1) The Thing on the Ice - "You never think to look at the weather when you ice fish." So begins one man's amazing journey onto frozen lakes of Minnesota. Trapped by a vicious storm, a fisherman holds on against the horrifying thing that comes for him out of the storm.
2) Cass & Lol - Two teenage girls, friends from different worlds. Tales of vampires are all the rage, but what if one of the girls takes her fascination too far?
3) Windego - A phone company man braves a vicious storm to reach a Northern reserve hours from civilization. But there is a creature afoot that is responsible for driving men to cannibalism when winter's grip grows too tight.. A creature called 'Windego'.
4) Catnip - Sybil Pierce: English teacher, retired. Here life her many, many cats. But when a nasty fall leaves Sybil alone and incapacitated in the dark of her basement and her cats unfed she comes facetoface with the gossamer veil that is feline 'domestication'.
5) Pickaxe Hill - A house on the lake. A perfect spot for a romantic getaway. If only it wasn’t for all those murders…
6) The Diary - Aunt Mavis is dead. Jean, an adult niece who was always Mavis' favorite, drives to her house to settle her affairs. She discovers Mavis' diary, and the horrible family secret that Mavis STILL wants no one to know.
7) The Dunes - Cynthia Parkins, a woman apart. The father she worshiped and cared for is now gone, and she decides to take her inheritance by 'The Dunes' a dilapidated mansion built on a granite boulder in the middle of a dune sea. There she can be isolated;until the houses' other residents make themselves known.
8) The Bats - On an isolated island in the middle of Rainy Lake, there is a cave. Inside a unique creature thrives. One woman learns that disturbing these bats, disturbs the very fabric of reality itself.
9) Wolf House - On an island straddling the US/Canadian border, there sits an abandoned house nobody wants. Now, four people, a historian, a park ranger, and one bureaucrat each from the two countries, gather to try and wade through the mess of red tape entangling the houses' future. But their exercise in diplomacy soon turns to an exercise in terror when they discover the house was never totally abandoned.
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This shoesrting radio program is fantastic. I reccommned it to every one who loves radio programs and horror stories. Even my 6 year old grandson loved it. The stories will keep you on the edges of you seat.
I highly recommend these stories. Not NY Times Best Seller material. Take it for what it is, not what it's not and these stories and performances are a lot of fun. I thoroughly enjoyed them, they did a great job of capturing the atmosphere of old radio shows. A couple of the stories stood out as good.
I just bought volume 2.
These are performances with different actors playing each role.
Yes, I got quite caught up in it.
The performances were the best, for me. What I liked least was some of the endings.
Performances were a GREAT delivery, the production and effects were well done, as well, but the writing itself somewhat lacked in the "scary" department. In some cases, if it wasn't for the background sound/music and overall atmospheric tone, the stories wouldn't have seemed scary to me, and they weren't entirely original horror, either. Some stories I just didn't know what to make of, I sorta scratched my head and said "huh". However, I will definitely not let the story writing stop me from trying out another of their productions, as I really did enjoy the performances and this production is only their first volume.
The stories that really stood out to me were the first story, "The Thing on the Ice" and the eighth story, "The Bats", not saying they were great, but they stood out. There's a mix of ghost stories and other supernatural elements in the stories themselves, and some were just okay, but I thought all had pretty good audio performances, just could have benefited from tighter or more original writing. Overall, nice radio theater for cold nights happening now in January. So yeah, this was pretty okay. On Goodreads "okay" is measured by two stars, but I rated this one three stars because of the quality performances. For four bucks, I would say this is worth a listen. The stories would probably be really creepy for much younger audiences.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this audiobook at first - but I quite enjoyed it! There are a number of scary stories, most of which are enjoyable. Only a few of the stories had so-so narration, the rest were good. The subject matter of the stories varies quite a bit, so I'm sure there's something in here for everyone. Recommended!
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