• 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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no one can be trusted, especially yourself

The Shoebox is a very short, quick listen, dark psychological thriller. With a small character count of three. But really the only one that matters is Lee Schofield the protagonist.

One day Lee is out in his garden when he discovers a shoebox that doesn’t belong out in his garden. A quick peek inside he discovers the box contains £180,000. With this amount of money Lee believes that he will be able to start his life over and fix all of his problems.

Almost immediately Lee is over come with paranoia. Thinking that whoever lost this much money would be looking for it and would probably hurt him if they found he had it. Afraid that his lodger (roommate) could also take the money and ruin Lee’s life. Lee began to think of ways to secure the cash in his room with locks and such. The only problem is that Lee is also sort of lazy and puts it off for a day while his paranoia grows.

What something to screw with your dreams? Give this a listen before bed. You and your dreams will not be disappointed. I really enjoyed the darkness and the surprise at the end that I didn’t see coming. I will be looking for more from Bray.

The lesson to be learned from this story is that no one can be trusted, especially yourself.

Have yet to come across a performance by Chris Barnes where he stumbles. He is a narrator that you can count on time after time for a solid breath of life to the authors words.

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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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Book Details

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