• Noir

  • Three Novels of Suspense
  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-15-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (50 ratings)

Regular price: $23.07

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Publisher's Summary

Noir contains three classic thrillers by Richard Matheson, the grand master of suspense. Originally published in the 1950s, at the very beginning of Matheson’s distinguished career, these page-turning classics are finally on audio for your listening pleasure. Now listeners everywhere can savor three unforgettable tales of crime, corruption, and cold-blooded murder.
"Someone Is Bleeding"
Dave Newton has fallen hard for Peggy, a leggy blonde with a lurid past and a heartbreaking smile. But as bloody corpses begin to litter his path, Dave is forced to confront the terrifying possibility that the woman he loves is a deranged killer.
p>"Fury on Sunday"
In the wee hours of a fateful Sunday morning, a homicidal maniac embarks on a rampage of terror and violence that threatens everyone who crosses his path, culminating in a deadly confrontation in a Manhattan apartment building.
"Ride the Nightmare"
Chris and Helen have the perfect suburban life—until Helen discovers her husband’s guilty secret. Overnight, their peaceful existence descends into a vortex of fear and brutality that may cost them the life of their only child.
©1997 Richard Matheson. Someone Is Bleeding 1953 by Richard Matheson; renewed 1981 by Richard Matheson. Fury on Sunday 1953 by Richard Matheson. Ride the Nightmare 1959 by Richard Matheson; renewed 1987 by Richard Matheson. (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson.” (Stephen King)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-09-13

Not quite what I expected, and I expected more

Compared to novels like "Stir of Echoes", these felt long and drawn out. I love the economy of language used in all three, however whether the narrator or the protrayal of women, these feel dated. Listening to them, I can understand why they've been out of print for so long.

Each tale is about Regular Guy thrown into incredible situations - and reacting to them in ways that to modern folks seem unsophisticated or slow.

Someone is Bleeding is Regular Guy doesn't know when how to walk away from Crazy.

Fury on Sunday is Regular Guy trapped with escaped Crazy

Ride the Nightmare is regular Guy's past catches up to his happy home.

In every situation, Regular Guy can't seem to get out of his own way, making every wrong choice and compounding it with more wrong choices. It was tiring.

However, I'm glad I read them and while they weren't what I was expecting it was good to get a little more Matheson under my belt.

Narrator wise, Robertson Dean would not have been my first choice. Character inflection aside, his deep, resonating voice made the stories feel heavier than they probably were. This is one of those rare cases where physically reading the book may be to the Reader's advantage.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Carol on 11-07-14

Still struggling to get halfway, really bad

Okay there is no character development, I'd like to kill myself with an ice pick listening to this. I have 7 more hours to go and I hate the two main characters! Story theme is weak again no character development, over describe the wrong things, I mean stale whiskey scent? Really... Oh pass on this unless you are desperate, as I was. I own over 240 audible books alone, not sure how many before this, I'm a thriller reader, this is not a thriller.

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