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The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4 | [Ellen Datlow (author, editor), Stephen King, Peter Straub]

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4

With tales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and many others, and featuring Datlow’s comprehensive overview of the year in horror, now, more than ever, The Best Horror of the Year provides the petrifying horror fiction readers have come to expect - and enjoy.
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Publisher's Summary

The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year have been widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness.

With tales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and many others, and featuring Datlow’s comprehensive overview of the year in horror, now, more than ever, The Best Horror of the Year provides the petrifying horror fiction readers have come to expect - and enjoy.

The complete list of narrators includes Lindy Nettleton, Charles Carroll, Shaun Grindell, Angela Brazil, and Fred Sullivan.

©2012 Ellen Datlow (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Rachel houston, TX, United States 04-16-14
    Rachel houston, TX, United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    This just wasn't what I expected I felt like the stories always seemed flat at the end and I was just left sitting their thinking " Wait..what?" once I had gathered my thoughts I felt unsatisfied with how things ended like I still had questions but not in the eerie kinda fun way..The narrating was good for some stories and boring on others. There were some stories that I really really enjoyed and others I was to bored listening to recall. I finished the whole book so obliviously it wasn't terrible but it just wasn't for me...

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    Michael Hall Olympia, WA United States 03-02-14
    Michael Hall Olympia, WA United States 03-02-14 Member Since 2013

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    What did you like best about The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4? What did you like least?

    The performances are excellent, but the stories themselves are the most boring, least frightening "horror" stories I've heard in years.


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better editing, I suppose - these stories are not "horror" as I use that word, they are, as best, moody & atmospheric.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Traveler USA 06-19-14
    Traveler USA 06-19-14 Member Since 2006
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    "The Best Horror of the Year??"
    What disappointed you about The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4?

    A couple were okay (King & Straub) but the rest were not very interesting much less scary. I agree with one of the other reviewers that the stories fell flat.


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    Shalisha 06-15-14
    Shalisha 06-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Just fell a little flat for me"
    What disappointed you about The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4?

    Some of the stories were riveting, but some were just plain old weird for me. I was surprisingly not satisfied with the book overall. It is an acquired taste. I love Stephen King and was looking to get hooked on a few more horror novelists...alas I will stick with who I am familiar with. His story was decent.


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

    ALL the narrators were phenomenal.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4?

    The only ones I would keep would be "Little Pig", "Green God of Agony", and the one about the incestuous family.


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