Scary Stories Audio Collection

Narrated by: George Irving
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!

Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death - they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories, collected and retold by folklorist Alvin Schwartz. Brought to spine-tingling, flesh-crawling life by acclaimed Broadway actor (and master ghoul) George S. Irving, these horrific tales are guaranteed to raise goosebumps. Let the faint of heart beware. 

Pull up a chair, find a hand to hold, and prepare to be horrified. 

Includes: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3.

©2019 Alvin Schwartz (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Description not accurate

The description of this book says you were getting the complete 3 book audio collection. This is most certainly not the case as I'm sure others who grew up reading these books as children have noticed. Not only are their stories missing, but some of the really good ones are missing. The description of this book should say you are getting select stories from the collection, not the complete collection. The stories included are amazing as always, and the narrator was great. However, if you are planning on purchasing this book under the guise that you are getting every story in each of the 3 books, do not purchase.... it is not the case.

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Fun, but not Complete...

I grew up being scared to death of some of these stories. Far, far into adulthood now, they're pretty tame. Still, I enjoyed listening through this collection. I had a cassette of some of these performances when I was a kid, and it was nice to hear those again, plus the stories missing from that tape. However, this collection is NOT complete, because one of my favorite stories "The Wendigo" is missing. This story was based off not only the legend, but a novella written by English author Arthur Machen at the end of the 19th century (which is available on audio as well and worth listening to, if you, like me, are missing the inclusion of this story). Otherwise, I didn't notice any of the stories I remembered best missing from this collection. Overall, I thought George Irving's performances were great, and the stories were as I remember, except not scary anymore. Nice memories though!

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A great listen for Halloween season or whenever the spirit gets you.

I have read Schwartz’s collections of Scary Stories before, but listening to George Erving narrating them blew me away. The first collection was slightly abridged—not all stories were included in the original book—but the othe other two collections were delightfully frightful to listen to. I hope to watch the Scary Stories movie someday to compare it with this frightening collection of Schwartz’s tales.

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We really had fun!

My granddaughter and I had a lot of fun listening to this book during physical distancing. We giggled a lot during some of his sound effects and would add to the stories at times.

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It's a wonderful (dark) world!

George S. Irving was a legend of being a famous, award-winning comedian and actor! The narration and the music fit together! In More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the music was written and played with Korg M1, and when I purchased Korg M1, because of the harp from Tales of Phantasia for the SNES, the instruments from the audiobook were included, like the Waterphone from "Somebody Fell from Aloft". By the way, my favorite stories so far were "The Cat in a Shopping Bag" and "Clinkity-Clink". The narrations in the two stories cracked me up with his witty, humorous voice! The story that freaked me out was "Harold". That kept millions of children awake, because of what happened. The one thing that traumatized little kids was "The Dream", because of that woman. Ugh! But still, wonderful audiobook, yet frightening illustrations! I even watched the movie version of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Congratulations, Guillermo del Toro! You are the new H.R. Giger; I am now blind!

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Nostalgia at its finest!

I used to listen to the tapes of these books when I was a kid and I loved them. I've been looking for an audible version for some time now and luckily the movie inspired this release. A credit would feel like a waste for one book but to include all three makes it worth it. Awesome narration and truly the best way to consume these books!

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Not what I remembered

When I was in grade school I remember picking this book up for the first time, and thinking it was super spooky. The illustrations in it were AMAZING and made you scared. I however felt it to be a little lack luster. Once going back to this book after watching the movie that came out this year am afraid to say that I was highly disappointed. The narration seemed to be highly annoying, I couldn't get into the stories because of the narrator's over acting. It left me with a headache that lasted all day.

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Very disappointed

I was expecting this to give me the chills as I grew up with these stories. Unfortunately the narrating, was setting a very different tone for this book. I will be looking forward to getting the actual paperback set so I can relive these well written stories, something else that made the book was its imagery, which would not be a part of audible. So I think that is another factor.

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scary stories are awesome

I absolutely loved this book. took me back to my childhood when these book were in my school library.

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great fun

aweaome great fun for all ages. especially sitting around a camp fire. loved these books when i was a kids.