A Haunted Road Atlas

Sinister Stops, Dangerous Destinations, and True Crime Tales

Narrated by Christine Schiefer; Em Schulz
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Pub Date 31 May 2022 | Archive Date 31 May 2022
Andrews McMeel Audio, Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Pack up your Ouija board, wine bra, and squirt guns full of holy water ... we’re going on a road trip! From the hit podcast And That’s Why We Drink, this is your interactive travel guide to the hosts’ favorite spooky and sinister sights. The world is a scary place ... and that’s why we drink!
Jam-packed with illustrations, fun facts, travel tips, and beverage recs, this guide includes some of the country’s most notorious crime scenes, hauntings, and supernatural sightings. You’ll also find Christine and Em’s personal recommendations to the best local bars and ice cream parlors, oddity museums, curiosity shoppes, and more. Explore some of the most bizarre cases you’ve heard on the show, as well as exclusive new content from bayous, basements, and bars!
Pack up your Ouija board, wine bra, and squirt guns full of holy water ... we’re going on a road trip! From the hit podcast And That’s Why We Drink, this is your interactive travel guide to the...

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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781524875091
PRICE $24.99 (USD)
DURATION 6 Hours, 45 Minutes, 56 Seconds

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A Haunted Road Atlas Review!

Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Audio and Netgalley, for this gifted audio book, in exchange for an honest review!
Okay, first off, how have I never heard of this podcast before?! All they talk about is true crime and paranormal activities. It’s literally the PERFECT podcast (which I will now be listening to). This book talk about true crime, paranormal, and food. It LITERALLY can’t get any better. 😂 A Haunted Road Atlas was a 5/5 ⭐️ for me. This read pretty much like a podcast which I’m very down for. I listened to about 5 hours of this in one day and I had troubles falling asleep and I kept waking up to every little bump in the night. It is seriously so creepy!! I will definitely be getting the physical copy of this when it comes out and will be rereading it for life!

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I really enjoyed this audiobook! Going into it, I didn't know that the authors Christine Schiefer and Em Schultz had a podcast also on this stuff. Knowing that now, I don't feel like i actually missed out on much! I am definitely intrigued to listen to their podcast now.
I also enjoyed how each chapter was based on a city. They centered around that city with paranormal tales and true crime tales. I do kinda wish that they would have picked more of the unknown tales instead of the popular and obvious ones. At the end of each chapter, they also did a fun facts, which are totally random and have nothing to do with crimes or ghosts.
Being an avid paranormal fan, I loved the fact that they talked about Ghost Adventures and Zak Bagans. As I have watched every episode, at the mention of Ghost Adventures, I knew exactly what they were talking about!
This is also where I wish they would have chosen more of the unknown places.
Overall, I really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend this book!!

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This book was so fun! These two podcast hosts have such an amazing chemistry and it really came through in their audiobook! This book is done really well, as it highlights a new city every chapter and focuses on a true crime or paranormal tale that is related to that city. This was especially fun on our long car ride- it definitely felt like a big road trip. This is also a great place to reference if you are planning your own road trip, I for one cannot wait to visit some of these spooky places I read about!

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Schiefer and Schulz share some of their favorite hauntings and true crime stories in this book that reads more like a sampler and index for their poedcast. I wasn’t familiar with this podcast when I picked up this book but have since subscribed. I’ll be skipping the true crime episodes, but I am here for hauntings and all things paranormal. Organized by location, they share stories, talk about live shows they’ve done there and mixed in their own experiences with the haunted histories.

Overall, a quick and fun read, and I came out with yet another podcast to listen to that I’ll probably get behind on. I also love all the recommendations for places to visit, and now that we can travel again, I’ve got a haunted list of places I’d like to go. BRB gonna go catch up on the Podcast backlist.

Keep an eye out for this one wherever you get your books and or audiobooks on 5/31/2022.

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4/5 -

I FREAKING LOVE THIS PODCAST and was exctsatic to be granted an eARC of the Audiobook of Em & Christine’s book ‘A Haunted Road Atlas. Getting to hear their combined stories, haunted/creepy stories and personal travel Recs is such a unique book aspect for this and I really enjoyed! I wish there was just more of the story telling of the true crime/haunting a, because it’s very simplified, and then they recommend and tie in the podcast episodes they have gone more in depth with. Their personalities still shine through it this, and that’s the best part!

Brief Plot: Tying in their stories from their podcast ‘And that’s why we Drink’ Em & Christine give us a geographical review of haunted spots, true crime stories, and their own personal podcasting and life experiences in some of the biggest areas in the United States. You don’t have to have listened to their podcast to enjoy this story.

