Don't breathe. Don't move. Don't make a sound. And whatever you do, don't trust a soul. Because in this thrilling collection of heart-stopping original stories, anyone can be a villain, and no one is who - or what - he or she seems. From 13 masters of adult and young-adult thriller writing, including six New York Times best-selling authors, here are stories guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and up all night.
Edited by best-selling author R. L. Stine, and read by a talented cast of narrators, Fear contains 13 stories of suspense and horror by Meg Cabot, Heather Brewer, Jennifer Allison, Ryan Brown, Alane Ferguson, Heather Graham, Peg Kehret, Tim Maleeny, James Rollins, Walter Sorrells, Suzanne Weyn, and F. Paul Wilson.
©2010 R.L. Stine (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
First off, I should make it clear that this is aimed more at teenage listeners than adults, as I wasn't clear on that when I downloaded it - although maybe I should have guessed it when R.L Stine's name came up. I love horror short stories though so I gave it a try. Also many of the stories are thrillers rather than horror, although if I'm honest there's also a fair bit of sci-fi and superhero-esque fantasy in there as well. From an adult point of view, there's precious little horror to be had here, and the quality of some of the stories is pretty low - I was particularly disappointed by Stine and Heather Graham's entries, which were neither particularly original or interesting, and frankly a bit self indulgent - unless Stine really does think that teenagers horsing around in a car park is horror or suspense? Hmm. Some of the other stories were OK, stuff that I can imagine a more junior audience than myself enjoying with maybe a small chill and a good degree of interest and perhaps even some thoughts to take away for consideration later, but for myself I found it tedious. Credit where credit is due though, the various narrators were by & large very good.
"Fear" really doesn't belong in the title of this audiobook, the scariest thing about it for me was the blurb on the cover. And that disappoints me because there are so many better horror shorts out there, both modern and classic.
I always enjoy the collections put out by the International Thrill Writers and this was no exception. Some of the stories were better than others but overall it was a good listen.
I am a huge fan of R.L. Stine and his style of writing. These mini series were cute and and passed the time.
I think so. Althought not my favorite R.L. Stine book the stories were entertaining and easy to keep up with
There is a variety of narrators
I was in the middle of the road.
This is a good book to pass the time by. I don't think this is his best work but it is still entertaining.
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