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The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published | [Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Neil Gaiman (preface), Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Stephen King]

The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published

The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.
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The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

Vampires! Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself. They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking. Now Otto Penzler—editor of the best-selling Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps—has compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever, with over 80 stories, including the works of Stephen King and D. H. Lawrence, alongside Lord Byron and Tanith Lee, not to mention Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison. The Vampire Archives will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there.

Other contributors include Arthur Conan Doyle, Ray Bradbury, Ambrose Bierce, H. P. Lovecraft, Harlan Ellison, Roger Zelazny, Robert Bloch, and Clive Barker.

The complete list of narrators includes Peter Altschuler, Mark Bramhall, Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Marc Cashman, Jonathan Cowley, Erik Davies, Mark Deakins, Robertson Dean, Susan Denaker, Susan Duerden, Harlan Ellison, Ryan Gessell, Stephen Hoye, Carrington MacDuffie, John H. Mayer, Paul Michael, Allyson Ryan, Robin Sachs, Fred Sanders, Rob Shapiro, Simon Vance, Bob Walter, and Steve West.

©2009 Otto Penzler (P)2011 Random House

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    Søren 01-28-14
    Søren 01-28-14

    Give me a good audiobook over TV anyday :)

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    What disappointed you about The Vampire Archives?

    Most of these stories can be downloaded for free at booksshouldbefree com or librivox com, they are THAT old... Unless you're a historian, these stories are simply to old to be exciting./scary..


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

    They could have chosen stories from the 1900's instead of the 1800's and found some that was at least a bit scary or action-packed, instead of this rubbish..


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Vampire Archives?

    all of it exept maybe 1 or two stories. I must admit I couldnt bear to listen thru it all before I gave up..


    Any additional comments?

    Being a middle-aged man and not a teenager, I do like stories that doesn't necessarily have screaming action all the time, but listening to this audiobook is like an overdose of Valium - except, I guess the medicine wont irritate as much, as the lack of excitement in this book...

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Summerville, SC, United States 07-05-11
    Tiffany Summerville, SC, United States 07-05-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Boring!"

    Most of the stories are old and uninteresting. I got lost many times listening to this book.

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    Jelica 04-30-11
    Jelica 04-30-11
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    "YAWN!"

    Many (if not most) of these stories are very, very old and, needless to say, very very simplistic. I am sure they were incredibly imaginative and scary at the time, but now they make a very boring read.

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    phuong renton, WA, United States 05-12-11
    phuong renton, WA, United States 05-12-11
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    "refund please"

    why did i spend my credits on this? i should have done some research on this book. the last thing that i want to do is listen to 200 year old vampire stories that is not even scary or entertaining by today's standards. the newer stories (newer as in author still alive and know what an airplane is or a cell phone) are mediocre at best.
    but that's just me though. i should have know by the tittle of the book. archives, blow off the dust and lets read this book.

    6 of 32 people found this review helpful
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