Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature

Narrated by: Anneliese Rennie
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tonia Brown brings you three tales of terror from the wild outdoors.

"Hissy Fit": Poor Steven falls into a snake pit and tries not to panic. To his dismay, the situation gets weird when the snakes start calling him by name.

"Mrs. Trillby's Garden": Kids have gone missing all over a small town. But that won't stop this trio of boys from seeking some late night summer fun by sneaking into the local witch's garden. Once they're in, they might have some trouble getting back out.

"Waste Not, Want Not": A backwoods roadkill connoisseur comes across an almost perfect deer carcass. She thinks she's getting a free meal, but will she become the dinner instead of the diner?

©2013 Tonia Brown (P)2017 Tonia Brown

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Short and Fun Listen

I grew up reading and watching Goosebumps as well as Nick's Are you Afraid of the Dark. I still watch them from time to time even though they are meant for children. The first two stories would have made a perfect episode for either show. The third story probably was a bit much for the young crowd but was still a good story. Listening to these stories brought me back a bit and I really enjoyed it.
The narrator did a great job and you could tell she was enjoying doing the reading. She read it almost as if she was a teacher reading a book out loud to her students.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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So Fun!

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"Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature" was a short and fun listening experience. Sometimes I like my horror genre content to be a bit kooky and this collection definitely satisfied that itch for me. All three stories are truly strange and somewhat funny, the last one being my favorite among them. I would recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys short form horror with a side of silly weirdness!

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

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An enjoyable collection of (very) short stories

This collection of three tales straddles the line of kiddy spook tales and mature storytelling. In at least 2 of the tales, I think the execution and resolution places the foot firmly down on the side of mature (and not mature as in X rated, just good, solid storytelling).

Hissy Fit, the first story, was also the least-enjoyable for me. While it was well-written and somewhat suspenseful, once the suspense was over, it was extremely predictable and cheesy. The worst is how even then, the author felt the need to spell out what was right in front of our eyes. Then repeat it. Again. And again.

Mrs. Trillby's Garden was next up, and I found it enjoyable. The 3 characters kept getting jumbled in my mind, but in the end, I don't think it mattered much who was who (though I do appreciate that the author wanted to flesh them out a bit). You could sort of guess where the tale was going, but Brown executed extremely well in my opinion and even threw in a surprise I wasn't expecting.

The last tale, Waste Not, Want Not, started out awkward (to me), but got fairly entertaining once things really got rolling. I found the descriptions of the "battle" amusing and the ending actually surprised me (though I should have expected it).

The narrator excelled at reading character dialogue and voices. If I had a complaint, it would be that she lapsed into a sort of lofty/airy cadence during some of the rest. I kept picturing the flight attendants that read off the airline's required (boring) text during takeoff. Which is odd, because the stories were good enough not to need random inflections to liven them up!

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Overall, a good little collection of works. All were short and to the point, and, perhaps with the exception of Hissy Fit, didn't feel any worse for it.

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Fun suspenseful book

My preteen daughter listened to this and she really liked it and she thought that it was a good listen for her age group. Not quite horror, but it is a little scary, just perfect for younger readers.

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The reader is bad!!! I couldn't listen past the intro. So I can't really rate the stories.

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3 spooky short stories you’ll enjoy

I really enjoyed these short stories. They all have a spooky dark vibe about them with a twist ending. They have a definite Ray Bradbury feel and I make the comparison as a compliment.

I’d definitely like to read more from this author.

The story about the kids in the garden had a bit of a Stephen King, stand by me kind of feel in the beginning. I wasn’t expecting it to end the way it did, was a pleasant surprise.

The reading is very well done, dramatic without being melodramatic. Sound levels were fine which is a big deal. It was recorded better than many other audiobooks I’ve listened to.











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A short taste of horror

What made the experience of listening to Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature the most enjoyable?

Short and sweet made for an enjoyable listen.

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This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed these short stories very much. As the reader started talking, I thought there was no way I could listen to her voice, but when she started the stories, she did well.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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Three Eerie Stories of Unnatural Nature

I really enjoyed the originality of these three stories. They were creepy and good and had character. Tonia Brown was very clever to write these. My two favorites were the second two, 'Mrs. Trillby's Garden' and 'Waste Not, Want Not.' I hope the author writes more stories in this vein. Very good.

Anneliese Rennie's performance was terrific. Her voice fit each character of each story. For her voice, my favorite was the last story with her country accent. This was an overall fun and strange listen.

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

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FUN

There are 3 short stories. It was fun listen that can be enjoyed by all ages as many horrors cannot. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 03-15-20

A bit of parcel tongue Shenanigans and more

The book descriptions pretty well pin down the three different tales. On the whole, I have to say that the stories aren't half bad, but my favorite was the Waste Not, Want Not story. I've never had roadkill stew, but I know a few friends that subsisted on the stuff when I was younger, and this story made me think of them. Thus, the creep factor was a bit more amplified than normal. Each story is well written and reminds me of another female horror, Roma Gray, who has some really cool stuff of her own. So, needless to say, I enjoyed the book. It was a nice little hour and a half distraction. That said, the stories were only amplified by the incredible narration done by Anneliese Rennie. I got this book solely because she narrated it, and I am glad that I did. her talents really amped up the tales and made what could have been a passable distraction into a creepy-crawly crunch of chills. She definitely brings in the goosebumps and makes you glad that you can listen with the lights on. On occasion, I will say that a narrator elevates a story from good to great, and in this case, she takes us from the ground floor all the way to the fiftieth level! Get this audiobook if you like some good chills performed by an incredible narrator. Then if you are wise, check out some of Rennie's other books, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. As for me, I'm going to check a little more into Tonia Brown and see what else that pen of hers has come up with. I'm pretty excited to see what other twisted stuff she came up with.