Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Road Rage: 2 Novellas by Richard Matheson, Stephen King & Joe Hill

by:  Richard Matheson, Stephen King & Joe Hill
published by:  Harper Audio
publish date:  February 24, 2009

Road Rage unites Richard Matheson's classic "Duel" and the contemporary work it inspired--two power-packed short stories by three of the genre's most acclaimed authors. "Duel," an unforgettable tale about a driver menaced by a semi truck, was the source for Stephen Spielberg's acclaimed first film of the same name. "Throttle," by Stephen King and Joe Hill, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws, in the simmering Nevada desert. Their battle is fought out on twenty miles of the most lonely road in the country, a place where the only thing worse than not knowing what you're up against, is slowing down . . .

This book has 2 novellas in it.  The first is Duel.  It tells the story of a business man in his little car that draws the ire of a truck driver.  Or does he?  That was my question throughout the whole story.  Is it the truck driver that has road rage or is it the man imagining everything and blowing it all out of proportion?  

Throttle is by father-son team Stephen King and Joe Hill.  I never knew they wrote anything together so I was pleased to read this story.  It was pretty good.  This story had a little more depth than Duel, but the story line was more clear cut.  It wasn't as debatable as Duel could be.  

This was great audiobook.  Stephen Lang did a great job with the narration.  It was fairly short, so it's definitely one you would want to get from the library, but worth the listen.  

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