• Active Reader: And Other Cautionary Tales from the Book World

  • By: Mark Leslie
  • Narrated by: Eric Bryan Moore
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-10-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mark Leslie
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Three stories which explore the darker side of the world of books.
In a style reminiscent of the old Twilight Zone television show, these three tales will take the book-loving listener to a place that is somewhat familiar yet frighteningly surreal and disturbing.
Active Reader
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A passionate book lover is drawn into a mysterious and eerie little bookstore the way a moth might be drawn to a flame.
How far might a desperate writer go when blindly following the advice of a popular self-help book to eliminate the distractions preventing him from completing his next novel?
©2011 Mark Leslie (P)2017 Mark Leslie
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4 out of 5 stars
By PATRICIA on 11-29-17

A short, entertaining listen

Three short stories, each will leave you thinking after you listen. The first one, Active Reader, just made me cringe in a way that you do when you see a scene in a horror movie, but still love it. Browser, the second was my favorite of the three. It is reminiscent of a Twilight Zone episode and makes you think before ever not finishing a book! And Distraction was just disturbing in a way that you can't help but relate(and of course not take the same actions!). Mark Leslie is an author that I will definitely seek more of, I love the kind of books that peek your interest and leave you with an intelligent, well thought out story.

The choice of Eric Bryan Moore for the narration of this anthology is brilliant. EBM has a voice that can create that air of mystique and horror, making you crawl into the mind of the characters and feel their emotions. He did a spectacular job with these three short stories.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Christy D on 02-15-18

Active Reader

Active Reader is a small collection of 3 short "creep" stories. Each story is unique and gives you lots to think about afterwards. I think the first story is the creepiest and could be extended into a great horror story. I could see it playing out on the big screen. The third in the collection is about a man that snaps, he has just had enough and that happens. Of course his way was a bit over the top. After the three stories play you get a bit of insight into them from the author. Awesome narration.

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