• A-Z of Horror: Complete Collection

  • Fear from Beginning to End
  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All 26 fiendish tales from the best-selling series, A-Z of Horror, by Iain Rob Wright. From neighbourhood yetis to military robots, this terrifying collection has it all and will leave you sleeping with the lights on! 

Collection includes 

  1. A Is for Antichrist
  2. B Is for Bogeywoman
  3. C Is for Clown 
  4. D Is for Detour (guest Story by Jacob Rayne) 
  5. E Is for Exterminator 
  6. F Is for Feral 
  7. G Is for Genome 
  8. H Is for Hell 
  9. I Is for Ice 
  10. J Is for Jaws 
  11. K Is for Klutz 
  12. L Is for Lamia 
  13. M Is for Matty-Bob 
  14. N Is for Nightmare 
  15. O Is for Orifice 
  16. P Is for Peeling 
  17. Q Is for Quarantine 
  18. R Is for Revenant 
  19. S Is for Sand 
  20. T Is for Troglodyte 
  21. U Is for Urinary Tract 
  22. V Is for Vulgar (offensive!) 
  23. W Is for Waste 
  24. X Is for X-22 
  25. Y Is for Yeti 
  26. Z - Zion
     

Bonus Content 

Daddy’s Girl, by Andrew Lennon 

The Dead Have Feelings Too, by Craig Saunders 

Stag Night, by Matt Hickman 

©2016 Iain Rob Wright (P)2019 Iain Rob Wright

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The reader makes it bearable

I was provided an audible credit in exchange for my honest review of this book. It is below.

I'm not honestly sure what part of this was meant to be horror. Most of it was juvenile, references to genitals, sex with minors and stories with either no movement whatsoever or a lot going on that made little sense.

Between the "cannabis kills" message of one story and the self insert fiction where this self published nobody compares himself to Stephen King and brags about his penis size (no, really) ...none of these stories had any kind of subtlety. None of them had a hint of development or originality.

It was mostly tripe and I honestly rolled my eyes through most of this. What wasn't garbage was borderline plagiarized from other authors or movies. Ultimately his style falls far short of what is normally read cheerfully. Tons of mentions of Google, Facebook, Twitter, iPhones and other fads got in the way of really immersing myself in the stories. I don't give a damn about the product your characters use. You have maybe 30 pages to tell me a story and you're pushing this instead of detail that matters? Hard pass.

The guy also uses the same odd phrases multiple times throughout the stories, making the reader think (mistakenly) that they might be connected. But they aren't, it's just weak writing exemplified by the author's inability to sound like anyone other than himself.

Overall, this collection comes across as being written by a man with a far higher opinion of himself than is merited... while having a very low opinion of more successful writers as he disparaged then in favor of pushing the ludicrous idea that vanity press publication is incredibly lucrative. I have friends who are self published... It will not make you a lot of money unless you have incredible luck and outreach.

The reader, on the other hand, was rather good. The only pointer that I would offer him is to go ahead and do multiple takes and focus on what accent he wants to use. In one, he used an "American accent" (flat inflection with a slight New York sound) only to reveal that the story was set in the English countryside. That seemed to throw the reader a bit and his own natural tone came back off and on for the rest of the story. Otherwise, he was great and I would be more than interested in hearing more of him. With better authors, of course.

This is only my personal opinion. If this collection worked for you on any level, that's awesome and I'm happy for you. I just prefer more cerebral horror that doesn't have to rely on tearing down more successful authors in order to be edgy.

The best part of this book was where he had other authors' stories... And that's not exactly a compliment.

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This Guy is a Perve

This book is horrid. I couldnt make it through the first three stories. Every story contained rape, masturbation and other disgusting acts. I cannot believe this even has four stars. Why does every wannabe horror writer add their perverted thoughts to the page? Why cant you just have horror without feeling like needing to take a shower after? I would not recommend this book to anyone. The narrator was pretty good but that was the only enjoyment I got out of this

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Good and creepy.

A good collection of tales from the psychological to the weird to the visceral. Any fan of horror will enjoy this collection.

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Beyond Expectations

I must say I was a little hesitant going into this book at first. I’d heard of Iain Rob Wright but had never had the pleasure of reading his work; also, A to Z compendiums such as these tend to be hit or miss, a mishmash of stories poorly executed. Not with Mr. Wright. These stories were smart, funny, wickedly terrifying, and, in some cases, downright garishly good. I support his work all the way, and look forward to devouring more from Iain Rob Wright.

