A-Z of Horror: Complete Collection

Fear from Beginning to End
Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
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All 26 fiendish tales from the best-selling series, A-Z of Horror, by Iain Rob Wright. From neighbourhood yetis to military robots, this terrifying collection has it all and will leave you sleeping with the lights on! 

Collection includes 

  1. A Is for Antichrist
  2. B Is for Bogeywoman
  3. C Is for Clown 
  4. D Is for Detour (guest Story by Jacob Rayne) 
  5. E Is for Exterminator 
  6. F Is for Feral 
  7. G Is for Genome 
  8. H Is for Hell 
  9. I Is for Ice 
  10. J Is for Jaws 
  11. K Is for Klutz 
  12. L Is for Lamia 
  13. M Is for Matty-Bob 
  14. N Is for Nightmare 
  15. O Is for Orifice 
  16. P Is for Peeling 
  17. Q Is for Quarantine 
  18. R Is for Revenant 
  19. S Is for Sand 
  20. T Is for Troglodyte 
  21. U Is for Urinary Tract 
  22. V Is for Vulgar (offensive!) 
  23. W Is for Waste 
  24. X Is for X-22 
  25. Y Is for Yeti 
  26. Z - Zion
     

Bonus Content 

Daddy’s Girl, by Andrew Lennon 

The Dead Have Feelings Too, by Craig Saunders 

Stag Night, by Matt Hickman 

©2016 Iain Rob Wright (P)2019 Iain Rob Wright

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The reader makes it bearable

I was provided an audible credit in exchange for my honest review of this book. It is below.

I'm not honestly sure what part of this was meant to be horror. Most of it was juvenile, references to genitals, sex with minors and stories with either no movement whatsoever or a lot going on that made little sense.

Between the "cannabis kills" message of one story and the self insert fiction where this self published nobody compares himself to Stephen King and brags about his penis size (no, really) ...none of these stories had any kind of subtlety. None of them had a hint of development or originality.

It was mostly tripe and I honestly rolled my eyes through most of this. What wasn't garbage was borderline plagiarized from other authors or movies. Ultimately his style falls far short of what is normally read cheerfully. Tons of mentions of Google, Facebook, Twitter, iPhones and other fads got in the way of really immersing myself in the stories. I don't give a damn about the product your characters use. You have maybe 30 pages to tell me a story and you're pushing this instead of detail that matters? Hard pass.

The guy also uses the same odd phrases multiple times throughout the stories, making the reader think (mistakenly) that they might be connected. But they aren't, it's just weak writing exemplified by the author's inability to sound like anyone other than himself.

Overall, this collection comes across as being written by a man with a far higher opinion of himself than is merited... while having a very low opinion of more successful writers as he disparaged then in favor of pushing the ludicrous idea that vanity press publication is incredibly lucrative. I have friends who are self published... It will not make you a lot of money unless you have incredible luck and outreach.

The reader, on the other hand, was rather good. The only pointer that I would offer him is to go ahead and do multiple takes and focus on what accent he wants to use. In one, he used an "American accent" (flat inflection with a slight New York sound) only to reveal that the story was set in the English countryside. That seemed to throw the reader a bit and his own natural tone came back off and on for the rest of the story. Otherwise, he was great and I would be more than interested in hearing more of him. With better authors, of course.

This is only my personal opinion. If this collection worked for you on any level, that's awesome and I'm happy for you. I just prefer more cerebral horror that doesn't have to rely on tearing down more successful authors in order to be edgy.

The best part of this book was where he had other authors' stories... And that's not exactly a compliment.

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This Guy is a Perve

This book is horrid. I couldnt make it through the first three stories. Every story contained rape, masturbation and other disgusting acts. I cannot believe this even has four stars. Why does every wannabe horror writer add their perverted thoughts to the page? Why cant you just have horror without feeling like needing to take a shower after? I would not recommend this book to anyone. The narrator was pretty good but that was the only enjoyment I got out of this

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Good and creepy.

A good collection of tales from the psychological to the weird to the visceral. Any fan of horror will enjoy this collection.

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I Would Skip It

There were probably like 3-4 stories that were really enjoyable and the others not so much. Plus the narrator has a very unpleasant (to me) voice.

