Locke & Key

Locke Key Based on the best selling award winning graphic novel series Locke Key written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill NOS A Horns and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez this multi cast fully dramat

  • Title: Locke & Key
  • Author: Joe Hill Gabriel Rodríguez Haley Joel Osment Tatiana Maslany Kate Mulgrew Stephen King
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • Based on the best selling, award winning graphic novel series Locke Key written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill NOS4A2, Horns and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez this multi cast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life A brutal and tragic event drives the Locke family from their home in California to the relative safety oBased on the best selling, award winning graphic novel series Locke Key written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill NOS4A2, Horns and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez this multi cast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life A brutal and tragic event drives the Locke family from their home in California to the relative safety of their ancestral estate in Lovecraft, Massachusetts, an old house with powerful keys and fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them As siblings Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke discover the secrets of the old house, they also find that it s home to a hate filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all Featuring performances by Haley Joel Osment Entourage, The Sixth Sense , Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black , Kate Mulgrew Orange Is the New Black, Star Trek Voyager , Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Stephen King The Stand, 11 22 63 , as well as a cast of than 50 voice actors, this audio production preserves the heart stopping impact of the graphic novel s astounding artwork through the use of richly imagined sound design and a powerful original score.

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    1. I loved the graphic novels, but this wasn't really as good in comparison. There were times when it was difficult to understand what was going on, since some of the voices sounded similar and there were no descriptions of the action. It was good, but not the best!I would definitely recommend picking up the books first, or reading them together with this audio production.

    2. How awesome was this audio book of the graphic novel series of Locke & Key? It was SO awesome, I'm almost rendered wordless. This was a full cast production and it brought these characters to life. This cast were so skilled at their work; these characters seemed real to me and I even shed a few tears at the end, something I rarely do when reading anything. All I can say is BRAVO! Bravo to the cast! Bravo to Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez for writing and illustrating the graphic novels in the [...]

    3. FREE audio production until November 4, 2015! Get yours here.I am, most reluctantly, throwing in the towel at the halfway mark. This started out so strong and had so much going for it. Written by Joe Hill who is one of my go-to authors and voice work by my favorite clone Tatiana Maslany, Stephen King (hisownself) & the fabulous Kate Mulgrew but as someone who has not read the comics I spent much of it in a state of confusion. This would probably be a five star production IF read as a compani [...]

    4. If, like me, you are a huge fan of the 'Locke & Key' comicbooks, you will probably love this dramatisation as much as I did.The production quality is superb, the cast are all fantastic and I'd buy the musical score as an album if it was available (I haven't checked).BUT!!!I will also issue a warning to accompany my praise: if you have not read the comicbooks DO NOT BUY THIS DRAMATISATION! I loved it, but I know the source material inside out. If I'd never read the original comics I could not [...]

    5. This was fantastic. I wish this was a full fledged book instead of a comic series. Such a cool premise and the story is very well thought out. I heart Joe Hill.

    6. You can find all of my full length reviews at:Big City Bookworm --Locke and Key is probably the graphic novel series that gets recommended to me the most often. I’ve always meant to pick up the series, especially during my yearly visits to Fan Expo Canada, but I always seem to push it aside for whatever reason. While browsing through Audible recently, I noticed that you could pre-order Locke and Key. At first I was slightly confused as I didn’t realize that graphic novels were also created a [...]

    7. 10/7/15 - Free audio book download from Audible. Take advantage of this - it has an all star cast including my favorite chameleon Tatiana Maslany.5 stars for the acting and production value. This audio book had an all-star cast (Tatiana Maslany, Haley Joel Osmet, Kate Mulgrew, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Stephen King, and more) complete with music (pretty catchy), sound effects, and an announcer/narrator reminiscent of those old radio plays from the forties. 3.5 stars for the story which was a [...]

    8. Shit! I was really down to give this one a listen, but evidently I hate full cast productions. I made it an hour before I had enough. Seemed grossly overproduced to me. I think I'll stick to the comics. Sorry Joe Hill. It's not you's me.

    9. I read the first installment of Locke & Key on my Nook quite some time ago. I thought the story was intriguing, but I just couldn't do the whole comic thing. My brain can't handle the words and pictures together. I was sad because I love Joe Hill's novels and short stories. When this was offered free on Audible, I preordered it with low expectations. I don't normally listen to full-cast radio drama style audiobooks. They're usually hard to follow, hard to hear, and kind of annoying. But, thi [...]

    10. More reviews at TheBibliophage.Shortly after I read Joe Hill's The Fireman, I started picking up his other books including a full-cast audiobook of the Locke & Key series. In an effort to find "freezer-worthy horror" for a reading challenge, I thought I'd give it a try last week. (BTW, freezer-worthy is so scary you'd hide it in the freezer.) As I started the audiobook, I realized it didn't make enough sense to me. It was hard to follow the story with just unfamiliar voices and characters. S [...]

    11. Definitivno vrijedi poslušat ukoliko ste voljeli stripove. Glumci su odlično uradili svoj posao, zvučni efekti su na mjestu i 99% je vrijerno materijalu u stripovima. Ali, ali Ko nije čitao stripove, lahko će se izgubiti, jer bi moglo biti konfuzno, ti preskoki sa scene na scenu su malo lošije odrađeni i to je jedina kritika koju bi imao. Alfa i omega je maestralno odrađeno, da sam se naježio par puta.4*

    12. The Locke & Key graphic novels have been on my to-read list, and sitting among a stack of other shamefully neglected graphic novels and trades, for several years now. You'd have thought that after discovering the pure joy of Joe Hill's NOS4A2 that I would have dived headlong into this comic book series, but alas (Maybe somebody can loan me a Time Key to free up more reading hours in the day?). When Audible announced its adaptation of Hill's and artist Gabriel Rodriguez's much-acclaimed IDW c [...]

