Richard Matheson
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Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson was born in 1926. He began publishing SF with his short story 'Born of Man and Woman' in 1950. I Am Legend was published in 1954 and subsequently filmed as The Omega Man (in 1971), starring Charlton Heston, and I Am Legend (in 2007), starring Will Smith. Matheson wrote the script for the film The Incredible Shrinking Man, an adaptation of his second SF novel The Shrinking Man. The film won a Hugo award in 1958. He wrote many screenplays as well as episodes of The Twilight Zone. He continued to write short stories and novels, some of which formed the basis for film scripts, including Duel, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1971. A film of his novel What Dreams May Come was released in 1998, starring Robin Williams. Stephen King has cited Richard Matheson as a creative influence on his work.
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    • I Am Legend

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9,686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7,198

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Steven Casper on 01-24-08

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Best of Richard Matheson

    • By: Richard Matheson, Victor LaValle - editor/introduction
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren, Peter Berkrot, Paul Michael Garcia, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Among the greats of 20th-century horror and fantasy, few names stand above Richard Matheson. Though known by many for his novels, Matheson truly shines in his chilling, masterful short stories....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rich and thrilling storytelling

    • By Arthur on 10-24-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Hell House

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,890
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,890

    For over 20 years, Belasco House has stood empty....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Got scary?

    • By Lesley on 06-17-08

    Regular price: $19.56

    • What Dreams May Come

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 329

    What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • If you don't like weak characters, pass on this

    • By Audio Gra Gra on 10-22-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Third from the Sun

    • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
    • By: Rod Serling, Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Blackstone Audio
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Certain that a nuclear war is imminent, a scientist plots to escape with his family and closest friends in an experimental spaceship to a planet eleven million miles away....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. Did not work well as a radio drama.

    • By Mike T. on 06-22-16

    Regular price: $0.90

    • Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

    • Horror Stories
    • By: Stephen King (introduction), Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Julia Campbell, Paul Michael Garcia, Malcolm Hillgartner, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 186

    Here's the classic horror story of a man who peers out of his airplane window to see a gremlin destroying the wing....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • SAVE YOUR MONEY

    • By jeanne on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Stir of Echoes

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    Tom Wallace lived an ordinary life, until a chance event awakened psychic abilities he never knew he possessed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Matheson is excellent

    • By Darryl on 04-05-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Steel

    • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Lou Gossett Jr.
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    In the near future, boxing has been outlawed and is performed by mechanical robots. The manager of a robot desperately in need of repair does the unthinkable to win a bout....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twilight Zone classic style

    • By THoward on 06-14-16

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Journal of the Gun Years

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    From New York Times best-selling author Richard Matheson, best known for his horror and fantasy writing, comes a highly praised Western that shows the master’s hand in this genre as well....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant surprise

    • By Chelsea on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Somewhere in Time

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 198

    Written by one of the grand masters of modern fantasy, Somewhere in Time is the moving, romantic story of a modern man whose powerful love for a woman he has never met allows him to literally transcend time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth Returning To Again and Again

    • By R. E. Jones on 08-26-11

    Regular price: $20.97

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