The World of Lore: Dreadful Places

The World of Lore: Dreadful Places

Captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark, featuring stories from the podcast Lore--now a streaming television series--including "Echoes," "Withering Heights," and "Behind Closed Doors" as well as rare material. Sometimes you walk into a room, a building, or even a town, and you feel it. Something seems off--an atmosphere that leaves you o Captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark, featuring stories from the podcast Lore...

DownloadRead Online
Title:The World of Lore: Dreadful Places
Author:Aaron Mahnke
Rating:
Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1524798029
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:335 pages pages

The World of Lore: Dreadful Places Reviews

  • Meika
    Nov 20, 2018
    Great book for traveling. 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. I learned a lot about places and the people whose stories are tied to those p...
  • Kerri Anne
    Dec 08, 2018
    I admittedly picked this book up from our local library because I thought the cover art was fantastic (and it is), not because I'd ever listened to the podcast on which this book is based (Lore). And while certain stories were new to me and definitely piqued my interest, this book felt...
  • Stephanie Griffin
    Jan 05, 2019
    The audiobook version of The World of Lore: Dreadful Places is written and read by Aaron Mahnke. It?s based on a podcast that I know next to nothing about. Although I currently subscribe to 48 podcasts, this one never interested me. Then, the good people at Lore decided to put into ...
  • Sara
    Oct 03, 2018
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The latest instalment in the ?Lore? series, this follows the stories that surround the dark and sinister places in our lore. As usual it?s easy to read, with a friendly and familiar writing style that lends itse...
  • Matt
    Dec 03, 2018
    So disclosure: I have yet to find a podcast that doesn't annoy me. I just don't like most people's voices. So I've never listened to Lore, nor will I likely ever. Here's how this went: I started reading, realized this guy's writing voice sounds exactly like a bad podcast voice, and ...
  • Kireja
    Mar 10, 2019
    Book Riot Read Harder challenge 2019 task # 15: A book of mythology or folklore. I haven't listened to the Lore podcast, but I can definitely see how the author's tone in the book is a better fit for podcasts rather than the written form. I wrote down some noteworthy incidents/place...
  • Rachael  Fryman
    Aug 11, 2018
    If you are a fan of the Lore podcast, you will love this next installment of The World of Lore. This edition takes readers all over the world to some of the most haunted and terrifying places around the globe. Some of my favorites that were included in this book are tales from Savanah ...
  • Jackie
    Jan 27, 2019
    The first book in this series was excellent and the second book was disappointing. This third book in the series has bounced back up to excellent again. The stories in this particular book on Dreadful Places were unique, intriguing and spooky. I still get annoyed at the writer imposing...
  • Clare
    Dec 31, 2018
    The latest instalment in the World of Lore showcases a series that is going from strength to strength. This volume focuses on Dreadful Places, the kind of places most sensible people avoid but places that those with an interest in the macabre gravitate towards! This is such an enjo...
  • Court
    Feb 01, 2019
    A great overview of a series of enthralling mystery stories. Just enough to whet your appetite for more! ...
  • Kirsti
    Feb 01, 2019
    The third book in the series, and it's still going strong. I still haven't listened to any of the podcasts, but with these books I feel like I can hear Aaron's voice anyway. All the stories are well researched and interesting, some of which are more well known but others were fresh to ...
  • Elisabeth Young
    Mar 07, 2019
    Beyond it?s repetitive nature and grating pontifications about human nature, my most serious gripe with this book, is that it gives the reader a false sense of knowing due to the authors serious omissions. History, in this format, is a discrete trifle. The mortar of which will be per...
  • Steph Young
    Jan 11, 2019
    Let?s start with the positives - I loved the size and feel of this book, as well as the artwork. that?s pretty much it! This book was the hugest let down for me in so many ways ?, the more I reflect on it the less I like it. The writing style was extremely amateur; most of the b...
  • Katherine
    Nov 25, 2018
    "In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves." Puckwedgies rise again because he made an appearance here. I can't seem to get away from them, can I? I'll always love anything and everything Lore, but for some reason, this one didn't grab my a...
