe Hill (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

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Awesomeness unbounded.

A fine mix of horrifying, disturbing, sweetly reminiscent and downright creepy. Loving Joe Hill's every word! Excellent narration.

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  • Chris
  • 26-09-2019

All round great audio, but what about the music?

Loving this audio edition. The narrator is engaging and reads voices in differing tones that doesn't feel odd or distracting. Even female characters, which I find a good number of narrators struggle with).

Obe niggle is the incidental music. There is an instance of a convincingly creepy incidentsl, but it is placed very peculuarly. it is very rarely - if ever - applied at the srart or end of stories. it is, howevet, shoehorned between some mid-story scene change, and *always* at non-creepy moments, making you wonder if something sinister is occuring (but you'd not noticed) - but nothing sinister is happening!
I can only prsume that these are CD breaks, where the production was made for CD initially, and the incidental music was applied to onky the start and end of each CD, no matter whre the story had got to!
I wonder if this could get fixed.

Great and varied selection of short stories, engaging narrator. looking forward to Hill's first full novel.