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Ten sinister tales to delight the darkest of minds.

Psychological, speculative, and truly thrilling, Sinister Sentiments brings together the best horror and thriller works of K.C. Finn, contributor to the best-selling horror collection Dark Light Four. This edition contains stories from the realms of steampunk, post-apocalyptic, historical, and contemporary horror, plus two exclusive sneak previews of full-length works due for release in 2015.

Whilst there is no explicit content, this volume does contain gore and disturbing situations which may not be suitable for listeners under the age of 14. Parental discretion is advised.

Contemporary Horror:

"The Maybe Man"

"Being Frank"

"The Demon’s in the Details"

"The Damned Bus"

Historical Horror:

"The Ghost of a Melody"

"The Glassman’s Promise"

"The S Word"

Steampunk Horror:

"Weather Vain"

"Galileo’s Mistake"

"The Bleeding of the Thief"

Post-Apocalyptic Horror:

"Delilah’s Birth"

"The Day the World Ended"

©2014 Kimberley Finn (P)2019 Kimberley Finn

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A really great mix for the horror genre

really enjoyed the collection
some very memorable stories
looking forward to more!
Well read by Paul Rudd though a little distracting at times was a great match with the stories.
some dark and brooding, some thriller and even some dark humour.
great for listening, easy to listen in big chunks as well as small doses. some feel like small parts of big worlds and others self contained.
I've been on and off listening for about a month and some stories still stick with me.
would deffo recommend for easy listening horror....if that's a thing I think K.C.Finn might have invented it

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A great variety of chilling tales

First of all I have to say that the cover immediately grabbed my attention. The stories are the perfect length to listen to in bite size sittings . There is a brilliant variety with each story being unique . My personal favourite was 'the damned bus' I dont want to spoil it for anybody though. I think there is something in this collection that will appeal to all readers and it's the perfect time over the halloween season to listen. I was given this book by the author/narrator in return for an honest and unbiased review

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A wonderfully chilling collection

There is a great variety in the stories brought together in this collection; all with a suitable spine-tingling theme for the time of year (I write in October, so Halloween is everywhere right now).

From futuristic to freed slaves, to the twisting of fate around their feet - every character we meet faces their own, very different challenges within their very own world. I would be hard pressed to choose a particular favourite, as each one does stand on its own merits, though Being Frank, Demon's in the Details, Glassman's Promise and Bleeding of the Thief were among my favourites; and I'd be interested to find out what happens next to Lorelai, in Fallow Heart.

The narrator does a splendid job of bringing to life the range of characters we encounter, keeping each one recognisable and individual. Some of his voices were enough to bring a chill, all on their own. If you listen to a lot of audiobooks, you'll no doubt have come across those occasions where a reader's delivery of a certain word strikes you as odd - but there's no reoccurring word in here to cause a jolt every few minutes. In fact, the reading flows so smoothly, I found my commute sailing by.

In summary: if you like horror and are looking for something fresh, I heartily recommend you give Sinister Sentiments a listen. You won't be disappointed.

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fab book

Ten sinister tales to delight the darkest of minds.
fab horror story lots of short story

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  • Simone
  • 03-01-20

A- Horror Collection!

Collections are tough when it comes to pleasing everyone and as always, some of these stories worked better for me than others. Overall, however, I enjoyed this collection greatly. The stories run the gamut from a bit creepy to totally sinister. The stand out for me here, however, is Paul Burt. He has such a unique voice and he delivers a fabulous performance in these stories. I would recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys short form horror!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Spooky Mike
  • 22-10-19

Weird and Creepy More Than Sinister Horror

I love horror anthologies and usually love collections of horror short stories. Usually collections are a mixed bag of good and bad, but that is the nature of collections. Each person likes different things and usually won’t like them all. I really enjoyed the first few stories, but thought that as the book progressed the stories drifted off into the more bizarre and didn’t necessarily fit into the horror genre. Eventually they were just strange tales that didn’t always resonate with me. I will definitely give this another go as sometimes I need to listen to books more than once for them to click with me.

Really enjoyed the narration of Paul Burt. His character voices and narration really made the stories much more interesting. He seemed to vary his voices between each story often making me check if there was more than one narrator. Burt’s narration is alone worth checking these creepy tales out.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • timj26
  • 03-10-19

Sinister

Fans of cozy horror will love this
My top picks are
Being frank Frankenstein is looking for work
The damned bus some things are to good to be true
The bleeding of the thief a rescued slave finds himself in a slightly better situation
Delilahs birth a soldier is rebuilt
Excellent narration from Paul Burt he really brings the stories to life
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  • Kayla Krantz
  • 26-03-20

Interesting Collection

Anthologies are always fun. With so many stories, we get to see a variety of writing styles from the same author. I liked some of the stories in this book more than others, but none of them were bad. A few were on the odd end of the spectrum, but all in all, I thought they were each interesting in their own way.

The narrator was almost theatric in his performance, changing up voice between characters and stories. Definitely made for an interesting listen.

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  • RT
  • 24-01-20

Good Stories, Great Narration

This was a good collection. They weren't the scariest stories, but I don't think horror has to be scary to be horror. Sometimes it can just be about atmosphere. I thought The Ghost of a Melody was particularly pretty. The varied narration was definitely a strong point in the listen.

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  • Jess H.
  • 22-01-20

fun short horror stories

A collection of short horror stories. I enjoyed most of them. A few I wish was longer to see what more could have been done with the story.

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  • Brian M
  • 02-11-19

Interesting Set of Stories

This is an interesting set of short horror stories in a varied set of categories which keeps it entertaining and exciting. There aren't too many stand outs, but none of them are stinkers so it's a pretty level collection. Things aren't too over the top either, so there's an emphasis on feeling and creepiness rather than visceral horror. The narration is solid as well.

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  • Mark Mackey
  • 30-10-19

Sinister Sentiments review

A great collection of short stories well written with good narration, Sinister Sentiments was well worth listening to. Five stars for overall, performance, and story.

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  • Dragon Fire
  • 30-10-19

sinister stories

very good book entertaining and well narrated as well. Excellent storytelling and interesting. Thank you

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  • jaime
  • 22-10-19

Creepy stories!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

There are several really enjoyable creepy stories in this one! Very nice variety included. I enjoyed the length of the stories. Enough to give you a bit of a thrill, and leaving you mostly to your own conclusions.

I enjoyed the narration on this one a great deal. The voice was perfectly suited for stories of macabre.

I'm interested in hearing more from the next book sampled at the ending. Over all very enjoyable!

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