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Summary

A novella and 12 stories from a master of supernatural horror.

Father John has lived his whole life without knowing a woman's touch. Hard at first, his self-denial grew easier over time, as he learned to master his urges with a regimen of prayer, cold showers, and jigsaw puzzles. That changed the day that Debra Rocks entered his confessional. A rough-talking adult film actress, she has come to ask him to pray for a murdered costar. Her cinnamon perfume infects Father John, and after she departs he becomes obsessed. Around the corner from his church is a neon-lit alley of sin. He goes there hoping to save her life before he damns himself.

That is Blue World, the novella that anchors this collection of chilling stories by Robert R. McCammon. Although monsters, demons, and murderers fill this audio, in McCammon's world the most terrifying landscape of all is the barren wasteland of a lost man's soul.

©1990, 2015 The McCammon Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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McCammon never disappoints

Where does Blue World: The Complete Collection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

When I'm listening to short story collections I'm always prepared for a couple of filler stories. But I can say in all honestly that I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of these.

What did you like best about this story?

There were lots of stories, but one that really stood out was the one where it opens with a family playing scrabble in their living room. It was a real chiller.

Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot and Kevin T. Collins ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I thought the narrators did a sterling job.

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The Kids are the Worst

A great selection of short stories, the ones with evil children were especially creepy. The story of the priest was good too.

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Some stories in this book are good

Some stories in this book like the titular one Blue World are excellent. Others are a bit poor or leave you needing more explanation. Still a reasonable book. Some of the stories are a bit dated too.

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As Good as King and Koontz

A great collection of horror and genre stories. A Vietnam vet brings his nightmares with him to diner fuel station one stormy night. A car breaks down in a backwater Alabama town. A seemingly perfect town has a dark secret debt to be paid on Halloween. A heroic serial actor, involved in a tragedy, puts on his cape to fight wrongs again and loads more. The best is the novella, where a priest gets involved in the life of a porn star who has an unwanted admirer, in a brilliant story of faith, hope and redemption.

I read this book first in the early 90s and was delighted to hear that it now includes more short stories. This was an added bonus.

McCammon was a contemporary of King, Koontz, Straub, Laymon and other greats of 80/90s horror. In my opinion he was the equal of them all. This is a great introduction to his work.

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  • 09-04-16

50/50 on the readers

I enjoyed the stories and thought Bronson Pinchot did a great job but every story Kevin T. Collins read annoyed me so much I was dreading listening to them. I really liked the idea of different stories read by different voices just not that particular voice.

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  • Mal
  • 28-11-15

Delicious!

This collection of stories were so fresh and imaginative, some stories were dark and some as joyful as a spring morning but they were all told with such descriptive magic they drew you in to the tale. Full of human nature, magic, fright, suspense and triumph they
held me spellbound. and I truly enjoyed this book. The writing was superb and the narrators talented and well suited to the stories they narrated. Bravo! Well done!

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  • ROBO
  • 19-03-20

creepy pasta before it was a thing

Love this book... Read this when I was a kid and it always takes me back... A compilation of some amazing stories

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  • George McCormick
  • 02-12-19

My First RMc Book

I actually bought this when I was younger as a paperback book. Here's the thing... I could not put it down !!! I loved it so much, that these many years later, I was thinking about it and I bought it on Audible. Awesome purchase, and even better now that I can just relax, sit down and listen.

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  • Amy Johnson
  • 15-11-17

On second thought

i read Blue World years ago and thought I remembered liking it quite a bit. Nope! This is definitely not Robert McCammon at his best. The narrators did little to help the cause. One read like he was a second grade English. teacher on crank. The other gave everyone a rather vapid tone not unlike Steven Wright.

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  • A. Morris
  • 15-03-22

1 out of 2 on the readers

I liked most of the stories, but should have taken to heart a review which said in part, ‘every story Kevin T Collins read annoyed me so much I was dreading listening to them’ Well, ditto. On the other hand I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Bronson Pinchot and thank heavens he read the best story in the book, with Father John.

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  • Jeff Posey
  • 19-12-21

Great stories poor narration

The choppy cadence of the reader ruins most of the stories… Fortunately a very good reader does the title story blue world… That story alone is worth the credit

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  • Rob Malone
  • 10-07-21

A great human voice in the horror genre!

McCammon is such a good writer! With as much darkness and morbidity that he can call up, just as much hope and humanity can he bring forth as well! His stories are so rich and filled with color.

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  • Kevin
  • 17-03-21

Wonderful

A very enjoyable book of short stories by Robert McCammon! I will definitely listen to Blue World again! A good narration by two different people as well.

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  • Michael OBrien
  • 31-03-19

Blue world

The novella blue world was extremely good. The rest were hitter mess. Some stand the test of time and some did not. Still would recommend this book highly.