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Publisher's Summary

This year's stories are by an award-nominated author of horror and suspense. Two of the stories are novellas. Hear dark tales of terror and intrigue from an alien child left on an Earth overrun by zombie cannibals to the first killer in all the world, Cain, the murderer of Abel, his brother. This is a worthy addition to the ongoing yearly series of Sinister, these eight tales will make your dreams restless.

©2015 Billie Sue Mosiman (P)2016 Billie Sue Mosiman

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Short but entertaining

A short but entertaining audiobook, containing an interesting collection of horror stories. Demons, aliens, hit men, and just down right bad men show up in these short stories; there is even a novel retelling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel. The narration is great, he has a pleasing voice that creates tension and excitement at the appropriate points in the story. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast

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Eight fascinating stories

This is a book of eight very different short stories. The stories range from zombies to the story of Cain and Abel. Somehow the author gives the stories A great sense of cohesiveness. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading. I received this book at no cost to me from the author narrator or publisher for a honest review

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Different

I enjoyed listening to this book especially with Joe Hempel’s narration. Some of the stories I liked but not all are horror some are sy-fi. It contains robots, aliens and zombies. Overall good and different listen for short stories. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Thank you!

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Some good some not so good horror

Some good gems mixed in with some that just weren't my cup
Of tea. The narration was good. Listened optimum at 1.25 speed. Will look for more by both the author and narrator as it was a promising introduction to both. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review

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Review of Sinister Tales of Dread 2015

The story based on Cain and Abel was captivating. Excellent collection of stories. Well-read.

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Average collection of short stories

I was rather disappointed by this short story collection. A couple of the stories were reasonably interesting, but the rest were boring and not really frightening or scary at all.

Joe Hempel is a narrator I quite like overall and he did his best to bring out the best of the stories contained in this collection, and I think he succeeded with that quite well.

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

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  • Reg
  • McKinney, TX
  • 02-13-18

Short But Not Sweet

There are a few stories here that I rather enjoyed. The most finely detailed was, of course, the story of Cain. Have you ever wondered what lead him to kill his brother and what happened to him after he was driven from his home to wander the earth? I also enjoyed the story of the little girl who finds a friend who has the same insatiable hunger as she. There was an entertaining one about a demon with too little imagination. I was thinking that the 'devouring' parts in The Devouring weren't that interesting and then...well, you'll have to read it to see.

Joe Hempel didn't bring as much to this listen as I'm used to him doing. Usually, for me, he is the main reason I listen to the book but in this one he was just OK. I listened on 1.5 speed.

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Sinister

Well,these tales were interesting and more sci-fi fi than sinister.They were good, not great.Joe Hempel narrates perfectly though.I was provided this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.

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Boring

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I thought the stories were boring and uninteresting. The only good thing about this audiobook was Joe Hempel. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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Not for me

This audiobook was not for me. I had expected horror stories, but instead got some weird sci-fi stories and few very odd horror-ish stories.

Unfortunately, none of these short stories stuck with me, and a few I skimmed over because I did not find them particularly interesting.

The narration was decent, but nothing extraordinary.

I hate giving poor reviews, but I just can't get above 2 stars on this one.

This audiobook was given to me for free from Audioboom in exchange for an honest review.