Thank you Andrews McMeel Audio, and NetGalley for an eARC, audiobook copy of A Haunted Road Atlas, in exchange for my honest review!

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I really liked this book. I have listen to a few episodes of their podcast and this book gave me the same vibes. It was truly an interesting read (read all in one day). I liked how the book was divided in different sections depending on the area of the country they had visited. If anyone is into spooky stuff or has listen to crime podcast then this is a must read!

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Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz have been sharing the paranormal and morbid murders from across the United States, but discovered even more while traveling to do their podcast liveshows. Together, they've written a road atlas for those who like things a bit creepier than just a standard travel guide. A Haunted Road Atlas: Sinister Stops, Dangerous Destinations, and True Crime Tales take select cities in each state and provides one haunting story, and one on true crime. Christine and Em read the book themselves, which is familiar and just seems right coming from two podcast hosts. For most states, expect to see major cities represented. I was surprised to see that for the Texas section Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas were represented, but Austin was not. The stories are engaging and combine the hosts' sense of humor and sarcasm in each delivery. I even learned from this that San Antonio's beloved toilet seat museum has been moved to Dallas!  If the story has been included in an episode, Em and Christine even let you know which episode so you can listen to the whole thing in its gory and hilarious detail.

A Haunted Road Atlas comes to stores March 31st, just in time for summer time travels.

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I really enjoyed this audiobook. Although I have not listened to their podcast I still found the content relatable and entertaining. I really liked the layout of the book with each City having its own chapter. Within this chapter, the authors selected true crime and paranormal tales that related to the respective City. A great audiobook to listen to while commuting if you enjoy all things spooky.

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This book was interesting and reminded me the LORE podcast. There are interesting asides concerning the authors' lives and experiences included. I have not listened to the podcast but probably will after previewing the book.

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I loved the book and am ready to go on a few ghost haunting tours. I also loved the fun facts about the cities and areas they visited.

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Publish Date: May 31 2022

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Podcast hosts of ‘And that’s why we drink’ have complied their haunted and true crime stories for a road trip that you aren’t likely to forget. Team Wine (Christine she/her)handles the true crime and Team Milkshake (Em They/Them) handles the paranormal. Em and Christine make a great team and sound like they have a genuinely good time together, which makes the read feel like they’re hanging out with friends while reading this.

I am a listener of #andthatswhywedrinkpodcast so when I saw this, I was super excited! Lemon 🍋 even makes an appearance in the book. I really wanted them to “visit” Cape Cod (hello we have a crap ton of ghosts and murders!). They have done an episode on the oldest wooden jail and Barnstable (which Em pronounced Barn-Stable) House, which is on my way to Target. My only complaint is that the book retells stories already done in the podcast, I’d really have like new stories. That being said I did like that they told you the episode name so you could go listen if you were so inclined. I enjoyed this book and finished it pretty quickly.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Perfect for fans of And That's Why We Drink who want to relive some of the wildest true crime and paranormal stories Christine and Em have shared on tour or for fans of the genre who want some backstory and tips on spooky attractions across the country.

As a huge fan of their podcast, I was so thankful to have received a review copy of A Haunted Road Atlas. If you're also a fan, I believe that you'll find listening to Em and Christine narrate really fun and comforting. For those who are not already familiar with how the author's talk on the show/how they communicate with each other, I do think that the transitions in the audio book could be a little tricky as they're not always obvious and I would probably suggest trying the physical copy first.

I think A Haunted Road Atlas will translate over to the written version extremely well, especially if there is a map of the country included. I especially love that they tell you which episode they tell each story in so that you can go to that specific episode (or episodes) and listen to them go more in-depth about each story.

I highly recommend this for fans of Em, Christine, the show, and the genre itself.

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EM!! CHRISTINE!! Y’all did it again!

I am a huge fan of theirs and their podcast! And That’s Why We Drink has gotten me through a lot of rough times in my life. Listening to them talk about paranormal and true crime things is the best! Highly recommend their podcast.

I am so thankful to have received a review copy!

This book though, I thought that this is the perfect travel guide to all paranormal and true crime haunts across the country. They break this down by different cities in the US and major haunts and cases that happened there. They also tell you which episode they spoke of this topic so you can listen to them go more in-depth if you would like!
I also enjoyed at the end there was a whole recommendation section for each city! So you had locations you can check out if you go to those cities! I will 100% be purchasing this when it comes out!!

This audiobook gives you the same atmosphere of listening to the podcast and I felt like that was comforting in hearing Em and Christine narrate this themselves. While this was more “professional” than the podcast I still greatly enjoyed it! I would highly recommend the audiobook if you are a fan of the podcast, yet I also believe this would be a PERFECT coffee table book to have in your house!!


