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The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eight Audiobook

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eight

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Publisher's Summary

For over three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror listeners crave. Now, with the eighth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night.

Encompassed in the audio of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman; Kelley Armstrong; Stephen King; Linda Nagata; Laird Barron; Margo Lanagan; and many others.

With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today's most challenging and exciting writers.

©2016 Ellen Datlow; 2016 by Night Shade Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Sara 07-08-16
    Sara 07-08-16
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    "If you are a fan of Anthology books, don't be afraid to check this one out!"

    I love horror stories and anthology books in general. I have checked out a couple of these The Best Horror Of The Year and they are mixed bags. Some stories are slow burners and there are a few great ones scattered about. The narration is always pretty good! Don't be afraid to check these out. If you do you might miss out on really good stuff!!
    Top stories for me:
    My boy builds coffins
    Lord of the sand
    Decent
    Black dog (Neil Giaman)
    Snow
    Universal Monsters
    Indian Giver

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    meghan 07-10-16
    meghan 07-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One scary story out of a dozen"

    I bought this for an 1800 mile road trip. Out of a dozen so far, I've only found one story amusing or even slightly scary. The narration on almost every story has been full and drab and is making me fall asleep while driving.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 08-25-16
    Alex 08-25-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Best Horror.... Not so much...."
    Any additional comments?

    To title a novel as "Best Horror of the Year" sets a very high standard. A significant point was that each of the stories and their respective narrations deviated in quality, from mediocre to disappointing. None were particularly fear or terror invoking.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    FFOP RADIO 10-05-17
    FFOP RADIO 10-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Way too many "cliff hangers""

    Although the narration was fine the stories all seemed to ape popular writers some but failed. So many of these stories end on a confusing and lack luster cliff hanger I feel as if they needn't even been written. If you are looking for solid horror writing with satisfying pay offs, look elsewhere, (Save a few competent pieces). I've listened to many better, but not much worse.

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    chrissy benoit Orlando, Florida United States 07-05-17
    chrissy benoit Orlando, Florida United States 07-05-17 Listener Since 2005
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    "Boring"

    The stories go no where? I hade to fight to pay attention. Nothing scary or creepy at all? I tried 7 titles before I finally gave up.

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    Ore 02-20-17
    Ore 02-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

    first story is good rest Snore!!!! so........ yeah not worth the money I would suggest listening to creepypastas instead for free on YouTube

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    A. Hembrick Richmond, VA 01-20-17
    A. Hembrick Richmond, VA 01-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst Volume.."

    About 3 of the 20+ stories were actually interesting. The narration was very good...just needed interesting stories.

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    Shaundra 10-19-16
    Shaundra 10-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Unformed"

    Don't waste your credit. I've been burned by previous volumes of this collection but I thought different authors would equal different result and it did...it just wasn't a likable difference. I couldn't bring myself to listen to all of these stories but the common thread for me was they all seem like first drafts made by an author undecided on the direction he/she wants the story to go. Many of the characters are flat, the story lines are rambling and the endings often fizzle. The performances are mediocre and although the writing has opportunities to injection drama, sarcasm, suspense, an accent/dialect, humor or rage the performers never become anyone else from story to story. There's never any doubt the performers are sitting at a mic reading (no Frank Muller here).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kalvin Kappel 09-23-16
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    "three scat fetish torture porn stories in a row"

    this collection was 2edgey4me. some stories were good most were try hard torture porn. if you like bad horror, this is for you.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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