Swift to Chase

  • by Laird Barron
  • Narrated by John Clayton
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Introduction by Paul Tremblay.
Publishers Weekly top 10 list for most anticipated Horror/Sci-fi Fall 2016 releases.
Laird Barron's fourth collection gathers a dozen stories set against the backdrops of the Alaskan wilderness, far-future dystopias, and giallo-fueled nightmare vistas.
All hell breaks loose in a massive apartment complex when a modern day Jack the Ripper strikes under cover of a blizzard; a woman, famous for surviving a massacre, hits the road to flee the limelight and finds her misadventures have only begun; while tracking a missing B-movie actor, a team of man hunters crashes in the Yukon Delta and soon realize the Arctic is another name for hell; an atomic-powered cyborg war dog loyally assists his master in the overthrow of a far-future dystopian empire; following an occult initiation ritual, a man is stalked by a psychopathic sorority girl and her team of horrifically disfigured henchmen; a rich lunatic invites several high school classmates to his mansion for a night of sex, drugs, and CIA-funded black ops experiments; and other glimpses into occulted realities a razor's slice beyond our own.
Combining hardboiled noir, psychological horror, and the occult, Swift to Chase continues three-time Shirley Jackson Award winner Barron's harrowing inquiry into the darkness of the human heart.


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Great cosmic horror and often bizarre storytelling. If you are looking for traditional horror tales this book is not for you. If you have a palate for the strange and experimental then this book satisfy you.
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- Ronald E. Vigeant

Story all over the place

Downloaded for a road trip listen, it definitely kept me awake for the long drive, the narrator whose voice sounds familiar, I guess from other audio books keeps your attention by painting a good picture, but the stories seem to sometimes work together and other times do not? I personally spent some time in Alaska and that is what initially drew me to experience these short stories, but the flow seemed very disjointed, almost like random thoughts that were weaved together at the last minute. Then did not pay off for each other. Not a bad listen, good reader just did not flow story to story for me.
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- Lester Kernan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-20-2017
  • Publisher: Journalstone Publishing