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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.
©2016 Laird Barron (P)2017 Journalstone Publishing
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By Anonymous User on 07-10-17

Great book, narration not up to its standards.

I love Barron's work, I just wish they had hired a person with more experience for the audio narration. I listened to the audio book while reading the book and I couldn't help but notice the great amount of mistakes in pronunciation. In addition, I felt the narration was a little bit rushed. Barron's work is meant to be read with a more patient approach, as you woume read a Borges. It requires an active reader because of the eloquence and the diction Barron employs in his work. I never had such an experience with an audio book before, and the first time I really regret buying one.

It's a shame because the book is a winner.

I would suggest to skip this one and buy the book instead.

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By Bobby on 06-09-17

poor narration

The writing is pretty good, but a bit sophomoric at times.

The narrator had an excellent voice, but is a very poor reader.

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By mrs sylvia frazer on 12-06-17

Keeps on getting better...

Laird Barron's collections are always going to be worth your time and hard earned cash, I don't know how he does it but with every new release he just keeps on getting better. This collection proves it. Dark tales from the cold settings of Alaska with a common thread of the cosmic... and often human 'evil' running through them. Wonderfully written, hard bitten protagonists
Narration is excellent... If a little too fast.
10/10!!

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