The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 4 by Ellen Datlow audiobook

The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 4

Edited by Ellen Datlow
Read by various narrators

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781597803991
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The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year havebeen widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. EditorEllen Datlow has now explored the entirety of the diverse horror market,distilling it into the fourth anthology in the series and providing an overviewof the year in terror. Fear is the oldest human emotion, the most primal. We liketo think we’re civilized. We tell ourselves we’re not afraid. And every year,we skim our fingers across nightmares, desperately pitting our courage againstshivering dread. In one story, a paraplegic millionaire hires a priest to exorcise hispain; in another, a failing marriage is put to the ultimate test. In other stories hunters become the huntedas a small group of men ventures deep into a forest; a psychic struggles forher life on national television; a soldier strikes a grisly bargain with hissister’s killer; ravens answer a child’s wish for magic; two mercenaries accepta strangely simplistic assignment; and a desperate woman in an occupied land makesa terrible choice. What scares you? Horror wears new faces in thesecarefully selected stories. The details may change, but the fear remains. Withtales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and manyothers, The Best Horror of the Year,Volume Four provides the petrifying horror fans of the genre have come toexpect—and enjoy.

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Summary

Summary

The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year havebeen widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. EditorEllen Datlow has now explored the entirety of the diverse horror market,distilling it into the fourth anthology in the series and providing an overviewof the year in terror.

Fear is the oldest human emotion, the most primal. We liketo think we’re civilized. We tell ourselves we’re not afraid. And every year,we skim our fingers across nightmares, desperately pitting our courage againstshivering dread.

In one story, a paraplegic millionaire hires a priest to exorcise hispain; in another, a failing marriage is put to the ultimate test. In other stories hunters become the huntedas a small group of men ventures deep into a forest; a psychic struggles forher life on national television; a soldier strikes a grisly bargain with hissister’s killer; ravens answer a child’s wish for magic; two mercenaries accepta strangely simplistic assignment; and a desperate woman in an occupied land makesa terrible choice.

What scares you? Horror wears new faces in thesecarefully selected stories. The details may change, but the fear remains. Withtales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and manyothers, The Best Horror of the Year,Volume Four provides the petrifying horror fans of the genre have come toexpect—and enjoy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“These eighteen pieces, all originally published in 2011, show that dark fantasy and horror retain their power to instill dread and fear in readers.…Genre aficionados should enjoy the variety of stories in this sampling of today’s best horror writers.” Library Journal
“The variety of concepts and styles on display and Datlow’s comprehensive introduction will please horror readers of all stripes.” Publishers Weekly

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 16.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English