The Pram by Joe Hill

October 26th, 2023 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

26th Oct

The Pram by Joe Hill is the perfect short horror novel or listen to curl up with during the spooky season. It’s creepy with just a dash of gore to give you a scare. It’s available through KindleUnlimited and includes the audio. The story is part of the Creature Feature Collection and narrated by Robert Petkoff.

The Pram by Joe Hill
The Pram
by Joe Hill
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Genres: Horror
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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A husband’s obsessive desire for a child leads to an unexpected manifestation of his yearning in a nightmarish short story about fatherhood dreams by New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill.

Willy and Marianne’s farmhouse in Maine has acres of meadow and fresh air, and a lonesome bridle path in the forest along which Willy daydreams and ambles. When he’s loaned a decrepit old baby stroller to cart his groceries home, the rickety squeak of the wheels comforts him. So do the sweet coos of a baby Willy knows can’t be real. Can it? In this twisted thicket, wishes come true—with a price.

Joe Hill’s The Pram is part of Creature Feature, a collection of devilishly creepy stories that tingle the spine and twist the mind. They can be read or listened to in one petrifying sitting.

HORRIFIC Novella Standalone Supernatural

Narrated by Robert Petkoff, The Pram by Joe Hill was the perfect audiobook novella to kick of the Fraterfest Readathon. At just around an hour and a half, it’s perfect for the spooky season.

It’s a supernatural tale with just enough gore to fall into the horror genre, but not so bad that those who like the fear levels low can enjoy it.

After a miscarriage, Willy and Marianne move to a farmhouse in Maine, with lots of fields and wooded paths. It’s a fresh start and a chance to heal. When a local man loans Willy an old baby carriage to cart groceries, things turn sinister. Willy grows attached to the pram, and the cooing noises coming from it. Is Willy losing his mind?

The Pram had a well-paced storyline, with the perfect amount of scare factor. I easily devoured this and enjoyed the superb narration. I liked Willy and felt for him and his wife. As the story progressed, the listener questions Willy as the narrator. I mean he cannot hear cooing right? Supernatural perfection.

The ending was typical of a horror story and I finished up with an evil grin. I recommend listening as Robert Petkoff did a wonderful job of capturing the tone and characters.

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About Joe Hill

Joe Hill

Joe Hill's debut, Heart-Shaped Box, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His second, Horns, was made into a film freakfest starring Daniel Radcliffe. His other novels include NOS4A2, and his #1 New York Times Best-Seller, The Fireman... which was also the winner of a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Horror Novel. He writes short stories too. Some of them were gathered together in his prize-winning collection, 20th Century Ghosts. He won the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long-running comic book series, Locke & Key, co-created with illustrator and art wizard Gabriel Rodriguez. He lives in New Hampshire with a corgi named McMurtry after a certain beloved writer of cowboy tales

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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