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Publisher's Summary

What grotesque surprises will you find in the secret place between the shadow and the soul?

In her debut short story collection, M.J. Pack offers up a new breed of terror sure to delight any true horror fan. Don’t miss out on tales of telepathic twins, a campfire ghost story gone terribly wrong, pills that induce life-threatening nightmares, and the disturbing new sideshow at Coney Island: Lady Alligator. Take a haunting trip down infamous Bubblehead Road and follow Danny around the country as he’s pursued by unseen (and unrelenting) creatures.

Prepare yourself, you’re about to indulge in some certain dark things...

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Critic Reviews

"Pack's horror anthology provides a great deal of haunting entertainment, especially as delivered by the gifted narrator Jacob York.... York narrates with such compelling energy that listeners will follow him through all the evil and deadly encounters in the collection." ( AudioFile)

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  • VikingRob
  • 07-08-2020

FANTASTIC!

This is hands down my favorite audiobook! Stories are amazing and I can't say enough about the performance. BRILLIANT! Highly recommend.

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  • E. K. Martin
  • 09-01-2019

Great performance

The stories are decent horror, atmospheric and disturbing, but the narration is what really pushes it into 5 star territory. Every voice, every mood, every turn of phrase, the reader really nails it.

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  • Angie Brooke
  • 08-05-2017

The stuff nightmares are made of...

I could have listened to ten more stories, this book was so good. The narration was great and from the first story I was hooked. I can honestly say the author did a great job creating chilling, haunting, eerie scenarios. Cannot wait to read more.

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  • Christemba
  • 28-10-2018

really good.

Really good. Creepy and entertaining. I'll look for other books by this author for sure.

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  • Jason P
  • 25-10-2017

The Perfect Adult Halloween Book

A collection of truly dark and deep short stories,
many of which have a sexual element that makes this book so much more than your typical Halloween collections.

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  • Adam
  • 06-03-2017

Certain Dark Things

The story and performance were both done very well. This is definitely a book for adults so I don't recommend letting your child/teen read this. The book kept my attention the whole time and the stories reminded me of Tales From the Crypt. I highly recommend.

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  • Wilder Jae
  • 04-01-2017

I Need More!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! It's quite an interesting collection of stories and I think there's something in it to appeal to every reader or listener. It was my introduction to M.J. Pack and I am now hunting down the rest of her horror writing. Awesome writing and voice acting make it a definite favourite.

What about Jacob York’s performance did you like?

At first, I thought it was an odd choice to have a male narrating so many female-based stories by a female author, but I have to admit that I absolutely loved his acting. "For Everything There Is a Season (Danny's Story)" was utterly amazing. His voice!

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  • Alishia
  • 22-06-2016

Dreadfully Wonderful

What did you love best about Certain Dark Things?

I really thought this was a great book of short stories, really made me say what the...F@&! many times... I even had to rewind to make sure I heard the ending correctly sometimes.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Certain Dark Things?

Ducky.

What about Jacob York’s performance did you like?

He was wonderful. I thought it would be difficult to hear a man voicing a girls character because so many narrators are not so good at it but he did amazing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I think it would be awesome for this book to be turned into a mini series like on Netflix because of stories but to name it.... the title of the book is already perfect for it so just leave it. "Certain Dark Things"

Any additional comments?

I wish there was more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jodi R.
  • 03-05-2016

😳 Literary Horror

Beautiful, complex and horrific short stories told by an enthusiastic narrator. This is one book that must be listened to! Reminiscent of the greats: Lovecraft and Poe.

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  • alison c tighe
  • 01-05-2016

MJ wants to scare you!

MJ never disappoints! She is part of the new face of horror! Absolutely brilliant work.

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