My Little Pocketbooks: Quicky Review #11: Riding the Bullet and Vampire Short Stories   

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Quicky Review #11: Riding the Bullet and Vampire Short Stories

Welcome back to Quicky Reviews.
Now that it is the end of the year I am desperately trying to wrap up all my mini reviews as well.  There is just something about starting the new year with zero book on your "To Review" pile.  After these two I just have 1 book review and  4 mini reviews to go. 
These two audiobooks were read for the R.I.P. Reading Challenge (October) and they were both short audiobooks from the library. 
Here are just a few sentences on these short (about 2 hours or less) stories. 
There are other Quicky Reviews for you to check out too and don't worry there will be more to come.  I like short stories because most of them are FREE and I can get in and out of one in no time.
Below are the links to the other Quicky Reviews this year.
Riding the Bullet
Author: Stephen King 
Genre: Fiction 
Publisher: Audible, Inc. 
Audiobook: 33 minutes 
Narrator: Josh Hamilton
Source: Borrowed from the Redondo Beach Library 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Book Description
Riding the Bullet is "a ghost story in the grand manner" from the bestselling author of Bag of Bones, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile -- a short story about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side.

My Thoughts
Stephen King is scary and this book is more of the subtle scary and not the jump out and make you feel like screaming your head off.  It's a thinking mans scary.  I enjoyed it!
The Very Best Vampire Short Stories
Authors: M. R. James, Hume Nisbet, Bram Stoker, Lord Byron
Genre: Horror Fiction
Publisher: Saland Publishing
Audiobook: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Narrator:  Emma Hignett
Source: Borrowed from E-Library
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Description
A selection of some of the best short stories about vampires ever written. Includes 'The Vampire Maid' by Hume Nisbet, 'Fragment of a Novel' by Lord Byron, 'Dracula's Guest' by Bram Stoker, and 'Count Magnus' by M.R. James.

My Thoughts
I hated it!!!  No really!  Tell me why in the heck would you have a female narrator reading male characters?  Why?  I was so pissed by the title too.  I thought I would get a short story instead I got snippets of full stories.  This sucked!  The cover even pisses me off.  ARGH!  What a waste!
Have you read or listen to any of these?  What did you think?

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