• The Incredible Shrinking Man

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Yuri Rasovsky
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 26-01-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (24 ratings)

Summary

This is the terrifying novel that inspired the classic motion picture. Inch by inch, day by day, Scott Carey is getting smaller. Once an unremarkable husband and father, Scott finds himself shrinking with no end in sight. His wife and family turn into unreachable giants, the family cat becomes a predatory menace, and Scott must struggle to survive in a world that seems to be growing ever larger and more perilous, until he faces the ultimate limits of fear and existence.
©1956 Richard Matheson (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic reviews

"A horror story if ever there was one....A great adventure story, it is certainly one of that select handful that I have given to people, envying them the experience of the first reading." (Stephen King)
"A classic of suspense as poignant as it is frightening, a mix that only Richard Matheson could pull off." (Dean Koontz)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 11-10-07

Incredible!

Having thoroughly enjoyed a previous Richard Matheson story (I Am Legend - also on audible) I was anxious to see if his other work could measure up to its standards. This story is exciting, intriguing and exceptionally well paced. My initial concerns over the narrator were quickly put to rest as after a while you sink into the story. Incredible!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jon on 30-06-11

Disappointing

Having listened to several other Matheson audiobooks (I Am Legend, Somewhere in Time, A Stir of Echoes, Hell House, What Dreams May Come) I was expecting more. The inspection of the main characters changing relationship with his family was typical Matheson but his 'adventures' around the cellar were, at times, uninteresting. At times, I found my mind wandering only for me to snap out of it and reach for the rewind button in case I'd missed a good bit. Not his best.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 09-09-06

Outstanding.

Gripping, tense, thought provoking, well written, outstanding narration. A metaphorical exploration of one mans rage against a world seemingly determined to bring him down. This book is about anger, hope, courage, defeat and redemption. Ignore the "b-grade" allusions of the title, this book is literature of the highest quality.

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4 out of 5 stars
By T0B0R on 30-03-17

One of my favorites! Took me a bit to enjoy the narration.

The Incredible Shrinking Man has been a favorite of my since my youth. The story of a man Shrinking by 1/7 of an inch each day is really just a metaphor Matheson uses to tell a tale of a man who slowly loses inch by inch everything society, as well as himself accept as being manhood. In this audio performance I was initially put off by the narrator, Yuri Rasovsky, his voice sounding a bit lisping, but I stuck with it and by the third or fourth chapter I came to except him as not just a narrator, but as the main character, Scott Carey himself. Telling the tale of these events in his life.
If you enjoy character driven classic sci-fi, or if like me, you love the writings of Richard Matheson, you can't go wrong giving this audio book a listen.

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