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An NPR Best Book of 2020!

Dark Blood Comes from the Feet is a strange and eclectic collection of 17 stories from horror author and speculative poet Emma J. Gibbon. In this audiobook, you will meet secret societies who contract deadly diseases on purpose, dancers helping each other avoid "below", monstrous children who must be loved before they return to the sea, a taxidermy-obsessed mother, small blue devils in the Maine woods, a black cat that retrieves the dying, the last witch in Florida, and "a huge f--king dog of potentially supernatural origin". 

Visit haunted houses, a Hollywood nightclub, limbo, Whitechapel, and other stops on a death tour, and a childhood hangout that spells destruction for kids and dogs alike. Listen to a punk rock sermon in a post-apocalyptic matriarchal society, witness crustaceans that have trouble staying dead, a cannibalistic romance, a gothic love story to tuberculosis, and a downtrodden wife's transformation.

©2020 Emma J. Gibbon (P)2021 JournalStone

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An engaging anthology of horror shorts

I genuinely enjoyed this anthology. Like any anthology, some stories really stood out as incredible compared to the others, but all of the stories were enjoyable.

My one complaint with the audiobook format of this is that there wasn't really sufficient division between the stories. I sometimes missed that we were in a new story for the first sentence or two and would have to skip back to the start of the new chapter. That said, the narrator was great and I enjoyed her voice throughout.

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Loved this book!

I loved this book! It’s smart and captivating. What fun. Also, the narrator is incredible. What a wonderful voice. She very much enhanced what was already a great book. Bravo!