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Sinister Sentiments

A Horror Story Collection
By: K.C. Finn
Narrated by: Paul Burt
Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
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Ten sinister tales to delight the darkest of minds.

Psychological, speculative, and truly thrilling, Sinister Sentiments brings together the best horror and thriller works of K.C. Finn, contributor to the best-selling horror collection Dark Light Four. This edition contains stories from the realms of steampunk, post-apocalyptic, historical, and contemporary horror, plus two exclusive sneak previews of full-length works due for release in 2015.

Whilst there is no explicit content, this volume does contain gore and disturbing situations which may not be suitable for listeners under the age of 14. Parental discretion is advised.

Contemporary Horror:

"The Maybe Man"

"Being Frank"

"The Demon’s in the Details"

"The Damned Bus"

Historical Horror:

"The Ghost of a Melody"

"The Glassman’s Promise"

"The S Word"

Steampunk Horror:

"Weather Vain"

"Galileo’s Mistake"

"The Bleeding of the Thief"

Post-Apocalyptic Horror:

"Delilah’s Birth"

"The Day the World Ended"

©2014 Kimberley Finn (P)2019 Kimberley Finn

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Weird and Creepy More Than Sinister Horror

I love horror anthologies and usually love collections of horror short stories. Usually collections are a mixed bag of good and bad, but that is the nature of collections. Each person likes different things and usually won’t like them all. I really enjoyed the first few stories, but thought that as the book progressed the stories drifted off into the more bizarre and didn’t necessarily fit into the horror genre. Eventually they were just strange tales that didn’t always resonate with me. I will definitely give this another go as sometimes I need to listen to books more than once for them to click with me.

Really enjoyed the narration of Paul Burt. His character voices and narration really made the stories much more interesting. He seemed to vary his voices between each story often making me check if there was more than one narrator. Burt’s narration is alone worth checking these creepy tales out.

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

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  • timj26
  • ontario canada
  • 10-03-19

Sinister

Fans of cozy horror will love this
My top picks are
Being frank Frankenstein is looking for work
The damned bus some things are to good to be true
The bleeding of the thief a rescued slave finds himself in a slightly better situation
Delilahs birth a soldier is rebuilt
Excellent narration from Paul Burt he really brings the stories to life
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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  • Brian
  • ANN ARBOR, MI
  • 11-02-19

Interesting Set of Stories

This is an interesting set of short horror stories in a varied set of categories which keeps it entertaining and exciting. There aren't too many stand outs, but none of them are stinkers so it's a pretty level collection. Things aren't too over the top either, so there's an emphasis on feeling and creepiness rather than visceral horror. The narration is solid as well.

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A great collection of short stories well written with good narration, Sinister Sentiments was well worth listening to. Five stars for overall, performance, and story.

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sinister stories

very good book entertaining and well narrated as well. Excellent storytelling and interesting. Thank you

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Creepy stories!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

There are several really enjoyable creepy stories in this one! Very nice variety included. I enjoyed the length of the stories. Enough to give you a bit of a thrill, and leaving you mostly to your own conclusions.

I enjoyed the narration on this one a great deal. The voice was perfectly suited for stories of macabre.

I'm interested in hearing more from the next book sampled at the ending. Over all very enjoyable!

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Great scary stories for a road trip!

I listed to this audiobook during a road trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. At one point, I skipped a rest stop just so I can hear the end of an engaging story!

Also the narrator does a great job! He really draws you in.

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Imaginative, varied, creepy

The narrator made these stories come to life. He had a wonderful range of distinct voices and accents that each added to the dark mood of each of the stories. (One gripe: I wished that he wouldn't pronounce "horror" with just one syllable!) Speaking of the stories, they were interesting snippets that explored different dark themes, and they weren't so much scary as weird and maybe also macabre.

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A very fun horror collection

**I received a code for this audiobook for free, in exchange for my own honest review**

This was a very fun horror story collection. Interesting and diverse stories playing with different ideas. I think the first story of the Maybe Man was probably my favourite of the batch.
The Narration by Paul Burt was pretty great. My only complaint is that in some stories, like the Frankenstein one, the Narration can get in the way of enjoying the story; by overly characterizing the Narrator for that First Person POV story. A little toning down in parts would go a long way to changing a 4 star to 5 star for Narrating style.

Would gladly recommend this to people to listen to. However, some people might get turned off before the story begins. That heavily characterizing for the introduction was VERY HEAVY, so please tone that down for future endeavors.

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Hit and miss

At my request, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Maybe my hopes were too high. Being a horror fanatic and this being a horror collection, I expected most of the stories to be horrific, or at least somewhat scary. What I found, at least in my opinion, was a collection of stories that were more strange than anything. Sort of twilight zone..maybe? Don’t get my wrong, I really enjoyed a few of them, but most of them just left me more confused than anything. A couple of times I had to pause and back up to listen again because I wasn’t exactly sure what was going on. The point seemed lost. The narrator’s voice was pretty distracting too. Maybe I would’ve liked it more if the stories were told in another voice. There seemed to be quite a bit of suspense within a lot of the chapters, but when the much awaited moment came I was sort of let down. I’m still not totally sure what I listened to.

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  • thebighj
  • 11-19-19

A really great mix for the horror genre

really enjoyed the collection
some very memorable stories
looking forward to more!
Well read by Paul Rudd though a little distracting at times was a great match with the stories.
some dark and brooding, some thriller and even some dark humour.
great for listening, easy to listen in big chunks as well as small doses. some feel like small parts of big worlds and others self contained.
I've been on and off listening for about a month and some stories still stick with me.
would deffo recommend for easy listening horror....if that's a thing I think K.C.Finn might have invented it

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  • Selina ryles
  • 11-03-19

A great variety of chilling tales

First of all I have to say that the cover immediately grabbed my attention. The stories are the perfect length to listen to in bite size sittings . There is a brilliant variety with each story being unique . My personal favourite was 'the damned bus' I dont want to spoil it for anybody though. I think there is something in this collection that will appeal to all readers and it's the perfect time over the halloween season to listen. I was given this book by the author/narrator in return for an honest and unbiased review

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  • Alex Wight
  • 10-23-19

A wonderfully chilling collection

There is a great variety in the stories brought together in this collection; all with a suitable spine-tingling theme for the time of year (I write in October, so Halloween is everywhere right now).

From futuristic to freed slaves, to the twisting of fate around their feet - every character we meet faces their own, very different challenges within their very own world. I would be hard pressed to choose a particular favourite, as each one does stand on its own merits, though Being Frank, Demon's in the Details, Glassman's Promise and Bleeding of the Thief were among my favourites; and I'd be interested to find out what happens next to Lorelai, in Fallow Heart.

The narrator does a splendid job of bringing to life the range of characters we encounter, keeping each one recognisable and individual. Some of his voices were enough to bring a chill, all on their own. If you listen to a lot of audiobooks, you'll no doubt have come across those occasions where a reader's delivery of a certain word strikes you as odd - but there's no reoccurring word in here to cause a jolt every few minutes. In fact, the reading flows so smoothly, I found my commute sailing by.

In summary: if you like horror and are looking for something fresh, I heartily recommend you give Sinister Sentiments a listen. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Helen
  • 10-21-19

fab book

Ten sinister tales to delight the darkest of minds.
fab horror story lots of short story