• The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

  • Stories
  • By: Laird Barron
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 30-01-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.3 (4 ratings)

Summary

Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron's stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year's best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards. Barron returns with his third collection, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. Collecting interlinking tales of sublime cosmic horror, including "Blackwood's Baby", "The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven", and "The Men from Porlock", The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All delivers enough spine-chilling horror to satisfy even the most jaded reader.
©2013 Laird Barron (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Heisenberg on 08-02-18

Lyrical writing and beautiful narration

An interesting collection of short stories, written in beautiful, lyrical prose, and also wonderfully narrated. However, I found the stories themselves slightly hit and miss. Some were very good (Redfield Girls and Blackwood's baby) and others not so. With several, I finished the story and was left thinking "oh, is that it." I will listen to more from the author, but, having read other, very positive reviews for this title, had hoped for something better here.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Yves Tourigny on 04-02-18

A match made in... well...

There’s could be no better reader for this excellent collection than Ray Porter. Barron is at the top of his game here, and hits every story out of the park. Porter renders them all distinctly and memorably. Turns out that the beautiful thing that awaited us all was this audiobook.

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4 out of 5 stars
By ArcaneBard on 23-04-18

Pretty Good

All the stories are beautifully told and well written, very good but not quite mind-blowing. However, I absolutely adored "Vastation".

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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