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Collective Darkness: A Horror Anthology

By: Elizabeth Suggs,Brandon Prows,Jonathan Reddoch,Jen Ellwyn,K.R. Patterson,Becca Rose,Samuel Smith,Edward Suggs,Alex Child,B. Todd Orgill
Narrated by: Kelsey Hatch,Dallas Terry,RJ Walker,Douglas Leo Freeman,Elizabeth Suggs
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Publisher's Summary

As a child, did you hide under your blankets when you were scared of the dark?

After listening to some of the scariest stories from new and up-and-coming authors, we won’t blame you if you start hiding again. Take a journey with us into the twisted mind of horror.

“The Fallout” travels through the unknown, while “Feast” will make you never want to love again.

Listen to these and many more stories to know what it truly means to be afraid of the dark.

©2020 Editing Mee (P)2021 Editing Mee

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Great work putting this together.

Great work putting this together. An entertaining listen on a drive. Jen Ellwyn is great.

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Scary storytelling that gave me chills!

I read this book in text before I listened to the audio book and the narrators really enhanced the thrill of the stories for me.

I particularly love Kelsey Hatch's energetic but low and scary tone. Her narration of Polter Geist by Jen Ellwyn and Brisket Please by Becca Rose was so good! I can tell she has a theatrical background.

Douglas Leo Freeman's warm timbre was soothing between the horror. He does a great old person voice in The Figure in The Mirror by Brandon Prows.

Dallas Terry's voice has chillingly deep quality and I loved the voices he used for Pond Scum by Alex Child. That was one of my favorite stories, and I think about it everytime I see a body of standing water. His voices for The Last Light by B. Todd Orgill were hauntingly perfect as well!

RJ Walker accentuates his words and values diction in his speech, which I really appreciated. The voice he used for the antagonist in Crimson Snow by Austin Slade Perry was so spooky!

All in all, I loved listening to these short stories told by so many different authors and read by such a great plethora of voice actors. I look forward to future audio books by Collective Tales Publishing.

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Excellent!

I enjoyed the voicework and writing. The tales start and finish strong! Very creepy! The compilation itself works well and the stories dovetail from one to the next very well! This is my first experience with the "Collective" series and I'll be back for the other samplings the publisher offers!

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  • Saffron Roberts
  • 04-18-21

Brilliant!

What a dark and twisted beauty this was! Every story in this book was top notch. There wasn't a single weak link in my opinion!

There are 13 stories, all with different time periods and settings and all with an array of beasts, cults and monsters. If you like creature features this is certainly for you, but if not, don't be put off; there's so much more to these stories.

Every horrible creature is in some way a personification of a human emotion, even the seemingly most innocent, and each is explored perfectly.

The narration was also good. There were multiple narrators, not always doing a perfect job but never distracting from the stories. For the most part, it was smooth and well performed and often hightened the impact of many intense scenes.

Would highly recommend this, it was brilliant! I'm excited to read more from these authors!

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  • peter bailey
  • 04-15-21

Great collection

a really great collection of stories with something for every horror lover, performed wonderfully by each narrator.

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  • Natalie
  • 10-31-21

Atmosphere that follows you to the end

I will do a full proper review on good read and Amazon but my God, the collection was good; there weren't a bad story in the bunch.

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  • Christopher Pilling
  • 04-25-21

Great Collection

As a fan of horror anthologies I was really happy to receive a copy of @collectivedarkness recently released audiobook, as a dog owner audiobooks are essential on my evening dog walks and this was a pleasure to listen to when out.

Featuring twelve tales of terror from a variety of authors, there is a story here for all horror fans. Creature features, slashers, psychological horrors and more are contained within the collection. 

The audiobook features a fantastic array of narrators with exceptional quality.  I found myselr truly hooked and taking longer and longer walks with the dog to listen to more.

A particular favourite of mine was "Brisket, Please" by @beccarosewriter which has resulted in me re watching The Scream franchise.  And also @eddy_wc_ opening tale Feast, which sat with me long after listening to it and is also the youngest author at 17 in this collection! That is also a really nice touch to the audiobook is that after each story there is an editors bio about each author.

So if you're looking for a new audiobook or horror anthology, this is a great choice and will keep you entertained on these summer evenings.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-22-21

An exceptional collection of varying horror

Review - Collective Darkness - Horror Anthology

It is clear from the introduction that a lot of time and affection went into compiling this anthology.
The perfect mix of short, sharp, violent horror and long tense thrillers. Collective Darkness introduces a range of authors I hadn't had the pleasure of reading before, and will definitely seek out more of in the future.

Padua's eyes by Jonathan Reddoch was a firm favourite of mine, vampiric ponies and bloody revenge.

We also have a beautiful short story by Alex Child involving a cute pair of boys visiting a pond. Flowing prose and a cute little relationship shouldn't go with a horror anthology, but it works so well!

Men in mirrors, beasts in the dark, bombs in the mist, symbols in books, blood in the snow, murder on set and unwanted visitors in pubs....

Collective Darkness, the perfect collection of darkness

I will finish by saying what a wonderful job the narrators of the audiobook did. Each was perfectly suited to the story they had.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-22

Great things happen when writers come together!

The narrators were on point and there are great moments of writing brilliance 🙂