5 stars!!!!

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This audiobook was my introduction to Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz and their successful podcast, And That's Why We Drink. If the audiobook is anything like their podcast (which I assume that it is), consider me a fan. It was incredibly interesting, and I enjoyed listening to them discuss both paranormal and true crime stories from all over the United States. Every time they mentioned the Ghost Adventures introduction had me cackling, and I loved their sense of humor. I may have to purchase a physical copy of the book so that I can take full advantage of the lengthy recommendations list at the end! I've always wanted to visit local haunted places or take paranormal road trip somewhere and this book serves as some motivation to finally do it.

Lastly, I appreciate Christine and Em's sensitivity and acknowledgement of the victims of often gruesome crimes and different topics, including travel to Hawai'i.

Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the advanced reader copy!

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A quick, fun listen. If you enjoy true crime with comedic breaks, you’ll enjoy this book. I don’t listen to the ‘And that’s why we drink’ podcast, but I’ve heard of it and I enjoy similar shows, so I figured this would be right up my alley.

It’s entertaining and informative, with some true crime stories I hadn’t heard and references to full episodes I’ll probably go and listen to. The hosts do sound very similar, so as someone unfamiliar with the podcast I sometimes struggled to tell who was who, but it didn’t matter much overall.

Due to the nature of this book I do think it would be more enjoyable in print, simply because that would enable you to fully engage with (presumably) the maps and such that are included, and - for those of us not from the continental US - to better grasp whereabouts the events take place.

Overall it was an enjoyable listen and I’ll probably check out the print version at some point for all the illustrations the blurb promises.

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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.
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A Haunted Road Atlas by Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz was a fun and interesting listen. I am not familiar with the podcast And That’s Why We Drink, mostly because I never do podcast but I could easily find myself listening to it if this book is an indication of how they are like the rest of the time. The book combines true crime and paranormal (two of my favorite things) in big cities around the U.S. as well as interesting facts, oddities, shops, and dining recommendations that were awful to listen to on an empty stomach. I was getting so hungry.
The audiobook is read by the two authors and was fun short bites of information, getting to the meat of what they were telling without a lot of extra information. I did do this as an audiobook but I believe the book might be fun to look at as well because there are supposed to be pictures and I think they’d be a fun addition to hearing about everything.

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I'm a huge fan of paranormal road trips so I couldn't wait to dig into this one. I had never heard of the "And That's Why We Drink" podcast but I am now a new fan. This guide has all the wonderful facts that come from all road trip guides but Christine and Em have personalized it with humor and wit. The White House is a popular spot mentioned in guides and as a DC native, I thought I'd heard them all but not quite like this! My only concern, for the audio version, is that things tend to blend together after awhile; there's no real transition between the stories besides a quick mention of the city, which makes it difficult to keep up. Otherwise, this was very well done and incredibly entertaining.

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A haunted road atlas by Christine Schaefer ‘‘em Schultz released may 2022. If you like that’s whywe drink podcast. You will enjoy this audiobook guide to haunted places and crime stories in towns of America. These are two very silly girls and they can get on your nerves quickly. There are some great facts given. But it is like going on vacation with your two freshmen college sorority sisters. While you are a senior and this is your last college vacation. Before graduation. You hope to God when they get Drunk and arrested they don’t remember your number

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All of the stars!!!

I'm an OG fan of the And That's Why We Drink podcast, so I was incredibly excited to see that Em and Christine had written a book.

A Haunted Road Atlas finds Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer sharing the stories and cities of haunted places and diabolical crimes they discovered from their own time on the road during their podcast tour. I definitely believe in ghost stories, so after listening to a couple hours of this at night I decided to take a break and hit play again during the day. You never know what's lurking in the dark! (*cough* Lalaurie Mansion *cough*)

Though I enjoyed the audiobook, I'll definitely be picking up a hard copy. I think that the way the book is laid out makes the printed version is a must have.

Favourite parts: Learning about a ghost named Amanda 😉, Em and Christine's own stories about paranormal encounters, and the callouts to specific podcast episodes related to the stories told.

Read or listen if you love:
Stories of haunted places
True crime - the gorier the better
Best friends talking about things they love

If you give it a read and love it, definitely check out the And That's Why We Drink podcast.

Thank you to NetGalley and Em Schultz and Christine Schiefer for an advance copy. This is my honest review.
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I enjoyed this book but I really couldn't stand is how much that mentioned Zak Bagans, other than that I loved it. I really can't wait to visit all the places in this book that I haven't been in before.

Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Audio for letting me read and review his book.

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I love listening to Christine and Em’a podcast, And This is Why We Drink, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I couldn’t wait to read it!

