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Sacrum Umbra

The Gothic Horror of Amanda M. Lyons
Narrated by: Paul Burt
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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  • timj26
  • ontario canada
  • 08-11-19

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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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
  • Irvine, CA, United States
  • 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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Excellent

I’ve listened to and read so many collections of short stories but this is definitely one of the best.
The first 3 stories were the best. The shaman story was my favorite. I wish I could remember the names of all of the stories.
I will be looking for more by this author. I loved the originality. It felt like everything was a new concept even with well known stories.
The narrator, Paul Burt’s voice reminded me of Colman Domingo. He did an excellent job.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

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