Narrator: Geoff Sturtevant, John McLain, Jonathan Sleep, Paul J McSorley, Ramon de Ocampo, Steven Jay Cohen
Published by Self Published / Indie on 17 August 2017
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Humor
Source: Author, Submitted
Occupational Hazards is a collection of acclaimed stories from the author's Return to the Dirt, Just Speculating, and more, including unreleased, exclusive, audio-only content! Performed by a cast of award-winning and Audie® nominated narrators, fans of the macabre, dark humor, and cerebral thrillers are guaranteed a compelling listening experience.
The stories exemplify the unsavory side of our everyday existence. Existentialism, absurdism, and outlandish humor merge with ordinary, workaday life for a unique and hilarious perspective of the human experience.
Occupational Hazards is an unflinching ride through the absurdity of it all. Not recommended for the faint of heart or easily offended. But if meaty stories are what you're after....
We hope you're hungry.
©2017 Geoff Sturtevant (P)2017 Geoff Sturtevant
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This is a collection of dark and strange short stories. The protagonists are unlikely work-a-day normals (well that might be a stretch) in strange situations. Innovative and unique throughout, the author has a fresh approach to horror and humor. Rather than describe each story, it is preferable to give the overall theme and mood to the stories. Something strange happens and the character has to find a way to cope in his often mundane, ruined life. Most stories, while horrific are often very funny and always quirky. Also, they get progressively better as the collection moves forward. Stick with it, you get into a mindset of the author’s mind and start to enjoy each one a little more. There is something fresh and crazy here and that is difficult to find. You will likely want to listen to these again after a little time.
Each story is performed by a different narrator. Each does an excellent job, keeping the mood and character voices easily discernible. The production quality is excellent without flaws.
At the end of the collection, the author reads an essay about his motivations. It is a pleasant insight into the workings of an author and well worth the listen. It makes him human and someone you might like to have a beer with.
Occupational Hazards is well worth a listen, humor and horror in equal measure. Sometimes short stories are a welcome change to a lengthy novel. You are likely to come back to them and find something new on the second or third listen. Recommended.
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