The Horror Collection: Gold Edition is a collection of horrific tales that are just a blast to listen to!
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The Horror Collection: Gold Edition by KJK Publishing, narrated by John Walker
This collection was so much fun to listen to in audio in order to revisit each since I first read them in 2020.
This time around, my two favorites were still Flesh by Kevin J. Kennedy and Ghost Train by Mike Duke! But the rest of these hit way harder in audio form than they did when reading the text, The September Laments of Annaleigh by Matthew Brockmeyer especially!
Here are my notes on each the second time.
The Paperboy by Amy Cross –
Determined to see the paperboy’s eyes, this person just won’t let it go. But each time they are close, things shift, and the loop begins again.
I loved how unhinged this one is! It’s such an uncomfortable listen. The details about the scabs will have you cringing.
The Man Who Lost Paradise by J.C. Michael –
In an inner dialogue of a man that keeps messing everything up, we see that one day, he dies while on a drug. But while his soul leaves his body, he hangs around. Soon he learns he can come back, but it’s at the expense of another person.
The effect that this dead man has on poor Eric is heartbreaking. Of course, whenever he can, he plays the victim card. But then the turn this one takes when a realization is made!!
The September Laments of Annaleigh by Matthew Brockmeyer –
Struggling with pregnancy and stuck in a rough family situation, this girl has been going along with what her family does. But when she starts to second guess, she wonders if the family is doing the right thing.
These creatures sound so terrifying! As soon as this tale began, I remembered them! But hearing it on audio made it so much worse! These things are wild!
Also, listening to this while pregnant… Phew. I was so worried for this girl. It sounded like she may have even been struggling with preeclampsia.
Flesh by Kevin J. Kennedy –
Living in a cave, after years of inbreeding, this large family communicates through very limited noises. One day, the meat they’re eating tastes odd. But that’s not the only thing making them weary… their kill is also still moving, much unlike all the others.
This is such a fun take on zombies! I love this tale so much!
At Peace Now? by Lex H Jones –
Stuck in a corridor, this man realizes that something is very wrong. He very slowly finds out just what that is as he’s thrown into a battle.
Tales like this will never not freak me out. The thought of becoming aware when you’re deep in a situation is so terrifying!
Ghost Train by Mike Duke –
On the way to school, little Billy needed to be driven in with his father, which was unlike all other days. Seeing a slew of emergency vehicles fly by, the father fears the worst. Billy himself is nervous. Then they see the bus. Twenty years later, this group of kids is determined to see the ghost train.
My Final Thoughts on The Horror Collection: Gold Edition
These tales were so much fun to listen to in the audio version! I highly recommend picking this up in any format.
The Horror Collection: Gold Edition is yet another awesome collection of tales that had a story for all types of horror fans; from light horror to heartbreaking and gore filled! This collection was so much fun.
Thanks for reading!