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 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10,259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,712
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7,728

    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

    • Hell House

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,057
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,057

    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

    • Night Call

    • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Mariette Hartley
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    An elderly, invalid woman begins receiving strange, anonymous phone calls on a stormy night....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Am entering ...... The twilight zone

    • By kevin on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $0.69

    • 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 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • A Stir of Echoes

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 214

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Damn you, David Koepp!

    • By Michael Mauney on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • What Dreams May Come

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 348

    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

    • 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 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Collection

    • By Skeezix on 07-01-09

    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 60
    • 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

    • 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 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Simplistic stories with bad acting

    • By Robert M. Seater on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $0.90

    • Somewhere in Time

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    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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