Let the Old Dreams Die

  • by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Marlaine Delargy - translator
  • Narrated by Leighton Pugh, Saul Reichlin, Maggie Mash
  • 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A collection of spine-tingling short stories, including the sequel to the international best seller Let the Right One In.
Whatever happened to Oskar and Eli? And what became of the beleaguered families in Handling the Undead? Find out in Let the Old Dreams Die.
In other tales from this collection, a woman finds a dead body and decides to keep it for herself, a customs officer has a mysterious gift that enables her to see what others hide, and a man believes he knows how to deceive death.
These are the stories of John Ajvide Lindqvist's rich imagination. They are about love and death, and what we do when the two collide and the monsters emerge.

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What the Critics Say

"A compelling voice, a simply brilliant collection from one of the horror genre's best living authors." (British Fantasy Society)
"An example of some of the finest short horror fiction you'll find today." (Reader Dad)
"Lindqvist has let loose a wayward brood of stories to enthral, unsettle, intrigue and, yes indeed, sometimes scare the living bejeezus out of us." (This is Horror)

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Customer Reviews

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In short brilliant

Loved this book, genuinely surprised how much I enjoyed this. Addictive listening and cannot wait to read more from this author. Performance was also captivating.
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- barry

Very weird and unreal though more strange than impossible

Let the old dreams die explores the weird and the fantastic. The unreal and the off the wall. The stories here collected are essentially fantasy played out by characters instantly recognizable who are not necessarily what they appear to be. There are animals, illusions and mythical beings in this book and some very odd circumstances which leave you wondering what really happened. It's a good collection for people who like to explore the realms outside normality and the unexpected. weird is what they are as I've said. Generally the narative is very good though one narator is not quite as good as the other two. All of them are told with feeling so taht you feel as if you are there. The stories are connected to one another in terms of location and all take place in Sweden as will be apparentl from the nationality of the author. Overall a good read for anyone who likes a short weird tale.
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- Rose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-09-2013
  • Publisher: Quercus