  • Geoffrey
    Jul 26, 2018
    (Note: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley) Aaron Mahnke's third book takes its readers on a journey to an array of places that have all been permanently marked by their respective dark pasts. That this work (like the others) is a "best of" collection from his podcast ...
  • Anna
    Jan 09, 2019
    I didn't know Aaron Mahnke had written books! I was delighted to find they had audiobooks and that they were narrated by the author. A ten hour Lore episode? Yes please. Did not disappoint. I was somewhat delighted to find that I couldn't listen to this book at night either as it sp...
  • Ashleigh
    Oct 09, 2018
    The World of Lore: Dreadful Places is the 3rd book in a companion series of books to the podcast, Lore. This book explores cities, towns, states, hotels, buildings, etc where 'dreadful' things have happened or occur. For example, we have hotels haunted by past residents, and towns cu...
  • Sam
    Jan 14, 2019
    Like the Lore podcast, Dreadful Places is a dramatic retelling of historic events ranging from the curious to the downright spooky. Also like the podcast, the book suffers somewhat from the casual tone and colloquial vocabulary of the writing. At times, both are almost exasperating in ...
  • Nichole Holdorf
    Mar 05, 2019
    Some of these stories really spooked me. ...
  • Amanda
    Aug 14, 2018
    Being a fan of the podcast Lore, I decided to give one of the books a try. That turned out to be a double-edged sword as the book consists of transcripts of episodes that I've already heard before. Not necessarily a bad thing; just not what I was expecting. It did make for some great, ...
  • Christine Staszko
    Jan 03, 2019
    I had wanted to get in on these Podcasts, the TV show, or the books, one or the other or all of the above. Ever since I saw the cover of the books and heard the premise it seemed right up my supernaturally obsessed alley. The logical place to start was with this book focusing on ?dre...
  • Out of the Bex
    Nov 02, 2018
    Not quite as good as the previous two... Admittedly, I've never listened to the Lore Podcast. But I have read all three books! The third installment lacked fluidity, the stories flitted about briefly and quickly dissolved into the next chapter perhaps too quickly after their clim...
  • Yarslov
    Mar 19, 2019
    I didn't know that this was a podcast and I also didn't know that this is #3 out of the series. All I know was that it was on the bottom bookshelf and the blue of the cover caught my eye. Then that was that, I checked it out of the library. I enjoyed reading, but I also felt like I ...
  • Janiera A
    Mar 29, 2019
    I read Wicked Mortals and liked this book equally as much. While some of the stories are really interesting, other stories feel repetitive. Some stories are not only repetitive but, they also feel like their stretched with filler to fill out more pages. I don't need the concept of the ...
  • Joshua Shioshita
    Dec 12, 2018
    To be completely honest this volume and the preceding volume blurred together. Though each of the three installments in this series have a general theme, I feel like only the first volume truly kept to the plot being centered around monsters of folklore and history. The following two v...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Feb 15, 2019
    ??Staring into the now-open cell, his heart froze. The walls inside, he said, were covered with faces. Dozens and dozens of faces, their expressions writhing with agony and horror.?? The second installment in Aaron Mahnke?s series left me utterly disappointed. It was one...
  • Margaux
    Dec 23, 2018
    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. I can pretty much hear Aaron Mahnke narrating the book in my head (without the interruptions of sponsor bre...
  • Jessica
    Oct 10, 2018
    Thanks to Del Rey for the free copy in exchange for my honest review. Since picking up Slenderman recently, I have been absolutely fascinated with folklore, specifically the new generation of digital folklore. However, it was nice going back to the folklore that brought us the mons...
  • nova.
    Jan 10, 2019
    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. If you like podcast please go and give Lore a listen, I think his voice and the way he tells the stories carries a lot better vocally tha...
  • Jacquelyn Reel
    Feb 15, 2019
    I was very borderline on how to rate this book as I am torn between a 3 and 4 star rating. The author of this book has a great writing style that gives you the feeling that you could be sitting around a campfire with him retelling stories of places across the world (primarily North Ame...