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From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man (shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015)

Ever wished the world would revolve around you? Be careful what you wish for...

Martin Hogan feels like he's being watched by everyone and everything, and doesn't know why. Even his pets are acting strangely. Each night he sees animals gathering outside his house in the darkness, staring up at his windows with glittering eyes.

"Something is very wrong in the world…"

Things are happening that can't be explained. People are attacking both strangers and loved ones for no apparent reason. It started gradually, almost unnoticed, but now it's beginning to escalate. Random attacks in large groups are causing people to avoid crowds at all costs, and Martin is starting to believe it's all connected to him.

But Martin isn't paranoid. He is about to discover that he is absolutely right; the world does revolve around him, and the reason why is far worse than he could have ever imagined.

As his life spirals deeper into the terrifying and inexplicable, Martin seeks answers, only to find himself engulfed in a high stakes struggle for the future of mankind itself.

For the fate of human race rests solely in Martin Hogan's hands…

Luke Smitherd, author of the Amazon and Audible best sellers The Stone Man, In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You, and The Physics of the Dead presents the ultimate predicament in his latest unusual and original novel. A Head Full of Knives is a supernatural mystery that asks what you would do if the fate of the world lay with you (and guarantees you'll never look at animals in quite the same way again.)

©2014 Luke Smitherd (P)2015 Luke Smitherd

Critiques

"I had no preconceived idea of what to expect with A Head Full of Knives, and every time I thought I knew where the storyline was heading, Smitherd deftly turned down a new and unexpected path. In a field of genre fiction overflowing with mediocrity and stale ideas - published by large and small press alike - Luke Smitherd stands out as a truly new and original voice." ( AintItCoolNews.com)

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  • jayce
  • 09/12/2015

Wonderful

I turned on this book every time I could get two seconds to listen to it. At times I was literally aching to find out what happened next. I loved hearing about the creative afterlife that Luke invents. Great story and highly recommended!

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  • Jeff Davies
  • 10/12/2015

blown away

I had no idea what to expect from this author, but was basically blown away by his story. The protagonist is heartbreakingly real. I had to take a few mental breaks from listening because of how well the author describes his experience. The narration is seamless, moving fluidly between words and emotion. I have to say that this book knocked me on my butt, figuratively speaking. I will definitely be back for another title!

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  • Patty
  • 14/11/2015

Great story!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Head Full of Knives to be better than the print version?

Hmm, that's difficult. I really enjoyed reading it and only got the Audible version later to hear it read...and also really liked that. I can't honestly say I preferred one over the other; one was a voice in my head (haha! see what I did there?) versus the lazy (for me, doubtless it was endless effort for the author) version. However if forced to choose, really...who wouldn't pick the charming spoken accent?

What did you like best about this story?

Just..such a good story...scary and yet romantic and intriguing. The whole deal. I can never find books like this any more!

Have you listened to any of Luke Smitherd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Right up there.

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  • Nita V. Jester-Frantz
  • 05/11/2015

So Great

If you like twilight zone type stories you will this one. Very well done. Another success from Luke Smitherd.

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  • JoanneG
  • 04/11/2015

Dogs, Decisions, Death, and the Dump

This is one of the most unique books you will ever read (or hear), and I HIGHLY recommend it. I think everyone falls into one of the following categories, but even if you don't, get the book and you'll find out how we're all connected.

Read this book if:

1. You ever thought your cat or dog knew what you were thinking;
2. You lost someone you loved and wonder all the time what happened to this person--and what will happen to you--after he/she died;
3. You try to imagine what "life after death" could possibly be like, not in a religious sense, but in a spiritual, "what will I do for eternity" sense;
4. You have questions that can't be answered, but you like talking about them and hearing the viewpoints of other people because--who knows--one of them could be right.

This book raises a lot of questions about life and death. Sometimes it provides an answer; but sometimes it doesn't because these types of questions are unanswerable. This book describes with detail and beauty and sorrow the consequences of our decisions. You feel what the characters feel. Sometimes that is wonderful and sometimes it hurts, but at all times, it stirs your feelings and gives you a sense of wonderment at the world(s) written about. Eternity and infinity are not easy to think about (they give me a headache), but this book provides original, thought-provoking, and mind-bending possibilities.

It's one of those books that you can (and will) read over and over again and always find something you missed all the other times.

The characters in the book and their thoughts, feelings, and actions are are captured perfectly. I don't think you will find one false note in any of the characters' depictions. They are people. They are not perfect and sometimes they do questionable things, but they also are people who love and get hurt and still try to do the right thing.

The narrator is British, but I had no problem with the accent or those strange words that we use differently even though we're both speaking English.

The narration also gives you a chance to close your eyes and actually imagine the images being described. There are scenes of normalcy, of great wonder, and of places you most likely never imagined could exist, but through this book, you will see them all and feel the real human emotions captured so perfectly.

I highly recommend this book. The creativity, imagination, and devotion that went into it are clearly evident in the true-to-life characters and in the scenes that defy description. That is quite an accomplishment.

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  • MarnaK
  • 01/11/2015

Wow! Kept me turning all over the place!

So original and out there! This author has such a rich incredible world he shares in the most bizarre and interesting books. Best yet, this audible was narrated by the author! The outcome is a mind-expanding story told in the way it was written, complete with a touch of humor here and there within the brilliant madness. LOVED it.

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  • Dawnzilla
  • 04/11/2015

Unique and creative story

As with all Luke Smitherd titles, A Head Full of Knives is different from anything I've ever read. I love his stories and listening to his audiobooks is always an enjoyable experience.

A Head Full of Knives has likable characters and tackles subjects like life after death, but does so without being too "preachy."

I will say that the narrator/author reads this book very quickly, which made it a little hard to focus. I don't mind a fast narrator, in fact I prefer it to someone who reads too slowly, but this might have been a bit too fast for me to really appreciate the story.

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  • BigRedMachine
  • 04/11/2015

Exceptional!

Would you listen to A Head Full of Knives again? Why?

AHFOK is absolutely stimulating while Luke goes deep with this one. His original concepts and unique imagination kept me up a couple nights with listening to this mastermind of a writer narrate yet another astonishing and thought provoking story. I highly recommend this audible for an creepy but emotional and unusual thrill ride where you find yourself questioning everything! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars.

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  • Michelle Kennedy
  • 02/11/2015

Fantastic story!

I have read and listened to every bit of Mr. Smitherd's work that I can get my hands on and have never regretted it. This story is right up there with all of his others. So imaginative, always unique, and (for this one especially) so many twists I didn't see coming. You know a story is great when you keep catching yourself talking to it. Can't rave enough about it. I'm only sad it's over. Til next time!

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  • Nick's Mom
  • 09/09/2017

Unusual concept of the afterlife.

I really liked the concept of this book. It was interesting how complicated the afterlife became as the story went on. It kept me wondering until the end. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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