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Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road

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In a uniquely entertaining book by a rising star, here are uncanny true tales of haunted highways, weird encounters, and legends of the road.

It may have happened to you; it's happened to almost everyone who's ever driven down a highway at night, or in the fog, or snow. Something suddenly appears: a flash of movement, a shadow...what was it? It could be, as the true stories
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Tor Books (first published July 1st 2012)
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Pamela
Interesting and entertaining, yes, in a fledgling, tabloid sensationalistic sort of way - where good grammar and/or any semblance of proper English is missing in action; or possibly, in tune with topic, the editing crew was absconded by aliens or ghosted away. Either way, hit or miss, it was a fun otherworldly read.

THREE *** Horribly Written, but Entertaining in a Horror Meets Hilarious, Tabloid Sort of Way *** STARS
L. McCoy
Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it
SUPER FAST REVIEW:
So I’m a skeptic about most things. I do believe in some things beyond normal, everyday life but ghosts, aliens, conspiracy theories, etc? Very skeptical for the most part. So for this collection of supernatural and strange events on the road do I think most, if not all, of them are just stories? Yeah but it’s a fun, interesting, brainless audiobook to help pass the time. Some parts are certainly better than others and it is sometimes a little slow but I mostly enjoyed it.

3/5
Latasha
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great tales, makes we want to be a trucker!
Dan
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like paranormal highway stories from around the world.....meh was okay.
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A collection of ghost stories told from the people who experienced the supernatural while on the road.

The Review:

I won’t lie. I am a huge fan of ghost stories whether they make you laugh, cry, run screaming from the room or keep you awake at night. Trucker Ghost Stories is filled with first person accounts of the paranormal while on the highway, some stories range from a paragraph to several pages long. Most of the stories are told from truckers
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Hew La France
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
While there are a couple of stories in here told as third-person narratives with a distinctly fictitious flare, the quorum of this book's collection is incredible first person accounts. Are they all true? Maybe not. But I'd put money down that most of them are.
Jessi
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I have to say, some of these are just trucker-adjacent. Also I love the idea that truckers are more prone to paranormal activity than us pedestrian motorists.

Lots of people with websites and projects to promote in this book, which is a little eye rolly, but some fun stories all the same.
Kerry
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was truly a fun read. I couldn't put it down!
K
Aug 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Most of the stories in this book lead to the phrases "what happened next" or "interesting description of lights and vague shapes". I could have watched the x-files and felt more fulfilled.
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
You may also read my review here: http://www.mybookishways.com/2012/10/...

Most of us have at least one family member that tells really good ghost stories. For me, it was my paternal grandmother. I think she maybe had all of five in her arsenal, but my 9 year old self didn’t care, and I probably heard each of them 20 times, at least. I loved all things ghost (still do), and when she told those stories, she had my full attention. As I matured, so did my level of ghost story sophistication, and eve
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OpenBookSociety.com
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I have always enjoyed reading first person accounts of scary, creepy, supernatural experiences. This book is no exception. There’s a therapeutic aspect of sharing your story. It makes you realize you aren’t crazy and you’re not the only one who has experienced something along those lines.

Annie Wilder gives a voice to all the authors included in the book. Through the stories, we find commonality.

In Part 1, Just Plain Weird, my favorite is Skinwalker in Arizona.
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David
Sep 03, 2012 rated it liked it
As with most anthologies, there are some good stories and some not so good stories, and you just have to take the good with the bad.

All the stories within are written by the witnesses of these strange events, which adds to the variable nature the writing within. It is tough to take any of these stories as evidence of the supernatural since each is, as mentioned, is written by a single author, the "eyewitness" of the event described. As such, without any outside verification, it is tough to accep
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Zach
Okay. Most of these stories leaving you with a feeling of "then what..."

The book is a reminder that the best ghost stories are not necessarily about what happens but the back story. Seeing a weird shape in the road is much more interesting to hear that on that same night years ago there was a terrible accident. Much of this book is just people recounting seeing the weird shape.
Diana
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a great, quick read with engaging stories. I really enjoyed the book, and will definitely be reading more from this author in the future. It's a wonderful book for this time of year.
Ursula Johnson
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, audible
Unusual Tales, Many Missing in Audiobook Version

This was an entertaining collection of both hauntings and UFO encounters. The author and several stories contained within appeared on the excellent short lived show on Destination America called Monsters and Mysteries in America. All sorts of weird, spooky and strange tales are shared here. I do hope there will be a follow-up.
Do note, there is an audio book version of this book that I tried to follow along with. Many of the stories in this book AR
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Mark
Feb 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
Trucker Ghost Stories
And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road
Editor: Annie Wilder
Publisher: TOR
Published In: New York City, NY
Date: 2012
Pgs: 254

REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Summary:
A quiet, empty highway, middle of the night, things that shouldn’t be real, can’t be real, shouldn’t be there...but are. Stories told by truckers and those who wander alongside them along the higways and byways of North America. Millions of miles of road, millions of stories:
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Tiffany Lynn Kramer
Since childhood I've been a sucker for a good campfire ghost story and having done a fair amount of extensive road travel this collection sounded to good to pass up. Having several of the stories appearing to be taken down verbatim I would recommend going with the audiobook like I eventually did. For me anyway this added to the more impactful stories and I was at least able to keep from zoning out for the lesser ones.
Brianda
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
It was okay. I think there were definitely a few very interesting stories and then others that were just "I heard one time this thing happened", which isn't nearly as exciting as first person narratives. There were also some stories that I felt could easily be attributed to less spooky things than the respective authors made them out to be. Fun little book.
Michael Tildsley
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Mixed bag of ghostly and alien stories, mostly from the perspective of people who spend a great deal of time nearly alone on the open road. Some of the stories and anecdotes are far better than others. It is for these that this book is worth reading.
Barb Shadow
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A quick read, full of interesting strange tales from the nation's highways. From UFO's to things that go bump in the night - at truck stops and more. Quite enjoyable if you love the paranormal. Annie Wilder never disappoints.
Stephanie Harless
Mar 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I don't know how to rate this book. Some of these stories I liked, and some make me scared. This book was creepier than I thought. I'm glad I read it though. I think I'm going to rate this book 3 1/2 right now. I'll have to think about it more. I might give it a 4. What a book.
Xanthi
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Very patchy. Not all were ghost related. There were a few aliens stories though that didn’t really bother me. What did were the numerous adverts of some of the contributors websites, books and podcasts. And there were some contributions that were just rehashings of urban legends. Yawn.
Jim Cramer
Sep 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other-stuff
Mindless noise while driving cross country!
Susan
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable, scary read on a dark winter's night!
Mandie
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
It is what it is - nothing immediately available to listen to at the library.
Sarah
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lots of creepy stories. Some more believable than others. This was a fun book.
Kim
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
A collection of ghosts and other weird things truckers have experienced driving across North America
Amusing audiobook for a roadtrip - although maybe not at night
Adelaide  McIntyre
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: november-2018
None of these were particularly riveting, and a good chunk weren't about truckers.
Nicole Mortenson
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Short&Sweet! ...more
Randa
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Not a bad read for an afternoon. I've ran across a couple of stories before. Although still a good read.
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Annie Wilder is writer and proud mother of grown children who admit to seeing some strange things in their childhood home. Wilders first book House of Spirits and Whispers is a true account of her experiences living with ghosts for more than a decade. She regularly hosts haunted tea parties in her spirit-filled Victorian house nestled in a sleepy Mississippi River town in Minnesota. Her haunted ho

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