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Working at a dead-end retail job in the middle of nowhere can be hard. The long hours. The helpless customers. The enormous eldritch horror living deep below the building. As the only full-time employee at the 24-hour gas station at the edge of town, Jack has pretty much seen it all. But when he decides to start an online journal documenting the bizarre day-to-day occurrences, he unwittingly attracts the attention of much more than just a few conspiracy theorists. 

With the body count steadily on the rise and a dark, ancient force infecting the dreams of everyone around him, Jack will do everything in his power to stay out of the way and mind his own business. After all, he’s just a gas station clerk. It’s not like he’s getting paid enough to wage battle against the nightmarish aberrations plaguing his community. Besides, he already has his hands full attempting to manage all those mysterious lawn gnomes, the mutant raccoons, and the charming phantom cowboy who lives in the bathroom.  

Based on the award-winning creepypasta by GasStationJack, Tales from the Gas Station: Volume One is a love letter to the pioneers of classic horror tailored to a generation that grew up in the era of smartphones and WiFi.

©2013 Jack Townsend (P)2019 Jack Townsend

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cool stuff

Its got great humor and the narrator has an amazing voice. and the story is so good

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While we may never agree on the topic of these most tasty of taffies, the rest of the story was a fun jouney that I will listen to again.
I look forward to reading more books in this series.

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different, in a good way!

didn't know what to expect. but actually really enjoyed it. performance excellent too
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Thoroughly underrated, a hidden gem

Whilst this series did start as a creepypasta, it has done more than most books when it comes to both surprising me and making me laugh. The general air of Something-Isn't-Right mixes wonderfully with perfect comedic (and horror) timing, a noticeable love the author has of the creepy and unknown (and those creepy tales already spun), and results in an easy but addictive read. If you are reading this review and wondering whether or not to try this book, please, take this as a sign to spend your credits.

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It’s just soo much fun

It really is great. The atmosphere of the gas station and the town have the potential to be horrifying but the way the characters interact with each other and the scenarios they are put in just makes in so much more enjoyable.

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It's a must hear.

Loved it. I heard bits off the creepy podcast and wanted more. Well written and my kind of humour.

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Love it!

I have never been more glad to have stumbled into a series like this! purchased volume 2 after the first 5 chapters, absolutely hooked!♡

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Comedy horror done right. Narrrated by a legend.

Makes working at a gas station seem like a fucked kind of fun. 10/10 can't wait for part 2

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love it!

can't wait for volume 2, I hope we get one for Finding Vanessa as well ❤

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AMAZING

This is one of the best books I've read and hands down the best narration of a book I've ever listened to. Do yourself a favour and get it haha.

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  • damienmessick
  • 08-04-2019

One of my most favorite nosleep series!

I absolutely loved the original Reddit stories and when Jack said he was putting out his book I couldn't wait. I bought the book back when it came out and didn't hesitate to buy the audible version.

Tales from the gas station is honestly a lot like an episode of The Twilight Zone (the old one not the new one, haven't watched that one yet.). The story itself is phenomenal and is 100x better when voiced By MCP. MCP bring life and style to all of the characters and breaths life into the story itself.

I absolutely love this book and I love the narrator too! I would definitely recommend to anyone that has a dark sense of humor (or a sense of humor at all) and to anyone who likes hearing strange stories.

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  • tony
  • 08-04-2019

Perfect blend of horror, humor and strangeness.

I have been a huge fan of these stories since Mr. creepy pasta had short versions on his podcast. This is the first book I've bought outright without using credits in years, and got it the day it was released. can't wait for vol. 2 thru infinity.

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  • jonathan
  • 02-01-2020

Narration was frustrating

The narrator’s cadence was aggravating. He’d read quickly, then at a normal pace, and take long unnecessary pauses. It made it hard for me to get into the story.

The stories themselves may have been ok, but I didn’t make it through the first one before giving up due to the narration. Hence one star.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-10-2019

DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS

God I loved this so much. You don't even have to think about getting it. Just do.

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  • JWinchCVT
  • 01-08-2019

Excellent listen - both book and narrator

My friend suggested that I read this book even though it’s unlike anything I read in general or listen -whatever - but I decided to give it a whirl and I was not disappointed that I did. Between the narrator and the story this was a great listen and I can’t wait (hopefully there is one )but can’t wait for the next sequel .. this was an enjoyable listen and it’s like humor with a little bit of scary but not really scary- if that makes sense .. highly recommended!!!

