Koko (CompactDisc)

Author: Straub, Peter

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KOKO. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They are Vietnam vets ? a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take them from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill. ?A masterpiece of terror.? ?Los Angeles Times?Complexly plotted, thickly layered evil. . . . The ultimate horror.? ?The New York Times Book Review?A dead-center hit. . . . A gripping, enthralling, nonstop read.? ?San Francisco Chronicle

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Publisher Brilliance Audio
Mfg Part# 9781455829811
SKU 222289741
Format CD
ISBN10 1455829811
Release Date 10/4/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 5.5H x 6.5L x 1.75T
Author Info
Peter Straub
The events of Peter Straub's childhood--including teaching himself to read in kindergarten, being involved in a car accident in first grade that left him in a wheelchair for a time, and developing a stutter that lasted until his 20s--conspired to give him something of a dislike for school. So after graduating with an M.A. from Columbia University in 1966, he did what anyone in a similar situation would have done: He became an English teacher at the very school he attended in Milwaukee. In 1969 he moved with his wife to Dublin, Ireland, to study for a Ph.D. There he began to write poetry, publishing two collections prior to his first novel, MARRIAGES, in 1973. Now living in London, Straub's work began to take a turn toward horror with JULIA and IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW--both about malevolent ghosts. But Straub didn't really hit the big time until 1979's GHOST STORY--about a group of elderly men whose regular ghost story-telling sessions become the target of a ghostly revenge--became a huge bestseller. The film version, made in 1981, featured among its extraordinary cast Fred Astaire (who was 82) and Melvyn Douglas (who was 80) in their last roles, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (at 72) in his penultimate role, and John Houseman (who was 79). After the success of GHOST STORY, Straub wrote SHADOW LAND and FLOATING DRAGON, before his 1984 collaboration with Stephen King, THE TALISMAN. After this, Straub began to slowly move away from the fantastic, all the while remaining a bestselling author. KOKO, the first book in a trilogy, was about a group of Vietnam vets hunting a killer. Like MYSTERY and THE THROAT--the other books in the trilogy--it focused more on mystery and detective themes, retaining only the barest of horror elements. With 1996's HELLFIRE CLUB, Straub finally jettisoned horror altogether, focusing on the complex relationship between an escaped psychopathic killer and his hostage. Averaging one book every three years or so, Straub is not the most prolific of authors, but, perhaps because of this, he is one of the most critically well-regarded best-selling genre writers.
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Annotation Twenty-odd years following their tour of duty in Vietnam, a group of vets gets back together to hunt a serial killer, a man they believe to have been one of their own.
Editors Note KOKO. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They are Vietnam vets ? a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take them from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill. ?A masterpiece of terror.? ?Los Angeles Times ?Complexly plotted, thickly layered evil. . . . The ultimate horror.? ?The New York Times Book Review?A dead-center hit. . . . A gripping, enthralling, nonstop read.? ?San Francisco Chronicle
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Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Number of Pages 3
Publisher Brilliance Corporation
Series Part 01

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