Three stories which explore the darker side of the world of books.
In a style reminiscent of the old Twilight Zone television show, these three tales will take the book-loving listener to a place that is somewhat familiar yet frighteningly surreal and disturbing.
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Three short stories, each will leave you thinking after you listen. The first one, Active Reader, just made me cringe in a way that you do when you see a scene in a horror movie, but still love it. Browser, the second was my favorite of the three. It is reminiscent of a Twilight Zone episode and makes you think before ever not finishing a book! And Distraction was just disturbing in a way that you can't help but relate(and of course not take the same actions!). Mark Leslie is an author that I will definitely seek more of, I love the kind of books that peek your interest and leave you with an intelligent, well thought out story.
The choice of Eric Bryan Moore for the narration of this anthology is brilliant. EBM has a voice that can create that air of mystique and horror, making you crawl into the mind of the characters and feel their emotions. He did a spectacular job with these three short stories.
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Active Reader is a small collection of 3 short "creep" stories. Each story is unique and gives you lots to think about afterwards. I think the first story is the creepiest and could be extended into a great horror story. I could see it playing out on the big screen. The third in the collection is about a man that snaps, he has just had enough and that happens. Of course his way was a bit over the top. After the three stories play you get a bit of insight into them from the author. Awesome narration.
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This was a collection of 3 short interesting and creepy stories. But, creepy like twilight zone or those late night shows like the hitchhiker. I don't believe I've ever read or listened to anything by Mark Leslie before. But, these stories were creative and fun.
I have, however, listened to Eric Bryan Moore, as he's one of my favorite narrators. And, it was very different than anything I've listened to narrated by him so far. Of course he did an amazing job, surprising me along the way. His characterization of Gus Sherrington was just great! Loved it. These were a lot of fun.