However, it was nice going back to the folklore that brought us the monsters and places that we would scary each other with in campfire stories. It will also make it easier in the future to go back and read my favorite stories when I get the hankering for something creepy. Mahnke takes us to Colorado and the palatial Stanley Hotel, where wealthy guests enjoyed views of the Rocky Mountains at the turn of the 20th century - and where, decades later, a restless author would awaken from a nightmare, inspired to write one of the most revered horror novels of all time. The chapters are dedicated to places where dark deeds have cast a heavy shadow. Of course with any kind of book like this there will be some stories that hold the interest of readers more than others, so the short sections make it easy to fly through them.
Born and raised in Illinois, Aaron now lives with his wife and children on the historic North Shore of Boston, where he writes and records full-time. Additionally, how is killing your rapist and captor anything but self defense, it does not make you a monster. If you've never experienced lore, these books are a fantastic jumping off point and extremely good for long trips. Unfortunately, I cannot say that it was a pleasant experience… Let me start with the positive remarks. For example, we have hotels haunted by past residents, and towns cursed to fall. Here's how this went: I started reading, realized this guy's writing voice sounds exactly like a bad podcast voice, and just couldn't do it. Ep 35 followed immediately by the story of the Dyatlov pass mystery.
I know in some cases he is trying to build to the lore, but other stuff is just lazy writing. With that said, I am not a podcast person. So I've listened to Lore on and off before and I know there's a lot of hub bub about this essentially just being that, which I'll be honest is true. Sometimes you walk into a room, a building, or even a town, and you feel it. For Dreadful Places we are brought all over the world to examine different stories involving New Orleans, ghost ships, the American colonies, and even out to Scotland. Overall though, this was only an okay read.
However, the later chapters do branch out into the wider world and this is where the book came into its own as it allowed for a broader scope in stories. Overall, lovely, creepy folk stories that were fun to learn about. Both of these editions in The World of Lore series were very engrossing to read. I don't think Mahnke writes very well and this is really just an informal gathering of already known lore. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. Both of these editions in The World of Lore series were very engrossing to read. I guess I'm not as fascinated with haunted places and cities as I am with creatures and people.
No groups, clubs, or organizations may participate. The stories are about two or three pages each, and rely on witness statements of strange events and sightings, and then fill in the historical or folkloric context for the sightings. So what are you waiting for? Something seems off - an atmosphere that leaves you oddly unsettled, with a sense of lingering darkness. After all, the truth is more frightening than fiction. Let me start off by saying Lore might be my all time favorite podcast and this book distills the voice and tone of the podcast into a wonderfully structured anthology of stories. Mahnke also crosses land and sea to visit frightful sites—from New Orleans to Richmond, Virginia, to the brooding, ancient castles of England—each with its own echoes of dark deeds, horrible tragedies, and shocking evil still resounding. Each chapter brings a creepy story from folklore to life.
I didn't have any issues with the book so to speak, but I think if I had been a fan of the original podcast, I might have enjoyed this a bit more. The Black Monk of Pontefract, the stories about the Greyfriars Cemetery, the terrifying true story of the victims of Dyatlov Pass and the dark tale of Ourang Medon, the ship in which every member of the crew was found dead with an expression of utter horror drawn on their faces. Each chapter brings a creepy story from folklore to life. Mahnke takes us to Colorado and the palatial Stanley Hotel, where wealthy guests enjoyed views of the Rocky Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century—and where, decades later, a restless author would awaken from a nightmare, inspired to write one of the most revered horror novels of all time. Now a good chuck of the stories recounted in this book are taken directly from the podcast. Join Aaron Mahnke, the host of the popular podcast Lore, as he explores some of these dreadful places and the history that haunts them.
Still, I was entertained by the stories themselves. Sometimes you walk into a room, a building, or even a town, and you feel it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. I was very borderline on how to rate this book as I am torn between a 3 and 4 star rating. At times, both are almost exasperating in their rhetorical questions and dramatism. Some of them were so spooky I jumped when someone t The audiobook version of The World of Lore: Dreadful Places is written and read by Aaron Mahnke.
I tend to fall asleep or get bored because I apparently can't pay attention of I'm not setting my own pace. Mahnke lives with his family in the historic North Shore area of Boston, the very heart of Lovecraft Country and the Salem witch trials. Join Aaron Mahnke, the host of the popular podcast Lore, as he explores some of these dreadful places and the history that haunts them. I can't seem to get away from them, can I? A great book in an awesome series, can we get another? I was delighted to find they had audiobooks and that they were narrated by the author. For example, there is a chapter on the New Orleans cemetery where Marie Laveau is buried and the author notes that Nicholas Cage just bought land there this book was published in 2018 and he had his tombstone already erected when I visited in 2012. Each chapter brings a creepy story from folklore to life. Must be 13 years of age or older at the time of entry.
Some of my favorites that were included in this book are tales from Savanah and New Orleans, the Dyatlov Pass, the Bell Witch Cave, and the many asylums and jails sprinkled through America and Europe. Mahnke also crosses land and sea to visit frightful sites—from New Orleans to Richmond, Virginia, to the brooding, ancient castles of England—each with its own echoes of dark deeds, horrible tragedies, and shocking evil still resounding. Having enjoyed the first volume of the series, I decided to give him one more chance. Dreadful Places Published by Del Rey 352 Pages October 9, 2018 A gorgeously illustrated study of the places where human evil has left a nefarious taint—featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now a television series from Amazon Studios. All the stories are well researched and interesting, some of which are more well known but others were fresh to me.