Shoebox

  • by Michael Bray
  • Narrated by Chris Barnes
  • 0 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lee Schofield is about to be taught a valuable lesson. He is about to learn that sometimes, the things that look like the answers only pose more questions, and things that seem to have been presented by fate as a means to help, bring their own problems.
When those around you want what you have, some men will go to any lengths to stop them...
A short, dark, psychological thriller, Shoebox is a story that follows Schofield on a spiraling journey into paranoia, madness, and insanity. Nobody can be trusted. Nobody is safe. The shoebox belongs to Schofield, and he will do whatever it takes to protect it.

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This One Will Mess With Your Head

Once upon a time, I thought audio books were boring and monotonous. The few books I chose to listen to were narrated by people who didn't care how much life and personality they brought to a story and its characters, which made most of them unbearable. After trying a few, I gave up on the medium all together.

Then I discovered Chris Barnes. Chris has a delightful Scottish accent, but reads in whatever accent is necessary to be as true to his characters as possible. More importantly, he figures out what makes each character "tick" and brings each to life in a way I never imagined, even if I've read the book beforehand.

Shoebox is the story of Lee, a man who finds a box filled with money buried in his garden. He knows this money will change his life and solve all his problems, so he will do anything to protect it. This is a dark psychological thriller with an ending you won't soon forget.

I have always loved Michael Bray's stories and when he teams up with Chris Barnes, the combination is brilliant.

Shoebox is short, but it will make you think and shock you with its ending. It is a must-have for fans of horror or dark thrillers.
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- Dawnzilla

Nothing scarier than skewed reality

If you could sum up Shoebox in three words, what would they be?

Psychological, Terrifying, Depressing


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot most assuredly kept me on the edge of my seat. The unwinding of Schofield, quite sharply, I might add kept you listening to find out just how far down the rabbit hole he's gone. His paranoia at even the most outlandish situations makes you question the realities around him.


Which character – as performed by Chris Barnes – was your favorite?

Schofield of course. His sudden find of the shoebox, to the downward spiral, to the terrifying conclusion is portrayed to perfection. He gives nothing away as the story twists and turns and leaves you shocked as the final words are spoken.


Any additional comments?

Isn't the first audio I've listened to by Chris Barnes, won't be the last. His ability to tell a story, and get deep inside the characters heads creates a connection that envelops you, and draws you into the story.

If you've not heard him yet, this is a great way to start!

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2015
  • Publisher: mr m p bray