The Long Way Home Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Gathered here for the first time ever are seventeen short stories, two essays, and a short script by award winning and New York Times, bestselling author, Richard Chizmar.
Eerie, suspenseful, poignant, the stories in The Long Way Home run the gamut from horror to suspense, crime to dark fantasy, mainstream to mystery. This brand new collection features more than 100,000 words of short fiction, as well as more than 5,000 words of autobiographical story notes. Chizmar s previous short story collection, A Long December, was published in 2016 to starred reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus, and was included on numerous Best Books of the Year lists. Entertainment Weekly gave the book high praise: Each tale is a magic trick, luring you toward the light while leading you down an ever-darkening path. There is hope mingled with horror, and that s Chizmar s secret power. His storytelling always beats with a huge, passionate heart.
Stephen King says he writes terrific stories served with a very large slice of disquiet pie, and with The Long Way Home, Richard Chizmar has taken his evocative and compelling storytelling to an entirely new level.
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|Listening Length||12 hours and 15 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||16 April 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 169,052 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
560 in Ghost Horror Fiction
3,408 in Ghost Stories
127,273 in Teen & Young Adult (Books)
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Naturally, one will find some more to their liking than others. But, I did not find one I didn’t like. Each is written with thought and imagination.
There were a couple sticking points. “Widow’s Point”, a novella, shows up in another book, as does a young couple in a short story dealing with the local homeowners’ association. Its to be expected when reading some books of short stories. In Kindle form, there is one which is unreadable. “Murder House Manuscript.” Try enlarging the font size to no effect. The text remained so small I just skipped it.
The “star” of the book, I found, is the title’s namesake. It’s the last story. Being more than a suspense story, there’s a subliminal message of life and family for the reader.
One thing I’ve found since reading Richard Chizmar is I can’t get enough of his books. As an author, he’s up at the top.
What I didn't like was Widow's Point. I have 2 signed copies of the novella and I really wasn't impressed with it and didn't like the style. I was disappointed that it was included in the collection and took up so much room. I also didn't like Dirty Coppers and left it DNF. In the same vein, Murder House Script was another style I don't like. I would have been far happier without those three. That's just a personal opinion and I am sure many enjoyed them.
I really loved the story notes at the end. They made the stories personal and the insight was entertaining. So I while can't recommend all the stories, there were enough excellent ones to make it worth it.