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  • TC Carter
  • 09-05-2019

Good listen

My only beef is with the engineering. Many long pauses which should’ve been edited better, also a few double lines as well as the narrator coughing/clearing his throat and tripping over his tongue. Sometimes the sound would get softer then quieter, even during the same sentence. That said, the errors didn’t detract from the overall listen, I’ll be buying volume II

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  • sam durham
  • 26-04-2019

Odd Thomas meets Monty Python

Interesting story and narration. Sometimes hard to follow, but think that this was actually intentional.

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  • Judith
  • 30-06-2019

Great narration

Funny, unusual, creepy, excellent narration. Loved. Reminds me of the novel "john Dies in the End."

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  • chelsey potter
  • 09-04-2019

great, great story

this story was absolutely fantastically written. the great story combined with the fabulous reader just made the while experience so enjoyable. you looking for a great story with interesting twists and humor? look no further then.

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  • alicia grinavic
  • 15-07-2019

kooky captivating

at first I was skeptical, but after only a few minutes of listening I was captured by the story😊

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-2019

From Reddit To Riches

i've been following this story since i found it on Mr CreepyPasta's youtube channel a year ago. Excellent Story, Excellent Narration, i couldn't be happier it finally has an official release, i kinda miss the background music though.

If you're reading this and considering getting Tales from the Gas Station, i cant recommend it enough, listen to it here first, before it becomes the next big netflix adaptation.

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  • Rachel Norton
  • 05-05-2019

I love this story so much

This is one of my favourite stories ever and hope they release season 2 on audio book. This would make a great Netflix series too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-09-2019

Have to listen you will love it if you like a giggle

Fantastic story, hilarious 😂 😂😂 this is fantastic the author is gifted and the best narrator ever!!! So suited to the story his voices for the characters were amazing!!!

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  • Lumpen-Doodle
  • 22-07-2019

Cracking stiry

Great on youtube, but even better in full, on Audible. Well read, and without the irritating music.

Roll on volume 2

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  • ᴢᴀᴄ
  • 01-05-2019

Stunning and Fun

I love the Tales from the Gas Station story and having this is so amazing. I love the narration as it is extremely energetic and well done. If you like horror collection stories with laughs and gasps, you’ll really enjoy this.

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  • Stian
  • 06-04-2021

Good narration, but a lot of audio editing errors

Story is a little interesting, and it's kind of a rare genre combination of cosmic horror and comedy, but doesn't quite meet the expectations I have from John Dies at the End.

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  • Fatabelly
  • 19-02-2021

Do not hesitate!

This has to be the best audiobook ever! An excellent, gripping and exciting narration of a masterpiece by one of the masters of CreepyPasta stories. Mr CreepyPasta does an amazing job, and the story itself is absolutely riveting. Jack Townsend is a fantastic author!...and the story has a bit of everything in it. It has comedy, suspense and horror around every corner. And after listening to the condensed version on YouTube (multiple times) I had to have the full version...and I'm so so glad that I did.
I simply cannot recommend this enough!!

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  • Maisy Mulgrath
  • 31-01-2021

What the

I don’t know why I bought this. The narrator is terrible. He makes mistakes while reading and doesn’t correct them. Surely that’s not allowed. The stop start reading is awful too. I’m a ways into the book and the story is all over the place. I don’t know how this book has so many good reviews. It’s ridiculously bad and the narration is a joke. My six year old child reads better than this.

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  • Lauren McCartney
  • 25-01-2021

laugh, frown quizzically, laugh, repeat.

This was an absolute corker from start to finish. I didn't want it to end.. and look! there's another volume to dive straight into. phew!
This has you questioning reality time and time again, which is incredibly impressive. (Obey the Dark God..)
Honestly, my only issue with this, is the audio quality. Its very slightly muffled, at least, compared to other audiobooks I've listened to. But I couldn't remove a star because the story and narrator are just that good.
The Dark God consumes us all..

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  • Thomas Davies
  • 31-12-2020

Great story to listen to

I bought this after listening to on YouTube but the differences were so vast it was a completely different story. Everything from the dark humour to the brilliant delivery is handled expertly, can't wait to finish the series

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