Cape Fear (aka The Executioners)

  • by John D. MacDonald, Dean Koontz (introduction)
  • Narrated by Stephen Hoye, Dean Koontz (introduction)
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz.
An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them.
For 14 years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free - free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars. Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind - and what Cady had in mind was Bowden's innocent and lovely teenaged daughter….


What the Critics Say

"A powerful and frightening story." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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We all know how the story ends, but MacDonald builds the tension until it shreds your nerves.
This book disturbed me. It's been a longtime since I've been able to say that about a book.
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- Leo

Sinister Psychopath territory.

Would you listen to Cape Fear (aka The Executioners) again? Why?

Yes, a few years down the line. The story really went for it. I felt for the terrorised family.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cape Fear (aka The Executioners)?

I don't do spoilers!

Have you listened to any of Stephen Hoye and Dean Koontz (introduction) ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yeah, solid. The narrator had a classic detective thing going on. His delivery was fluent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I pretty much did. It drifts off a bit in the latter half of the novel, still very interesting and gripping.

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- Dallas Winston 9

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios