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My Wife Hates Time Travel and Other Stories

By: Adam-Troy Castro
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki,Kathe Mazur,Gabrielle de Cuir,Justine Eyre
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Publisher's Summary

Available only on audio, this exciting collection features original stories by Adam-Troy Castro, some never before published.

The stories collected here include "The Assassin's Secret"; "Narrow Escape of Zipper-Girl"; "A Place Without Portals"; "The Hour in Between; "Greetings, Humanity! Welcome to Your Choice of Species"; "Her Husband's Hands"; "The Refrigerator in the Girlfriend"; "Big Stupe and the Buried Big Glowing Booger"; "The Last to Matter"; "Red Rain"; "The Boy and the Box"; "Four Haunted Houses"; "The Whole Crew Hates Me"; "Cerile and the Journeyer"; "Evangelist"; "My Wife Hates Time Travel"; "Survey"; "The New Provisions"; "The Shallow End of the Pool"; "What I Told My Little Girl About the Aliens Preparing to Grind Us into Hamburgers"; "Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs"; and "The Old Horror Writer".

A few of these stories have appeared as podcasts for Lightspeed and Nightmare magazines. For more information:

lightspeedmagazine.com/podcasting/

and 

nightmare-magazine.com/podcasting/

©2019 Adam-Troy Castro (P)2019 Skyboat Media

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skip Intros

The stories are good, narration great, but the long, boring introductions before each story are tedious and annoying as hell. Do yourself a favor and skip them, most are long and nearly all uninteresting.

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  • ml
  • 09-16-20

too dark and violent

Some of it was good, the performance was excellent, most was way too violent. I suppose it truly belongs in the horror genre, which I do not frequent.

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Creepy Sh#t! Awesome.

Absolutely some of the creepiest stuff I've ever heard.
My Husband's Hands? Thought about it all day. That one with the survey? Holy Shot!
It's not blood and guts horror. None of that vampire crap either. It's cerebral and imaginative.
Sure, there were 1 or 2 stories that were less than the others... get over it. If you don't like the intros... There's a button for that.
Just... wow.

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not really my type

I really liked a couple but several I skipped the rest part way thru...maybe just too dark especially for this virus dark time...

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Some

Awesome, some strange and some i probably need to listen to a few times. But great collection.

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mix of disturbing and interesting

Honestly, I've only made it to the second story where the narrator (an insane sociopath) fantasizes about implanting zippers in a living woman so she becomes a puppet whose senses he can control. The first story is fun and thought provoking, but I thought it best to warn others that the authors preface about his desire to write disturbing is not just copy. The writing is excellent the narrative is well paced. I imagine at least half the stories are to my taste. I recommend you be prepared.

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Loquacious much?

This writer is new to me.so I was looking forward to these stories. Unfortunately, the foreword was a stumbling block for me as I thought it to be pretentious. I think it colored my perspective so that I wasn’t overly impressed with the first story. I wanted to be fair and adjust my expectations accordingly but before the start of the next story he’s talking again, and sounds smug doing it. This is the pattern throughout the book. It was like trying to watch a movie only to have the guy seated in front of you keep turning around to you to say “hey, watch this”, just before all the good scenes. He may mean well, but I couldn’t help feeling cheated.

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No need for the author

The author's voice is annoying. I very hard new york bk qeens accent. This is coming from a new yorker. The stories are a drag and just boring. Get it for free and then delete it.

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Way too out there for my taste

I personally didn't mind the author talking about his works,I find it interesting to hear the process and the stories were definitely different, to say the least. I can honestly say I have never heard anything like them.... and I hope I never do again. These are just not for me. I found myself cringing a few to many times and bring disgusted, then I got to one that made me actually turn it off and delete the whole work. But hey, one person's trash it's anothers treasure... yea that's all I have to say about that. that's my 2 cents worth...😳

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Imaginative and well written

The author's placement of words to construct the sentences used to create the stories seem almost poetic to me. And the narrators performances are excellent as well. I will seek other books by Adam-Troy Castro for future reading/listening.

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  • billy
  • 10-01-22

brilliant and powerful

what a brilliant read, descriptions leading to the reader actually being involved in the stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-20-22

Author offers quality shorts with consistent style

Adam-Troy Castro has a clearly identifiable writing style all his own, even across genres (at least, I say this of his short stories; I'm not acquainted with his longer work). This collection of his short stories is released by Skyboat Media, the name behind Lightspeed Magazine, a quality publication itself. I suspect that a few of these stories will stick with me for a while, and not the ones I expexted when reading through the story titles before listening.

The author's foreword is not to be skipped; entertaining, enlightening and enticing, it's a great introduction to the anthology. Read by Castro himself, his delivery is notably not so dull as many others who attempt the same feat. I don't think I've ever felt such suspense in a book's foreword.

Several of the stories are intense enough in their horror elements to warrant the advisory of various triggers that the author provides in the foreword (and sparingly before select stories). I came for the SciFi, but was surprised by my appreciation of the horror too, as well as other included genre offerings. After the hype about the receptoon of "Her Husband's Hands", I was surprised to find that yes, I liked this romance, and wasn't in the least bit repulsed, except appropriately by certain aspects of the core premise as a broader thing. This book does contain unsettling, discomforting content, but as those parts are explicitly horror, that's not to be taken as a detraction from the work.

I didn't listen to the story starting at chapter 23, and was grateful for the advice offered by Castro regarding that particular story. Perhaps I'll come back to it.

Stefan Rudnicki is a delight to one's ears, as he always is. I also really enjoyed the story that featured both he and one of the other narrators, particularly for it's delivery.

This book is good, but it may or may not be for you; the best way to find out is to try it for yourself.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-22

mind blowing stories, with entertaining delivery

Love the intro by the author Adam-Troy for each story, very insightful. He also have a lovely voice. Each story take you somewhere unexpected and often in an unconventional way. A special mention to the narrated Stefan Rudnicki, he just have the perfect voice for narrating. The other narrator are also very entertaining.
Enjoy!!