Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature

  • by Tonia Brown
  • Narrated by Anneliese Rennie
  • 1 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tonia Brown brings you three tales of terror from the wild outdoors.
"Hissy Fit": Poor Steven falls into a snake pit and tries not to panic. To his dismay, the situation gets weird when the snakes start calling him by name.
"Mrs. Trillby's Garden": Kids have gone missing all over a small town. But that won't stop this trio of boys from seeking some late night summer fun by sneaking into the local witch's garden. Once they're in, they might have some trouble getting back out.
"Waste Not, Want Not": A backwoods roadkill connoisseur comes across an almost perfect deer carcass. She thinks she's getting a free meal, but will she become the dinner instead of the diner?

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"Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature" was a short and fun listening experience. Sometimes I like my horror genre content to be a bit kooky and this collection definitely satisfied that itch for me. All three stories are truly strange and somewhat funny, the last one being my favorite among them. I would recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys short form horror with a side of silly weirdness!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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- Tad B.

An enjoyable collection of (very) short stories

This collection of three tales straddles the line of kiddy spook tales and mature storytelling. In at least 2 of the tales, I think the execution and resolution places the foot firmly down on the side of mature (and not mature as in X rated, just good, solid storytelling).

Hissy Fit, the first story, was also the least-enjoyable for me. While it was well-written and somewhat suspenseful, once the suspense was over, it was extremely predictable and cheesy. The worst is how even then, the author felt the need to spell out what was right in front of our eyes. Then repeat it. Again. And again.

Mrs. Trillby's Garden was next up, and I found it enjoyable. The 3 characters kept getting jumbled in my mind, but in the end, I don't think it mattered much who was who (though I do appreciate that the author wanted to flesh them out a bit). You could sort of guess where the tale was going, but Brown executed extremely well in my opinion and even threw in a surprise I wasn't expecting.

The last tale, Waste Not, Want Not, started out awkward (to me), but got fairly entertaining once things really got rolling. I found the descriptions of the "battle" amusing and the ending actually surprised me (though I should have expected it).

The narrator excelled at reading character dialogue and voices. If I had a complaint, it would be that she lapsed into a sort of lofty/airy cadence during some of the rest. I kept picturing the flight attendants that read off the airline's required (boring) text during takeoff. Which is odd, because the stories were good enough not to need random inflections to liven them up!

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Overall, a good little collection of works. All were short and to the point, and, perhaps with the exception of Hissy Fit, didn't feel any worse for it.
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- Marcus

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2017
  • Publisher: Tonia Brown