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Tales Of Terror From The Tunnel's Mouth (Tales of Terror #3)

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The third spine-chilling title in the brilliantly received series of ghost stories by Chris Priestley
Paperback, 260 pages
Published October 2010 by Bloomsbury Publishing (first published October 5th 2009)
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I saved up my copy of Tales of Terror From The Tunnel’s Mouth for a long, time. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to read the stories, but I didn’t want them to be over. And I knew that this was the final part, the third book, of a wonderful trilogy.

In the end though I couldn’t resist. And when I picked the book up I read and I read.

I read the story of Robert, a child in Edwardian England, travelling back to school on his own for the very first time.

At first Robert was alone in a compartment. But as
Sofia Teixeira
Este foi um livro que me veio parar às mãos graças ao projecto Prémio Literário da Blogosfera. Estava nomeado, com mais dois finalistas, para livro do ano de 2013 do género fantástico e eu ainda não o tinha lido. Foi rápido e fácil aperceber-me do porquê da nomeação e do entusiasmo à volta do mesmo. Apesar de ser uma obra juvenil/jovem-adulto, é uma daquelas narrativas que conseguem fazer pensar e arrepiar gente grande. Camuflado com ilustrações e uma escrita simples, As Histórias de Terror da E ...more
Book Review: Tales of Terror from the Tunnel’s Mouth by Chris Priestley

Robert Harper is about to take his first ever train ride by himself to his new school in London. Before he boards the train, his stepmother has a premonition that Robert is in danger. Although he enjoys supernatural books, Robert is a rational boy and does not believe in such things as visions. He ignores her warning and boards the train. Not long into his journey, Robert falls asleep, only to wake up and find that all the ot
Lisa Campbell
Lisa Campbell
Set in Victorian England, the story begins at the train station. Robert Harper is embarking on his first solo train ride. His step-mother has a terrible premonition about a kiss and a tunnel and begs him to not board. Happy to be leaving, he rudely dismisses her fears. He settles himself in a car with three other men and is lulled to sleep by the rocking. Finally he awakes to discover the car has a new passenger, a prim young woman dressed all in white. The train has stopped.
This is the third installment of Priestley's chilling trilogy, and it has to be the most terrifying yet. It's even more captivating, and even more closely weaved than its predecessors.

Priestley doesn't allow you any respite. You are never settled into the story, you aren't nicely carried along. You are reading in a perpetual state of unease, your shoulders are at your ears, and your disconcerted body throws goosebumps up all over your skin. These stories are so strange, so unnerving, that it's i
Matteo Pellegrini

È la prima volta che Robert prende il treno da solo, è felice e molto emozionato. Finalmente ha l'occasione di allontanarsi dalla sua matrigna, che proprio non sopporta: ora la sua vita può ricominciare, in una nuova scuola. Alla stazione però, la matrigna ha una visione: vede un bacio, un tunnel, e un tremendo pericolo in agguato. Robert non se ne preoccupa affatto, sa che è una donna impressionabile e sciocca. Decide lo stesso di salire sul treno, come programmato, ma poco dopo l'inizio del vi

the short horror stories are fun to read! And what it's great about this selection: there is a kind of binding story around it. So it's not just story after story, although every story works on its own.
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Localizado na época Vitoriana, Robert Harper dirige-se à sua nova escola, em Londres. Para tal, faz a sua primeira viagem de comboio.

Apesar da premonição da sua madrasta, que insiste que Robert corre perigo, o cepticismo do rapaz leva a sua avante, ignorando o aviso.

