An artist whose love for his wife has horrific results.
A babysitting job gone horribly wrong.
A talent agency that promises success no matter what; even if you are the one standing in the way.
This chilling collection of modern horror stories is sure to have you peeking warily around corners and walking just a bit faster down dark streets. Full of both creepy events and morbid humor, The Bacchanal stands as a testament to humanity's love of being afraid and of frightening others.
Humanity's fear of the unknown and fascination with the supernatural are masterfully depicted in these 11 stories. Though the supernatural elements are the centerpiece of the collection, it is the believable actions of the ordinary humans, both evil and well-meaning, that will send shivers down listeners' spines.
Authors: Teel James Glenn, Joe DiCicco, John Kaniecki, Donald McCarthy, T.S. Hall, Lorraine Nelson, Kathryn Hearst, Shannon Hollinger, Ray Dean, John Robinson, Thomas Kleaton, Sean Taylor.
I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I enjoyed listening to most of these stories. Most of them were predictable but they were still creative. I didn’t see much point to the first story, “The Bacchanal on the Roof,” so I was a little concerned about the rest of the book but then “The Encouragement Specialists” kept me going. It was predictable but good.
“Mountain of the Lost” about girls hiking on a mountain where another girl had disappeared and “Concerning Mister Suffolk” about a man who marries a woman for her money were my favorite stories.
Keith McCarthy did a very good job of narrating. He has the kind of voice that is easy to listen to.
Any additional comments?
I admit that I don’t usually read short stories, usually because you might get one or two good stories but the rest don’t really catch my attention. But since I love horror and thrillers I was excited to review The Bacchanal: And Other Horrific Tales. There are twelve tales that will thrill you with supernatural creatures and the depravity of human nature.<br/><br/>All of the stories were really good but I will agree with other reviewers, my favorite was TS Hall’s The Encouragement Specialists. This is definitely a story about an offer too good to be true. Keith McCarthy does an amazing job reading this story.<br/><br/>If you like good horror stories look no further. This collection will be one that you keep.<br/><br/>I originally reviewed this book on July 21, 2016. I feel the same way about the audiobook as I do the ebook. This is a great collection of stories that any horror fan will love.