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Multiple award-winning authors from Reddit's 12-million-subscriber /Nosleep

Is there anything as horrifying as what David's wife gave birth to? 

How about that advertisement Tobias found that was selling a human head, condition used? 

Then there's Ha-yong's experience in heaven (which isn't nearly as nice as it sounds)....

...and Kyle encountering that bionic cult that's a long way short of being human. 

Spine-tingling terror from horror writers around the world. Dozens of diverse short stories containing gruesome murders, supernatural mysteries, grotesque hellscapes, and deranged psychopaths to keep you up at night. Surprise twists ensure you keep guessing until the last page.

©2017 Tobias Wade (P)2018 Tobias Wade

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A great collection of numerous Short Stories

This is a great collection of over 40 short stories. Most are really good, some are great, and just a few are so-so (in a collection of this many tales not everyone can be a diamond, although I also think that if this had been split into thirds rather than one huge collection the so-so's might stand out more. They aren't bad, just when you compare $100 to $1000 the hundred seems not as impressive. So don't get the wrong idea.

The stories range from all types, and everyone will find something that fits their particular style of horror story. As anthologies go, this is one of the best I have seen, even if it is only made up of the work of 4 combined authors. Most anthologies hit you with one writer per tale, but here you really get a good bite of each man's work, and so you get to know them a lot better than the standard collection allows.

As a horror junkie I can't say these stories terrified me, little does. I haven't seen a "scary" movie since 1975. I am desenitized to it, even though I love it still. This does not mean that the stories are not moving, or disturbing. Quite the oposite actually. I might not have had to sleep with one open, although I am certain that less armored readers would, I was still moved and forced to think about the stories for a while after, and that is a sign of good story-telling. Tales that stick with you like a great stew, rather than a weak broth.

Either way, I look at it like this, the price for this gem is the same for a similar one with 1/3 or 1/2 the stories, and those books always suffer from about 1/2 the stories being good, a few mediocre ones, and the rest just suck outright. Here, you get a least double the normal stuff, and everything in it is decent or waaaay better. You can't go wrong.

If you like horror, dark themes, madness, and demons from hell this is the book for you!

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Chilling collection

Great collection of spine-tingling and often disturbing tales. All were well written and many took twists that I didn’t see coming. Fantastic narrator, his voice lent really well to the creepy vibe of the collection. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Paid for Reddit stories

One would think buying a book would get you stories written for special for that book, or stories at least from other collections or something like that. Not this time. Most if not all the stories are taken from Reddit NoSleep. I know this because I’ve read most of them. $14 bucks for stuff I could have read for free.

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Brutal indeed!

Loved the short stories and the narrator to boot. I'm a big fan of short sweet horror stories that keep you on the edge of your seat and this did not disappoint! I'll keep an eye out for future books!

I recieved this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Good stories to listen if you're short on time

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

This is a fun book to listen to, especially if you can only listen for short periods of time. Each short story is self-contained and doesn't rely on any of the others to tell its story. You can listen for as long or as short as you want and still feel like you're getting a full story.

I won't go into each story as there's a lot of them but they run the gamut from truly scary to creepy to actually nice. I love horror stories but every so often, I like hearing where the monster isn't so much a monster. I actually would like a few of the stories to be expanded into full-fledged books if the author was ever willing.

The four authors each have their own unique style of storytelling and you can tell, which makes the overall book a lot more interesting, in my opinion. You're not stuck with just one kind of storytelling, you get a wide variety and that helps keep you interested in what's going on and what's going to happen.

While Mr. Jenkins does a good job with the stories, his voice doesn't quite fit them all. It would've been really nice if there could've been a variety of narrators, each one fitting the story or stories they told. I know it's not always possible to do it that way but it could be something to look into. I did enjoy Mr. Jenkins' voice for the stories anyway, though, and wouldn't mind listening to something else he's done.

If you like creepy stories that sometimes have a good/happy ending, give this one a chance, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Maybe just don't listen to them at bedtime, you might not get any sleep.

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  • TU
  • 03-26-18

Great horror story collection

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a great collection of horror stories. Granted, some are better than others, but that is to be expected. All in all, these were well written, creepy, and entertaining. The narration was good too, which made for an all around good experience.

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Oh my goodness this book is good!

I loved every minute of Brutal Bedtime Stories. Honestly I haven't encountered a collection of dark tales this good since my childhood favorite Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. These stories were perfect in terms of length, pacing, and timing... really brilliant! I also enjoyed the short biography of each individual author before his section of stories.

The reader was so professional with a beautiful voice and accent... really a top notch narrator who's skill indicates readiness for just about anything (Stephen King, George RR Martin, etc.) He absolutely helped bring these spooky stories to life.

This book is an excellent buy for anyone who likes dark and disturbing short stories and if you're not in that camp you should still check out this book because you may discover what it is that the rest of us love about this genre!

I would like to thank the authors, narrator, and audiobook boom. I received a free copy of this book and have left this fair and unbiased review of my own volition.

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Brutal Bedtime Stories

I enjoyed listening to most of the stories. There were a few weak ones but overall the quality of the stories were good. The narrator did a wonderful job with all of the stories. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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Great collection of short horror stories with several by each contributor

I enjoyed all the stories, some were just fantastic. Having several stories by each author gives a great sense of each writer's style and a chance to explore their interests.

The reader was great at carrying the suspense of each story. I would only say that I generally prefer more than one narrator for story collections to provide some transition between stories.

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  • norman
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  • 03-08-18

Worth Hearing Again

I really enjoyed hearing this group of mostly very short stories. I ‘ll probably listen to them again in a few years. Most were original,and few were too graphic. The narrator did an excellent job- he disappeared into the stories!