Includes a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story!
What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Home Improvement: Undead Edition? Your worst school nightmares - taking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked in school assembly, not knowing which door to enter - will pale in comparison to these 13 original stories that take academic anxiety to whole new realms.
In number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris’s story "Playing Possum", Sookie Stackhouse brings enough birthday cupcakes for her nephew's entire class but finds she's one short when the angry ex-boyfriend of the school secretary shows up.
When her guardian, Kate Daniels, sends her undercover to a school for exceptional children, teenaged Julie learns an all-new definition of "exceptional", in New York Times best-selling author Ilona Andrews' "Magic Tests".
For those who like fangs with their forensics, New York Times best-selling author Nancy Holder offers "VSI", in which FBI agent Claire is tested as never before in a school for Vampire Scene Investigation. And in New York Times best-selling author Thomas Sniegoski's "The Bad Hour", Remy Chandler and his dog Marlowe find evil unleashed in an obedience school.
You'll need more than an apple to stave off the creatures in these and nine other stories. Remember your first lesson: Resistance is fruitless!
©2012 Charlaine Harris, Inc., Toni L.P. Keller, and Tekno Books (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Middle of the pack. Good read (listen) from some very good authors.
I like these collection of stories to introduce myself to other authors. I found Ilona Andrews Kim Harrison and many others from these shirt story collections. A great way to sample various authors in one setting.
Performance if readers very good
These were shirt stories. Some action, some humor, some paranormal creatures.
I have quite a few of these collections from Harris, butcher and others. I think they are great for author introductions to the listeners.
I found some of the stories really good. Sadly, most of them didn't hold my attention. I found myself saying, "Alright, lets finish this and onto the next story." I didn't even finish this book. As soon as my next credit was available, I deleted this and was listening to my next book. I wouldn't have wasted a credit on this if I had known. I really like the Sookie books and all I saw was Charlaine Harris and bought it. Better luck next time.
All the stories are available in other anthologies. If this is your first collection of short stories, then have at thee...good listens.
Books have been my whole life. I worked in Libraries & for Borders & 1/2 price books for over 10 years & I now study fiction writing.
I have listened to this title several times.
I tend to like stories where animals have a voice of their own to add, and not be the main character. One of those stories is in this book. (Some say I'm horrible because I give out spoilers...so I'm trying to cut back on that.)
I will admit it...99% of the reason I bought this book is because Luke Daniels was one of the Narrators. I am very very picky about audiobooks because a bad narrator can kill an excellent story. So far I have not been disappointed by Luke Daniels.
And Angela Dawe...this is the first book I listened to that had her as a narrator. I think she was a great narrator because she made me want to listen to stories I probably would have skipped over, Like the Sookie Stackhouse Story.
Ohhhhh, I'm telling teacher.
I don't think it is fair to rate against ALL the Audio Books I have read. I have been an Audible member for 13 years and I have a LOT of books in my library.
Where it rates among the Short Story Urban Fantasy compilations I have read.... I'd say about 5th. Not the worst but honestly not the best. I like Urban Fantasy but only in short story format. I tried reading a full Jim Butcher novel and kept skipping ahead.
Kelner and Harris are good Editors, but if you want the best collection, choose one that was edited by George RR Martin
Sure, again. I have developed a liking for Urban Fantasy Short Stories.
You'll never learn like this again....
Mystery & Suspense
There are several good short stories but I was expecting more by Charlaine Harris but it was just one short story.There were a few other good authors but there were several I needed to skip.
The first story with Sookie but that was very good at best.
The narrators were good, not great but not bad.
This is a mixture of short stories by several authors so i don't think that really applicable.
I gave this four generous stars. It's okay at best.
I surprised myself when I absolutely loved every single story in this collection! Usually there are at least one or two that can be left alone.
Not here; i love them all! great narrators also! Highly recommend to all!
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