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  • Secret in the Pumpkin Seeds

  • A Short Story Thriller
  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: Terry F. Self
  • Length: 10 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

It’s Easter in the land of Oz, and while Jack Pumpkinhead should be enjoying the lovely spring weather, Easter eggs, and candy with his new friend, little Jenny, he can’t. Something is wrong. A terrible memory is beginning to resurface, and Jack is terrified. Whatever it is, he knows it has chased after him for a long time and that he is not strong enough to face it. But very soon, Jack will discover that you can’t hide from the truth forever....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short story

  • By JEYCEE on 04-20-18

Amazing ... ten minutes!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I am going to wear this story out not only listening to it by myself but also making everyone who comes to my house sit down and listen to it with me! Another jewel from Roma Gray! What are you waiting for?

  • Quad

  • By: Toneye Eyenot
  • Narrated by: Terry F. Self
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Here in this short story, we have a protagonist, trying beyond hope to keep it together, while recounting the terrifying events that have led him to this undisclosed location. Left to his own devices, trapped in a steel and glass box, and writing what may well be his final words, you are dragged into the darkness of his mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Maly C on 08-01-18

Heart pounding, Claustrophobic!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

A normal day, then the unknown assaults the people, the descriptions are subtle yet bold. The author is sly metering the fear--the cadence of the narrator's voice matching his steps as he runs … as I read I suddenly noticed that my own heart was pounding. And it only gets more tense -- the narrator finds himself frightfully alone, the story becomes even more claustrophobic as the author skillfully draws in all the threads he's hidden, pulls them in around you, tighter and tighter . . .

  • Black Water

  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: Terry F. Self
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Mike has a very unusual phobia: He’s terrified of Champ, the creature reported to be living in Lake Champlain. Ever since he was a child, he has been haunted by nightmares about the monster and has avoided the lake most of his life. It’s a ridiculous fear, for the creature couldn’t possibly exist, could it? Tonight, whether he wants to or not, Mike will finally discover the truth about the lake and its legendary inhabitant.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When the real enemy lurks just below the surface

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-28-18

Black Water is a Gem!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

There are so many depths to this Black Water experience that I just want to listen to it repeatedly. Roma's writing is truly amazing. She has crafted an incredible story. Eighteen minutes! I can't believe it. You won't either. It will echo in your mind long after you're done as you recall your own fears, the ones you just can't overcome.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No One Knows We're Here

  • A Horror Short Story
  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: Terry F. Self
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Three boys investigate a mysterious thicket. What will they find? Forgotten junk? Frogs? An abandoned bike? What starts out as a fun way to waste away a few boring hours soon turns into a day of terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gray grabs you like a troll under the bridge

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-22-18

Children with no lifeline!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

What can you think of that's more terrifying than children in trouble with no lifeline? No adult that knows where they are? How does Roma Gray think of these horrible situations then make them so real that I remembered my own childhood, all the times I took chances that could have left me in the same dire circumstances. From the other reviews, so did everyone else! I was biting my nails, hoping, just hoping, that everything would turn out okay … for everyone … it doesn't always, does it? Remember, this is a horror story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Bell

  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: Terry F. Self
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Jasper is having a very, very bad day. However, after he meets an unusual clown by the name of Blue Bell, he soon realizes his day is about to do something he never imagined possible - it’s about to get worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Starts of like Pulp Fiction and ends as Annabelle!

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-17-18

The story is even creepier than the cover!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Nightmare city! Thanks for slipping into my nightmares, Roma, and I hear there's more to come … okay, I'm going to be looking for more of this creepy little monster. Since I'll be awake anyway ...

