A Shade for Every Season

Narrated by: J. Stempien
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Explore the confines of your imagination with this new collection from Chad A. Clark.

A Shade for Every Season consists of over 70 tales, reaching into the horror and science fiction genres and beyond. The stories may be short, but the impact is not. Take a stroll through the dark and the macabre. Hear of revenge, snatched back from beyond the grave, and monsters that will thrill and scare you. Travel into the furthest reaches and isolation of outer space.

See what lies down inside the darkness, where sometimes doors are best left unopened. Experience the thrill of the narrative - in the time it takes to finish your morning coffee.

©2015 Chad A. Clark (P)2017 Chad A. Clark

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Very Short Short Stories

This collection had a nice mix of micro short stories and more regular length shorts. They also had a nice range of horror and comedy! While it's not the *best* collection of horror shorts I've ever listened to, I did enjoy them. J. Stempien does a fine job of narrating this one. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Too short

Some of the stories are good but the author leaves you scratching your head as to what happened next. I received this book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion here.

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short stories

I liked a lot of them, some were too short. It's an easy read, good narration, some interesting stories.

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An Interesting Collection

This is a collection of short stories. The stories varied from really, really short (like a snip-it) to just short. A variety of topics keeps you wondering what the next one is going to be. It's a mixture of genres as well, from horror to comedy to simple musings. If you like collections from an author that give you a taste of their writing style then you should check this one out. It's not what I would call a gripping collection of stories but it's not boring either. The narration could have had a bit more emotion to it but it didn't take away from the story. J Stempien has a nice voice and reads at a decent pace. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Shade For Every Season

This is a nice collection of short stories. As with any large collection of stories some grabbed my attention more than others. I enjoyed this writers’ style and many of the stories left me wanting more from their worlds. This is a nice way for listeners to see if they enjoy this author. There were many different themes in this book. Each story is well written and pulled me right in from the start. Many of the stories felt like they were just the beginnings of the tales and I would have loved to see more depth and longer versions of them. Each of these stories is full of horror or suspense that will give you chills. Narrator J. Stempien does a good job of bringing the listener into the stories and keeping them enthralled throughout this collection. I received this audiobook at my request and I voluntarily wrote a review.

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Wow were they short

I am a big fan of horror anthologies and collections. I knew going in with the length only being 4.23 hours that they were going to be short. My surprise was how short a lot of these stories were. Again I knew going in but man some of these stories were faster than the time it took me to brush my teeth. I would listen to about 10 getting ready for work and going out the door. Some are pretty good but with the lack of time and content it leaves you with a lot more to be desired. Its a nice collection to add to your list but don't expect anything captivating. J. Stempien does a great work narrating the stories here. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 10-23-18

Short story compilation

Its a good collection. Some are really good, some are bad and a few a great but far and few in between. I like sci fi short stories because it let's authors get weird and creative.

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Nice short stories compilation

I received this book from the narrator in exchange for an honest review. For me it was more a 3.8. It did have a little of everything from chilling to fun to intriguing stories. Now in my particular case, i would have loved that some of them were a little longer. The narration were cool, i liked the quality of the narrator voice it was like hearing stories by a fire in a camp. A cool book if you don't have much time to read or hear a book.

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Dark short stories

A large collection of very short stories. The title story, A shade for every season, being the longest, at 10 minutes. I decided it wasn't a good idea to try and listen to each story back to back, but instead listened to one or two stories at a time during my smoke break to take my mind off of work for a few minutes, or during short commutes. Section 1 has various stories, some like the recollections of nightmares, others clever and humorous. Section 2 has stories relating to Christmas or winter time. In section 3, the author tells stories about various monsters from legends. One for every letter of the alphabet. Section 4, entitled "End of the road" is comprised mostly of horrors some of which involve actually being on the road. Overall, the stories are mostly dark, or dark humor, and worth a listen to anyone who likes stories roughly 2-5 minutes long. I found the narrators voice soft and calming. I would have listened to this in bed except that I feared the stories might actually give me nightmares. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-11-20

What you were is gone for ever

A Shade For Every Season is a book of short stories, very short stories. But there are a lot of them: 73, in total. At least, that is if the five chapters entitled 'Inside' to 'Inside 5' are counted seperately. If taken as one story, the total is 69. With the exception of the title tale (çhapter 30), which is just 8 seconds over, all are under ten minutes in duration. In fact, only 17 are longer than five minutes - so perfect for a quick coffee break listen. The book is divided into four generally themed sections: Ch.2 Part one, Opening salvo Ch.26 Part two, Beginning to feel a lot like Ch.31. Part three, Because sometimes the Monsters win Ch.57 Part four, Down the Last Road And each of these is subdivided into the individual title headings. All have a dark side and a few felt as if they were ideas to be developed into much longer pieces. Many were very atmospheric, a few were predictable, and sometimes there was one which had a twist that this reader didn't see coming. Narration was by J.Stephen who performed well, reading with clarity and good modulation. His slightly downbeat inflection at the endings of the sentences could have been annoying but in this context for well. He individually voiced the characters, too, on the rare occasions of conversation. Overall, his was a performance which enhances the enjoyment of the book. My thanks to the rights holder of A Shade For Every Season, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of the book via Audiobook Unleashed. Creepy, horror shorts are not usually my favoured genre but these were enjoyable, even sometimes thought provoking. Although it would have been good to have included one of two longer pieces, this is certainly an easy read for someone with a busy schedule: there's always time to slip in a two minute tale!

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  • deafmick
  • 07-05-19

As as all ways with chad.s audio books I got to give it 10out of 10