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Publisher's Summary

With heart-stopping stories by Zane, Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, Joy M. Copeland, Robert Fleming, Terence Taylor, Francine Lewis, Brandon Massey, and 12 other established or up-and-coming writers, Dark Dreams is a must-have contemporary anthology for fans of the supernatural.
©2004 Brandon Massey (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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OUTSTANDING COLLECTION!!

Listen carefully to the editor's introduction and you'll agree that black writers have so much more to offer than those situational, dramatic, relationship-type novels. Now, I do *luvs* my "black soap opera" novels from time to time, but as the colors of the rainbow, I have an ecclectic appetite for literature and it is TRULY refreshing to own a collection like this offered in Dark Dreams.

I was not surprised at the profound, suspenseful, intriguing, and supernatural short stories in this collection of black writers because I'm a serious fan of Gary Hardwicke, Gar Anthony Haywood, Zane, Stephen Carter, and Tina McElroy Ansa. All of these writers can stand toe-to-toe (or shall I say, noun-to-noun) with those so called "New York Times Best Sellers" lists of authors any day!

I strongly advise those who tend to have an affinity to those "too much black drama for your mama" novels to expand your horizons a bit. Check out this collection of well written, intriguing short stories and I guarantee you will be truly pleased as I am!

--B4

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What the?

Over all these stories were great and written and executed quite well. There were a couple that were too sexually explicit and one so bloody, I quite literally felt the need for a bath and a therapist.

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Good horror

This was a good ecclectic collection of short horror pieces, some better than others, and a few outstanding. Narration was fantastic, from a number of sincere and dramatic voices. In my experience with horror anthologies, a book is worth getting even if there are only two or three chilling and disturbing tales which you will keep in the background of your thoughts for weeks afterward, which this collection has.

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slow start, but good

this a collection of horror stories by different Black American authors the first few stories I was really disappointed, the ending just left you hanging, like the narrator was about to go the next section and.....nothing, after the first few stories it got really good with some very good short stories by Blk amer. authors , some of these I'd seen in print but never purchased. I want substance and not a lot of unnecessary drama in what I listen to or read. But after the first 3 I was pleasantly suprised, I will look for these authors works I just wished more were in audio format

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Gem after Gem

I need the extended versions of each story. Each story kept me in suspense. Power is my fav.

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DID NOT ENJOY

14 hours of my life that i will never get back. Good that I have to commute daily to work. I think I may have like 2 to 3 stories from this collection...Did not really enjoy this book at all. I thought some of the stories were very slow. They were unable to hold my attention. This is one book I wish that i could have gotten a refund on.... Buy this one at your own risk!!

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enjoyable!

I enjoyed this Anthology but there were 2 stories that were just a little bit too wordy/ surreal / Macabe for me. Most stories were not Steven King Scary. Besides that I enjoyed it. my favorite was Red! Good balance of fear, sex, character development, and surprise.

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my fav was the

my favorite was the last story...I really enjoy a great zomebie story. some stories were close mplete snpozefest others were great...give it a try alot of different storytelling styles here. great book.

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They Tried it

I only really remember one story. I love scary stuff but this was NOT it.

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Hmmmm

Books like this should have the best of each writers’ piece! Massey does great work, but this didn’t make me want to rush out to purchase any of the writers work not even Massey! Best of all involved to generate larger fan base using collections such as these please!