• Life Is Beta

  • Tech Thriller and Horror Short Stories
  • By: Ha-yong Bak
  • Narrated by: Mortis Media
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Your life doesn't belong to you. Not when an innocuously downloaded app has the power to utterly control you, monitoring your actions, revealing the monsters around you, and even predicting your own death. 

Ha-yong's virally popular Internet sensations bridge science fiction with reality in these terrifying stories. Modern day cannibals, shadowy techno cults, urban mysteries, and savage murders - this horror story collection is so real that it will leave you questioning the dark plots and motives behind the everyday people and events in your own life.

About Haunted House Publishing: We're passionate about publishing horror stories for adults, scary books for teens, and all sorts of dark fiction. We've got new horror Kindle books every month, specializing in supernatural stories, supernatural book collections, and paranormal books for adults. We've got zombie books, demonic horror, ghosts and specters, angels and demons, Gothic novels, and haunted houses and ghosts novels. We promise some of the top horror books of 2018. 

©2018 Tobias Wade (P)2018 Tobias Wade

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So Creepy!

This book starts off innocently enough, then the listener is blindsided! After that, Hayong Bak keeps the shocks coming. Life is Beta is a uniquely creepy thriller that is made even more dramatic by the narrator, Mortis Media, delivering each gruesome detail in an alluring British accent. Overall, I loved everything about this audio book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who can stomach it!

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I Really Enjoyed it.

I liked this book so much that half-way in. I decided to go back and start over. I Love how the stories connect. I think I have a new favorite .

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Spectacular

Great short stories told well by the narrator. The stories are a but unusable but they leave you on the edge of your seat.

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Lots of unexpected twists

Each story was great and terrifying in their own special way. I also loved the narration by Mortis Media. Would highly recommend this for those seeking something disturbing and different.

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Mind blowing/intriguing horror for any horror fan!

I love the Life is Beta chapters, especially the way they cross over each other!! Would love to read/hear more stories along the same story line. hint hint, please get writing Mr. Bak! :) The rest of the book is a delightful mix of short stories that leave you wanting more! I also love the surprise bits of gore when they pop up as well! Already looking for more works by Ha-yong Bak!

Mortis - I could listen to your voice all day and you did an awesome job! Thank you for the opportunity to review your narration and this amazing book!

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my new favorite!

Mind blown!! Epic narrator Mortis Media!!!! Was hooked from the first chapter and couldn't stop listening!

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A world I did not expect

When I first bought the audiobook I was familiar with the building blocks of the author. “Life is Beta” is the short story he is best known for. I did not expect that more than half of the book would be set in the same world, expanding upon the app and people surrounding it.
Following the stories based on Life is Beta, are several stand-alone stories, which I wish did not stand alone. I wanted sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and instant reboots.
I loved the format of the book. Each chapter was only about 10 minutes long, meaning it was a very quick set up, story, climax, and conclusion. It never felt like a grind to get through.
Some chapters may not be for everyone though. The violence may seem gratuitous or added simply for shock value but one must keep in mind that these were originally published individually. Also, the fact that it may have made you uncomfortable means it worked.
The only thing that even borders on a complaint for this book is that I am generally taken out of the story when a male narrator attempts to read in a female voice. But that’s nearly every audiobook I’ve listened to.

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An Awesome Horror Story!

This is a horror story that will keep you rapt from the first word to the last. This is a bit realistic while being somewhat out there but all around entertaining. If you are a horror story lover then you must give this book and it's author a chance! The narration is well done and really adds to the story, helping to bring the story to life for the listener. A wonderfully gruesome story to entertain the listener with the dark side of life! Listen if you dare!!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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frightening way to look at our current societ.

Story takes a spin on our use of technology. It's a frightening tale that sometimes hits a little too close to home.

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Absolutely Thrilling!

This is a great book. If you like technology and horror fan, this is the book for you. The stories are sinister, gritty, and will make you think twice about downloading and using that free App someone so casually recommends. Ha-yong Bak creates a technological terror and Mortis Media breathes life into these twisted and well-crafted stories that could well be a vision yet to pass. Grab this book, settle in and prepare to be scared!
I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.