Seth Numrich’s narration of 17-year-old Charlie Reade’s story is moving and frightening in equal measure. Charlie befriends a reclusive curmudgeon, Howard Bowditch, and his aging dog, and inherits Howard’s house and dog when he dies. Howard also leaves Charlie a cassette recording—voiced remarkably by Stephen King. On it, Howard recounts a story within the story, involving a locked shed, a portal to a dying world, and Charlie’s part in a plan for salvation. Numrich creates a distinctive voice for each character, complete with growls and guttural snarls for evildoers. He even makes a hum sound threatening. Listeners will be drawn into this audiobook by the intimate tone of Numrich’s narration, which is like hearing Charlie himself. L.M.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2023 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9781797145280 $79.99 Twenty CDs
DD ISBN 9781797145297 $34.99
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