In Ty Schwamberger's first short-story collection, For After Midnight, the author takes you on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard, and dark streets where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse, and fighting crime on the mean city streets.
Are you up to the challenge of venturing into the mind of a true up-and-comer in today's horror genre? If so, don't say you weren't warned... because bad things can happen when it's after midnight.
©2012 Ty Schwamberger (P)2012 Ty Schwamberger
"Schwamberger never fails to serve up the shocks." (Shroud magazine)
As far as short story collections go I'd rank it in the top 5, though the individual stories, taken in themselves, are some of my favorite listens
The stories are short, punchy and frightening. It's great to listen to on a ride to work.
No, but he has a wide range of characters, and he seems like a very passionate narrator. One of the stories is read by a Veronica something, she does a great job as well.
FOR AFTER MIDNIGHT - 18 Tales of TRUE TERROR to keep you up at night.
The stories were just silly, juvenile.
The female voices sounded exactly like comedian Pablo Fransico when he he is being funny.
The various sex scenes read like they were written by Bevis and Butthead.
The book is dedicated to the author's fifth grade teacher... I think because he wrote them in her class. Just immature silliness.
I'll compare it to the T.V., show Creepshow and assume the campiness was purposeful. Humor in horror isn't beyond me but some of the stories gave me the distinct feeling the author has a chip on his should about women. This, coming from a woman who loves all kinds of horror. The narration REALLY didn't help. Every female character's voice was affected with the kind of sarcastic, whiney imitation usually reserved for hateful children who mock their parents behind their backs.
The stories were not written well at all! They remind me of stories submitted by first semester creative writing students.
No, I still like the horror/mystery/short story genre. Fortunately, this is the first book I have purchased from Audible that was truly a bad book.
Anyone could have done a better job.
None, I would have added some scenes.
The narration was very irritating. It seemed as though the narrator was reading the stories for the first time and it was taped and marketed.
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