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Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature Audiobook

Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature

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Publisher's Summary

Tonia Brown brings you three tales of terror from the wild outdoors.

"Hissy Fit": Poor Steven falls into a snake pit and tries not to panic. To his dismay, the situation gets weird when the snakes start calling him by name.

"Mrs. Trillby's Garden": Kids have gone missing all over a small town. But that won't stop this trio of boys from seeking some late night summer fun by sneaking into the local witch's garden. Once they're in, they might have some trouble getting back out.

"Waste Not, Want Not": A backwoods roadkill connoisseur comes across an almost perfect deer carcass. She thinks she's getting a free meal, but will she become the dinner instead of the diner?

©2013 Tonia Brown (P)2017 Tonia Brown

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    Marcus SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States 06-20-17
    Marcus SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States 06-20-17 Member Since 2010

    Willy Wonka of it

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    "An enjoyable collection of (very) short stories"

    This collection of three tales straddles the line of kiddy spook tales and mature storytelling. In at least 2 of the tales, I think the execution and resolution places the foot firmly down on the side of mature (and not mature as in X rated, just good, solid storytelling).

    Hissy Fit, the first story, was also the least-enjoyable for me. While it was well-written and somewhat suspenseful, once the suspense was over, it was extremely predictable and cheesy. The worst is how even then, the author felt the need to spell out what was right in front of our eyes. Then repeat it. Again. And again.

    Mrs. Trillby's Garden was next up, and I found it enjoyable. The 3 characters kept getting jumbled in my mind, but in the end, I don't think it mattered much who was who (though I do appreciate that the author wanted to flesh them out a bit). You could sort of guess where the tale was going, but Brown executed extremely well in my opinion and even threw in a surprise I wasn't expecting.

    The last tale, Waste Not, Want Not, started out awkward (to me), but got fairly entertaining once things really got rolling. I found the descriptions of the "battle" amusing and the ending actually surprised me (though I should have expected it).

    The narrator excelled at reading character dialogue and voices. If I had a complaint, it would be that she lapsed into a sort of lofty/airy cadence during some of the rest. I kept picturing the flight attendants that read off the airline's required (boring) text during takeoff. Which is odd, because the stories were good enough not to need random inflections to liven them up!

    I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Overall, a good little collection of works. All were short and to the point, and, perhaps with the exception of Hissy Fit, didn't feel any worse for it.

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    Daman 07-11-17
    Daman 07-11-17 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "A short taste of horror"
    What made the experience of listening to Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature the most enjoyable?

    Short and sweet made for an enjoyable listen.


    Any additional comments?

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."<br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela M. Neumann 07-01-17
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    "Enjoyable"

    I enjoyed these short stories very much. As the reader started talking, I thought there was no way I could listen to her voice, but when she started the stories, she did well.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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    CMB 06-26-17
    CMB 06-26-17
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    "Fun stories, fun narrator"

    The stories and the narrator were both really fun. The stories were creepy/scary but not overly so as others have mentioned good for all ages.

    My favorite of the three was the 2nd story Mrs Trilby's Garden

    Anneliese Rennie has a compelling vibrancy to her voice I will definitely be looking for other titles by her.

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    Muraenidae 06-22-17
    Muraenidae 06-22-17
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    "Short and Fun Listen"

    I grew up reading and watching Goosebumps as well as Nick's Are you Afraid of the Dark. I still watch them from time to time even though they are meant for children. The first two stories would have made a perfect episode for either show. The third story probably was a bit much for the young crowd but was still a good story. Listening to these stories brought me back a bit and I really enjoyed it.
    The narrator did a great job and you could tell she was enjoying doing the reading. She read it almost as if she was a teacher reading a book out loud to her students.
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 06-21-17
    Teresa 06-21-17

    I love listening to audiobooks with my three compadres: two sweet tabby cats and a Great Dane!

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    "Three Eerie Stories of Unnatural Nature"

    I really enjoyed the originality of these three stories. They were creepy and good and had character. Tonia Brown was very clever to write these. My two favorites were the second two, 'Mrs. Trillby's Garden' and 'Waste Not, Want Not.' I hope the author writes more stories in this vein. Very good.

    Anneliese Rennie's performance was terrific. Her voice fit each character of each story. For her voice, my favorite was the last story with her country accent. This was an overall fun and strange listen.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review."

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    willee 06-19-17
    willee 06-19-17
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    "FUN"

    There are 3 short stories. It was fun listen that can be enjoyed by all ages as many horrors cannot. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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    Colorado Bee Man 06-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun Stories!"

    Fun short stories!! I like the 3 different stories included in this audio book. The narration was great.

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    R. MCRACKAN Raleigh, NC 06-17-17
    R. MCRACKAN Raleigh, NC 06-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun campfire horror tales"
    Any additional comments?

    These 3 stories are the stuff of camp fire tales for 10 year olds. The writing style is amusing and visual. The stories themselves are incredibly juvenile, hopefully intentionally so.<br/><br/>The narrator must have also taken this view because her rendition endlessly had that overly-emotive tone that many people affect when reading to children. This tone also took away from the "horror" aspect -- although, for this assumed age range, this could be seen as a feature rather than a bug.<br/><br/>Also, following my campfire assumptions, I'm glad I consumed these stories as spoken word rather than printed page as this feels like the right way to have such tales delivered.<br/><br/>This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ambER 06-15-17
    ambER 06-15-17
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    "A less scary "Scary stories to tell in the dark""
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes! I enjoyed all three short stories. They were each unique and interesting.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tonia Brown? Why or why not?

    Yes. The content of the short stories was fun.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator always held a slight note of sarcasm, which may have been to make the stories more approachable to children, but I wish it would've been dialed down a notch.


    Was Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature worth the listening time?

    I do like brief stories, but I don't think an hour and a half of time is worth $4


    Any additional comments?

    I would be open to a compilation of Tonia Brown's triple shots to give readers a greater value for the money!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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