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Publisher's Summary

Previously available on audio cassette from Darkscribe Press, this collection was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1992. Dark Dixie collects the following works of southern horror by author Ronald Kelly. This audiobook includes all the stories from the original audio and several more:

  • Introduction by Ronald Kelly (2010)
  • "Yea, Though I Drive" was previously published in Cold Blood (1991)
  • "Miss Abigail's Delicate Condition" was previously published in Noctulpa (1988)
  • "The Cistern" was previously published in Cemetery Dance (1990)
  • "Papa's Exile" was previously published in Deathrealm (1988)
  • "The Hatchling" was previously published in Tri-State Fantasist (1989)
  • "Uncle Cyrus" was previously published in Noctulpa (1988)
  • "Forever Angels" was previously published in Cemetery Dance (1988)
  • Black Harvest was previously published in After Hours (1989)
©2010 Ronald Kelly (P)2012 David N. Wilson

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  • Daryl
  • 07-07-2014

Wait for it ...

GIANT GHOST CHICKEN.

Literally. There is a story in here about a GIANT GHOST CHICKEN that kills a dude's wife. Not a chicken monster or anything, just a giant evil chicken. The author legitimately wrote that story, sat back, looked at it, and patted himself on the back.

I can't. I just can't.

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  • Commuting Learner
  • 30-03-2013

Death and Darkness in the South, lots of fun.

This compilation of short stories is perfect for the commuting listener who likes to enjoy a few quick stories. A few of the books I've listened to recently have been 30+ hours long and at about 1.5 hours of listening a day it takes me a while to get through them.

Enter the short story. I've enjoyed all three of the offerings from Mr Kelly so far. He is macabre and twisted and has the ability to give you that little bit of shock and revulsion that comes from the dark and unknown. Fun stuff. Well worth the couple bucks being asked. I think you'll enjoy these short stories, give'm a try!

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  • JRd1st
  • 04-08-2020

Dang!

Story - 4.3
Narration - 4.5

Dark Dixie by Ronald Kelly was a real joy to listen to!

No shock schlock here! These are well constructed horror tales with a down home feel. The narrator's style added to this effect.

Recommendation - heck yeah. And the audio upgrade is very reasonable.

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  • Bill
  • 15-02-2020

A very nice collection of shorts

Copulating copperheads, roadside butchers, a big ass bird egg, blood red corn on the cob, the baby graveyard and hearses make shitty parade floats.

I like me some Ronald Kelly and this is a nice collection of shorts.

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  • latasha
  • 16-05-2019

Ronald Kelly does it again! <3

A nice mix of good old southern horror. i liked all the stories but my favorite was Black Harvest. Coleman Ford did an excellent job reading this stories.

Yea, Though I Drive- a serial killer stalks a highway.
Miss Abigail’s Delicate Condition- very good! starts out with a hint of "a rose for emily" but quickly develops into it's own tale of horror.
The Cistern- this one was fun! A guy revisits his childhood hometown.
Papa’s Exile- papa goes missing.
The Hatchling- what's in the egg?!
Uncle Cyrus- this was a fun tale. not scary but definitely black comedy. Uncle Cyrus has a rather strange last request.
Forever Angels- the tale of a cemetery. very urban legend-ish. i liked this one too.
Black Harvest- it's a good old fashioned harvest party with some old, old tradition. this was my favorite.

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  • Martin
  • 23-01-2014

Generic, but in a good way

Do you like Horror stories?
Do you like having a southern twist on your horror?
Do you like cheap books?
Do you have a short road trip and want to keep your crotch fruit in rapture through out the duration?

If the answer is yes to any of these than you may want to consider buying this book.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 13-12-2019

What's wrong, mister?

A collection of eight creepy, old fashioned style horror stories, well read by Coleman Ford, the touch of subdued sinister in his voice growing even more dreadful in one of the stories, the Cistern. His southern accent was a pleasure to hear, his enunciation perfect and his timing aimed at raising the reader's blood pressure. An excellent performance of an enjoyable set of disparate stories. My personal favourite was the first, Yeah, though I drive.
If you are a reader who likes that little tingle touch, enjoy.

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