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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

by Richard Matheson Author · Various Narrators Narrator


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One of the finest and most influential horror writers of the twentieth century, Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Somewhere in Time) has left his stamp on the collective imagination. Here are more than twenty of Matheson's most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, personally selected by the author himself. Many of these stories have already entered into popular culture, including the title story, which became a landmark episode of The Twilight Zone, and "Duel," the nail-biting tale of man versus machines that inspired Steven Spielberg's first film.

Other stories include "First Anniversary," "Dress of White Silk," "Witch War," "Dance of the Dead," "Mad House," "Prey," "Blood Son," "Crickets," "Wet Straw," "The Children of Noah," "Through Channels," "Old Haunts," "Disappearing Act," "The Holiday Man," "Legion of Plotters," "The Distributor," "Long Distance Call," "Slaughter House," and "The Likeness of Julie." Find out why Stephen King (who writes the introduction) has called Matheson one of his favorite writers.

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Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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Stephen King (Author of introduction, etc.)

Stephen King has written more than fifty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit." He i...

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Richard Matheson (Author)

Richard Matheson (1926-2013) was born in New Jersey and started living and working in California in 1951. In addition to novels in the mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and western fields, he wrote many film and television scripts, includ...

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Ray Porter
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Malcolm Hillgartner
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Arte Johnson
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Christine Williams
Author of introduction, etc. :
Stephen King
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Paul Michael Garcia
Author :
Richard Matheson
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Ned Schmidtke
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Various Narrators
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Yuri Rasovsky
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Lorna Raver
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Lawrence Pressman
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Julia Campbell
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Jay Karnes
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Conrad John Shuck
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