Full Throttle: Stories

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2019
16 hours 12 minutes
2020 Audie Awards® WINNER - Short Stories/Collections

The number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman and Strange Weather returns with a dark and ingenious collection of 13 compelling short stories that showcase his ability to “push genre conventions to new extremes” (New York Times Book Review), performed by a stunning multi-cast featuring Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang, and George Guidall.

In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in 13 relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass”, one of two stories cowritten with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.

A little door that opens to a world of fairy-tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in “Faun”. A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in “Late Returns”. In “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”, two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water’s edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality...and other horrors that lurk in the water’s shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in “Throttle”, cowritten with Stephen King.

Featuring two previously unpublished stories and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.

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Doreen B.

Not even half way done and I can’t bring myself to finish. These stories are old, regurgitated from much better stories. What a huge disappointment and waste of money. A few stories were so bad, I didn’t understand what was even going on. Only one was clever and I wish it had been more developed into a full novel, the one about werewolves. And once again, why be political???? Why can’t writers just write stories that entertain, I don’t care who you vote for, just give me a good story. I read/listen to books to escape, not get conked on the head with your views.

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Mike M.

overall the stories were pretty good.

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Josh H.

Far too political. There are a few really good stories, and several that weren't good at all. Even the good ones felt polluted with politics though.

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Margery D.

Enjoyed the stories and celeb readers.

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Aubrey F.

All of the narrations were great! The story about the carousel had me so creeped out.. then the weird wolfs that was another interesting story! I enjoyed it as much as any king short stories. I recommend!! Just in time for Halloween!

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