Audiobook review: Cursed Objects by J.W. Ocker

Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World’s Most Infamous Items by J.W. Ocker

Published: September 20, 2020 by Quirk Books

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Synopsis: An illustrated compendium that reveals the true stories behind the most infamous, creepy, and bizarre real-life cursed objects throughout history. Spanning decades and continents, subjects range from the opulent Hope Diamond to the humble Busy Stoop chair.

They’re lurking in museums, graveyards, and private homes around the world. Their stories have inspired countless horror movies, reality TV shows, campfire tales, books, and even chain emails. They’re cursed objects, and in order to unleash a wave of misfortune, all they need…is you. As a culture, we can’t seem to get enough of cursed objects. But never before have the true stories of these infamous real-life items been compiled into a fascinating and chilling volume.

Review: ***Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley and Quirk Books!***

This audiobook was quite a quick journey, I think I got it finished in about a day and a half. The narrator was pretty good. Since the stories are a bit short and full of facts it could have ended up dry and boring but the narrator managed to bring a lot of life and wit to the story. I really like that in a narrator.

The stories of the items were interesting. Some of them I had read about in other volumes and frankly I found those ones run of the mill. There weren’t any details that I hadn’t heard before nor any fresh take on the item’s legend. The rest of them were quite fascinating though. I had never heard of a lot of these items and that was refreshing.

Ultimately I am not sure if this is well suited to an audiobook though since a lot of those book is visual. I found myself having to Google some of the items because I just couldn’t picture what we were talking about and I didn’t have the pictures in front of me. It’s a very good book but just not well suited for audio.

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