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Perchance to Dream

By: Charles Beaumont
Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Harlan Ellison, Alex Hyde-White, Arthur Morey, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki, full cast
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Summary

The profoundly original and wildly entertaining short stories of a legendary Twilight Zone writer.

It is only natural that Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone - for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension.

Perchance to Dream contains a selection of Beaumont's finest stories, including five that he later adapted for Twilight Zone episodes. Beaumont dreamed up fantasies so vast and varied, they burst through the walls of whatever box might contain them. Supernatural, horror, noir, science fiction, fantasy, pulp, and more - all were equally at home in his wondrous mind. These are stories where lions stalk the plains, classic cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the devil himself. With dizzying feats of master storytelling and joyously eccentric humor, Beaumont transformed his nightmares and reveries into impeccably crafted stories that leave themselves indelibly stamped upon the walls of the mind. In Beaumont's hands, nothing is impossible; it all seems plausible, even likely.

©2016 Charles Beaumont (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Quality storytelling from an author who deserves to be heard!

The variety on show in this collection is truly a joy! From satire to comedy, noir and sci-fi, he really knows how to craft an engaging short story. No easy thing in any genre but to hit them all, ( and there's a lot more hits here than misses!) even King admits to the difficulty crafting something that can quickly get you committed then successfully tell a tale worth hearing. The best for me are the darker tales, just creepy enough to keep you thinking after the story has ended, but not too horrific for the more faint of heart. Any Ray Bradbury fans will be in their element with this collection. I'll be looking at the authors other work at the first opportunity!

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