The Dichotomy of Monsters

  • by C. Dennis Moore
  • Narrated by Eric Burns
  • 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Horror author C. Dennis Moore returns to the short story form with this latest collection, The Dichotomy of Monsters, 15 terrifying tales of things that aren't what they seem. Moore's reality will leave you questioning your own senses and doubting the proof right in front of your eyes.
In "Reckoning", Jody returns to his old home after his mother's funeral to find some of the memories he thought he'd left behind aren't so quiet nor so forgotten. Fans of his haunted house novel, The Third Floor, will find Moore's take on ghosts in this story to be anything but typical. In "Timesmiths", Moore ponders the question of time travel and what happens to the perceptions of those being affected when alterations are made. In "Broken Man", poor Mr. Sumner saw angels take away his dying wife, and now he thinks he can bring them back for him if he makes himself suffer enough. In the title story, an escaped Mr. Hyde sets out for America in search of a permanent cure to his weak alter-ego. But he soon discovers the real monsters are not quite as obviously recognized as he is. In "Monday", the one C. Dennis Moore calls "the best story I've ever written", Maddy has only one goal today: die. But an old custom and a deep-rooted sense of routine keeps her locked in an unending cycle, until she can figure out the key to breaking her pattern.
These are just some of the 15 stories in The Dichotomy of Monsters, but each one offers its own unique view of hell and the monsters that dwell there. Leave your preconceptions at the door and let C. Dennis Moore show you just how beautiful monsters can be and, as in the story "The Garden", how monstrous the beautiful are.


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A good read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, short story fanatic here. Spooky spooky very intelligent writing

Who was your favorite character and why?

There were so many to choose from

Which scene was your favorite?

The hole in the locked room

If you could rename The Dichotomy of Monsters, what would you call it?

No titled perfectly.

Any additional comments?

I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.

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- cappi lucas "Addicted to audiobooks. Can't go a day without it. Makes housekeeping,cooking and hobbyist more interesting."

These would make an awesome TV series

These short stories are some very wild and unusual horror themes. I think they would make a great TV series for something like the CW channel as a funky Twlight Zone -y type show.

I really like the fact that in the forward the author explains the fact that these are short stories and they are not intended to be long novels. The author is right. These are short, sweet and totally unnerving tales. I especially like the one about the police officer and the town that has a dancing disease that kills. Short, sweet and Creepy. This was my kind of book. I LOVED it.

The narrator is very good. He has a great way of telling stories and makes the characters pop.

This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2016
  • Publisher: C. Dennis Moore