The Last Days of Jack Sparks

  • by Jason Arnopp
  • Narrated by Joe Jameson
  • 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jack Sparks died while writing this book. This is the account of his final days.
In 2014, Jack Sparks - the controversial pop culture journalist - died in mysterious circumstances. To his fans, Jack was a fearless rebel; to his detractors, he was a talentless hack. Either way, his death came as a shock to everyone.
It was no secret that Jack had been researching the occult for his new book. He'd already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed in rural Italy. Then there was that video: 40 seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet it was posted from his own YouTube account.
Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed - until now. This book, compiled from the files found after his death, reveals the chilling details of Jack's final hours. Listen and decide for yourself what really happened to the notorious Jack Sparks - in this razor-sharp tale about the dangers of mocking what you don't believe....


What the Critics Say

"Wow...seriously good. Very hard to put down once I'd gotten into it, and with a really brilliant pay-off.... Chilling and utterly immersive." (M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts)
"A gut-twisting supernatural thriller that will even chill atheists. This is The Omen for the social media age." (Chris Brookmyre, author of the Jack Parlabane thrillers)
"Tremendous.... A cracking read." (Andy Nyman, cocreator of Ghost Stories and Derren Brown's award-winning shows)
"Wittier than the lovechild of Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker, scarier than watching The Exorcist in an abandoned asylum, The Last Days of Jack Sparks is fast, furious, original and most importantly, terrifying." (Sarah Lotz, author of The Three)
"Original, clever, scary and funny.... Jack Sparks manages all that and more. It kept me gripped and guessing from page one." (Rebecca Levene, author of The Hollow Gods series)
"A contemporary novel which knows true horror lives in the present. A breath of fresh air, vivid and essential." (John Higgs, author of Stranger than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century)


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One of the best horror stories I've read in years! I look forward to reading more from this author. fantastic narration.
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- Árný Leifsdóttir

A 21st Century devil

I really relished the idea of an update of The Exorcist for the 21st Century and the opening chapters of this book were genuinely scary and hugely promising. Unfortunately the tension more or less disappeared with the introduction of some fairly unbelievable comic book type characters and a plot that lost its way and never really got back on track. There was some good use of modern day social media, especially You Tube, and the egotistical character of Jack Sparks had a ring of authenticity, but this was let down by a confusing storyline and no real sense of what this book is all about. Overall I was disappointed, but it was an entertaining listen so not a complete waste of time.
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- Kaggy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK