Small Town Terrors

Narrated by: Katrina Medina
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A carefully crafted collection of short stories derived from the urban legends of small-town America. Each fictional supernatural thriller inside was made to get your heart racing and question whether they were in fact stories or something far more sinister.

©2019 Roger Alderman (P)2019 Roger Alderman

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Twisted

A wonderful mix of horror shorts From a deadly game of hide and seek to ghosts needing help crossing over there wasn’t a dud in the bunch Well narrated and the perfect length for a Sunday drive in the country I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Well Written Collection

I sure do enjoy a collection of short horror stories and 'Small Town Terrors' didn't disappoint. Each one delivers a unique impact and I enjoyed them all in different ways. Katrina Medina gives a good performance and breathes life into the respective characters. If you enjoy horror collections, give this one a shot! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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I wasn't impressed

I can't say I was impressed with this book at all. It is a compilation of short stories that I didn't find even spooky let alone a terror. I was really looking forward to something spooky at least but it took me quite a few listens to even get through the 2 hours and 5 min. I was given this book for an unbiased review

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3.5* - strange tales

I enjoyed this audiobook because the ideas for the stories were creepy and bizarre. I think my two favourites were 'Bus Ride' and 'Dinner Time'. All of the stories were well-written - I don't recall pausing at any time to wish that the author had used an editor. Seems like a minor thing, but a poorly edited book is a crime (given the effort required to produce an audiobook). The only reason why I didn't give a higher rating for the story is that they seemed to have 'meh' endings; I hoped to hear a good hook or twist at the end of (at least some) of the stories, but I was able to predict the endings fairly accurately. They weren't bad endings, it's just that they were 'ah, yes, okay' endings instead of 'jeebers, did NOT see that one coming' endings. One of the unifying themes of the book was the small-town setting. I like it when authors provide continuity with their short stories - sometimes, when the assortment of short stories is random, I feel a sense of disconnection after each story. Even with this tenuous link (the small-town theme), I felt less of that disconnection. It's somewhat important to me, since I typically listen to several stories in one sitting. I really enjoyed the narrators speaking voice (although I increased playback speed to 1.25x to suit my preferences). Like many audiobook narrators, the other-gender dialogue voices (in this case, male character voices) didn't resonate with me at all. She's a good story-teller, though, so I can see why other reviewers gave her a full five stars. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Unbelievably disturbing.

These stories are fabulous, if you like that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach after listening. Definitely a talented author and amazing narrator. She captured the terror and pain in her characters. These short stories bring up memories of the Twilight Zone or Outer Limits. Some of those used to leave me feeling a little unwell too. Love it! I wish some were longer as they could be more than shorts! I will definitely be checking out books by this author again, as well as by the narrator. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Dark & Twisted & Horrific

This is definitely a dark, twisted and horrific collection of horror stories. If you remember Tales from the Crypt and enjoyed it then you will thoroughly enjoy this collection. I wouldn't say that these stories kept me up after listening to them but they do linger and makes you wonder why you enjoy such stories, and most certainly not a town I would want to be anywhere near. The stories are well written and will keep you listening wondering what the next horror will be. The narration was well done with my only complaint being that at times the narrator's voice goes a bit distant. It doesn't really take away from the story but doesn't help it either. Katrina Medina is very talented with giving the many characters their own voices and emotions. She really helps the stories to come "alive" for the listener. A collection worthy of any horror fan. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A collection of short stories

Small Town Terrors.. Some great some not so great, but that is what you get with collections . On balance far more good and just a few off course. A good read for lovers of shorts. I was given a free copy of this audio book at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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Delightful range of gore!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This book is not for the faint of heart! Full of horror and gore. Great variety of short stories keep you interested. Like a grown up version of scary stories to tale in the dark. Very fun listen. A couple of the stories left me absolutely giddy. Narrator was very pleasant to listen to. Very good flow. Would recomend to lovers of such things as tales from the dark side, and twilight zone. very good!

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Solid Performance of a Decently Creepy Collection

Small Town Terrors was a decently creepy collection with varied stories and different kinds of horror from the quiet to the loud. Each story was short and fairly minimalist but at the same time able to provide enough of a structure to make it hit hard and feel something. I don't really have a favorite as they were all fairly even without any holding the collection back. The narration was great and definitely enhanced the experience. With short stories such as these that definitely helps as the voice adds more personality, drama, and terror to the story than can be done solely through writing. I received the review code for this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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Scary

Good collection of weird and frightening tales. You’ll squirm and lock your doors. You won’t want to listen alone.

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