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Publisher's Summary

This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night.

Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.

©1998 Martin Greenberg (P)2016 Phoenix Books

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I enjoyed this collection greatly.

Although a couple of the stories felt a little dated, they were all interesting, entertaining and well written.

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Enjoyable Collection of Old Short Stories

I had never read any of these stories before so I thought I'd give it a go. All of the narrators were very good, but I did guffaw at the English accent done in the first story (it grows on you though). My favourites were The Graveyard Rats and Calling Card. They are all horror-related, but the last story is sci-fi. It's an enjoyable listen if you're looking for some scary short stories.

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Puerile and boring.

This collection, with the exception of the Bradbury story - which is easily found on YouTube in audio form for free- is not worth anyone's time. Not one tale was scary or mildly engrossing. As if the person who edited/collated this collection, went out of their way to choose stories with no depth given to any protagonist or character. Save your five dollars for something else.