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Road Rage
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Road Rage
Includes 'Duel' and 'Throttle'
by Joe Hill
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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 . . .

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 . . .

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  • Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Horns, Heart-Shaped Box, and NOS4A2. He is also the Eisner Award-winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key. He lives in New Hampshire.

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  • AudioFile Magazine This audio-only collection features Richard Matheson's story, "The Duel," and the first collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill, "Throttle," a tribute to Matheson. Both stories follow the desperate fortunes of characters who are targeted by anyone's highway nightmare--a crazy truck driver hell-bent on revenge. Stephen Lang narrates with an intensity faithful to the stories' mood. When the grille of the eighteen-wheeler fills the characters' rearview mirrors, he's breathless and angry. When the truck driver backs off, Lang brings across the characters' hope for an unlikely resolution to the madness. Lang, who won an Audie Award for Hill's HEART-SHAPED BOX, is particularly suited to "Throttle," in which the targeted characters are all part of a murderous motorcycle gang. By the end of their ordeal, even these gritty road warriors seem sympathetic. A.A. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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    August 15, 2009
    In 1971, Steven Spielberg established himself as a director with Duel, his adaptation of "New York Times" best-selling author Matheson's short story of the same name about a man and a murderous semitruck. That story is difficult to locate in library collections, making its inclusion here all the more important. Also featured in this set is "Throttle," the first collaboration between Stephen King ("Cell") and Joe Hill ("Heart-Shaped Box"). Inspired by Matheson's classic tale, "Throttle" pits a killer 18-wheeler against a gang of motorcycle outlaws in the Nevada desert. Stephen Lang narrates "Duel" with quiet effectiveness but really shines in his deftly paced and well-characterized reading of "Throttle." Listeners will stay captivated through the end.Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA

    Copyright 2009 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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