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Publisher's Summary

“A profound darkness radiates from this book, yet each whisper conveys an unnatural beauty. Crina has woven a surreal think piece on the soul of horror.” (Felix Blackwell, author of In the Devil's Dreams)

Nightmares and creatures,
Trapped individuals,
Childhood ghosts,
Drops of rain, drops of blood,
Stars and snowflakes,
Trees, and roots, and birds, and flames,
Life, Death, and ultimately, Light. 

These short, dark stories
will captivate the heart and imagination.
Hauntings might occur.
You have been warned. 

Front cover art by Vanessa Tavares
Text and cover design by Crina-Ludmila Cristea

©2019 Crina-Ludmila Cristea (P)2019 Crina-Ludmila Cristea

What listeners say about Whispers and Other Strange Stories

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Twisted

I found the stories to be dark, twisted and inspiring. severally stories left me wanting to grab a pen and paper and write my own story.

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Some gems, but a lot of oddballs as well

This is an oddball collection of tales. While many were good, there were quite a few that didn't make much sense to me (I even backed up a few times to re-listen to the conclusion of 2 of the stories to no avail). That, plus random psychotic violence left me wondering if the author is more about crazy than interesting/creepy.

The narration was acceptable, but the production had some issues. The reader sounded like he had wet sticky lips as you could hear audible smacking and tongue clicking at times -- I found it pretty distracting. Also, when a story ended, a new one began in nearly the same breath. There was no noticeable pause or dramatic music to segue, just last sentence of one story, then title of the next as if they were read from the same paragraph.

Overall, not a bad listen. The stories kept the attention even when they didn't make a lot of sense. Unsure it's worth a credit, but for 5 bucks or less, it's a good filler.

I was provided this audiobook free of charge in exchange for my review.

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Insanely Weird

Felt I was listening to a Twilight Zone stories rather than true horror. Felt like they were more like dreams but still interesting short listen (maybe if stories were longer and more detailed). I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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An interesting collection but not for everyone.

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

Disclaimer: My scores might seem a bit low for this one because I'm honestly not sure how to rank it given I'm absolutely outside the target audience and it's hard to subjectively judge something that's clearly written in a style you dislike.

That said, I'm fairly sure a reader's opinion of this collection can be accurately predicted with a single question:

"Do you read and enjoy /r/nosleep on reddit?"

Personally, I don't. It's nothing about the quality of the stories posted there, but rather some very specific narrative tropes they seem to orbit around. There's a first person protagonist who relates something spooky that happened to them to the listener in first person, very few named characters, and a real lack of plot resolution. All three of these are fine in moderation when used to support a larger story (Poe and Lovecraft were particularly proficient at using this setup to great effect) but to me they just come off as embryonic versions of what should be longer stories with more fleshed-out characters.

The reason I mention this in detail is because I'm fairly sure anyone who doesn't subscribe to that line of criticism will have a blast with this anthology since almost every piece in it follows the aforementioned pattern and there's little repetition in themes otherwise. These are quick, spooky skeleton-popped-out stories that get straight to the point and end quickly and if those are your thing you'll find a lot to like here.

My one major criticism here isn't of the stories themselves, but the narration. The narrator never seems to take a breath and this can be quite jarring when a story ends only to be followed by the name and first sentence of the next story in the span of under 5 seconds.

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They call this horror?

They should find a new name for something worse than whore that’s what this book was I couldn’t listen in the dark maybe you can if you love horror get this book.

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Lacking good Narration

The stories in this book are fantastic. They had me at the edge of my seat by the build up, but the narrators approach threw the whole experience off for me. Kudos to the author for the magnificent work though!

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Interesting short stories from a talented Author

Overall 3.75

This is a collection of short (horror and Intriguing) stories. Some of the stories were really interesting and creepy and left me wanting for more. I really wish that they were slightly longer (but then they wouldn't be short :-)). However there were a few that sounded too random and I am not able to fully comprehend them (yet) - may be another listen would help.

Narrator was good and expressive, however I felt that the pauses between the chapters could have been longer. Sometimes it was difficult to distinguish between stories.

Overall an interesting listen. I liked the author's (Crina's) writing style and would look forward to read/listen more of her work.

** Disclaimer: I got the free copy from the author for an honest review **

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Great stories

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These were great short stories, just in time for halloween. Overall, I did enjoy most.. Some, I sort of got lost in.. but others had shivers down the spine.

Great short reads.

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A fun, creepy read

I would call this collection campfire stories for adults. They were short, creepy (and sometimes disturbing) pieces that got me in the Halloween spirit. Overall, I would give this collection 3.5 stars, but I always like to round up because shorting someone half a star hardly seems fair.

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  • vas.y
  • 01-04-20

Memorable

This is a bargain. I got to listen 12 amazing stories for the price of one.

It was quite easy to listen to, and for one who does not explore the audiobook world too often, I got to say that this one does open the appetite.

I felt some of the stories should have been explored in their own books like:
'Toward the Dark', 'Stars and Snowflakes', 'The Perfume Shop' and 'Pricolici'. Or maybe this is just my mind trying to grab desperately onto something that could keep these stories alive (same as you do when your favourite show is nearing its end).

As a more thorough analysis, the author, being a female, does 'use' male protagonists in most of these lovely stories, and it does this really well (I am a male, and felt like she was lurking through my mind). Also, most of the protagonists she employs in these short stories are 'the good guy/girl', but it turns out that this 'tree' has some 'bad apples' too. So expect the unexpected, you might end up liking a character who will end up being a murderer, and not by mere accident, but rather repeatedly and with intention, to be revealed to you once you're too far gone down the 'love the character lane'.

The narrator did an awesome job. I had read this book a few weeks ago so I didn't expect to still be scared while listening to it these weeks later, but I was. It's quite memorable.

Good lines that still bleed through my mind: "the wood bitten by the jaws of time"and "Time has a funny way of passing through here".

I would classify these stories as pertaining to the erotic, horror and mystery realms.

I do recommend this book, especially if you do look for a quick, but at the same time, pleasureful listen.


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  • Alexander Daniel Dowdall
  • 10-31-19

Bluring the lines between dreams and reality.

With a varied mixture of gothic urban dreamscapes and wilderness filled with mysticism, Wispers and Other Strange Stories is a wonderful collection of provocative tales, that circumvent the boundaries between the conscious and subconscious mind, leaving the reader questioning what is real and what is nightmarish fantasy?

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  • Alun Seymour
  • 10-27-19

A creepy campfire classic

Don’t listen to these stories on your own in the dark! A wonderful collection of eerie and spine tingling short stories.
Stars and snowflakes was my instant favourite in this collection. Surreal and spooky. Just as it should be. We’ve all heard someone shouting out for help. But what happens if we dare to investigate? Listen and you’ll find out.