Find out why Stephen King (who wrote the introduction) has called Matheson one of his favorite writers.
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By jason on 31-08-12
brilliant and timeless
this is a must for any horror or quirky twilight zone fans.Must admit i only downloaded because of the intro from Stephen King but so glad i did really enjoyed this collection of short stories.Highly recommended
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Daniel on 09-08-12
Great stories, well read
These stories are full of rage and horror. A story about a house that has absorbed a man's lifetime of anger; a story about a man who systematically provokes hatred and violence among neighbours for no apparent reason; a story about a writer so full of self-loathing and despair that he ceases to exist; a story about a tie salesman for whom other people are a perpetual hell of sound and slime. These stories are the essence of their author. Someone who understands human darkness very well.
They are, I believe, chronlogically ordered and so there is some variation in quality. Some readers are better than others but in general they are excellent. Conrad John Schuck may be an acquired taste...but I have come to like him best - especially reading "Wet Straw".
I think anyone who wants to understand modern horror writing should give this a chance and listen to every story carefully.
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By Skeezix on 01-07-09
An Excellent Collection
I've listened to numerous short story horror collections through
Audible and have to say that this is one of the finest. Unlike many other collections which tend to meander, wandering in and out of the horror genre, Mr Matheson's writing is pure terror; bold, original (even against contemporary authors) and, to quote Mr. King's introduction, 'unrelenting'. From the opening tale Matheson puts you on the edge of your seat and then never gives you a moments' rest! Well narrated, nice clear recording.
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By Slothflyer on 02-07-12
dark fantasy, but some of the stories are recycled
Is there anything you would change about this book?
I would rerecord any narrations by Yuri Rasovsky. Many of the stories were recycled from the short stories in the I Am Leged collection.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The stories were so dark, I have listened to many Richard Matheson Stories, but these are easily the darkest and angriest
What three words best describe the narrators???s voice?
spitty slobbery gross
Was Nightmare at 20,000 Feet worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
I love Richard Matheson's writing, but this compilation just seemed lazy.
11 of 16 people found this review helpful