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Publisher's Summary

The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!

Narrated by Patton Oswalt, Melissa McBride, and Alex Brightman, this collection includes all three of Alvin Schwartz's classic story collections: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3. Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death - they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories, collected and retold by folklorist Alvin Schwartz. These horrific tales are guaranteed to raise goosebumps. Let the faint of heart beware. 

Pull up a chair, find a hand to hold, and prepare to be horrified. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Alvin Schwartz (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Don't waste your money/credit

I wanted a bit of spooky nostalgia as I prepared myself for these stories that scared me so much as a kid to be whispered in my ear, but that's not what I got. I got Patton Oswald (they let you know Patton Oswald is part of this about 100 times before the book starts) reading from a book as if he were reading a recipe. At the parts that are supposed to contain suspense or be a jump scare he says, "Now jump at your friends and yell 'Ahh!'" Every. Single. Time. It was a major let down from what I would expect from a classic scary story narration.

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Some work needed

This is not the original version with the rich sepulchral tones. And the spoken instructions of the jump scare stories in the first section are enough totake listeners out of the stary.

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booo misleading

These are stories for the listener to repeat... not an actual Book with a connecting story thru out.

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Annoyed

I’m a little upset that I bought the two scary stories to tell in the dark to find out that they are exactly the same besides the other one has way better actors.

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child's stories tip tell in the dark

had these books as a child loved them then and love them now, storyteller sucks

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scary

love these scary stories!! really keep me up at night.. love sharing them with my kids..

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Finally the whole thing

I had the books and always wanted to hear someone read them. For the first time I can. The readers are all great. Give it a try.

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Amazing book!

I truly enjoyed listening to all those short scary stories.
I will probably tell some of them to friends sometimes to scare them a little!
Amazing performances by Melissa McBride, Patton Oswalt and Alex Brightman.

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not full length.

not the full length and the male is a horrible narrator. the woman is pretty good but it's still not full length.

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Decent

I loved these books as a kid and I now own the entire collection of paperbacks, so when I found this I had to have it. While Im not too crazy about the first narrator, Patton, I believe is his name, he does okay, and the other two do alright too. Its not the same as the original recordings you can find on YouTube by any means, and the tone could be geared more towards scary and suspenseful by all 3 narrators at times, but it's not awful - believe me, I've heard much worse.

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