A Nice Mild-Horror Spooky Collection

4.25 out of 5 stars

The benefit (and I guess also can be a drawback) of an anthology like this is that you get different writing styles and certain common themes. Now, this stories obvious theme is “spooky” (so not super scary) which is right up my alley.  I love a good horror story – but the mental hurdles that a spooky story can make your mind run always interest me. I love short stories – so reading a collection of them always put a smile on my face.  Reading these in the days leading up to Halloween was probably one of the best things I could have done for myself.

I won’t go into any detail about any specific story, but know that some were better than others.  I don’t think any of them were bad, but some stories really stood out to me. I think the stories that felt a little outside of the box.  They didn’t include the typical Halloween/Spooky tropes (like black cats, witches, etc). Honestly, I don’t know why, but specifically the story about the tree (near the 30-40% mark I believe) was one that stuck in my head even as I read the others.

The glue that held all of this together was the narration by Brown.  He was able to give each story its own “vibe” without changing his voice or really doing anything different.  Obviously they were written by different authors – but each book felt different in narration style as well.  I don’t think he did anything specific to achieve this (but I could be wrong).

Overall, a great mild-horror collection of spooky stories that all centered around Autumn.  Many of them followed a similar pattern and others went rogue.  Some were really memorable but all of them were enjoyable.

Book Description:

The shadows grow long in the crisp autumn air, and soon, the summer will be a distant memory. In the dim light of a fading sun, the night has returned to reclaim its own.

From hayrides, corn mazes, Jekyll n Hyde, warped games, witches, demons, and death personified, Autumn Nights: 13 Spooky Fall Reads brings together the very best in chilling tales to hear under a harvest moon.

This audiobook is for those who get excited about Halloween and crisp fall weather (and yes, even pumpkin spice lattes). Are you the type to dream of windy nights and tumbling leaves even while summer days stretch on? Do you want scary bonfire stories with doses of humor and twists on classical tales? This collection is perfect for you.

These 13 plus one bonus spooky short stories originate from the talents of 14 impressive new and published authors. Each twisted tale glimmers with a different sinister face of autumn to bring new chills to your spine.

Autumn Nights: 13 Spooky Fall Reads by Alana Turner, Amanda Stockton, Cass Kim, Dixon Reuel, Edison T. Crux, Jacob Faust, K.A. Militimore, Mandy Lawson, Martin Shannon, Matthew Cesca, Meg Holeva, Nicolas Gram, S.M. Rose, Tara Jazdzewski
Narrator: Garrett Michael Brown
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
on October 22nd 2019
Genres: Horror
Format: Audiobook
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