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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (821 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Straub Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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These psychic and horror fictions - seven of them short-shorts - reveals Straub at his spellbinding best. Two tales (first installments of his Blue Rose trilogy), are linked to Koko and Mystery and exactingly probe the consequences of boyhood clashes with evil.

In Blue Rose, sadistic Harry Beevers, 10, hypnotizes and destroys his younger brother; the tale leaps ahead to the ironic verdict in Harry's court-martial for wreaking atrocities in Vietnam.

In the outstanding The Juniper Tree, a novelist relives a harrowing, seductive summer when, at age seven, he was sexually molested in a movie house by drifter Stan, a seedy Alan Ladd lookalike.

The Buffalo Hunter fastidiously chronicles the fixations of a 35-year-old who numbs his fear of women by sucking his coffee and cognac from baby bottles.

In the ambitious gothic thriller/academic spoof Mrs. God, a fatuous professor is lured to a creepy English mansion crammed with grisly secrets to research the papers of his poet ancestress; dead babies provide a subtheme.

Wry and riveting, A Short Guide to the City fuses and parodies two genres: the self-congratulatory tourist blurb with a news alert on the viaduct killer.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 1/26/2014

    " A good collection of weird and creepy short fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steven Belanger | 1/20/2014

    " Good compilation of stuff, uneven when combined, well-written individually. Contains stories of men who go crazy, partly because they read too much. Uh-oh... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glenn | 1/13/2014

    " Great introduction to Peter Straub - short story collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sally Fouhse | 1/8/2014

    " Creepy, but hard to keep everything straight. "

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