The Boy Who Drew Monsters

  • by Keith Donohue
  • Narrated by Bronson Pinchot
  • 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Stolen Child comes a hypnotic literary horror novel about a young boy trapped inside his own world, whose drawings blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.
In the tradition of The Turn of the Screw, Keith Donohue's The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a mesmerizing tale of psychological terror and imagination run wild, a perfectly creepy listen for a dark night.


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troubled boy, troubled waters

I think people who gravitate to this genre will like this one. I'm more on the periphery, but even so, there was enough suspense to keep me listening. I wasn't on the edge of my seat, but I did want to learn what was causing the strange sightings, and what it had to do with the little boy. Sometimes the writing was a little heavy handed, with lots of comparisons to blood, ghosts, etc. (I think there was one where the teeth were like tombstones?) But then, it's all part of the fun, and the ending was very good. I always enjoy Bronson Pinchot. For some reason, he sounded about the same when I played my iPod at 2x, so that's how I listened to this one.
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- Debra B

I loved this book!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Boy Who Drew Monsters to be better than the print version?

Not having read the print version, I can only say that I wasn't able to flip to the end and spoil it, and I could never have done justice to the accents.

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- Sarah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.