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Publisher's Summary

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.
"One of America's finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Lethem. In Strange Weather, this "compelling chronicler of human nature's continual war between good and evil" (Providence Journal-Bulletin), who "pushes genre conventions to new extremes" (New York Times Book Review), deftly expose the darkness that lies just beneath the surface of everyday life.
Snapshot, performed by Wil Wheaton, is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories snap by snap.
A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump...and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in Aloft, performed by Dennis Boutsikaris.
On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails - splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. Rain, performed by Kate Mulgrew, explores this escalating apocalyptic event as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.
In Loaded, performed by Stephen Lang, a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.
With an afterword from Joe Hill, read by the author.
Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from an artist who is "quite simply the best horror writer of our generation" (Michael Kortya).
©2017 Joe Hill (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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2 out of 5 stars
By Chris Adler on 07-10-18

Mediocre, definitely not Joe Hill's best work

I have to say I am a Joe Hill fan. I've read all of his books so far and up until now, have loved every one of them.This being the audiobook version I'd like to say the performance by the actors was flawless and really the only saving grace of this work. The first story snapshot was actually pretty good but I believe it was just an attempt to draw the listener / reader into the other stories so the author could push his skewed political views on to an unsuspecting audience. Though I was not happy overall with this book I will give Joe Hill another chance if and when he publishes a new novel. However if he attempts to stray into the political forum with his fiction again I will have to cut his works out from my library completely.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Robbin Blow on 12-01-17


I was excited to listen to this. Loved Heart shaped Box. But Geez Louise. If you come away from listening to Strange Weather unsure of Joe Hills political views, his stance on gun control and God, you weren't listening. I felt like he abused his audience, pushing his views on us.
I also thought he must have been binge watching The walking dead, orange is the new black and reading his Dad's books.
The performers were stellar. Wil Wheaten and Kate Mulgrew in particular.

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