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  • Blue Lights, Bitter Roots: a short horror story

  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Millions of threads so thin as to be invisible, so vaporous as to be ductile, drift through the classroom, emitting a chill and leaving a sense of unease. Hidden deep in their cloaks, the Blue Lights analyze the odors that cling to the individual cells of every child, from the top of each little head to the bottom of their ticklish feet and every dark secret place in between, from their gathering brains to their blood-soaked spleens. One girl feels dizzy; one boy throws up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting and Heartbreaking

  • By CLOregon on 12-24-18

Haunting and Heartbreaking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-18

The main character suffers many trials, sometime from unexpected sources (no spoilers). But as hard as her life is, it's about to get worse. Something terrible preys upon the town and soon upon this woman and her family.

Extremely well written, almost more poetry than fiction, the description makes the dark places more frighting and the hurtful moments more painful. It's intensity, while not graphic, leaves your nerves raw. You don't just read the story, you feel it. The imagery is very well crafted.

The narrator's voice really sold the story. Soft and sad, you feel this woman is real. She created the mood perfectly.

Highly recommend this story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunted Forest Tour

  • By: Jeff Strand, James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Haunted Forest Tour! Sit back, and enjoy a smooth ride in air-conditioned comfort as your heavily armored tram takes you through nature's most astonishing creation. The forest is packed to capacity with dangerous and terrifying creatures of all shapes, sizes, and hunger levels, and you'll get to observe these wonders in complete safety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW, just WOW. Great book!!!!

  • By Jason on 09-07-18

The Most Original Haunting Book I've Ever Read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I saw this a couple times and I kept thinking, "Gee, this sounds like it's more cute than scary." Holy cow, I was wrong. I mean...wow. This was nothing like I thought it was going to be. It's was so original and so fast paced, I mean it really was like riding a roller coaster than never stopped. Unreal! One of the best books I've ever read. This was awesome!

The narrator did a fantastic job managing multiple voices and keeping up with the pace. Just a fantastic book all of the way around.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Final Reverie

  • By: Essel Pratt
  • Narrated by: Hetty Elliott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Evil lurks from beyond its tomb, summoning the souls of the damned to his clutches, feeding from their auras to replenish its strength so he may reclaim his throne. In his absence, a new beast rises to claim the seat of power, threatening pain and destruction upon the world. Fueled by hatred and the lust for power, the fiend known as Atrin lurks in the shadows and slaughters the creatures known as rifters, suckling on their souls to build his own power. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A highly Imaginative, well written novel

  • By CLOregon on 11-12-18

A highly Imaginative, well written novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I've never seen this concept done before, it kind of borders between fantasy and science fiction. No spoilers, I'm just saying it was a fascinating concept. But in the end, it was really the writing style and the characters that sold me on this. A beautiful story, with tons of atmosphere, but not done in such a heavy handed fashion that it detracted from the action-adventure.

The narrator was an excellent choice, her voice helped add a haunting note to the story.

Overall, a great read.

  • The Seance in Apartment 10

  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Valerie Englehart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57

When she and her friends play around with a Ouija board, Tori learns firsthand why the living have no business communing with the dead. Something sinister is roused in the process, and her life begins to spiral into madness soon thereafter. She suffers terrible nightmares, hallucinations, and feels as though she's being watched at all hours of the day. And that's only the beginning. If the spirit has its way, it'll consume her completely.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By Rebecca Edwards on 06-04-17

Strong feeling of anticipation...then of dread

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Great job as always, this guy is the king of haunted houses. This one had a large dose of creepy chills, loved it! But then...once you were into the story and new what was happening I found myself mentally screaming "DON'T GO IN THERE!!" This one almost had me shaking in the end.

  • The Girl with Atypical Eyes

  • A Short Horror Story
  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Barbara Nevins Taylor
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Life played its horrible games with the girl. As she grew up she devised clever places to hide - inside and outside of her mind. She was tricked by her own illusions; she was caught in traps of her own creation. It began with a kidnapping, a locked room, and the broken doll that was more than a plaything…and always, in the shadows, the dangerous painting from her past waited, threatening to expose her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Creepy

  • By Azura S on 11-20-18

Intelligent and dripping with emotions

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

This is a well thought out tale, dripping with emotions. I like the way the author leaves you somewhat baffled in the beginning, you see pieces of the puzzle, never the whole story. Then, when all gels together you are struck by the intensity of it all. I went back through it a second time, now fascinated by the clues that were laid out. To me, that's a mark of a good story, something intelligent that makes you want to revisit it again and again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ghostly Gig: A Vienna Rossi Paranormal Short Story

  • A Lost Souls, Book 4
  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Natsumi Bailey
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Vienna accepted a side job that she finds intimidating. She’s worried that it’s out of her league. She’s been hired to alleviate a house of a haunting. And in order to complete the task at hand, Vienna will need to use her newfound psychic abilities to communicate with the ghost. She’s never removed a ghost from a house before. Will she be able to solve this lost soul’s mystery and help the ghost crossover? Join Vienna and her best friend Kim in a hauntingly good A Lost Souls short story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spooky good listen.

