Narrator: Chris Barnes
Published by Self Published on 23 October 2015
Length: 56 mins
Source: Narrator, Submitted
This is a short story intended for my audience who has been asking me for short, sick bedtime stories.
Jake has nearly everything he wants from life. He has the good looks. He has the money. He has the fame. He has the model wife. He has the booming film career and popularity. The only thing he doesn't seem to have is the luck, and soon he finds himself without arms or legs....
Matt Shaw takes you on a short, disturbing journey of messed up love in this new story from his infamous F*cked-Up Shorts range.
Expect the unexpected.
©2014 Matt Shaw (P)2015 Matt Shaw Publications
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Jake has been leading a successful life. He is a rich actor with a beautiful wife, but one day he has a tragic car accident and both his arms and legs need to be amputated.
This is a just story, just under one hour duration. Even though being brief, it powerfully transmits a lot of emotions. I am not going to deny that it is very disturbing and not for the faint of heart, but I found the premises and development quite original and strong to not leave anybody indifferent.
As it is a short story it is expected that the characters are not very developed, but the tale speaks for itself, and we will get more than we expect from it. The end is completely unexpected, and I think everybody will try to understand what pushed Jake’s wife to do what she did. It is so disturbing that it will give you nightmares.
It took me some minutes to get used to the Scottish accent, but I have to say that Chris Barnes rightly delivered the characters emotions and transmitted the darkness of the story. I would like to listen to other books narrated by him.
I would recommend this book to anyone into horror and weird stories, with the positive aspect that it will make a quick listen, ideal when you have little time to spare.