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...

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

The World of Lore: Dreadful Places Reviews

  • Melody
    Oct 17, 2018
    Entertaining and creepy as usual, even as the writing could throw in a few too many cliches (that probably read differently while listening in a podcast setting) and organizational thread of the collection gets a little lost at the end. Additionally, a lot of these tales didn't have a ...
  • Penniphurr
    Nov 12, 2018
    I'm enjoying this series. Lots of details. His coverage of the Winchester House was not as in-depth as that provided in Ghostland by Colin Dickey. ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kacey
    Nov 06, 2018
    This book is perfect for those who enjoy ghostly stories. I liked how the author tied in "real life" to his story of ghosts, which almost made the entire thing seem plausible and factual. I would definitely read more like this! ...
  • Riley
    Oct 21, 2018
    Probably my second favorite of the set right behind Monstrous Creatures. One thing that was difficult with this one was I actually got into the podcast between Monstrous Creatures and this one, so while all the stories in MC were brand new to me, by this one I've listened to all the ep...
  • Abigail
    Nov 21, 2018
    Listened to the audiobook because I am going to hear Aaron Mahnke's voice in my head anyway so I may as well make it his actual voice! The last book in this series did not do it for me as much as Mahnke's work usually does, but this one brought it back. Really enjoyable, spooky stories...
  • Sesana
    Oct 21, 2018
    Pretty much exactly like the previous Lore books, with all the strengths and weaknesses that implies. I like when Mahnke does put in the extra work of questioning the folklore, and I'm happiest when it's treated as exactly that and not true events. But he sometimes forgets to do that, ...
  • Noël
    Nov 09, 2018
    These are fine, but honestly the stories are better read aloud as if you were at a campfire. That?s why I think the concept works better as a podcast/audiobook. They?re bite sized, and when listening it?s fine, but in reading they lack coherence and detail. ...
  • Kala
    Oct 29, 2018
    2.5 stars ...
  • Tetyana
    Oct 18, 2018
    An amazingly spooky read, full of stories about various creepy places around the world (but mostly the US). Perfect for October! The majority of content has already been covered in the podcast, but nonetheless it?s an absolute treat. I?m always up for more Lore and Aaron Mahnke?...
  • Erikka
    Oct 11, 2018
    This was just as I expected: a pretty complete retelling of all the stories from the Lore podcast that involve a spooky place or creepy setting. I've loved this entire trilogy, mostly because I adore the Lore podcast. That being said, this one was especially great because it contained ...
  • Nikki
    Nov 03, 2018
    Loved it! The stories were interesting and well researched. Plus, Aaron Mahnke narrates the audio book and just like his podcast, he does it perfectly. ...
  • Sarah
    Dec 03, 2018
    This one felt very similar in it's structure to the first, but it did a better job of keeping the pace and setup even throughout. Additionally, I think the pop culture references won't age well in context but they work in the here and now. I do think he might have stretched the idea o...
  • Lisa Kizer
    Nov 11, 2018
    Once again if you?ve listen to the podcasts you know these stories. Some of the stories were more interesting when I looked them up on Wikipedia-just the presentation was better than the books version. Not saying Wikipedia is more correct just the spin was better. ...
  • Taylor
    Jul 24, 2018
    If you've heard the Lore podcast, reading anything from the World of Lore series is instantly recognizable. Aaron Mahnke's authorial voice shines in this anthology of "dreadful places? as he discusses the hauntings of multiple settings, from Russia's Dyatlov Pass to the Queen Mary's ...
  • Megan Hart
    Dec 04, 2018
    Dreadful places Great installment to the World of Lore series. Great for history and folklore alike. Easy reading and excellent details. Highly recommend. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • Geoff Gentry
    Nov 14, 2018
    If you have listened to ever ep of Lore, there is not a lot new here. But it was an enjoyable listen. ...
  • Megan Stypinski
    Dec 10, 2018
    I've read all three of these books and listen to the podcast. I love everything about "The World of Lore." With that being said, this was my least favorite of the three books. I didn't get the same eerie feelings as I did reading the other two. There were some great parts throughout, b...
  • 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...
  • Maritza
    Nov 25, 2018
    This was another great collection from Aaron Mahnke!!! The story about Bill Russo and Samantha always gives me the chills... ...
  • Eric
    Nov 04, 2018
    This is on par with all of his other Lore books...giving you all the fact and lore about a subject and then including his own commentary about things. The one place that he mentioned that I have actually seen is the Queen Mary...it is permanently moored in Long Beach, CA. Now that I...