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Download The Collection: Volume One Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Collection: Volume One (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Bentley Little
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,308 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bentley Little Narrator: Mitch Urban Publisher: Speaking Volumes Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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The Collection contains 32 stories of hot blood and frigid terror that could have come only from the mind of Bentley Little...and that's a scary place to be. Volume One consists of 15 stories. 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 Lori Schiele | 2/14/2014

    " Bentley Little is gruesome, gory and quite out-there but most of his books are great, and this short story book was no exception. My favorites were Estoppel, The Washingtonians, Life With Father, Roommates, Maya's Mother, and Colony. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phantom1961 P | 2/14/2014

    " loved it..some twisted and sometimes humorous tales here! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana Ramirez | 2/7/2014

    " I don't know why but "The Phonebook Man" creeped me out.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cher | 1/28/2014

    " Little tries with all his might to copy that clever Stephen King way of making the ordinary seem sinister. And utterly fails. This collection of short stories was awesomely laughable. I think my two favorites were: the one in which all the roadside trash on an interstate highway gathers up into an evil rubbish cloud to kill all passersthrough & the one in which a regular joe is boiling up some noodles for Kraft dinner when the water suddenly turns red and he sees his father's face within it, urging him to "Kill! Kill!" Ahahahahahahah! Not scary, but very funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt Reichenbaugh | 1/19/2014

    " I don't remember a bad one in this collection. I snapped it up the first day I saw it in the bookstore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/19/2014

    " some really f'd up stuff in here... i found myself cracking up out loud though at some of this dark twisted morbidity... definitely worth the read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda Giarratano | 1/7/2014

    " Another review I've read on this short story collection lambasts people for comparing Little to Stephen King, and that is a sentiment I greatly agree with - for entirely different reasons. King is a wordsmith whose work should be recognized as true literary art outside of the realm of strictly 'horror' fiction; Little's work is hackneyed and pure pulp, trumped up for shock value with very little beneath imagery used more to appall the reader than anything else. Each story in this collection can be likened to a low-budget horror B-movie: violence, gore, and very little plot worth noticing. Absolutely useless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Casto | 1/3/2014

    " A great little book of weird horror stories. I think he should be called Bentley Alot, because some of these short stories are really out there,I always look forward to reading his stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/2/2014

    " Loved it. "the sanctuary" was a fantastic start off. I also liked "Life With Father", "The Man in the Passenger Seat", "Llama", "Full moon on Death Row", "The Show", and "Blood". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pepper negron | 1/1/2014

    " GREAT COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 12/24/2013

    " These were really well written and engrossing stories. But a lot of them were just too dark of subject matter for me. One of them detailed a sexually abusive dad. Of course the kids got their revenge which was great but it was just too too too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenny | 12/18/2013

    " This collection of short stories is really off the wall. Bentley really takes it "out there" Now that being said i personally like a story which can throw in some craziness. I loved most of the stories in the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashina | 12/9/2013

    " Precious few of these stories were really good although all were original, as far as I know. The one about the pillows was very disconcerting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Dunn | 12/4/2013

    " I like short story compilations, and Little's were pretty good. Better than the recent short story outputs from Stephen King. Worth a read if you're a horror fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 11/24/2013

    " This is a great book of short stories. The one that I had to read again and again is: The Llama. It was the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 11/16/2013

    " This collection of short stories is definitely worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 11/14/2013

    " the collection of a writers stories i have ever read .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Wenzel | 1/21/2013

    " This book introduced me to Bentley Little and it is just amazing. The right mix of horror, really dark horror and humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis BV | 12/23/2012

    " Collection of short stories by Bentley Little. My favorite was "The Washingtonians" which I just recently found out was made into a movie by Masters of Horror. Great reading when you just have time to get a few pages in here and there. Each story is new and weird. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronni | 12/11/2012

    " One of the most bizarre, entertaining book of short stories I have read. If you are not a horror fan, or are easily offended....not for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrian Phoenix | 9/2/2012

    " All good stories, some very creepy, some downright bizarre, but all good reads. I loved reading Little's comment above each story on how he came up with the idea for each one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sawaj75 | 9/27/2011

    " This man is sick, twisted and seriously fucked up. However..heh AWSOME (albeit weird) stories. Some of them just leave with you with a "wtf??" others make you realllly wonder where he gets his ideas. good horror writer though. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Budget Books | 8/18/2011

    " Jessie says: I'd say that Bentley Little is on par with Chuck Palahniuk as far as shock factor is concerned. My jaw was on the floor for most of this book, and the horrors just kept on coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tomasz Albecki | 8/13/2010

    " good book for hallowen :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 5/7/2010

    " I find Bentley Little's books very disturbing, but for some reason can't stop reading them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 R. | 12/19/2009

    " Collection of horrible little horror strories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 9/5/2009

    " This is AWESOME - great for a good scare. I would recommend this to anyone who like a shiver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.D. Hintz | 3/12/2009

    " One of the best collections of horror stories on the market. Definitely give it a read. You will be appalled. "

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About the Author

Bentley Little is the author of numerous novels, short stories, articles, essays, and reviews. After earning an MA in English, he abandoned all artistic integrity, working for eight years as a bureaucrat for a midsized city in Orange County. His first novel, The Revelation, won the 1990 Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. A Luddite with no access to the Internet, Little still listens to vinyl records and does not own a cell phone, an iPod, an MP3 player, or a Blackberry.