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Horror Stories Audiobook

Horror Stories: Twenty Six Scary Tales

Twenty-six horror stories by masters of fiction J.A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn.
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Finicky Eater - It's after a nuclear war, and a mother and her son are in a fallout shelter, the food long long...

The Screaming - Van Helsing and vampires, in 1960s England.

Mr. Pull Ups - A body modification tale taken to the extreme.

The Shed - Two burglars find the door to hell.

Them’s Good Eats - Rednecks vs. aliens, on a spaceship ride of horrors.

First Time - A coming of age tale where all may not be what it seems.

Forgiveness - A dying serial killer asks for a priest to hear his last confession.

Redux - Ghost story noir, about a private eye and a deadly haunting.

The Bag - What's in the bag? You really don't want to know....

Careful, He Bites - Lycanthrope flash fiction

Embrace - A bit of gothic horror.

Trailer Sucks - Some trailer park jerks kidnap a vampire.

Markey - Flash fiction, from a twisted point of view.

Punishment Room - A horrific suspense tale about a not-so-distant future.

The Confession - Terrible crimes, told entirely in dialog.

Basketcase - Hardboiled noir with a horrific twist.

The Agreement - A gambler pays the ultimate price to get out of a debt.

Well Balanced Meal - The worst restaurant you've ever been in.

S.A. - A werewolf novella about a Shapshifters Anonymous group that must battle Santa Claus.

Dear Diary - A very twisted pom pon girl reveals the secret of her inner strength.

Mr. Spaceman - We've come to mate with earth women.

Appalachian Lullaby - What do you do with a radioactive monkey?

©2010 Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Benjamin 09-05-14
    Benjamin 09-05-14
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    "Hooked - Friends are not."
    What made the experience of listening to Horror Stories the most enjoyable?

    Three nights ago, when the moon was less full, we started listening to horror story audiobooks on impulse. We fell in love with them instantly, finding the grotesque and macabre descriptions contained in each story both hilarious and disturbing. The only problem is...our friends just don't get it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Horror Stories?

    Hearing unforgettable lines like "death ray" in strange accents and "H-O-T HOT" have become the butt of all our jokes. People look at us strange when we refer to any story that ranges from terrible bodily harm to soft-horror-porn. People never understand, they think they can take it but they just can't. They really just have to listen to one story all the way through! Then they'll love it! Maybe.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    The accents were great, he has a nice variety of voices that contribute to the more humorous side of things.


    If you could rename Horror Stories, what would you call it?

    Stories that keep you up at night...listening to them.


    Any additional comments?

    Start with the second story, and go from there! It's shorter, sweet, and a good introductory piece.

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    michael hernandez 06-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Pretty Damn Good"

    I am a big fan of this author and these stories do not dissapoint. Seriously original ideas, and if you aren't sure you want to jump into the Jack Kilborn world, just read or listen to a few of these short stories and you might just be inclined to take that leap.

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    Rachel houston, TX, United States 02-21-14
    Rachel houston, TX, United States 02-21-14
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    "Hilarious and Creepy"
    Would you listen to Horror Stories again? Why?

    The stories were addicting I listened to this book at work and at home. It was full of dark humor and very twisted, overall extremely entertaining and I would suggest this book to any fan of horror.


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    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 07-25-13
    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 07-25-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Summary fails"

    I'll tell you what the summary fails to....all these stories are about cannibalism in some way. Not scary...disgusting. I'm trying out authors I've never listened to before and this one I will never listen to again. I gave these stories 4 hours and they NEVER got better. This was the worst book I've ever purchased. No more Jack Kilborn for me.

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    James D. Hurless Nashville, TN 06-06-13
    James D. Hurless Nashville, TN 06-06-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Hours of great Horror entertainment!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Horror Stories to be better than the print version?

    I believe that while listening to an audio book, the narrator always provides the reader with a unique perspective and imagery that the avid reader will not receive. As a reader of the stories, one might not catch some of the subtlies of the humor that a voice can inflect.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unexecpected humor breaks made me laugh out loud. It added to the fact that I completed the book in record time - then went back to re-listen to my favorite stories.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As I mentioned - the narrator is exceptional. His wide array of character voicings is incredible. He goes from a serious toned detective style character to a crazy redneck with ease. Without his wide array of complex character voice developments - I would not have appreciated the dead-pan humor at the junction of pivital story development. I have completed many audio books, and I believe Mr. Andrews to have the widest character selection I have come across.


    Who was the most memorable character of Horror Stories and why?

    The Furby character in the S.A. story is absolutely awesome. Sometimes in a horror story you wonder why it is necessary to go in the basement or split from the group and walk alone in the woods. For once you get a character that does the opposite. They end up doing what you want and are right there where you want them. This makes it unexpected and pulls you in to cheer them on!


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    Amy Milton, WI, United States 06-19-12
    Amy Milton, WI, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"
    What made the experience of listening to Horror Stories the most enjoyable?

    The stories are great!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have never heard of Jack Kilborn before downloading this audiobook but I loved the stories and now I think I will be looking for more of his work to listen to!


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Very clearn.


    Who was the most memorable character of Horror Stories and why?

    I like the Van Helsing tale!


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    Bette HURLOCK, MD, United States 05-14-12
    Bette HURLOCK, MD, United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Some great, some not so much."

    This collection starts out very strong. The first few stories are great, particularly a vampire tale read in a very convincing british accent. However, at a certain point I found the quality very uneven. I am not a prude when it comes to reading dark fiction - I actually enjoy blood and guts and I have a very strong stomach, but some of the tales lapse into grossness for the sake of grossness. Dare I say "potty humor"? Close to it. I actually had to turn one of them off.

    I would recommend this overall for any fans of horror with a dark comedy edge. There were times I laughed out loud. But just know that, like most anthologies, not every story is up to snuff. So even if you skip a couple here and there, you will still end up entertained in the end because there are plenty of stories here and you get your credit's worth of listening. Don't skip the vampire story - I believe it is the 2nd or 3rd one.

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    Jevon Georgetown, Guyana 12-25-11
    Jevon Georgetown, Guyana 12-25-11
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    "Hit and Miss"

    This collection is really a hit and miss one. There are 26 stories: some, like symbiose, mr pull ups, and S.A. were amazing. Others, like The Shed, and The Bag were not so great. Those are my opinions, and I'm sure yours will differ in some way or another. The stories really aren't that frightening- many of them are rather humorous- but I did encounter a few genuinely frightening moments. I also encountered some parts that were rather disturbing. This is not a book that will give you nightmares, but it's still very good. As you can see, i gave it a 5 on all counts, largely because of the story symbiose, which amazed me -as I already said.I very much liked the narration- the rednecks were excellently done- as well as the variety of stories the book offered.

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    Stephanie Portland, WA US 03-04-13
    Stephanie Portland, WA US 03-04-13
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    "another huge disappointment"
    What disappointed you about Horror Stories?

    Love Kilborn & Konrath, but these stories really put a chink in their armor as authors. Stories were predictable, uncreative and left me with a feeling of ennui.


    What was most disappointing about Jack Kilborn and J. A. Konrath ’s story?

    The lack of suspense.


    How could the performance have been better?

    By not being performed.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother buying or using a credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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