- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 24 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: June 18, 2009
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002E04D7A
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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories Audiobook – Unabridged
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I am usually not a huge fan of short stories but I tend to like those that are of the horror genre. In this book of short stories and novellas some stories are good and some are great. I liked them all, some more than others.
1. First of all, the introduction by Stephen King. Matheson is a favorite of King's and he considers him to be a father figure. High praise indeed from another master of the horror genre.
2. NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET - I think of this story each and every time I fly (first published in 1962).
3. SLAUGHTER HOUSE - haunted house, anyone? (first published in 1953)
4. DANCE OF THE DEAD - probably my favorite story in the book - come along and dance the loopy dance (first published in 1954)
5. THE CHILDREN OF NOAH - watch out for small towns (first published in 1957)
6. THE DISTRIBUTOR - evil, nasty man (first published in 1958)
7. And, of course, PREY - a gift that takes on a life of its own (first published in 1969)
Matheson was truly a master at the horror genre of writing. His works will still be read for as long as there are books - and horror fans.
Even though there's one or two short stories that feel as if they were written by somebody else, this was a delightful read. I read it in a couple of days and I'm not a fast reader at all. Matheson just has a way with characters and their emotions. He takes you on a ride and actually makes you feel with the characters in even the wildest setups.
About the Kindle Edition, I found it well formatted and it's one of the few books with close-to-no-typos or other content errors. I still feel the Kindle edition of every book should be considerably cheaper than the printed ones. Just sayin'