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Summary

Welcome to Tom Slemen's Tales of the Weird, a journey into the chilling sphere of the supernatural where you will encounter, vampires, werewolves, and even the Devil himself....

Here are just some of the things you will hear about in Tales of the Weird: A centuries-old demonic royal rapist.... A happily-married woman who became possessed by three strange personalities - including that of a nymphomaniac.... The terrifying power of the Evil Eye, which could be upon you at this moment.... so how do you deflect its lethal powers? The unearthly figures from a tapestry who abduct people.... The many well-documented visits of a Reaper-like being who comes to collect those who have an appointment with death....will he be coming for you soon? The bizarre and creepy entity that latches onto people it sees in cafes.... The spinechilling story of a clown doll that returned from its little cemetery grave.... Peculiar reports of TARDIS-like time machines, apparently from the future.... The amazing case of the man who travelled 4000 miles to meet a soul mate - all because of a strange dream.... The sinister vampire stalking Hollywood - who is he? The gifted child who could create terrifying wild animals through sheer willpower.... The stomach-churning execution and detainment of an evil witch in Knowsley.... The eerie beings from beyond that are out to snatch children.... The catastrophic weather-control experiment which involved the British Army and Stonehenge.... The Orgisher - the nightmarish entity which has driven thousands of people to commit suicide.... Just some of the unearthly, horrifying but fascinating stories unearthed by the unrivalled master of the supernatural - Tom Slemen, in Tales of the Weird!

©2015 Tom Slemen (P)2015 Tom Slemen

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Shame.....

Sorry that the book was read by an American lots of mis pronunciations and this detracted from Tom's Brilliant work

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a good listen apart from ........

this book is a good listen with some good storys
its all good apart from the narrator trying to master a Liverpool accent.
its almost laughable but ruins the listening experience

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Entertaining but strange delivery

The actual work itself is fine - a very wide ranging and eclectic grab bag of strange and entertaining yarns that cover anything from demons and ghosts to aliens and alternate dimensions.

The narration however is a strange tale in itself - the generic American accent and inflectionless delivery couples with emphasis put on random words in the sentence, which makes the end result sound like a text to speech machine that's had multiple takes spliced together. As others have noted, the accents are a little distracting due to them being so inauthentic, but as long as you can put that aside, it's an entertaining listen

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stories are great, narrator is irritating

The book is brilliant as all haunted Liverpool books are, but the narrator is irritating. The American accent doesn't suit the book, and his speech is very slow it's terribly frustrating.

It also feels like he is reading to children, and his 'accents' are terrible, every character sounds cockney?! The narrator really puts me off the book . . .

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Tall tales.

If you could sum up Tales of the Weird in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining weird tales.

What other book might you compare Tales of the Weird to, and why?

Most of Robert Rankin's far fetched fiction. Some of the stories are creepy and beyond belief.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of RK Meier?

Someone with a Liverpool accent!! RK Meier's American drone just doesn't work for me!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Mainly I found it all a bit OTT but very entertaining.

Any additional comments?

The audible book suffers from a poor narration with an American accent. I used an audio book credit on this one and if it wasn't for the fact I found the stories interesting I would have returned it.

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  • 19-04-22

Excellent true stories/accounts of the paranormal.

Many thought provoking and chilling true stories. If you enjoy the supernatural this book is a must have.

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  • Admiralu
  • 14-05-18

Weird Tales Not Heard Elsewhere

This is the first edition of the Tales of the Weird series by author Tom Slemen. His Haunted Liverpool series is not to be missed and this collection is sure to please. Many a strange and weird tales abound here, from sweet an sentimental to strange to terrifying. For readers of multiple books, these are tales you've not heard elsewhere. I read this book using Immersion Reading, while listening to the audiobook. The narrator was American and didn't fit the British time of the book. It sounded like rote narration, which did detract from the story some. I am pleased to see the author's books being added to audible, as I love listening as well as reading. A must read for paranormal fans. Tom Slemen's books are a higher caliber of quality.