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In the dark heart of our imagination, and the haunted corners our past there are places we fear to tread. As much as we might try to outrun them, as much as we might try to deny their truths, we are owned by their shape, molded by their claws. The story of our being, they form a Sacrum Umbra, a sacred shadow of improbable origin - our own dark heart.

©2019 Amanda M. Lyons (P)2019 Amanda M. Lyons

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Good Collection of Gothic Stories

This was a great collection of unique horror stories. Encompasses a wide spectrum of tales and think that they all were at the same level. Didn’t find any that I really didn’t like. I will say that you have to like gothic style novels as the language and style are unique and can be a bit difficult to follow if you don’t pay full attention. The writing is done quite well and works perfectly to craft each story. I wouldn’t really call any of these stories really horror as I didn’t find any of them scary, although they were supernatural and haunting in nature. Be sure you realize that they are short stories, I had to restart the book after I finally realized they were short stories and wondered how I go to where I was.

The narrator has a really deep voice which coupled with his cadence, provided an almost sing-songy type narration. While this definitely is prose, the narrator’s telling of these stories almost makes it seem more like poetry. His narration was as unique as the stories being told and worked perfectly with the gothic style writing.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Excellent

This was a wide range of short stories that had me pleasantly surprised
From skin-walkers and giant squid to a extreme alice in wonderland tale for all the young at heart
A Great pick for narrater his voice fit perfectly
Highly recommended to any horror fan
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Not what I expected

The stories in this collection are a lot more erotic than I was expecting. I enjoyed the references to other popular tales even though they were taken to the extreme. Blood gore and sex. Reader beware.

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Short Stories!

'Sacrum Umbra' was a neat little selection of short form horror stories. As would be expected, some stood out as better than others but all of them made for an interesting listen. My only complaint is that the description didn't make clear that this was a collection of short stories so I was unpleasantly surprised when the first short ended abruptly and a new one started. But if you're looking for a horror collection, this one would do! Paul Burt does a good job of narration.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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a horrifying and erotica tale

or was very good and entertaining interesting erotic and excellent narration as well Thank you

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One of the BEST short story collections ever!!

Sometimes I get frustrated when I get a books filled with short stories. A lot of the time there will be one story I love, a few more that are just OK, and some that bore me to death!! These short stories are all so good. And they were actually creepy (maybe not scary for me because books and movies never actually make me feel scared...I might be a sociopath with no feeling or something lol). I also really liked the narrators voice. He definitely made the stories sound more creepy! I totally recommend!

This book was given to me at my request. (Thanx Paul!) I am providing a voluntary review <3

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The beauty of pain and forgiveness

No matter which chapter you are on and which life she is reliving for you. She tells a story as if she herself personally lived it. From A closeted lesbian to a man Who questions the woman he loves mental stability to an over eager new mother who can’t get her babies weight up, yet she is determined to despite the effects it may cause the baby. OK that is a lot of detail my point is this is a great book and I loved it

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Dark horror tales

Sacrum Umbra is a book.of dark gothic horror that will leave you questioning the shadows you are in the dark. The tales are graphic, creative and highly imaginative. The book is fast paced and well written. The deep rich voice of the narrator Paul Burt was perfect. I received this audio book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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  • RT
  • 09-04-19

Haunting

Well written and haunting stories with dark narration that aptly matched the tone of the varied stories. I particularly enjoyed "All That Remains" (Chapter 3) and "She Walks with Me" (Chapter 7).

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very weird gothic horror

very odd gothic horror. taking things to space, to wonderland, to many other strange places.

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  • 11-04-19

great book


In the dark heart of our imagination, and the haunted corners our past there are places we fear to tread.
loved this horror book