• Celebration of Horror, Book 1

  • The Best of Roma Gray
  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: Terry F. Self
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-20-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Roma Gray
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Holidays, vacations, birthdays, anniversaries: all times to celebrate, all times to cherish...all times to fear!

In this book you will find a collection of Roma Gray's best horror stories, each one focused on these special times of the year. Find out why you should think twice before going to mom's house for Christmas dinner or venturing out into the woods on that camping trip. You might just decide it's best to stay home...assuming, of course, you are safe even there....

©2017 Roma Gray (P)2017 Roma Gray

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Really is her BEST!!!!

Roma Gray has swiftly and suredly become a favorite author. She has a rare ability to write powerful short stories, stories with heart, with soul, and a sharp knife to cut them out of you by the end of her tales. I have said this before; good short stories are hard to write. It takes a lot to make you care about something in a short piece of time, and she seems to do so effortlessly. I think I have read just about everything she has done, and I have never seen something that was "just ok" or decent. Everything she has done has been excellent, well crafted, and full of heart.

So, it should be no surprise when I rave about her Celebration of Horror. The only negative thing I have to say is that there are only five stories in this collection. I really want MORE. Each short centers on a particular holiday, and I think the best was her unique interpretation of vampires on Easter. Just plain killer. I will say that she doesn't drown you in blood and gore. Nope. Most of the horror is what goes on in our own hearts and heads, and that is the only medium she needs to put a chill down your spine. Sincerely, get this book and enjoys a budding master of the written word while you can, you will be glad that you hopped on the train early.

Ooops, almost forgot to commend Mr. Self for his fine narration skills. As far as I know, the man has done all of her works, and deservedly so. He really conveys the deeper subtext of her stories, and knows how to build up the suspense, before driving the hammer home. He is easy to understand, and follow (although he will take you down some dark paths). Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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  • jimdmcd
  • Yosemite National Park
  • 01-29-18

This Is Going To Cause Nightmares

This collection of Holiday stories is going to cause nightmares. Intense stories of hate, and fright, and horror.
A fun listen.

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Five Exciting Holiday Stories!

These are five quick horror stories dealing with holidays that are under an hour each. I love Roma’s writings. Hearing it on audio is great on a nice fall or winter drive in the dark. The narrator has great inflection and feeling in his voice. I better keep my door locked!

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Celebration of Horror, Book 1, The Best of Roma Gray by Roma Gray, narrated by Terry F. Self
This book is a little bit of horror, Christmas. The book is interesting. Terry F. Self did a good job as narrator. Liked his voice and how he works. The book is 2 hrs and 19 mins long which I liked.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Wow...

I listened to this very close to Halloween. My mistake but don't let that fool you. This terrifies for any holiday. I know know to beware of all of them. Great stories and great narrator!

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Cover is misleading; but interesting set of short stories

This book was interesting. I figured by the cover that it was going to be more horror; however, it was just mostly paranormal stories about horrific holiday experiences. I thought the premise was really good--a bunch of scary stories that take place on what seem to be joyous holidays; however, I wasn't floored by any of the stories. I think my favorite one was the Christmas story with the Dinos. But, again, it wasn't scary at all. The cover is definitely misleading.

Positives: I really enjoyed the narrator. He had a great voice and for the Halloween story, I swear he makes one character sound like a mix between Christopher Walken and Kevin Spacey. I liked his tone, cadence, and overall vocal work.

I also liked the author's notes in between each story. That made me curious to hear how the author came up with each specific story.

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 10-18-17

Imaginative

Celebration of Horror is a very imaginative collection of short stories. The stories are clever,fast paced, and often have surprise endings. I extended a hike so I could listen to all the stories in one afternoon.

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Fantastic!

This was a great collection of several horror stories that had me on the edge of my seat! I made the mistake of listening to this one before bed and it was a lot scarier than I was expecting but super good. Well written stories and fantastic narration - I highly recommend this audio!



**I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review**

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