    13. This was my first venture into the graphic novel format. The audible version of Locke & Key was outstanding. The cast of characters, music and setting was outstanding. I can see why graphic novels are so popular. This audio version sounded like a movie. So I can see where the talents of an artist along with the talent of a writer is what makes a graphic novel come to life. You add the edition of the audio version with sound effects, and the book just explodes. Although this story is far beyo [...]

    14. READ THE ACTUAL COMIC. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK. The comic is one of my top 3 comics of all time and I really wanted to love this but it just doesn't translate well as an audiobook. If you want to enjoy this story, read the comic. Don't let this be your first exposure to it.

    15. So, an audio adaptation of a comic series. Doesn't seem like it should work, does it? But it does, and really, really well. I loved the entire run of the comics, and this was a perfect alternative take on the story.The reason you can take a strictly visual medium and turn it into a strictly aural medium comes down to the production value. This has great voice actors, great sound effects, and great mood music. It's never unclear what's going on, who's talking.The thing is, though I don't see how [...]

    16. Fantastic adaptation! Can't believe they actually offered this for free for as long as they did, given the obvious effort that went into it. The voice talent was excellent, the sound effects were good, and of course, the story is amazing. I've read the whole graphic novel series, but I don't think I'd have been lost if I hadn't. It's not easy to adapt something originally done ina visual media for audio only, but they nailed it. I still recommend checking out the graphic novels, because the artw [...]

    17. “No you can't understand because you are reading the last chapter of something with out having read the first chapters. Young people always think they are coming into a story at the beginning when they are usually coming in at the end.” An eerie generational horror tale bursting with imagination. This is a long episodic journey of a family in crisis returning to their ancestral home and battling the evil rooted there. The audiobook has a full cast of voices, sound effects and score. That sai [...]

    18. I read the first 4 volumes of the graphic novel a while but for whatever reason never picked up the last two. Listening to this audiobook made me want to run to a bookstore to pick them up right away. This is a really well done, full cast audiobook. The cameos from bigger names were good, but the strength of this audio is really owed to those that play members of the Locke family. My favorite character was Bodie. My biggest complaint about this audio is I can't find a full cast list anywhere! If [...]

    19. Reviewing not the comics, but the full-cast audiobook that I've selected. I legitimately did not enjoy this production - it felt raw and unrefined, almost like a group of people sitting around casually narrating a story for fun. Despite the big names in the narration, it was hard to follow and overall unenjoyable in my opinion. This is not a format that I think suited the book at all, and I wouldn't recommend it.

    20. I wish I had read the actual graphic novels instead of listening to the audiobook. I don't think the audio translated very well. It was a little confusing and there were lots of random music interludes that I could have done without. Overall this was just okay.

    21. This is a review of the entire series including graphic novels. First I'd like to thank Bar from the You Tube channel Bar Tube for recommending these. She does wonderful asoiaf theory, and book review videos you should check her out. These books were amazing. I didn't just read this series I devoured it and it left me wanting more. Joe Hill may be inching his way into being one of my favorite authors. I hadn't felt so completely invested in characters in a graphic novel since Berserk.The audio b [...]

    22. Oh man I wanted to blame it on the fact that I hadn't previously read the comics and I just did the audio drama. But I can't justify that because while it started out really good, I felt a little annoyed by the strong armed political messages worked in. It was like little fun size built in PSA's. And there was some cringeworthy high school drama which got old fast. "Why doesn't anyone like me?"And Bode was too fucking smart and you know it. I kept waiting for Tyler and Kinsey to start kissing. E [...]

    23. Free until Nov 4th, 2015: audible/pd/Fiction/FREFeaturing performances by Haley Joel Osment (Entourage, The Sixth Sense), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Kate Mulgrew (Orange Is the New Black, Star Trek: Voyager), Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Stephen King (The Stand, 11-22-63), as well as a cast of more than 50 voice actors, this audio production preserves the heart-stopping impact of the graphic novel's astounding artwork through the use of richly imagined sound design and a powerful origin [...]

    24. I loved this series! I listened on Audible, so I still have to get a copy to see the art, but the performances were fabulous. The Locke kids (Ty, Kinsey and Bode) survive the death of their father and a move to the ancestral home on the opposite coast only to find that they cannot trust their mother's grief. They also find out in dramatic fashion that there really are ghosts and demons around us. The battle for their lives and their happiness mirror the angst of high school, but go way beyond te [...]

    25. Well that was a roller coaster of emotion! I love the way these comics are drawn, & every character is interesting. I had my favourites, but I liked reading about everyone. I only wish the focus had been more on the keys & those adventures, rather then the teenage angst.

    26. The Locke family has moved to Lovecraft, Massachusetts from San Francisco after the murder of Rendell Locke, school counselor. Duncan, Rendell's younger brother and an artist, has been kind and understanding. He is happy to see them back in Lovecraft and helps them move into Keyhouse, the Locke family mansion dating back to 1775. Nina, and her children, 17-year-old Tyler, 15-year-old Kinsey and 8-year-old Bode try to become comfortable with a new home, school and friends, but their grief is over [...]

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