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 12-10-18

A Short but highly entertaining read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I don't mean short in a bad way at all. Like those little Halloween-treat size candy bars, just enough creepy, spooky fun to put a smile on your face. Loved it! I plan to read more from this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Case of the Haunted Address

  • An Aggie Underhill Halloween Short Story (An Aggie Underhill Mystery, Book 9)
  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Eliza Anders
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

It’s Halloween night, and Aggie, Betty, and Roger are invited to a haunted house by a handsome vampire. Little did they know that they were about to encounter something incredibly spooky. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun Halloween listen.

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 10-28-18

A Spooky Fun Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-18

A great Halloween romp! Love these short stories, light and fun with just a touch of creepy goodness.

  • All the Children on the Porch: A Short Horror Story

  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Jenny was born on October 31st. She’s never gone trick-or-treating or celebrated her birthday beyond an initial taste of frosting that always puts her into a deep, drugged slumber - a sleep that protects her from family secrets and the horrible reality that dark holiday could reveal. What will happen when she finds her father’s journal and determines to stay awake on Halloween? Will she survive when the dreadful truth comes out? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short horror story

  • By ZOE R on 10-20-18

A read that will sneak up on you

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-18

The writing style is the first thing that catches you on this. It's unsettling. You feel like looking behind you to make sure someone isn't there. Combined that with the mysterious story of a girl who thinks each year her dad drugs her birthday cake and, well, it because very disquieting. The fact it takes place on Halloween only adds to the haunting feel.

First class story all of the way. Loved the narrator as well. She helped really sell that skin-tingling feel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • It's Only Funny If You Laugh

  • The Haunting of the Midlands Amusement Park
  • By: Kevin Candela
  • Narrated by: Gary Bennett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In 1972, the Red Bozos were the friendliest faces in frenetic Midlands Amusement Park. Flash forward four and a half decades: Midlands is a ghost park. Closed long ago and nearly forgotten, even by the locals, it sits shrouded in undergrowth and hill-topping forest surrounded by upscale new homes. Ringed with a decaying fence, hidden from sight, it presents a huge temptation to a group of bored, thrill-seeking youths who are about to learn that terror is, in fact, immortal. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Candela Clowns around with time travel

  • By Ray Johnson on 06-19-18

Chilling Haunted Amusement Park story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-18

This book had everything I look for in a haunted house/haunted amusement park story plus a little more (the ending was quite surprising, which I like, hate predictable endings).

A group of teenagers go to a haunted amusement park for fun (to their credit, they didn't know it was haunted) and discover not just a haunting but killer clowns. The situation can't get much worse than that. As the death count ranks up, we discover the chilling truth behind the haunting.

With lots of unexpected twists in the story and a little humor thrown in occasionally, this was a very satisfying and entertaining read.

  • Death, Infection, the Devil...and Jed

  • By: Howard Carlyle
  • Narrated by: Paul Delaross
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Four different stories of horror, all with deadly outcomes. How would you handle a bullying coworker? Brian did it perfectly! What if a deadly virus left you as the last man standing? What would you do? Would you make a deal with the devil to get everything you wanted? Martin had the chance and took it with horrific consequences. How far would you go for your favorite dish of homemade soup? Jed went that one step further than normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Stories!

  • By A. Carpenter on 12-08-18

A Unique Mix of highly creative Horror Stories

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I really loved the mix of stories in this book, each one was very different from the other. My favorite was the zombie story that started at the beginning of the plague and walks us all the way through to the end. This slow burn was super creepy, just love stories like that. His other stories were highly creative and you never quite knew where they would end. A couple of them actually surprised me and I'm pretty good at guessing the ending. This book was exactly what I was looking for, a great mix of scary tales. I'll also add that I thought the writer's style, kind of a casual conversational tone, made it feel like I was listening to the stories around a campfire. It's hard to explain, but this style hit me just right. I loved this book and I will get more works by this author.

The narrator was perfect, providing the right emotions and giving each character their own unique voice.