Find your next favorite audiobook

Become a member today and listen free for 30 days
UnavailableChalk
Currently unavailable on Scribd

Chalk

Written by Paul Cornell

Narrated by Jonathan Broadbent


Currently unavailable on Scribd

Chalk

Written by Paul Cornell

Narrated by Jonathan Broadbent

ratings:
4/5 (7 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Mar 21, 2017
ISBN:
9781520067285
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Andrew Waggoner has always hung around with his fellow losers at school, desperately hoping each day that the school bullies - led by Drake - will pass by him in search of other prey. But one day they force him into the woods, and the bullying escalates into something more; something unforgivable; something unthinkable. Broken, both physically and emotionally, something dies in Waggoner, and something else is born in its place. In the hills of the West Country a chalk horse stands vigil over a site of ancient power, and there Waggoner finds in himself a reflection of rage and vengeance, a power and persona to topple those who would bring him low.
Released:
Mar 21, 2017
ISBN:
9781520067285
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Paul Cornell has written episodes of Elementary, Doctor Who, Primeval, Robin Hood and many other TV series, including his own children’s show, Wavelength. He’s worked for every major comics company, including his creator-owned series Saucer State for IDW and This Damned Band for Dark Horse, and runs for Marvel and DC on Batman and Robin, Wolverine and Young Avengers. He’s the writer of the Lychford rural fantasy novellas from Tor.com Publishing. He’s won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, an Eagle Award for his comics, a Hugo Award for his podcast and shares in a Writer’s Guild Award for his Doctor Who. He’s the co-host of Hammer House of Podcast.


Related to Chalk

Related Audiobooks


Reviews

What people think about Chalk

3.9
7 ratings / 2 Reviews
What did you think?
Rating: 0 out of 5 stars

Reader reviews

  • (5/5)
    This story is about bullying, the destructive power that thoughts of revenge can muster, and the confusion in the minds of teenagers trying to discover who they are and where they fit into society and life in general. The bullying gets quite brutal so people of a nervous disposition might want to approach this book cautiously.Paul Cornell has woven the supernatural spirits of the chalk downs into the story and used them to portray the forces in his tale.This is a book that will help young people realise that they are not alone in the world and that the feelings they experience are not unique to them.
  • (5/5)
    This was a harrowing read, emotionally fraught and without catharsis. My bullying didn't get anywhere near as bad as Andrew Waggoner's in this novel, but I recognize that feeling of helpless rage, the conviction that nothing in the world will be enough. If you were bullied as a kid, maybe make some space to read this book. Don't finish it in public.