From New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry comes a collection of five stories set in "the Spookiest Town in America" - including one brand-new story.
In "Long Way Home", a young soldier returns from the Middle East and discovers that there is another - and much stranger - war to be fought in his hometown.
In "Mister Pockets" a young paperboy discovers that a random act of kindness may have greater consequences - especially as night falls in Pine Deep.
In "Property Condemned", a prequel to the Pine Deep trilogy, young Malcolm Crow and his friends go looking for ghosts and find something much darker and hungrier.
In "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard", a cemetery worker in Pine Deep begins to suspect that the dead are not resting easy in their graves.
And in the new story "The Trouble", a direct sequel to the Pine Deep trilogy, Malcolm Crow thought he had destroyed the evil that had terrorized his town for 40 years. But a new series of brutal murders forces him to prepare for another battle with the forces of darkness.
Have been a big Mayberry fan since I happened upon Ghost Road Blues paperback before Borders closed down. Didn't read it at the time as I wasn't aware that it was one book in a trilogy. Got all 3 and read them within a week. Awesome story with great characters. Fast paced and exciting. Although not necessary to enjoy the stories in this book, I think you are doing yourself an injustice if you don't read or listen to the trilogy. Oh and the narration is amazing! Overall a strong recommendation with 5 solid stars!!
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In my opinion this is one of the better sets of short stories about or related to pine deep...and although I haven't bought the series .......YET....i fully plan to after lustening to this. I like the crow and mike sweeny character and it gives enough info about the series to make me want the other books, without needing them. to me, this is worth it.....fyi, the first story is really sad, could totally relats to the main character...but it doea get better.....don't let the sadness bring you down...it makes the story
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This collection of somewhat-interconnected stories set in Pine Deep were pretty enjoyable. A couple were completely standalone (as in not connected to our cast of characters from the original story), while the others actually did build on the characters we came to know.
Having read the Pine Deep stories years ago, I'd forgotten most of it, but was still able to enjoy the tales here. The final tale includes a bit more backstory as well to fill in the blanks of anything not jogged by the rest of it. That said, as the author notes, you really don't need to have read any of the other stories to enjoy these.
Of course, Ray Porter is always great.
Great short story collection. I normally hate anthologies. But Mayberry is a master of story telling. Narration was awesome . Hope another book in the series comes out.
Jonathan Maberry and Ray Porter are an awesome combination. I enjoyed each short story. I've listened more than three times since my purchase.
I also wish, hope to see more about this Mr. Pockets