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Publisher's Summary

While hosting a popular late-night radio segment called Tell Me a Story author Joel Farrelly encounters a vast array of different callers from all walks of life, each with their own unique and often terrifying tale to tell. This is a collection of the show's most memorable segments as well as a memoir of how it all went horribly wrong when, at the height of his success, a mysterious caller forced Joel to recount a disturbing story from his own past... The one story Joel hoped he would never have to tell.

©2014 Joel Farrelly (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Listen at night for full effect!

There is something about listening to horror stories at night that make them a bit more effective. I chose this one as a story to listen to before bed, and I believe it made it that much better. The stories are not very realistic, but something about the description and narration in the dark drew my attention in and haunted me until I fell asleep!

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This was pretty fun😀

Pretty good. I like short horror stories(and scifi stories)a lot. There are a few different spooky tales along with the main story. Good horror is cheesy a lot of the time-this was a little bit of spooky with a bit of comedy & horror chessieness thrown in the mix.. I enjoyed it. The narrator was good. He has a nice voice.. His narration didn't get in the way of the stories like some narrators tend to do. All in all as my header says-It was fun. Listen to this one at night with the lights out for funner effect.

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loved it!

I loved all the short stories within, as Joel deals with his own scary story ... or not;)

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Super creepy!

Really well written and the stories are short and truly scary. I finished it too quickly and I'm gonna see what else he's written!

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yeee loved it

I loved this...great great story!!! enjoyed every single minute of it. this was just a recommendation glad I accepted it

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Poorly Written and Not Scary at All

It is rare that I dislike a book so much that I decide not to finish it. This was one of those books. Perhaps I didn't read the book description correctly, but I was hoping for a series of stories about the real lives of the people calling in on the radio. Stories that were inspirational, humorous, cautionary, or even scary. Instead, this book was a series of stories that were supposed to be horror stories, but they were more like childish stories told around a campfire by a group of pre-teens. The stories weren't scary, were often hard to follow, and the "wrap up" for each story was so short and so unrelated to the rest of the story that it seemed like an afterthought. There are many wonderful books out there that are worthy of your time. This is not one of them.

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Worst book ever

Truly ridiculous stories - not one was enjoyable. A waste of a listen and of time.

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Love it!

Great stories intertwined around a great concept! Wish it was longer though. Voice actor nailed the feel of the story. Can’t wait to hear it again. About to see what else I can find from these two.

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Gripping Storytelling

This was an absolutely fascinating read. It captivated my attention from start to finish.

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10 year old campfire scary story

this is nothing more than a 10 year old camp fire scary story. didn't work for me

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  • Deana Morris
  • 05-25-22

Spine-tingling retro creepy stories

Do you have a story of the unexplained? Maybe a ghost story? I do. Many of us do.

But Joel’s radio show guests have stories to make you hold your breath; terror stories beyond belief. There’s something of the ‘fright-night’ about this story of a student radio station’s ill-fated Tell Me A Story graveyard shift slot. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Deliciously dark tales of the supernatural where listeners phoning in reveal their stories deftly gathers pace to a bonkers finale. Enjoy!