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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (719 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Straub Narrator: Various Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the incomparable master of horror and suspense comes an electrifying collection of contemporary literary horror, with stories from 25 writers representing today's most talented voices in the genre.

Horror writing is usually associated with formulaic gore, but New Wave horror writers have more in common with the wildly inventive, evocative spookiness of Edgar Allan Poe than with the sometimes predictable hallmarks of their peers. Showcasing this cutting-edge talent, Poe's Children now brings the best of the genre's stories to a wider audience. Featuring tales from such writers as Neil Gaiman and Jonathan Carroll, Poe's Children is Peter Straub's tribute to the imaginative power of storytelling. Each previously published story has been selected by Straub to represent what he thinks is the most interesting development in our literature during the last two decades.

Selections range from the early Stephen King psychological thriller The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet, in which an editor confronts an author's belief that his typewriter is inhabited by supernatural creatures, to The Man on the Ceiling, Melanie and Steve Rasnic Tem's award-winning surreal tale of night terrors, woven with daylight fears that haunt a family. Other selections include National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon's The Bees; Peter Straub's Little Red's Tango, the legend of a music aficionado whose past is as mysterious as the ghostly visitors to his Manhattan apartment; Elizabeth Hand's visionary and shocking Cleopatra Brimstone; Thomas Ligotti's brilliant, mind-stretching Notes on the Writing of Horror: A Story; and Body, Brian Evenson's disturbing twist on correctional facilities.

Crossing boundaries and packed with imaginative chills, Poe's Children bears all the telltale signs of fearless, addictive fiction. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bj | 2/19/2014

    " A really fun anthology of new horror. And I loves me the horror. Some is very weird. All is very interesting. Some is nothing short of brilliant. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Drucilla | 2/19/2014

    " I'm not going to mince words so let me start of by telling you there are some pretty F'ed up stories in this book and they cover everything from murder to rape to suicide. Definitely for a high school and above audience. There were some stories I liked and they all seemed to be towards the end of the book. It was depressing to make my way through the first part of the book and I don't recommend doing it in one sitting unless you like this sort of thing. Many well-known writers contributed including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, etc. However, these stories have just been reprinted from previous sources so nothing is new material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Randi | 2/14/2014

    " Upon second reading, a couple stories I felt "meh" about before, I liked more. My favorite story is the same, though: "The Voice of the Beach" by Ramsey Campbell. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/10/2014

    " Eh. Couldn't get into it. "

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