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  • Behind Dark Doors: The Complete Collection

  • By: Susan May
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Behind Dark Doors: The Complete Collection

By: Susan May
Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
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Eighteen suspenseful short stories with a twist for lovers of Twilight Zone, Stranger Things, and Black Mirror.

Brought to life by the incredible narration performance of Hollis McCarthy, AudioFile contest winner.

These stories will delight fans of Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Ray Bradbury, and genius twists tinged with wicked irony. Brought to you by the international best-selling author audiences have likened to Stephen King and early Dean Koontz.

Journey into strange worlds and meet their unusual and sometimes terrifying residents in these stories spanning suspense, horror, paranormal, science fiction, and supernatural from the dark mind of short story award-winning author Susan May.

Join a sweet, octogenarian couple celebrating 70 years of marriage, where something darker lies behind the smiles. Meet a desperate Alexander Graham Bell the day of his historic patent filing for the telephone who has made a call to the future. The Intelervate Chip repairs brain-damaged babies, but as the children mature the world soon forgets the lessons of the past. Travel with a family taking a scenic route which delivers them to an overnight stay that will change their lives forever.

When a bully is assigned the class’s weird new kid to baby-sit, she may find she’s picked the wrong victim. A World War II veteran has endured vivid flashbacks for decades, but tonight a 70-year-old secret will come for him. A talented chef must survive the elimination round of an intense cooking competition where stakes are higher than you can imagine. Plus many more unique and original, entertaining tales.

From an international award-winning short story writer and novelist comes these bite-sized tales that will have you listening to "just one more" as you are captivated by the clever twists and fascinating characters. Enjoy each story’s Imagination Vault, with insights into its inspiration, as revealed by Susan May.

©2019 Susan May (P)2019 Susan May

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Short Stories that make you think

These are wonderful short stories that not only entertain but, they make you think. You feel like you’re walking through the twilight zone and at the same time there are some life lessons to be learned. The narrator did a fabulous job making the characters come to life. I enjoyed this book very much.

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Thrilling Masterpiece!

Who doesn’t love a great short story? Susan May has written on of the best thrillers! It’s short stories that leaves you on the edge of your seat. Any age group can read that loves a thriller!

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Exellent book!

Clean and clear stories! None of the pretentiousness of other collections. Liked it very much!

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definitely behind dark doors

my favorite story was with a cell phone and a boy and a man don't want to give away any spoilers but all of the stories were extremely interesting and Susan May has a way of explaining her stories and where they came from or what inspired her. Following the rules is an important rule that children need to learn. Hollis McCarthy did a great job of narrating also, and the way Susan gives credit to her also is refreshing. This is a book you should definitely read, it will make you think!

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Behind Dark Doors: The Complete Collection by Susan May

Oh my goodness. My heart is still pounding. This is a collection of stories that grip you by the throat and doesn't let go. I fully intend to re-read it just to see if I am still sure of some of the endings. They were not at all what I expected. I highly recommend this book. The narrator, Hollis McCarthy, does an excellent job.

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Enjoyable and twisted short stories

The last 14 hours have been great!! Driving half the country and with many short stories. I enjoyed having lots of different stories to listen to. Some of the stories are a bit twisted with fantastic bends and turns within them.
Another job well done by Susan and Hollis!! Thanks again!! Looking forward to your next book!!! When will it be ready on Audiable? And name?

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Excellent stories

Great collection of various stories reminiscent of the twilight zone and other anthologies. Great narration as well.

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Great Book of Short Stories

Susan May is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. These stories were great, some of them need to become longer stories! I also love her input as to "why" after each story. You won't regret this choice.

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Love the short stories!

Really happy with this book! Had a great flow and the stories were interesting!

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The sense of dread keeps you listening

I've enjoyed listening to or reading every one of these stories because of the delicious feeling of dread and anticipation threaded throughout each one. I especially liked the futuristic or sci-fi themed stories, but they all have their unique place in providing a wide range of chills. Susan May is a master of setting the stage so I feel like I'm right there in that small, dusty secret room or waiting in the rain for my husband to return with the car, or hiding under the covers trying to follow the monster rules. Really loving it.

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