13 Tales of Sonic Horror, Volume 1

  • by Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, J. Milton Hayes, O. Henry, John Gregory Betancourt, K. Anderson Yancy
  • Narrated by Sandy J. Hotchkiss, Heather Wood, Lissa Lia, Don Hohman, Anne Welles, Kevin Yancy, K. Anderson Yancy
  • 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Produced by SonicMovie.net, SonicMovies are premium audios with strong vocal performances enhanced by music and sound effects to such an extent that they sound like movies.In this collection:1. "From Beyond" by H. P. Lovecraft
2. "A War of the Worlds" - SonicMovie by K. Anderson Yancy
3. "The Green Eye of the Yellow God" by J. Milton Hayes
4. "Some Words with a Mummy" by Edgar Allan Poe
5. "The Furnished Room" by O. Henry
6. "The Green Thumb" by K. Anderson Yancy, adapted from the short story by John Gregory Betancourt
7. "DELISA: DErivative LIfe SApien" by K. Anderson Yancy
8. "Sympathy for Vampires"
9. "The Cats of Ulthar" by H. P. Lovecraft
10. "The Conqueror Worm" by Edgar Allan Poe
11. "The Premature Burial" by Edgar Allan Poe
12. "The Haunted Palace" by Edgar Allan Poe
13. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" by Edgar Allan Poe


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terrible sound editing

I am surprised that Audible even has this in their inventory. The sound editing is terrible and it is nearly impossible to hear the story over the cheesy sound effects. The voice acting is also incredibly overdone. NOT RECOMMENDED!
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- Sara

Good stories ruined by poor mixing

I was really excited about this one at first, then things just dropped off and never picked up again. The stories were actually fine, there are some great authors in that list. The opening story had a lot of promise. It used the whole sound effects and voice actors gimmick really well. It seemed as if the opening story had been written for that exact purpose. Then things become a little repetitive and the mixing goes a bit weird. Voices are coming from all sorts of places and there are too many sound effects drowning out the dialogue.
There are also quite a few places where you need to fast forward. Of the 6hrs or so of story telling there is at least 90mins of looped music and credits. Maybe even more. I got really sick of hearing the name K. Anderson Yancy over and over and over again during this audio book. It appears to have been a very self indulgent creation for this performer and writer.
When the stories have a particular theme e.g. Mummies, there is some really poorly selected music that is looped and played far to loudly and frequently. This eventually became distracting then quite frustrating. I was really looking forward to listening to some H.P. Lovecraft and the production here destroyed the story.
I'd recommend this to someone who actually doesn't want to focus on the stories and just wants to hear some gimmicky sounds and lots of voices butchering some great stories. Otherwise save your money/credit and treat your ears to something else. I toughed this out in the hope that it would get better. I'll tell you now that it doesn't. if your a huge K. Anderson Yancy fan get it.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-23-2009
  • Publisher: SonicMovie.net