Behold the Void

  • by Philip Fracassi
  • Narrated by David Stifel
  • 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Behold the Void includes nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old-school hard-edged horror of the 1980s and the stylistic prose of today's literary giants.
Revenge takes a monstrous form when a scorned lover acquires bizarre, telekinetic powers; a community swimming pool on a bright summer day becomes the setting for a ghastly nightmare of sacrifice and loss; a thief does bloody battle with a Yakuza for the soul of a horse god; a priest must solve the mystery of a century-old serial killer or risk the apocalypse; a newly-married couple discover that relationships-gone-bad can be poisonous, and deadly; a child is forced to make an ultimate choice between letting his parents die or living with the monsters they may become; and when a boy is trapped on a beach at low tide, he must face death in many forms - that of the rising water coming to consume him and the ghost of his dead mother who wants him back, reaching for him with dark, longing arms....

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

most excellent

loved it! i'll for sure revisit this book when some future purchase disappoints; both narrator and author make me jealous with their talent.
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- Amazon Customer

Just extremely boring stories.

What disappointed you about Behold the Void?

To be fair I only made it through 2 of these short stories, but I wasn't going to waste any more time on this book - just the most mediocre stories, supernatural elements just tossed at the wall with no creativity or signs of narrative cohesion.


What could Philip Fracassi have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Fracassi needs to go back to the drawing board and rather than just hammering out stories about random seeming scary events build an actual coherent universe that we can be interested in and care about.


What does David Stifel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The reader was fine.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Extremely disappointed with the low quality of storytelling, literally significantly worse than what you can listen to for free on youtube or horror fiction podcasts any day of the week.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-28-2017
  • Publisher: Journalstone Publishing