A girl murders her own father and mother in cold blood. A whole village of people disappears without trace, and all anyone saw were strange lights in the sky. An Egyptian mummy, disturbed after thousands of years, leaves a trail of horrible disasters. Incredible? Impossible? Too awful to imagine? But someone, somewhere has sworn that each of these sinister stories is true...
I first listened to these stories on tapes from the library when I was in middle school. I made the mistake of listening to them at night, although the book does warn against it. Terry Deary did such a great job writing the stories, and Denica Fairman did such a great job reading them, that I was terrified!
Listening to the book again about ten years later, I've still got chills. The book is great at portraying the horror of the stories, but also at presenting the facts behind them. Terry Deary clearly did his research for this book, and it shows.
I recommend this book, but I will warn you that the stories are quite scary. Don't make the mistake I made and listen to them after dark.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I am a huge fan of horror stories, especially the "true" ones. This did not disappoint! This is my second listen to this audio book, and it is without a doubt one of my favorite Audible purchases. This is not one of those bloody, murderous horror stories. It is about the ghostly, the unknown, the hauntings and this will send chills down your spine if you listen alone or at night. This is a group of "true" stories, one or two you may know, others you may not, but they are definitely still worth the listen with the excellent performance of Denica Fairman, and also some facts you never heard before. It also gives the listener/reader a chance to think about the facts as they relate to the stories. The narration is the icing on the cake and I look forward to hearing more from Terry Deary and Denica Fairman. Absolutely superb!
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Would you listen to True Horror Stories again? Why?
Yes, I have listened to it several times.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Which character – as performed by Denica Fairman – was your favourite?
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Mostly laugh, but it was also intriguing.
Any additional comments?
Obviously aimed at younger readers i.e. 8-14 years but I still found this enjoyable as an adult. Just wish it was longer.