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  • Closing Time

  • Collected Stories
  • By: Jack Ketchum
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Summary

From award-winning author and storyteller Jack Ketchum, a collection of bleak stories of loss and pain. This is the author's newest collection, and includes his Bram Stoker award-winning novella Closing Time.

Also included:

"Returns" "Damned If You Do" "Station Two" "Elusive" "Papa" "The Fountain" "Do You Love Your Wife?" "At Home with the VCR" "Those Rockports Won't Get You into Heaven" "Olivia: A Monologue" "Brave Girl" "Honor System" "Lighten Up" "Hotline" "Monster" "Consensual" "Seascape" "Snarl, Hiss, Spit, Stalk"

©2014 Dallas Mayr (P)2015 David N. Wilson

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Wow!

Ketchum is classic. The first story in here was like taking a literal punch in the gut. In all seriousness, I had to pause it because I was still feeling from the first story. Trust me when I say it's hard for me to get the feels. What can I say? I have a weak spot for pets. I adored how each story ended with a personal note from the author as to how and what influenced him to write each story. It's been a while since I've read Ketchum, but I'm sure I've read some of these before (many many many moons ago). Also, I saw how NYC, cigarettes, and Greek restaurants influenced his work

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  • Matthew S. Hill
  • 08-02-17

I absolutely loved this book!!!

I really liked the Gore and violent horror of the Jack Ketchum books that I've read before. Ive grown to expect lots of blood and cannibals, mad dogs and killer crazed women, etc. This is not one of those books.

This is a book full of beautifully written stories with vivid imagery and a genius understanding of human and in some cases domestic cat understanding. I loved the side notes to each story and I felt more engaged with Jack Ketchum then ever before.

I would put this collection of short stories next to Stephen King and Flannery O'Connor.

Read masterfully by David Gilmore.

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  • timj26
  • 03-02-20

Last call l

A great collection of flash fiction and stories inspired by real events
Well narrated and perfect for Ketchum fans
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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  • Tyler
  • 22-07-22

slightly disappointed...

I've read several of Ketchum's novels and absolutley loved every one of them. he is one of my all time favorite authors. this collection of short stories just didn't quite hit the same sweet spot for me as the novels of his have. everything was well written and told but several of the stories didn't feel like stories but like a detailed retelling of a news event, like I was just reading an article not a fiction which may be for others but it just wasn't for me

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  • Blackeagle
  • 12-05-20

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I couldn't get past the first story the woman was a horrible little birch and I was done. This is my honest review.

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  • Brandy
  • 05-06-19

Mediocre short srory collection.

I found the narration boring. The narrator used the same vpice for every male and every female throughout the entire collection. Some of the stories were almost good, but most mediocre in my opinion.