Cold Sweats and Vignettes

Excellent execution in these short stories

4 out of 5

This is a collection of short stories written by John Bowen — I would say it was 2 horror and 2 science fiction stories.  The four stories don’t mesh together too well, but I promise that does not take away from the impact that this book has.

These stories did get my heart racing and scared me a from time to time.  The horror in them was well written and had the right impact upon being read by narrator Phil Mayes.  The science fiction stories were really unique and unlike other sci-fi that I’ve read.  One of them could have been a full novel, but the other was perfect as a short story.

The whole audiobook takes an hour to get through and is a great read for a short plane ride or over a few lunch breaks.

The narration and audio quality from narrator Phil Mayes were excellent and he added to the terror and suspense that Bowen wrote.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.




Experience 50 pages of spiiiiine-tingling supernatural terror and science fiiiiiction…

THE STEAL – A thief is hired by a collector to acquire an occult aaaaaartefact…
CRASH – A hard landing on an alien plaaaaaanet…
COLLISION – A world changing incident at the Laaaaaarge Hadron Collider…
THE FALL – A London gangster finds himself in a baaaaaad situation….




John Bowen lives in the UK. When not playing video games, catching up on movies, going to the gym, and enjoying time with his wife and children he occasionally finds time to write…

His debut novel ‘Where the Dead Walk’ is an Amazon Kindle Store Top 100 Bestseller, and his second novel ‘Vessel’ a #1 Bestseller in Kindle Thriller and Mystery.

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