An interactive travel guide across the US, Christine and Em share their most memorable travel adventures chronicling haunted locations that they visited, paranormal landmarks, and tales of true crime from the cities they stopped at while on tour.

I personally loved hearing about the cities near me such as Las Vegas, LA and San Diego! I also loved all of the nods to Ghost Adventures, as thats one of my favorite ghost hunting shows!

Thank you so much to Netgalley for this audio ARC. I felt like I was listening to an extended episode of the And This Is Why We Drink podcast and can’t wait to mark off some of the must-see spots recommended in the book! (4.5 star rating)

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What a fun listen! As a self-professed true crime junkie, this was so interesting. I wasn't previously familiar with the authors or their podcast, but was looking for a new audiobook and this piqued my interest. I really loved the structure and set up as a road trip, and it was a really interesting way to learn more about my own home state, cities I've lived in and visited, and also many places I haven't visited. Some of the stories were very well known true-crime or paranormal anecdotes, but some were stories I'd never heard, even the stories from my own home town!

I'd recommend this to anyone who is interested in true crime; this has inspired me to check out the authors' podcast.

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I was not familiar with the podcast, "That's Why We Drink" until hearing this book. It is one I will now add to my list of podcasts.

A HAUNTED ROAD ATLAS is an interesting account of various true crime and haunted areas around the United States. It was very interesting to hear the details of these accounts and could make some want to travel across the country in order to visit these areas. Not only do they describe in detail the occurrences at each location, but they also provide fun facts throughout the book. I especially enjoyed hearing about locations in my own state of Texas. At the end of the audiobook is a list of all the locations mentioned. If purchasing the book, there is also a PDF that can be downloaded.

Schiefer and Schulz narrate their own book. Since I have not seen a hard copy of the book, I don't know if all of their dialogue is written, but hearing them makes me feel as if I am listening to their podcast.

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A Haunted Road Atlas
Sinister Stops, Dangerous Destinations, and True Crime Tales
by Christine Schiefer; Em Schulz
Narrated by Christine Schiefer; Em Schulz

I received a digital copy of this audiobook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I had not listened to the authors podcast before but being an occasional strange true crime/ ghost history enthusiast I was eager to listen to this one. They did a solid job of addressing one true crime and one haunting in a variety of locations across the country interwoven with their own experiences with these cities and places. Fans of their podcast will get the most out of this book and audiobook but even though I’m not one of their previous listeners I didn’t find it inaccessible.

Very enjoyable, fascinating info and good sound quality. 5/5

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Have you ever thought about going on a ghost tour, but supersizing it and taking it on the road?

As a fan of all things creepy and spooky and the folk Lore that every small town seems to have, this was the perfect book for me.

While I already knew a lot of the true crime stories (it's fine, I'm fine 😂). The supernatural and ghost stories more than made up for it. It was also a delight to hear the authors read their own work, there's just something a little extra special when authors get to narrate their own audiobooks.

This is the perfect coffee table book. Or audiobook to listen to on your summer roadtrip.

3.75 stars

Thank you NetGalley and Andrews McMeel publishing for this Audio Arc in exchange for an honest review.

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I remember being an early listener of And That's Why We Drink and it's such a treat to see how far they've come! Em and Christine have such an interesting and delightful dynamic together. If you haven't listened to their podcast this will still be an enjoyable and informative read. Especially if you are into ghost hunting, true crime, or just a history buff.

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I had never heard of the podcast, And That's Why We Drink, but I think I am going to have to start listening to it now. I enjoyed the journey around the country visiting different haunted locations. The authors also included interesting facts about each town, memories from tour stops and true crime stories linked to the cities as well. Several stories were well known ones but others were new and shocking. I think seeing a ghost would be rather fascinating so now I have a long list of places to visit in the hopes of seeing a ghost.

I am interested to see what the book looks like. I enjoyed the audio version very much.

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Title: A Haunted Road Atlas
Authors/Narrators: Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz

Summary:
Jam-packed with illustrations, fun facts, travel tips, and beverage recs, this guide includes some of the country’s most notorious crime scenes, hauntings, and supernatural sightings. You’ll also find Christine and Em’s personal recommendations to the best local bars and ice cream parlors, oddity museums, curiosity shoppes, and more. Explore some of the most bizarre cases you’ve heard on the show, as well as exclusive new content from bayous, basements, and bars!

Review:
As a person that absolutely hates driving, I would 100% go on this road trip. It was such an interesting collection of haunted and paranormal stories from different regions of the United States. I also loved how they threw in places to eat and drink. Such a fun book!!

I received an ALC in exchange for an honest review.

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