Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky audiobook

Imaginary Friend

By Stephen Chbosky
Read by Christine Lakin

Grand Central Publishing 9781538731338


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549143182

  • ISBN: 9781549154058

  • ISBN: 9781549154065

Runtime: 24.55 Hours
Category: Fiction/Horror
Audience: Adult
Language: English



New York Times bestseller

Finalist for the Locus Award

Longlisted for the Glass Bell Award

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of the 40 Biggest Titles of the Season

A Variety Magazine Pick of Best Books of 2019

A USA Today Pick of Books Not to Miss

A New York Times Pick of the Month

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Scariest Books Written This Year

A 2019 Locus Recommendation

A Literary Hub Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

An October 2019 LibraryReads Pick

A BookPage Book of the Day selection

Instant New York Times Bestseller

One of Fall 2019's Best Books (People, EW, Lithub, Vox, Washington Post, and more)

A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this acclaimed epic of literary horror from the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Christopher is seven years old.

Christopher is the new kid in town.

Christopher has an imaginary friend.

We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.

Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out.

At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. for six long days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.

Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky has returned with an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, whose grand scale and rich emotion redefine the genre. Read it with the lights on.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fearsome, remarkably ambitious novel that breaks through the boundaries of the horror genre to become epic.” Lincoln Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
If you aren’t blown away by the first fifty pages of Imaginary Friend, you need to get your sense of wonder checked.” Joe Hill, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Imaginary Friend is well worth the time for those who dare.” Time
“[A] spooky, surreal thriller…You’ll feel locked in the battle between good and evil as Kate and Christopher fight for their lives.” Good Housekeeping
“Chbosky’s true skill is in turning a book of absolute horrors—both fantastical and real—into an uplifting yarn.” New York Times
“One of the most affecting accounts of parental devotion…A page-turning meditation on human suffering whose spiritual dimension does not become fully apparent until the entire story has been told.” Washington Post
“Christine Lakin’s superb narration of this horror novel from the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower immerses listeners in the gruesome…Lakin is exceptional in portraying the story’s many characters…[and] as Christopher uncovers mysteries, Lakin’s multifaceted voice creates a mood of dread. Despite the work’s length, Lakin keeps listeners engaged. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“In Imaginary Friend, Chbosky squeezes horror from everyday life.” NPR
“An immersive read that walks the line between dark fantasy and horror…A big, scary book.” Booklist
“Excellent. A pleasing book for those who like to scare themselves silly, one to read with the lights on and the door bolted.” Kirkus Reviews
“Imaginary Friend is not just a horror story; it’s also a deeply religious book…Ultimately, Imaginary Friend celebrates the best of human qualities: love, devotion, and goodness.” The Millions




Author Bio: Stephen Chbosky

Author Bio: Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky is the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling debut novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower and his second novel, Imaginary Friend, a New York Times bestseller and a Variety magazine pick of best books of the year. In 2012, he wrote and directed an acclaimed film adaptation of his novel, and he also directed the acclaimed 2017 film Wonder.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 24.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English