  • The Quarantine Fence: A Zombie Horror Short Story

  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: Brett Schumacher
  • Length: 40 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

The zombie plague has been contained, right? Frank’s job is to patrol the fence that separates the living from the undead. It’s a boring job...at least it was until today. Has the true apocalypse finally arrived?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Maly C on 11-02-18

Roma Gray conquers Zombies!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I've come to believe that Roma Gray can write, and write brilliantly, in any area she chooses. If the story says "by Roma Gray" I'll be in line to buy it. This one has excellent characters that pulled me into the story and set me up perfectly for the ending. And I like it like that. Thanks for the experience, Roma. This one may make you think about some things, too. It just may.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Shadows Under a Blood Moon

  • A Horror Short Story
  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: JD Kelly
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

One by one, cities have been falling to a terrorist attack. No one can stop the terrorists or figure out where the next attack will take place. All that is known is when the attacks start, the strange gas the terrorists use turns the moon a blood red, and black shadows of men and women are seen, slinking among the buildings. Yet, somehow, not a single survivor has managed to provide a solid description of the people attacking their towns. Most contribute this to the mysterious gas that seems to put the residence into a temporary psychotic state, but what if it’s something more than that? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy short story!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-20-18

I'm even more afraid of the dark now!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I can deal with anything in the daylight, but when the dark comes, and there’s shapes in the darker shadows outside the circles of my feeble lights … Roma knows how to push my buttons every time. You can bet I’m only reading her stories in the daytime. This one is real primal horror for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Flash of Darkness

  • By: Toneye Eyenot
  • Narrated by: Steve Wojtas
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Five flashes of terror to torment your mind.... Allow Eyenot to drag you through the darkness. You may never find your way back to the light. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen in the dark!

  • By Geoff on 08-22-18

I am in thrall!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Just finished this album by Toneye Eyenot and Steve Wojtas, ah, I mean audio book, and I feel like I’ve listened to a collection of songs. Distressing songs that I may listen to many more times. Each story is indeed a song, a performance, by a different soloist, though, of course (or of corpse, as the author might say) the narrator is, as hard as it is to comprehend, always the same–the versatile Steve Wojtas. The several monstrous characters the author brought to the page are revealed perfectly in the array of voices the narrator brings to the ear.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Women with Big Guns

  • By: Kevin Candela
  • Narrated by: Steve Wannall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

In this wildly imaginative and bullet-fast tale of advanced warrior legions eager to escape their banishment in a parallel dimension, an unlikely band of heroic women, bold and reckless enough to stand in their way, are humanity’s only hope against an impending incursion by a highly advanced army of invisible, disc-riding warriors.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Woman on woman action, bolt action that is!

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-18-18

The Ghosts, the Guns, and the Visigoths, oh my!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

At first it seemed as if there were a lot of strange characters roaming the dark forest around the mysterious Bluegate laboratory. But soon I knew what they were up to inside that shady facility and I knew where all those odd characters were coming from and I was enthralled and immersed in the world of interdimensional incursions and teleportation experiments that was sucking people from the past and the future to collide in cataclysmic present-day events (to paraphrase the author).

And oh, of course, the ghosts and the guns!

One of my favorite characters was Amee, a trans-human Martian, partly because of her clever dialogue—the overly logical yet ingenious way her “mind” worked. Although you may prefer the pony-tailed cowgirl teen from the 1800’s.

And my favorite costume was the battle dress worn by the Queen of the Visigoths, it fired anti-matter beams, the upper button was for invisibility, the second was a shield. It was a one of a kind item, gifted to the Queen by one of her scientists. Wow, Kevin, make me one of those!

One of my favorite scenes was the fantastic finale! But don’t peek ahead.

Despite all the seemingly disparate items I’ve brought up here, the plot is straightforward and easy to follow. This is an excellent story. Kevin Candela is a genius and he delighted me with every paragraph, with his characterizations, the dialogue, the ideas he wove together from science, myth, and popular culture—and, oh! – his creations.

I went back and forth between reading the eBook and listening to the audio and doing both at once—Kevin’s story is strong as it stands, the audio shines by itself, and the two melded together are bliss!

  • Blue Bell: Back Alley: A Horror Short Story

  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: Joey Eugene
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

With zombies everywhere and her parents fighting, seven-year-old Pixie is as frightened as a little girl can be. She has discovered only one bright spot during this entire ordeal: a funny, ventriloquist clown doll staring at her in a nearby window. Can this little doll help her find a way to safety? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gray has no mercy here . . .

  • By Ray Johnson on 07-23-18

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I was totally immersed in the story. Listened to it all the way through as soon as I got it and will listen to it again, more than once, it's that good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful