• Tales from the Gas Station: Volume One

  • By: Jack Townsend
  • Narrated by: Creepy Pasta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (5,186 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Working at a dead-end retail job in the middle of nowhere can be hard. The long hours. The helpless customers. The enormous eldritch horror living deep below the building. As the only full-time employee at the 24-hour gas station at the edge of town, Jack has pretty much seen it all. But when he decides to start an online journal documenting the bizarre day-to-day occurrences, he unwittingly attracts the attention of much more than just a few conspiracy theorists. 

With the body count steadily on the rise and a dark, ancient force infecting the dreams of everyone around him, Jack will do everything in his power to stay out of the way and mind his own business. After all, he’s just a gas station clerk. It’s not like he’s getting paid enough to wage battle against the nightmarish aberrations plaguing his community. Besides, he already has his hands full attempting to manage all those mysterious lawn gnomes, the mutant raccoons, and the charming phantom cowboy who lives in the bathroom.  

Based on the award-winning creepypasta by GasStationJack, Tales from the Gas Station: Volume One is a love letter to the pioneers of classic horror tailored to a generation that grew up in the era of smartphones and WiFi.

©2013 Jack Townsend (P)2019 Jack Townsend

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Narration was frustrating

The narrator’s cadence was aggravating. He’d read quickly, then at a normal pace, and take long unnecessary pauses. It made it hard for me to get into the story.

The stories themselves may have been ok, but I didn’t make it through the first one before giving up due to the narration. Hence one star.

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One of my most favorite nosleep series!

I absolutely loved the original Reddit stories and when Jack said he was putting out his book I couldn't wait. I bought the book back when it came out and didn't hesitate to buy the audible version.

Tales from the gas station is honestly a lot like an episode of The Twilight Zone (the old one not the new one, haven't watched that one yet.). The story itself is phenomenal and is 100x better when voiced By MCP. MCP bring life and style to all of the characters and breaths life into the story itself.

I absolutely love this book and I love the narrator too! I would definitely recommend to anyone that has a dark sense of humor (or a sense of humor at all) and to anyone who likes hearing strange stories.

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Perfect blend of horror, humor and strangeness.

I have been a huge fan of these stories since Mr. creepy pasta had short versions on his podcast. This is the first book I've bought outright without using credits in years, and got it the day it was released. can't wait for vol. 2 thru infinity.

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Good listen

My only beef is with the engineering. Many long pauses which should’ve been edited better, also a few double lines as well as the narrator coughing/clearing his throat and tripping over his tongue. Sometimes the sound would get softer then quieter, even during the same sentence. That said, the errors didn’t detract from the overall listen, I’ll be buying volume II

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DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS

God I loved this so much. You don't even have to think about getting it. Just do.

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Excellent listen - both book and narrator

My friend suggested that I read this book even though it’s unlike anything I read in general or listen -whatever - but I decided to give it a whirl and I was not disappointed that I did. Between the narrator and the story this was a great listen and I can’t wait (hopefully there is one )but can’t wait for the next sequel .. this was an enjoyable listen and it’s like humor with a little bit of scary but not really scary- if that makes sense .. highly recommended!!!

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Odd Thomas meets Monty Python

Interesting story and narration. Sometimes hard to follow, but think that this was actually intentional.

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Great narration

Funny, unusual, creepy, excellent narration. Loved. Reminds me of the novel "john Dies in the End."

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kooky captivating

at first I was skeptical, but after only a few minutes of listening I was captured by the story😊

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great, great story

this story was absolutely fantastically written. the great story combined with the fabulous reader just made the while experience so enjoyable. you looking for a great story with interesting twists and humor? look no further then.

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  • Rachel Norton
  • 05-05-19

I love this story so much

This is one of my favourite stories ever and hope they release season 2 on audio book. This would make a great Netflix series too.

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  • Anne Anela
  • 01-31-21

What the

I don’t know why I bought this. The narrator is terrible. He makes mistakes while reading and doesn’t correct them. Surely that’s not allowed. The stop start reading is awful too. I’m a ways into the book and the story is all over the place. I don’t know how this book has so many good reviews. It’s ridiculously bad and the narration is a joke. My six year old child reads better than this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-22-19

Have to listen you will love it if you like a giggle

Fantastic story, hilarious 😂 😂😂 this is fantastic the author is gifted and the best narrator ever!!! So suited to the story his voices for the characters were amazing!!!

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  • Lumpen-Doodle
  • 07-22-19

Cracking stiry

Great on youtube, but even better in full, on Audible. Well read, and without the irritating music.

