Road of Bones by Christopher Golden audiobook

Road of Bones: A Novel

By Christopher Golden
Read by Robert Fass

Blackstone Publishing 9781250274304
8.59 Hours 1
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A stunning supernatural thriller set in Siberia, where a film crew is covering an elusive ghost story about the Kolyma Highway, a road built on top of the bones of prisoners of Stalin's gulag. Surrounded by barren trees in a snow-covered wilderness with a dim, dusky sky forever overhead, Siberia’s Kolyma Highway is 1200 miles of gravel packed permafrost within driving distance of the Arctic Circle. A narrow path where drivers face such challenging conditions as icy surfaces, limited visibility, and an average temperature of sixty degrees below zero, fatal car accidents are common. But motorists are not the only victims of the highway. Known as the Road of Bones, it is a massive graveyard for the former Soviet Union’s gulag prisoners. Hundreds of thousands of people worked to death and left where their bodies fell, consumed by the frozen elements and plowed beneath the permafrost road. Fascinated by the history, documentary producer Felix “Teig” Teigland is in Russia to drive the highway, envisioning a new series capturing Life and Death on the Road of Bones with a ride to the town of Akhust, “the coldest place on Earth,” collecting ghost stories and local legends along the way. Only, when Teig and his team reach their destination, they find an abandoned town, save one catatonic nine-year-old girl—and a pack of predatory wolves, faster and smarter than any wild animals should be. Pursued by the otherworldly beasts, Teig’s companions confront even more uncanny and inexplicable phenomena along the Road of Bones, as if the ghosts of Stalin’s victims were haunting them. It is a harrowing journey that will push Teig beyond endurance and force him to confront the sins of his past.

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Summary

A stunning supernatural thriller set in Siberia, where a film crew is covering an elusive ghost story about the Kolyma Highway, a road built on top of the bones of prisoners of Stalin's gulag.

Surrounded by barren trees in a snow-covered wilderness with a dim, dusky sky forever overhead, Siberia’s Kolyma Highway is 1200 miles of gravel packed permafrost within driving distance of the Arctic Circle. A narrow path where drivers face such challenging conditions as icy surfaces, limited visibility, and an average temperature of sixty degrees below zero, fatal car accidents are common.

But motorists are not the only victims of the highway. Known as the Road of Bones, it is a massive graveyard for the former Soviet Union’s gulag prisoners. Hundreds of thousands of people worked to death and left where their bodies fell, consumed by the frozen elements and plowed beneath the permafrost road.

Fascinated by the history, documentary producer Felix “Teig” Teigland is in Russia to drive the highway, envisioning a new series capturing Life and Death on the Road of Bones with a ride to the town of Akhust, “the coldest place on Earth,” collecting ghost stories and local legends along the way. Only, when Teig and his team reach their destination, they find an abandoned town, save one catatonic nine-year-old girl—and a pack of predatory wolves, faster and smarter than any wild animals should be.

Pursued by the otherworldly beasts, Teig’s companions confront even more uncanny and inexplicable phenomena along the Road of Bones, as if the ghosts of Stalin’s victims were haunting them. It is a harrowing journey that will push Teig beyond endurance and force him to confront the sins of his past.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tightly wound, atmospheric, and creepy as hell. It will take you to a place you’ve never been before, and the trip will scare the hell out of you. I loved it.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“[A] horror-thriller hybrid that will chill even the most jaded readers…Give to fans of emotional, thought-provoking, nature-inspired horror like The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones or Wonderland by Zoje Stage.” Booklist (starred review)
“Damn. Road of Bones is a relentless nightmare, part terrifying fable, part fever dream, set in the perpetual claustrophobic darkness of a Siberian landscape that’s cold enough to crack bones.” Eric Rickstad, New York Times bestselling author
“I don’t know how else to say it: This book is scary as f***. Do not read alone in the dark.” Catherynne M. Valente, New York Times bestselling author
“The emotional stakes could not be higher. A breathtaking experience, a glacial gust of a book— Christopher Golden’s best yet.” Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author
“Two men willing to risk their lives for a last-chance reality TV pitch find themselves on a white-knuckle hell ride on Siberia’s infamous Kolyma Highway. Road of Bones is unrelenting and will chill you to your core.” Paul Tremblay, New York Times bestselling author
“Atmospheric as hell. The perfect read on a wintry night when you’re snowed in.” Alma Katsu, award-winning author of The Hunger
“You know you’re reading a Christopher Golden horror joint when you signed up for a horror novel, that’s why you’re here, but when the bad s*** starts, you’re like, ‘Wait, can I shift genres to something where these guys just get to have a nice road trip and everything’s okay?’” Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author
“Road of Bones is wonderful! The frozen waste is so vividly rendered, I felt the biting cold in my own bones and drew breath with the characters as they fought for survival against the vastness of nature. Gripping, eerie, and ultimately beautiful. It’s a breakneck speed adventure, with so much soul at its heart.” Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street
“The road is long, the night is cold, and there’s terror at every pullout, nothing but dread between. Just try and put this book down, I dare you.” Stephen Graham Jones, bestselling author of The Only Good Indians
“This book is legit great. Golden is the master of what I think of as ‘adventure horror.’ People in strange places and extreme situations meeting terror at the edges of the world. Road of Bones is scary as hell and does not mess around.” Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Christopher Golden

Author Bio: Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden is the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including Ararat and Cut!, both winners of the Bram Stoker Award. With Mike Mignola, he is the co-creator of two cult favorite comic book series, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. He is also the editor of such anthologies as Seize the Night, The New Dead, and Dark Cities, and the co-host of the popular podcast "Three Guys with Beards."

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 8.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English