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Loved it

I laughed, I cried, I threw up a little

One of the best short horror collections I’ve come across
Excellent narration from Aubrey a very talented VO artist
Super creative you won’t be disappointed
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Horror collections

Thanks for the gross outs, terror, humor & entertainment Mr. W! Highly recommend this to all fans of modern horror!

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I Would Skip It

There were probably like 3-4 stories that were really enjoyable and the others not so much. Plus the narrator has a very unpleasant (to me) voice.

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Awesome collection!

Just a heads up to potential listeners, some of these stories are pretty gruesome. I actually said WTF out loud a few times.

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Great for All Fans of Horror!

I received a free audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this collection of horror stories! There were the 26 A-Z stories, plus a few bonus stories. My favorites were A is for Antichrist, B is for Bogeywoman, G is for Genome, and M is for Matty-Bob. There were only two or three stories I couldn't connect with, but I will definitely reread this book and each story. I would recommend this book for any fan of horror.

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Great collection!

I enjoyed this book on audible form. The stories were well written and the narrator was wonderful! I particularly enjoyed that each story was so different from the next. Really fun and worthwhile listen for horror fans!

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  • Zombie King
  • 06-21-19

Twisted!

OK, so full disclosure, I narrated the book.
However, I had to read it first (obviously) and it twisted my mind.
How often do you read a book that you keep thinking back to after you read it? Well that's exactly what happened to me.
A great collection of stories - all with an original twisted story line.
If you like horror - you will love this!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-17-20

Better than a Stephen King short story collection.

I enjoy short horror stories but some authors can be really hit and miss in this genre. Many a time I've got to the end of a short horror story by various best-selling authors and thought, "Eh, is that it? What sort of bizarre/abstract ending is that?". That didn't happen with Mr Wright's excellent book; I thoroughly enjoyed every story and looked forward to the next one. The narration was as good as the imaginative writing with clear speech and great variation in regional accents.

I highly rate this book and look forward to another short story collection by the author. I'm currently engrossed in the author's "The Gates" which is the first title in a series. Again, a gripping story with excellent narration.

If you enjoy bit-size horror stories you won't be disappointed by A-Z of Horror.

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  • Mary Grace Shelton
  • 11-28-19

Different

Some stories were pretty great! The narration was decent. Had a good time with these!

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  • Cynical Wench
  • 11-09-19

Predictable and not engaging

I've tried a few books from this author but this is the last. He has a wonderfully twisted mind and a sense of humour, but there's a lack of attention to detail that irks me (a guy handcuffed by his right wrist that uses his right hand for something a minute later, that kinda thing). This book had a lot of predictable stories and very few that were scary. I recommend finding out for yourself with this author - he just isn't for me.

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  • Sam Petit
  • 09-25-19

WOW

I devoured this book in less than 3 days. A beautiful addiction. Each story was had it's own original twist, superbly written and had me totally hooked. The narrator moulded his voice perfectly to each story and character, different accents and intonations, blended without seams. Plus there were the bonus books at the end, another treat! I am going to start listening again, life feels a bit empty with the stories and their characters. Do I recommend this book? HELL YES!

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  • serisa
  • 09-22-19

28 Tales of Terror

I loved this compilation of stories from Demons,Rats to a bogeywoman a great read and listern.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-19-19

Very Short Stories

For me none of the stories were even the tiniest bit scary due mostly to the fact that they were much too short and don’t give you the chance to soak up any atmosphere and get into the stories before they are over. It would have been better to choose one story and make it into a horror novel eg L is for Lamia, which I thought was the best one. Some (with kids) were very similar and most were easy to predict ‘what happened next and the ending’. Some were just silly, (letter M case in point). 1 or 2 are of a sexual nature with strong language. I will give IRW his due it took a good imagination and no doubt a good deal of work to put a story to each of the 26 letters in the alphabet, especially with letters like Q, X & Z, also there are a few bonus stories at the end.

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  • mr d mathieson
  • 08-16-19

fan

great collection,not a big fan of all the stories but has some cracking ones.read all chapters and well worth the read.keep up the good work.

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 08-04-19

Superb Horror Short Stories.

This is a wonderful diverse collection of horror short stories. The attention to detail, believable characterisations and inventive themes are a joy. The writing is exceptional and enhanced by superb narration. Each story is a horror gem that will stay with you, as the very best horror does. Very highly recommended collection.

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  • Raven
  • 06-29-19

Good collection

This is a good collection of short horror stories. There is a wide range of characters and situations, with twists and turns along the way. I thought the narration was done well, as was the production.

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