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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (105 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Otto Penzler Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9780307912312
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The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

Vampires! Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself. They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking. Now Otto Penzler—editor of the bestselling Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps—has compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever. With over eighty stories, including the works of Stephen King and D. H. Lawrence, alongside Lord Byron and Tanith Lee, not to mention Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there.

Other contributors include:
Arthur Conan Doyle • Ray Bradbury • Ambrose Bierce • H. P. Lovecraft • Harlan Ellison • Roger Zelazny • Robert Bloch • Clive Barker


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara Evans | 11/1/2013

    " This is a great compilation of vampire stories ranging from classic stories published in the 1800's to the present day. I also liked the exhaustive bibliography provided at the end of the book as well as the combination of short stories, longer stories and even vampire poetry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valissa | 5/21/2013

    " "Fleur de feu. Oh flower of fire. That fire is not hate or fear, which makes flowers come, not terror or anger or lust, it is love that is the fire of the Bite-Me-Not, love which cannot abandon, love which cannot harm. Love which never dies." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy Rodgers | 4/13/2013

    " These are classic, old school vampire tales. Modern bloodsuckers aren't vampires - they're fairies with bad attitudes. Herein lies the template of all that's come before and should come again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Henderson | 1/29/2013

    " Outstanding but it's really weird that Penzler leaves out "The Vampyre" because he thinks it's poorly written. It seems like a complete archive should include it anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Faustina | 10/10/2012

    " Simply put: There are way too many modern stories in here for this to be considered an "Archive". It doesn't even include Polidori's "The Vampyre". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 10/6/2012

    " I read a few short stories in this anthology but did not have time to read as much as I would have liked, especially since I had to return it to the library after a few weeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wayne | 8/16/2011

    " Huge comp of bad and good short stories related to vampires. Missing some classics like I am Legend but pretty darn complete! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/13/2011

    " i've only read 2 or 3 exerts from the book and so far i think it's a really neat idea. if u love all things vampires this is a great book just for the bibliography at the back....it's enormous. checked it out at the library just for fun which is exactly what it has been "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed King | 6/26/2011

    " There are more vampires than you can shake a stake at in this collection. Another great anthology from Otto Penzler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/24/2011

    " What a fun book.

    My copy is audio so I don't have the problems others have mentioned,

    I am reading it slowly, savoring each tale. The introduction to each story sets it in place in literature. It'a going to last a long time!

    It's over 63 hour! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 3/25/2010

    " This is a great compilation of vampire stories ranging from classic stories published in the 1800's to the present day. I also liked the exhaustive bibliography provided at the end of the book as well as the combination of short stories, longer stories and even vampire poetry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wayne | 3/5/2010

    " Huge comp of bad and good short stories related to vampires. Missing some classics like I am Legend but pretty darn complete! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 2/19/2010

    " I read a few short stories in this anthology but did not have time to read as much as I would have liked, especially since I had to return it to the library after a few weeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/13/2010

    " i've only read 2 or 3 exerts from the book and so far i think it's a really neat idea. if u love all things vampires this is a great book just for the bibliography at the back....it's enormous. checked it out at the library just for fun which is exactly what it has been "

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About the Author
Author Otto Penzler

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was publisher of The Armchair Detective, the founder of the Mysterious Press and the Armchair Detective Library, and created the publishing firm Otto Penzler Books. He is a two-time Edgar Award–winner and the recipient of the Ellery Queen Award. A New York Times bestselling editor of numerous anthologies, his work includes Murder for LoveMurder for RevengeMurder and ObsessionThe 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century. He lives in New York City.