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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Matheson Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781455196418
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Noir contains three classic thrillers by Richard Matheson, the grand master of suspense. Originally published in the 1950s, at the very beginning of Matheson’s distinguished career, these page-turning classics are finally on audio for your listening pleasure. Now listeners everywhere can savor three unforgettable tales of crime, corruption, and cold-blooded murder.

Someone Is Bleeding

Dave Newton has fallen hard for Peggy, a leggy blonde with a lurid past and a heartbreaking smile. But as bloody corpses begin to litter his path, Dave is forced to confront the terrifying possibility that the woman he loves is a deranged killer.

Fury on Sunday

In the wee hours of a fateful Sunday morning, a homicidal maniac embarks on a rampage of terror and violence that threatens everyone who crosses his path, culminating in a deadly confrontation in a Manhattan apartment building.

Ride the Nightmare

Chris and Helen have the perfect suburban life—until Helen discovers her husband’s guilty secret. Overnight, their peaceful existence descends into a vortex of fear and brutality that may cost them the life of their only child.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “His stories not only entertain, but touch the mind and heart.”

    Dean Koontz

  • “Crime fiction at its toughest: booze, guns, knives, chases, aberrant psychology, blackmail, icepick murders, femmes fatales, sinister psychos, brutish thugs, drunks, nymphos, homicide dicks, and a generous helping of sweat.”

    Matthew R. Bradley from the Introduction to Noir

  • “Matheson is the master of paranoia—pitting a single man against unknown horrors and examining his every slow twist in the wind.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “In delivering high-tension suspense, Matheson displays an uncanny knack for showing the physical toll fear and desperation take on his characters, grounding them in grim, sweaty-palmed reality.”

    Booklist

  • Winner of theEdgar Allan Poe Award
  • Winner of theHugo Award
  • WHC Grand Master of Horror
  • Spur Award-winning author
  • Writer‘s Guild Awardwinner
  • Bram Stoker Awardfor lifetime achievement

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timothy | 8/4/2012

    " The first and third story are pretty good, but the middle story drags the rating down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 5/20/2012

    " The other two a bit stiff, but "Fury on Sunday" was a lot of fun (possibly due to echoing something I'm working on ATM with a friend, but regardless). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nate Hendrix | 5/15/2012

    " This is a colection of three short stories that wrote in the 1950s. I didn't finish any of them, the stories seem dated. Not his best work. I have now read everything I could find that he wrote, so better than others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 2/18/2012

    " Three vintage pulps from Matheson's early writing career. My favorite is "Someone Is Bleeding", the old saw about the shy, pretty girl who hides a manic personality until she traps some boy in her web. I never get tired of those sexy murder tales. The other two pulps are ho-hum. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nate | 3/21/2011

    " This is a colection of three short stories that wrote in the 1950s. I didn't finish any of them, the stories seem dated. Not his best work. I have now read everything I could find that he wrote, so better than others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 1/10/2011

    " The other two a bit stiff, but "Fury on Sunday" was a lot of fun (possibly due to echoing something I'm working on ATM with a friend, but regardless). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 3/19/2008

    " Three vintage pulps from Matheson's early writing career. My favorite is "Someone Is Bleeding", the old saw about the shy, pretty girl who hides a manic personality until she traps some boy in her web. I never get tired of those sexy murder tales. The other two pulps are ho-hum. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson (1926–2013) was born in New Jersey and started living and working in California in 1951. In addition to novels in the mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and western fields, he wrote many film and television scripts, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” from The Twilight Zone. He also wrote episodes of Have Gun, Will Travel, Night Gallery, and Star Trek. Several of his novels and stories have been made into movies, including The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and What Dreams May Come (starring Robin Williams). Over the course of his career he won the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement, the Hugo Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Golden Spur Award, and the Writer’s Guild Award.

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.