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 10,661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,093
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,110

    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 3,787
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,314
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,315

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 384

    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
    • Poor ending

    • By Randall on 01-10-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • The Invaders

    • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Kathy Garver, Stacy Keach - interviewer, Carl Amari - contributor
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    An elderly couple living on a remote farm is attacked by tiny alien invaders from another planet, and the pair is soon in a battle for their very lives....

    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 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Somewhere in Time

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 207

    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

    • 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 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

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