Video is Dead
The fading memories Jacob has of his deceased mother are buried on a few VHS home movies. Recently haunted by recurring dreams of her, he sets out to pick up a used VCR, and finds one at a local yard sale. However this is no ordinary VCR. According to the owner, this particular model not only plays movies, but it allows one to communicate with the dead. Fueled by curiosity, Jacob takes it home and soon discovers that what he possesses opens a doorway to darkness, death, and lust.
Miller is frustrated. Hours at the gym and nothing to show for it. But once a coworker introduces him to RECRüT, a sports energy drink that guarantees results, the gains come quick. It isn't long before Miller attains the godlike physique he's always wanted. Unfortunately, these 12 little ounces come with a side effect - a high price he never expected to pay. And the more RECRüT he drinks, the more his world begins to unravel, uncovering a sinister side of himself he never knew existed.
The Saltwater Marathon
Bryan buries himself at work, opting for late night shifts at the mall, often drinking himself to sleep in the back office of his once beloved job. But everything changes the morning they show up...strangers at his office door...screaming, pleading and begging him to open the door because they're being pursued and desperately need somewhere to hide. As he awakens from his drunken stupor, he begins to wonder if this some sick joke? Bryan wouldn't be sure until he let these strangers in. However once he does, he soon witnesses for himself what has these people so afraid, so panicked, that he finds it impossible to stay caught in his own spiral of self-loathing.
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Two Great Stories and one Not so Much
- Jim "The Impatient"
LOVE LOVE LOVE
To me, there is nothing better than horror that is written with a comedic bent. This book includes three short stories that are just that: well written, totally supernatural and fun as hell. "Video is Dead," "Energy Drink," and "The Saltwater Marathon" are three completely discrete stories, all equally as interesting and spooky. Chateau is a master craftsman of short stories and Shedlock narrates these tales masterfully! I would recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys horror (though this is VERY light horror, if you'd even call it that) or who is a fan of entertaining paranormal stories. 10/10 would listen to this again!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
- Tad B.