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Loved it

I laughed, I cried, I threw up a little

One of the best short horror collections I’ve come across
Excellent narration from Aubrey a very talented VO artist
Super creative you won’t be disappointed
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Beyond Expectations

I must say I was a little hesitant going into this book at first. I’d heard of Iain Rob Wright but had never had the pleasure of reading his work; also, A to Z compendiums such as these tend to be hit or miss, a mishmash of stories poorly executed. Not with Mr. Wright. These stories were smart, funny, wickedly terrifying, and, in some cases, downright garishly good. I support his work all the way, and look forward to devouring more from Iain Rob Wright.

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Great for All Fans of Horror!

I received a free audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this collection of horror stories! There were the 26 A-Z stories, plus a few bonus stories. My favorites were A is for Antichrist, B is for Bogeywoman, G is for Genome, and M is for Matty-Bob. There were only two or three stories I couldn't connect with, but I will definitely reread this book and each story. I would recommend this book for any fan of horror.

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Horror collections

Thanks for the gross outs, terror, humor & entertainment Mr. W! Highly recommend this to all fans of modern horror!

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Awesome collection!

Just a heads up to potential listeners, some of these stories are pretty gruesome. I actually said WTF out loud a few times.

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Well Worth It!

I loved the concept. It was a fun read. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Zombie King
  • 06-21-19

Twisted!

OK, so full disclosure, I narrated the book.
However, I had to read it first (obviously) and it twisted my mind.
How often do you read a book that you keep thinking back to after you read it? Well that's exactly what happened to me.
A great collection of stories - all with an original twisted story line.
If you like horror - you will love this!

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  • Sam Petit
  • 09-25-19

WOW

I devoured this book in less than 3 days. A beautiful addiction. Each story was had it's own original twist, superbly written and had me totally hooked. The narrator moulded his voice perfectly to each story and character, different accents and intonations, blended without seams. Plus there were the bonus books at the end, another treat! I am going to start listening again, life feels a bit empty with the stories and their characters. Do I recommend this book? HELL YES!

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  • serisa
  • 09-22-19

28 Tales of Terror

I loved this compilation of stories from Demons,Rats to a bogeywoman a great read and listern.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-22-19

once I started listening I couldn't stop!

Had to do a really long car journey and this great collection made it so much easier, although as I started driving down dark lanes in Wales, I did lock the car doors! Really worth a listen - I loved it - lots of classic horror with new twists.

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  • mr d mathieson
  • 08-16-19

fan

great collection,not a big fan of all the stories but has some cracking ones.read all chapters and well worth the read.keep up the good work.

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 08-04-19

Superb Horror Short Stories.

This is a wonderful diverse collection of horror short stories. The attention to detail, believable characterisations and inventive themes are a joy. The writing is exceptional and enhanced by superb narration. Each story is a horror gem that will stay with you, as the very best horror does. Very highly recommended collection.

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  • Raven
  • 06-29-19

Good collection

This is a good collection of short horror stories. There is a wide range of characters and situations, with twists and turns along the way. I thought the narration was done well, as was the production.

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  • stuart court
  • 02-05-20

Excellent mix of stories.

A bumper fest of the weird and fantastical from Iain rob wright. A real mixed bag of stories, all completely different from the other. A few misses but overall great stories. The narrator, Aubrey Parsons, who has read many of Iain’s books on audible has become a real favourite of mine and I’m now judging all other performers against him. His ever changing voice for each character really brings the stories to life.
Overall 8/10.

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  • Aggie
  • 01-04-20

Great book

Iain Rob Wright did not disappoint again. A nice and scary selection of stories. Easy to listen with the help of the narrator Aubrey Parsons .

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  • SarahC1985
  • 01-04-20

Brilliant anthology

I love horror anthologies like this and Iain doesn’t disappoint here either. I think Exterminator is my favourite, although vulgar and offensive is really good too! Although I suppose I would say that being a woman! 😊 A really good collection of scary stories, with all different kinds of horror in. It’s just a shame “D is for degenerate” isn’t here, but having read it from Iain’s website, I can totally understand why!! Read this if you want some brilliant scares.