Algures durante a viagem, Robert descobre que algo se passa, e que o comboio está parado à entrada do túnel. E é nesse momento, que uma misteriosa mulher vestida
Alice Heather
This is Rangiatea's review.Tales of terror from the tunnels mouth was a very good book if you like horrifying books. This book is about a boy who is sent on a train by his step mother, when he boards the train all the passengers seem to be asleep, as the train approaches the tunnels mouth the train stops. Time is ticking, to pass time a female passenger dressed all in white grabs the boys attention with her stories, though these aren't normal stories told by a person these are stories that would ...more
Rangiatea Buchanan
Tales of terror from the tunnels mouth was a very good book if you like horrifying books. This book is about a boy who is sent on a train by his step mother, when he boards the train all the passengers seem to be asleep, as the train approaches the tunnels mouth the train stops. Time is ticking, to pass time a female passenger dressed all in white grabs the boys attention with her stories, though these aren't normal stories told by a person these are stories that would make your skin crawl. This ...more
Andrew Fear
This took me back to those compilation horror films which seemed to be all the rage in the 1970s. It is a bit of a curate's egg. The good parts are very good, but the bad parts fall flat. While set in the Victorian era, there is little attempt (or should that be success) to catch the English or the "feel" of that period. Some of the themes are well worn and occasionally nothing new seems to be present. However others are well-crafted and I thought novel in their approach. In general the horros a ...more
Anthony Burt
I absolutely love Chris Priestley's Tales of Terror series and have been meaning to read this one for ages. As per his other ones, this is a collection of short, creepy tales bound together by a weird story happening "outside" the shorter ones being told. Such a great concept and - again - delivered with straightforward, snappy and Victorian-Gothic era prose that totally holds your attention.

If you're looking for something a bit freaky and strange then you'd be hard-pushed to find something as w
Robert is leaving on a train to London and finds himself in the company of a strange woman all dressed in white who entertains the boy with spooky stories.
Being the final part of a series of books by Chris Priestley for young readers, that are absolutely enjoyable at every age, this book features once again a wide array of scary stories. The narrative has lost none of its captivating power and once again it is intricately written, letting the the authors love for storytelling shine through. This
Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth was another great book by Chris Priestly, however I prefer the stories that were told in the in the first two books in comparison to this one.
With this story I kind of new what was coming, or I at least guessed the twist half way through.
In this tale of terror a boy named Robert is going off to school and waiting for a train with his step mother. She falls asleep while they wait only to wake up and tell him she feels uneasy about him taking the first train
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Before reading this version of Tales of Terror..., I’d already read and loved Chris Priestley’s earlier collection of short horror stories so was excited about jumping in with this volume. Fortunately, I wasn’t at all disappointed and this book definitely stands up well against Priestley’s previous books, perhaps even surpasses them.

Robert is on the train back to boarding school and, when the train pauses at the entry of a tunnel, a mysterious woman in white tells him stories to help pass the ti
Dieci novelle da brivido, narrate da una misteriosa Dama Bianca, "intrattengono" Robert durante una "sosta forzata", nel suo primo viaggio in treno da solo.
Piante bizzarre, fatine, suore devote, crepe nei muri sono solo alcuni dei protagonisti di questo racconti mozzafiato. Storie molto particolari, con un crescendo di tensione che molte volte si risolve con un finale aperto, lasciando spazio all'immaginazione.
Ci si può immedesimare facilmente, complice la narrazione in prima persona da parte di
Alice Radwell
Oct 01, 2011 Alice Radwell rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: if you're looking for something unique, you don't mind a little scare
This book is all kinds of eerie, and while I won't say it scared me, it did send frequent shivers down my spine. There's something a little off-setting about it's style, which disturbs the mind right from the get-go, before a premise is really even introduced. Clever. And that subtle, unnerving feeling continues through a sequence of discomforting short-stories told by a woman to a young-boy, when their train journey comes to an abrupt stop outside the entrance of a tunnel. Interestingly, interm ...more
Che piacevole sorpresa! Non conoscevo Chris Priestley, e nonostante sembrasse un libro per ragazzi (sì, lo so, a 17 anni sono ancora una ragazza, ma di solito evito quel reparto) mi ha incuriosito tanto che l'ho comprato lo stesso. E non mi ha delusa! Sono racconti molto brevi, veloci da leggere, legati da un unico filo conduttore\narratore: la Dama in bianco. Se devo essere sincera ho capito subito chi era, ma ciò non ha rovinato la lettura, anzi. Mi è piaciuto davvero molto: è ben scritto, sco ...more
Mrs. Nelson's
I absolutely LOVED this book! It's the story of Robert, a boy who is traveling by train to school. On the train he encounters a strange woman all in white who strikes up a conversation with him. The train has stopped at the mouth of a tunnel and everyone else in their cabin is fast asleep. So the lady in white tells Robert stories to pass the time. But these are not ordinary stories - they are odd, sinister stories: about plants that feed off people, a nun who enjoys beating her girls a little t ...more
Stephan Lindkvist
The worst, so far, of Priestleys horror books for young readers! The overarching story is not as good, still engaging but not nearly as god as tales of terror from the Black ship and the shorter stories being told are not as good either.

