Mirror

  • by Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by Robert Slade
  • 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is said that a mirror can trap a person's soul... Martin Williams is a broke, two-bit screenwriter living in Hollywood, but when he finds the very mirror that once hung in the house of a murdered 1930s child star; he happily spends all he has on it. He has long obsessed over the tragic story of Boofuls, a beautiful and successful actor who was slaughtered and dismembered by his grandmother.
However, he soon discovers that this dream buy is in fact a living nightmare; the mirror was not only in Boofuls house, but witness to the death of this blond-haired and angelic child, which in turn has created a horrific and devastating portal to a hellish parallel universe. So when Martin's landlord loses his grandson it is soon apparent that the mirror is responsible. But if a little boy has gone into the mirror, what on earth is going to come out?
Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh in 1946. After training as a newspaper reporter, Graham went on to edit the new British men's magazine Mayfair. At the age of 24, Graham was appointed executive editor of both Penthouse and Penthouse Forum magazines. Graham Masterton's debut as a horror author began with the wildly popular The Manitou in 1976. Altogether Graham has written more than a hundred novels ranging from thrillers and horror, to disaster novels and historical sagas, as well as four short story collections. He lives in Surrey, England.

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What the Critics Say

"Like all good horror stories, this moves from the familiar and the credible to the fanciful and disturbing...the drama is tense, the writing superb." (Sunday Times)
"Violent and relentlessly-paced. Mirror is major Masterton, which is to say that it's a fat and juicy read!" (Mystery Scene)
"A fast-moving plot, well-defined characters, graphic horror and unstoppable thrills." (OtherRealms)
"The reader finds himself viewing the story more as a motion picture than as a novel, and it moves just as rapidly. The author blends reality, superstition and fantasy in just the right amounts to make MIRROR believable and deeply chilling" (Rocky Mountain News)

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A horror classic

I need to say a disclaimer, I'm biased, this was my very first Graham Masterton book I ever read almost 25 years ago. I went on to become a massive fan of his and while I felt some of his later books lost me slightly, I remain loyal to the end

Mirror was just a wonderful book to read when I was 14, I have read it multiple times since and was thrilled to find it available for audio

It is set in Hollywood in the 80's and aside from a few tv series mentioned and monetary non inflations, the story is relatively timeless.
A child actor called Boofuls from the 1920's was brutally murdered and his spirit ended up in the mirror which witnessed the crime. 60 years later a screenwriter and fan buys the mirror and all Hell breaks loose... Literally. Boofuls was most definitely not what he appeared to be

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story, the mythology of mirrors is explored and there are some wonderful references to CS Lewis as well. It is also wonderfully read by Robert Slade who brings a wonderful childlike evil to the main character as well as some excellent accents of other characters

This is just a great, old school, horror story. Once read, you will be definitely checking out Graham Masterton's back catalogue
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- JamesW

Nail Biting Mirror

I read this book over 20 years ago and really enjoyed it but the audio version just brings it to life. I listened to it all in one go, couldn't switch it off. One of Masterton's scarier stories, a must for horror fans.
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- Freda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios