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Publisher's Summary

A queer horror collection that blends music and prose to bring its haunted worlds to life.

Prepare for a chilling journey from a ruined church in Philadelphia, where the spirit that lurks is far from benign to a Prohibition-era New Orleans jazz club, where a young man finds the love of his life - if he can live through the night; from a Detroit cemetery, where teenaged rituals have unforeseen consequences to a deserted beach in an unknown place, where two sisters let the ocean decide their fate; from the Jersey Shore, where the magic of a wistful summer could tear reality apart; to a Michigan high school, where a teenager finds the mystery man of his dreams who’s with him everywhere - and forever.

Written by Roan Parrish and with original music by Timmi Meskers inspired equally by the baroque and by 1980s horror movie soundtracks, Strange Company explores the places where the ordinary world breaks down into the inexplicable, the maddening, the dreadful.

Strange Company is a wonderfully creepy and endlessly inventive collection of dark tales! Roan Parrish conjures real darkness here. Highly recommended!” (Jonathan Maberry, NY Times best-selling author of Ink and V-Wars)

"These are the queer horror stories I've been waiting for." (Kirsty Logan, author of The Things We Say in the Dark and The Sound at the End)

©2021 Roan Parrish; Original music 2021 Timmi Meskers (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • DAR ICE
  • 16-06-21

Sea Legs

I didn't want to leave a review for this short story collection. The only reason not to leave a review is the exact reason I am leaving a review. The short story called Sea Legs tore me completely apart. And I was pissed about it. I took a few moments and realized that having a short story tear me so wide open deserves a nod. Well written and perfectly performed. Yes, I didn't like how I felt, but that is exactly what stories are supposed to do. They are made to take us places we have never been. Like it or not! Great job!

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  • P. VanHuffel
  • 12-06-21

Quality writing

Very well written - nothing to add and nothing to subtract. It's perfectly captured imagery.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-21

Big meh

The narrators they acquired for this project did amazing jobs. The author seems to be newer in their career and focuses more on being flowery in a few of these stories. Overall, my attention was kept for the most part. I’m excited to see them grow and hone their writing.

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  • AMTAEO
  • 14-06-21

Fabtazmal

I loved each story, each one unique than the previous stories, in each descriptive word I was spell bound & was that person in the story. Thank you, can't wait to share it.

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  • Dennis
  • 18-06-21

An eclectic collection of disjointed short stories

First I didn't know the book was a collection of short stories. It wasn't until the fourth chapter that I realized that the stories were not connected.
The stories were very strange like episodes of The Outer Limits except they were too short and not well developed that I felt I just didn't get it and was bored and disappointed. I did listen to the end.

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  • penname guy
  • 18-06-21

Would watch the TV series!

This was refreshing. Loved how it jumped around in location and decades. I think someone should make a TV series based on this suite of shorts. Well done! Also the music was somehow eerie and comforting at the same time.

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  • Cory
  • 15-06-21

awful ...don't bother

couldn't even get past first couple chapters.
I usually finish everything but this was agonizing.

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  • Hailey
  • 15-06-21

Beautiful and Unsettling

Between the incredibly descriptive and intelligent writing and the outstanding music I found this listen undeniably good. The music sets a perfect tone and the writing leaves you wanting more. So many questions lingered in my mind about each story for hours after I listened. Sea legs in particular was a high point. I thoroughly enjoyed this and if you are looking for something entertaining, creepy, smart and all around beautifully written (story and music) then I highly recommend.

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  • chris
  • 19-06-21

the music is distracting

I almost made it through two hours. the music playing at the same Time the book is being read is really annoying. The homosexuality got old real quick as well. I could stomach anymore. I gave up because the story never got going

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  • Paul
  • 26-06-21

A haunting collection

Loved this! An immensely engaging set of stories — well-narrated and beautifully scored. I hope to see more of her work in this genre.

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