Roll on volume 2

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  • 05-01-19

Stunning and Fun

I love the Tales from the Gas Station story and having this is so amazing. I love the narration as it is extremely energetic and well done. If you like horror collection stories with laughs and gasps, you’ll really enjoy this.

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  • LVS
  • 10-15-21

"Whats up nerds!" -Jerry pascall

This is the first book of 3, and hold on to your sanity its gonner be mind twistilig and dark ride with hilarious characters and the darkest of humor!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-15-21

I love it

I died to listen to the whole book after I listened the shorter version from Mr creepypasta on YouTube and I was so excited to hear it all and I love it. I am even more enthusiastic for the next books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-29-22

not what I expected

struggling to finish, lost interest when it became clear it was trying to be scary, but really it was strange ( but not good strange )

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  • Maddy Spowage
  • 05-27-22

If you like the Creepypasta on youtube then you’ll love this!

As the title said, if you enjoyed the youtube version then you’ll like this too. If you haven’t listened to that then it’s possible it might not be for you since this isn’t a typical high production audiobook. The Audiobook is basically like building up and filling out the youtube version (adding stories, giving more context etc). It’s a great story if you want to see deeper layers of the original stories! I would definitely recommend a listen! (but maybe listen to the youtube creepypasta before buying for a better taste of what you’re getting)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-06-22

pretty good, very weird

quick question for whoever is performing this; you okay bud? the moments of action narration are so loud and sound deeply unhinged. effective, but slightly stressful to listen to.
otherwise, good book? mostly. leaves me with a lot of follow up questions. wish the performer could do the very few female voices as something other than sexist caricatures. Mostly enjoyed the book. enough to look for a volume two.

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  • Marcus Lenden
  • 05-10-22

What’s not to love about gas station jack

Have been a big fan of the tales from the gas station creepypasta videos for a long time and in my desperation discovered that the audiobooks are much longer than online. Bought immediately and highly recommend. Very fun!

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  • NicS
  • 03-17-22

Creepy, funny, connected and flowing! A Must!

It took me a little while to adjust to Mr Creepy Pasta narrating, as I've previously listened many times to the chapters released on the Creepy Podcast.
I love how every event and character line is beautifully intertwined and connected in ways you don't expect. The story really moves along and doesn't waste time with irrelevant filler floof.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy meets Red Dwarf, and gives birth to a shitty little gas station at the edge of town on the downhill side........

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-22

best book I've series I've heard in age's

there's horror, comedy, mystery and I don't even know how to explain the rest its just amazing I honestly don't have a bad comment about all 3 books and bedside manner even tho you can get bedside manner for free on YouTube, still worth the listen👍🏻

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  • Hayley
  • 12-15-21

Fast paced & Action packed.

This story was just what I needed. I had been struggling to find a story that kept me listening and curious about what was going to happen next… I stumbled across this book in the discover section and the next thing I knew I’d listened to the whole thing in one day… I look forward to exploring the other books in the series.

-Supernatural
-Gun shots, broken bones, fist fights and murder.
-Insomnia
-Mysterious characters
-Plot/character Twists

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  • Cannibal
  • 09-06-21

Exquisitely random!😂

I’m not gonna give a synopsis, as others are paid to do that. What I will say is, I was creeping slowly, but surely closer to complete audiobook apathy due to simply having read too many books over the years. I was struggling to find anything that would hold my easily distracted attention, let alone my interest. That is until now. I have never had so many laugh out loud moments from one book. This is so completely random, with completely “off the wall” scenarios. Not just coming from left field but from all over the place! I simply could not stop listening to this book. I finished it in one sitting and was left wanting more. This is definitely my favourite new series and I can’t rant about it enough. Suffice to say, I have already purchased the next two books in the series. Who would enjoy this?? Who wouldn’t! Thanks, Jack.😈 *****
D. Inwood
Christchurch, NZ.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-27-21

loved every minute!

great book, made even better by a fantastic narrator. I'm now off to download the second book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-21

So good to hear the full story.

This was awesome. I have been a huge fan of the series through mrcreepypasta. Now to hear the full version finally, and with mrcreepypasta doing his very finest Jack and Jerry lines. Quite simply, just too good ,and I can't wait for volume 2.

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  • Beck Hill
  • 07-02-21

loved it

Really fantastic story. Loved the narration, the characters were great and it was just an entertaining roller coaster from beginning to end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-21

Masterpiece.

I think MCP hits the nail on the head with the naive gas-station clerk act. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-21

cool stuff

Its got great humor and the narrator has an amazing voice. and the story is so good