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I Am Legend and Other Stories

Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
4 out of 5 stars (177 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Matheson's vampire classic I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world and transformed the unfortunate survivors into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth. Every other man, woman, and child has become a vampire hungry for Neville's blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive in a world of vampires?

This recording also includes a sampling of other horror stories by Richard Matheson, some comic, all scary: "Buried Talents", "The Near Departed", "Prey", "Witch War", "Dance of the Dead", "Dress of White Silk", "Mad House", "The Funeral", "From Shadowed Places", and "Person to Person".

©1954 renewed 1982 by Richard Matheson. “Buried Talents” © 1987 by Richard Matheson. “The Near Departed” © 1987 by Richard Matheson. “Prey” © 1969 by Richard Matheson. “Witch War” © 1951, renewed 1979 by Richard Matheson. “Dance of the Dead” © 1954, renewed 1982 by Richard Matheson. “Dress of White Silk” © 1951, renewed 1979 by Richard Matheson. “Mad House” © 1952, renewed 1980 by Richard Matheson. “The Funeral” © 1955, renewed 1983 by Richard Matheson. “From Shadowed Places” © 1960, renewed 1988 by Richard Matheson. “Person to Person” © 1989 by Richard Matheson (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Not what I expected

if you are expecting the movie, turn around now. if you want an original take on vampires continue on. the story itself is an interesting take on a post epidemic lonely mind. the short stories that follow are hit and miss, some are attention grabbing and trippy while the others are, to me, completely rabbit trails away from reality itself.

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I am legend was an interesting listen, the rest no

the additional short stories seemingly of the same genre were no where's near the quality and seemed diluted, and difficult to finish

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First half great, second not so much

The I am legend portion of this novel was great, a lot different than the movie however.


I wasn’t impressed with the “other stories.”

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It was ok

The main story was fantastic, very different from the movue, but good. The short stories varied in quality, and most were not memorable. The voice over artist was fantastic

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a tale of two voice actors.

the I am Legend story was masterfully done. the rest of the stories after were done by the most annoying voice I've ever heard in audio books. It was so bad as to be distracting.

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I am Legend is great, the rest is mediocre

I am Legend was thrilling, but some of the short stories were a struggle to finish

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hhhhmmm

one of the few books i can say i liked the movie better. great moments that felt as though they went nowhere

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A variety of eerie and creepy

If you are a fan of Tales from the Crypt, Stephen King, or the Twilight Zone, then you'll like this!

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Awesome novel...

Awesome novel.It's a must read.i really liked the novel... Very scary... Thank you amazon.. great one

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Loved I Am Legend, not the rest

I Am Legend was great. Although, I’m a little upset by the ending. The rest, short stories are not my thing.

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  • C
  • 07-30-18

A good story, audio book performance (or Audible app) had some strange pauses

This audio book has I Am Legend and also number of other short stories. They’re a nice bonus but I bought it for the former so that’s what il reviewing: On the whole a good story. Vampirism as a germ is an interesting idea and given a patina of scientific respectability. Robert Neville, the protagonist, is drawn well. The audio book had a number of pauses and glitches but I think that’s mostly technical issues in the Audible app not the recording itself.

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  • Kristian Rasmussen
  • 05-16-18

Hard to listen to

The narrator really acts out - some times to much. The fact that more stories are included came as a surprise to me. If I had known that I’d have settled for the other version of the audiobook.

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  • chris
  • 08-01-16

Ruined by narration

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who like bad narration.

Would you be willing to try another book from Richard Matheson? Why or why not?

Yes

Would you be willing to try another one of Robertson Dean and Yuri Rasovsky ’s performances?

No, the narration of the stories after I am Legend was so bad I stopped listening.

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  • T. Loveland
  • 03-27-18

A depressing monologue

I had no problem with the narration, but the story - of a line man's thoughts trying to come to terms with being the sole survivor on earth, really started to get me down. There were only 2 upbeat parts to the story, which were quickly quashed. I thought the ending was a bit stupid. I can see why the story was so radically changed for the film.

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