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  • By: Garth Marenghi
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  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (811 ratings)

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Garth Marenghi’s TerrorTome

By: Garth Marenghi
Narrated by: Garth Marenghi
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Summary

From the mind of horror master Garth Marenghi: a masterful multi-volume horror masterpiece thirty years in the making...

Dare you crack open the TerrorTome? (Mind the spine)

When horror writer Nick Steen gets sucked into a cursed typewriter by the terrifying Type-Face, Dark Lord of the Prolix, the hellish visions inside his head are unleashed for real. Forced to fight his escaping imagination - now leaking out of his own brain - Nick must defend the town of Stalkford from his own fictional horrors, including avascular-necrosis-obsessed serial killer Nelson Strain and Nick's dreaded throppleganger, the Dark Third.

Can he and Roz, his frequently incorrect female editor, hunt down these incarnate denizens of Nick's rampaging imaginata before they destroy Stalkford, outer Stalkford and possibly slightly further?

From the twisted genius of horror master Garth Marenghi - Frighternerman, Darkscribe, Doomsage (plus Man-Shee) - come three dark tales from his long-lost multi-volume epic: TerrorTome.

Can a brain leak?
(Yes, it can)

©2022 Garth Marenghi (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Author. Dreamweaver. Plus narrator.

This is the culmination of the work of a man who has written more books than he has read. More terrifying than “Slicer 2”, darker than “Darkplace”. Listen if you dare…..

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First three mins are fab

Just wanted to shine the light on myself and be the first to review. The first three minutes leave me wanting more.

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At last!!! Classic!!! Perfect for audible

"Japanese Wagyu leather pants, for extra give"
Are these available on amazon?

Hilarious and terrifying. Can't get enough.

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  • NC
  • 06-11-22

Scary

BE WARNED
This is a scary book.

The performance of the author was great, the story went on a bit but overall was entertaining, and the book as a whole kept me engaged for the full length.

The first story (of 3) was by far the best and most imaginative , the remaining 2 were not on the same level, but still enjoyable

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Truly a pillar of the horror community.

Groundbreaking, stunning, breathtaking, diabolical, visionary, terrifying, horrid, disgusting, amazing, fantastical and downright knee trembling.

This audio book rocked me to my core, made me rethink my entire life and may lead to myself moving to Bosnia.

Thank you Garth, you are a hero.

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Superb

It's every bit as funny/erotic as you'd hope from a writer such as Gareth Marengue.

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A masterpiece from the maestro of the macabre

TerrorTome is a roller-coaster of horror that left me listening with the lights on every night, despite the rising costs of electricity.

Our protagonist Nick Steen is everything you want from a leading man - the sort of chap whose actions speak louder than his words, and his words are deafening. The sort of man that can be flayed and not let it get in the way of his day-to-day admin. He even manages to put up with love-interest Roz, who while not bad for a woman, is still an editor and therefore sub-human.

My only wish is for Audible to create a 'force-play' setting that ensures all listeners take in every blood-dripping word of this text, as some will skip the very necessary descriptions of gore and erotic intimacy (i.e. cowards, woke liberals and the unemployed).

Do yourself a favour and purchase a physical copy to read along with this audiobook, as it not only supports the author, but reading it at the same time creates a sort of "psychic stereo" effect, with double the impact of a solo read.

Bon appetit (french for "get stuck in").

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Pilgrim - prepare to be terrified

From the amazing mind of Garth Marenghi comes this edge of your seat terrifying tome. Read by the author himself. Settle in uncomfortably for the ride of your mind.

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Absolutely Brilliant

Laughed so hard I nearly fell off my exercise bike... on multiple occasions. Also, true to form, Marenghi's writing scared the bajeezus right out of my back end.

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What a wild ride

I wished it’d never end, but alas it did.. magnificently! and if Garth ever thought of blessing us again with even more terror, I welcome it!

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  • 18-11-22

Truly visionary

The most significant literary event since the Quantum Leap novel. No subtext, no frills, no bullshit. Just balls-to-the-wall horror.

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  • Andrew Metzroth
  • 13-11-22

Simply Amazing, also appropriately visionary

I was drawn in by the craftsmanship. I was undeniably attracted to the narrator. This book will haunt me forever.

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  • Dave Rankin
  • 10-11-22

Garth Marenghi's latest masterwork of horror.

Audio books were invented for Garth Marenghi. His performance of TerrorTome will be taught through the centuries as the epitome of audiobook narration. TerrorTome is as good or better than Darkplace, Marenghi's renowned masterpiece of TV horror. It, TerrorTome, to be precise, deserves its own televisual adaptation. Liam Neeson, clear your calendar!

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  • D.
  • 10-11-22

One part Bizzaro, two parts classic Garth Marenghi

About a half hour into this book my mind immediately went to a line in The Other Guys when an astonished Will Ferrell asks, "You learned to dance like that sarcastically?" Anyone familiar with Dark Place will understand the parody character that is Garth Marenghi, but what I didn't expect was the level of prose the author could achieve in this satirical take on the genre. It's pretty impressive. "Garth" really comes to life as an actual horror author with very much the same sensibilities that he has in the show. He understands the conventions of the genre and plays along for a while before straightforwardly pointing it out in his fashion.

The book consists of three stories. The first one sets up the arc, but I would say it's by far the strangest and most uncharacteristic (not the campy Dark Place horror) of the three. I would say it strays into more Bizzaro fiction territory, which is still good for some laughs, but also for a few raised eyebrows and pained faces. The second two are Garth in true style. Where the story languishes or gets too formulaic he's quick to point it out to the reader, with extra helpings of absurdity. It still hits all those chauvinist, egoistical notes from the 2004 parody. I'll be curious to see how it may land with people in 2022 who were not in on the original joke.

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  • Kathy B.
  • 31-01-23

Garth Marenghi is back!

More please! I can’t get enough of Garth! This is everything I wanted in a book by Garth Marenghi. Dark Place was awesome, but this book is even better!

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  • SydB
  • 29-01-23

Hilarious!

I loved this book! Was a huge fan of the show back in the day! So random and nonsensical, and absurdist. I love it!

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  • Chris Trewin
  • 28-01-23

Ridiculous and very funny.

The start of first book alone had me crying with laughter. It’s quite, quite stupid. Well done.

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  • Virginia L. Jones
  • 25-01-23

So funny and SO well done!

Incredible as a parody, almost believable as a legit horror novel, I laughed so many times. You don’t have to be a fan of Garth Marengi’s Dark Places but it helps!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-01-23

Garth Marenghi at his finest

Narcissistic mediocrity in all its glory! If you enjoyed the show, you will enjoy this book. Since it’s Garth Marenghi the story is ridiculous, but hilarious. So much casual sociopathic narcissism peppered in! And Matthew Holness’ performance is stellar.

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  • ryan
  • 24-01-23

Macabre brilliance

I have never been so spooked or laughed so hard at an audiobook. A masterpiece. You’d be crazy not to buy this.