21 episodes

A humorous coming-of-age story about a family traveling cross country in a possessed station wagon.

Hell Comes With Wood Paneled Doors Christopher Gronlund

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

A humorous coming-of-age story about a family traveling cross country in a possessed station wagon.

    Chapter 1 - Into the Inferno

    Chapter 1 - Into the Inferno

    When Michael O’Brien’s father, James, buys a new car just in time for the family vacation, he signs away more than his old ’74 Gremlin as a trade in.







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    Content Advisory: Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors was recorded in 2010, before I started running content advisories before episodes. I’m not going back and adding advisories to each audio episode. Just know that any given chapter of Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors is likely to contain any combination of the following:







    Family arguing, violence, swearing, demons, religious imagery, atheism, gambling, smoking, and so much crude humor.







    Episode Transcript >>







    Buy the Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors e-book here.

    • 20 min
    Chapter 2 - The Big Orange Hole in the Ground My Grandmother Loved So Dearly

    Chapter 2 - The Big Orange Hole in the Ground My Grandmother Loved So Dearly

    Michael ponders what strange force has kept his parents together, while James and Michael’s mother, Mary, strike a series of deals regarding The Inferno and Mary’s pet Chihuahua, Lucky. Also witness the opening moves in the ongoing mental chess match that Michael plays with his evil younger siblings, Elvis and Olivia.







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    Content Advisory: Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors was recorded in 2010, before I started running content advisories before episodes. I’m not going back and adding advisories to each audio episode. Just know that any given chapter of Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors is likely to contain any combination of the following:







    Family arguing, violence, swearing, demons, religious imagery, atheism, gambling, smoking, and so much crude humor.







    Episode Transcript >>







    Buy the Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors e-book here.

    • 25 min
    Chapter 3 – When I Dream, I Dream of Hell

    Chapter 3 – When I Dream, I Dream of Hell

    The morning the O’Brien’s get ready to leave for their road trip to the Grand Canyon, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.

    • 16 min
    Chapter 4 – St. Christopher vs. The Dead Cow

    Chapter 4 – St. Christopher vs. The Dead Cow

    Finally on the road, the O’Briens’ trip to pick up Aunt Margie in West Virginia begins with an argument. Things only go downhill from there.

    • 24 min
    Chapter 5 – The Genetic Puddle from Whence I Crawled

    Chapter 5 – The Genetic Puddle from Whence I Crawled

    As the O’Briens pull into Aunt Margie’s driveway and Michael gets his first glimpse of her house, he thinks about his family history and where it all went wrong.

    • 17 min
    Chapter 6 – Fried Squirrels and “Buttermilk”

    Chapter 6 – Fried Squirrels and “Buttermilk”

    When the O’Briens stop in the hills of West Virginia to pick up Aunt Margie, Michael gets an up-close look at the crooked branch of his family tree...

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

MajorTomm ,

I've had my share of road trips. (And angry Cars)

I found this book to be a great read, I loved it. I normally don’t do reviews. I enjoy books simply for their entertainment. Good job for a first podcast, I loved it. Thank you Christopher. BTW, once I start a book I will always finish it, no matter how bad it might be. This one was in no danger.

Moodgirl ,

i really like this one...

....and not just because mine was one of those families that traveled to and fro during summer vacations. i think the story is engaging and fairly well read. it is 'read' and not 'performed' as many podcast are - with many actors and wild sound effects. i would equate this with the Seth Harwood readings. straight from the heart. i would be happy to check out future works by Christopher Gronlund.

AngiKnick ,

Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors

I downloaded this story for work because it looked interesting but did I ever underestimate it!! When I left work, I kept listening and I'm sure the people around me wondered what the lady in the car next to them was laughing so loudly about. It is a GREAT story, very funny and soooo true for those of us who took road trips with their crazy families. Download and prepare to laugh!!!

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