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Editorial Reviews

Manly Wade Wellman has found his way into the canon of American gothic short fiction. Owls Hoot in the Daytime and Other Omens brings together some of his most intriguing and hair-raising tales of terror and danger. Known for his portrayal of the American Appalachians, Manly Wade Wellman has carved out a niche as one of the greats in science-fiction and fantasy. Brian Troxell's performance of Wellman's work is truly chilling. Troxell seems to have an innate understanding of the sense of mounting dread that characterizes Wellman's deeply unnerving work.

Publisher's Summary

Owls Hoot in the Daytime & Other Omens is the 5th and final volume of Night Shade Books' five volume "Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman." This volume contains all of the John the Balladeer stories (sometimes better known as Silver John), Manly's most famous character.

Contents:

  • Introduction by Karl Edward Wagner
  • O Ugly Bird!
  • The Desrick on Yandro
  • Vandy, Vandy
  • One Other
  • Call Me From the Valley
  • The Little Black Train
  • Shiver in the Pines
  • Walk Like A Mountain
  • On the Hills and Everywhere
  • Old Devlins Was A-Waiting
  • Nine Yards of Other Cloth
  • Wonder As I Wander
  • Farther Down the Trail
  • Trill Coster's Burden
  • The Spring
  • Owls Hoot in the Daytime
  • Can These Bones Live?
  • Nobody Ever Goes There
  • Where Did She Wander?

Afterword by Gerald W. Page

©2003 The Estate of Manly Wade Wellman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • 11-01-18

Creepy fun

These stories, which are understandably dated, were too much of a chore for me to read (I know how bad that sounds) but Audible brought them to life. Troxell is an amazing narrator and it was so easy to imagine the woodland scenery and the characters. Seriously good stuff. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.