One of the finest and most influential horror writers of the 20th century, Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Somewhere in Time) has left his stamp on the collective imagination. Here are more than 20 of Matheson's most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, personally selected by the author.
Many of these stories have already entered into popular culture, including the title story, which became a landmark episode of The Twilight Zone, and "Duel", the nail-biting tale of man versus machine that inspired Steven Spielberg's first film.
Other stories include "First Anniversary", "Dress of White Silk", "Witch War", "Dance of the Dead", "Mad House", "Prey", "Blood Son", "Crickets", "Wet Straw", "The Children of Noah", "Through Channels", "Old Haunts", "Disappearing Act", "The Holiday Man", "Legion of Plotters", "The Distributor", "Long Distance Call", "Slaughter House", and "The Likeness of Julie".
Find out why Stephen King (who wrote the introduction) has called Matheson one of his favorite writers.
Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia, Malcolm Hillgartner, Arte Johnson,Jay Karnes, Ray Porter, Lawrence Pressman, Yuri Rasovsky, Lorna Raver, Ned Schmidtke,Conrad John Schuck, and Christine Williams.
A Blackstone Audio production.
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Brilliant tales skillfully read but no track separation!
The Audiobook Description at the top of this page just about sums it up. This masterful collection of tales has been well adapted for audio presentation and is well read by various narrators. My only gripe is that the stories are not broken down into separate tracks, with nothing to delineate where one story ends and another one begins, other than the what is on the audio. It's like going back to the old days of linear tape, having to skim backwards and forwards to find your place. Really sloppy. 5 stars for the content, 2 stars for the thought that's gone into it's iTunes presentation.
Nightmare at 20.000 ft
All the tales are fantastic needless to say that it is well written but it is very well read. It creates a chilling atmosphere and I would recommend it to anyone who reads this genre of work