But! It is still an engaging story with nice twists and turns and packed full with horrifying stories to scare and thrill the reader!
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It’s the third part of a trilogy, but it can easily be read on its own (I’ve read the first book, Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror, but couldn’t find the second book, Tales of Terror from the Black Ship, at least not in the library’s e-book catalogue – have since requested the physical book from the library). Young Robert travels by train to school and encounters a woman in white who has a way with scary stories:

“It was a curious thing
I have to say that 'The Little People' was my favourite tale in this, because it reminded me of myself and my obsession with the little people I like to spook my friends with. Chris Priestley's description of the little people was spot on too, exactly how I imagined them.
Overall, Tales of Terror from the Tunnels Mouth certainly had me spooked by the end of it!
I have read this book many times over the years. And I keep loving it.

Every story begins with a prologue, a character (always a kid), special circumstances and a story teller (mostly a creepy character or someone who deals in creepiness).

Throughout the stories there are pauzes were the main character and the story teller talk, what they think of the story or other things.

I love it. This book in particular, it is very very creepy. Some stories are also quite scary (or gross), but they all delive
yang paling horor di antara semua cerita kali ini menurut gw adalah cerita tentang Sister Veronica. Horornya bukan karena makhluk supernatural, tapi horor karena kekejaman manusia semata. kenapa orang bisa sekeji itu ya? ngeri aja baca anak-anak udah bisa memikirkan kekejaman sesadis itu.

ada quote yang gw suka banget dari cerita The Whispering Boy:

Don't ask if you don't want to hear the answer.
In TALES OF TERROR FROM THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH there are about nine collections of short stories. Probably one of my favourite tales is the one of A New Governess, a story about a mean Governess who get's her just desserts and I love the contemporary issue of the Catholic church's abuse in this old-fashion Gothic tale of terror. But for you to understand what I'm talking about, you will need to pick up a copy of this book. Overall, I enjoyed all of the stories mentioned in the book and be sure to ch ...more
Ah, the horror story. I absolutely love a good spine-tingler, though sometimes it compromises my sleep. :( This wasn't horrifying, but it was a neat little ditty. I did appreciate that each story was scarier then the last, and I loved the flavour of this book. It harkened back to olden days England, Victorian era sort of magical and colourful and yet it was bleak and disturbing. I also loved the way the author teased you with hints to the mystery, always just keeping the answer out of reach. It ...more
Daniela Pérez nava
I don't know what to say....I loved this little book. It has passed a lot of time since I read a book about this kind of tales. Robert and the White Woman were very interesting characters,although there wasn't much room in the book to let me know more about them, in compensation I liked a lot the kids in her tales,too. The ending was perfect. I'm dying to read the other books of Chris Priestley.
Anneth Strinnholm
*Innehåller spoilers*

Trevlig liten bok som använder sig av det berättartekniska greppet ramberättelse - det är jag lite extra svag för när det gäller just ruskiga historier. Jag fann den på ungdomsavdelningen i biblioteket, och för oss vuxna är väl berättelserna inte särskilt skrämmande. Intressant var dock att alla berättelser som den mystiska damen klädd i vitt berättar för lille Robert, i väntan på att det stillastående tåget ska fortsätta sin resa, slutar olyckligt. Barn och vuxna dör till h
Tales of Terror is a collection of horror tales told by a strange woman in white to Robert, a boy headed to school. I really loved the cover of the book which is mostly why I picked it up. The stories were amusing but predictable and hardly scary. And yet I have a soft corner for the book. I really like the illustrations and I found the one on the back(the one with the train all dark and only one window lit) quite scary.

A few of these stories did send a shiver down my spine, like Gerald; others
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His father was in the army and so he moved around a lot as a child and lived in Wales. He was an avid reader of American comics as a child, and when he was eight or nine, and living in Gibraltar, he won a prize in a newspaper story-writing competition. He decided then “that my ambition was to write and illustrate my own book”.
He spent his teens in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before moving to Manchester,
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“But she was no guardian angel. She was not trying to help me at all. She had been trying to claim me as she had claimed the lives of my fellow passengers.
She was the thing that remained forever unseen in my visions of her tales. She lurked near the bodies of those whose whose lives were so cruelly taken. She was there always, waiting.”
“She had the the most extraordinary capacity for falling asleep at a moments notice. Any kind of pause in the routine was an excuse for a nap. I swear she was more cat than human.” 3 likes
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