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Thriller

Stories to Keep You Up All Night
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Description

Featuring North America's foremost thriller authors, Thriller is the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published.

Offering up heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises are 32 of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning names in the business. From the signature characters that made such authors as David Morrell and John Lescroart famous, to four of the hottest new voices in the genre, this blockbuster will tantalize and terrify.

Lock the doors, draw the shades, pull up the covers, and be prepared for Thriller to keep you up all night.

Narrators include Dick Hill, Mel Foster, Susie Breck, Laural Merlington, Joyce Bean, Bill Weideman, and Michael Page.

©2006 James Patterson and David Liss (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

Critiques

"Stories are well matched to their readers, who give personalities to the characters and maintain the tension of the plot." ( AudioFile)

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Tim
  • 15/01/2009

So - So

This book was pretty mediocre. There were some good ones in here - such as "Diplomatic Constraints", "James Penney's New Identity'", "Disfigured" and "Empathy".

However, an equal number of the short stories are bland. And some, such as the "The Tuesday Club" and "The Powder Monkey" were so annoying, I skipped through most of them. And there is NOTHING in here that would keep you up at night.

If you're looking for something in this vein, "The Century's Best Suspense Stories" edited by Jeffery Deaver is MUCH better, even though the audiobook only has 1/2 of the stories as the real book. ("For Reasons Unknown", "The Weekenders" and "Quitter's Inc" from Deaver's collection are great stories and are much more likely to keep you up at night)

This may come down to an issue of taste, but I LOVE short stories and when you've read a good number of fantastic ones, you realize that no one can put together a book where every story thrills every reader. However, having said that, I would be hard pressed to believe that the stories in this book are the best that the editor could find.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 18/01/2009

Not worth the time

I agree with the other reviews - the stories are too short - I am just getting into the character and remembering who is who - and the story is over. I thought exposure to many different authors would be a great way to pick out the ones I liked - but the stories are even too short for that. Should have trusted the others who reviewed this before me :-)

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kevin
  • 18/08/2008

Very well done

Great selection of stories from a wonderful group of authors.The narraraters were excellent also, brought to life all of the so many varied characters.Very well done indeed.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Linda Gastanaga
  • 12/10/2008

Quite Disappointing

This book did not live up to the reputation of the various authors. The stories were very short and seemed to just END about the time I was getting interested in the plot. The narrators were, on the whole, lacking, not adding to the pleasure of the experience.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Kim
  • 08/03/2016

HUGELY disappointed. .........

as a true "horror" fan and a reader/listener to many thriller/horror books I was mistakenly excited by the title and the description of this book.

There are approx 31 short stories in this collection each approx 30 min long. A few were actuary good stories, tho I wouldn't say they'd "keep me awake" . There are also a few good narrators, not many, but a few.

it seems the best stories were in the beginning of the book and a scant few mixed in with a good one at the end.

Personally, it wad a waste of my listening time , none compare to a good Stephen King, Jack Kilborn , JA Konrath, Dean Koontz, John Locke, etc.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tommy
  • 26/09/2009

Excellent Anthology

I am amazed at the negative reviews here. I thought this was an excellent anthology of thriller short stories. It gave me a glimpse of the works of authors I have not previously read, and many of the stories kept me on the edge of my seat.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Daisyfaye
  • 30/03/2009

Just Horrible

This was one of the two worst books I've listened to since I started with Audible.com about 8 years ago, and I've listened to a lot of books in that time. It was so bad I just gave up on it after about the 5th or 6th story. I'd finally lost all hope of hearing a good, or even mediocre, story.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Alicia
  • 25/11/2008

Some good, some not so good

I liked this book because it introduced me to authors I do not usually read. Some were good, some not so much, the best part is each story is about 30 minutes so you get to just skip the couple that are plain bad.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • galen leary
  • 13/10/2008

I hate that none of the stories are complete

don't spend the credit, not worth it.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23/09/2018

The bulk of this book felt like advertising...

My wife and I couldn't get through a single story. After listening to the long introductions of the writers, the bios, and everything else that preceeded the actual stories we were too annoyed to enjoy the stories themselves. Just start the story and let the material (good, bad or ortherwise) speak for itself.