11/22/63 by Stephen King
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 30 hours, 59 minutes
The dying owner of Al's Diner has a shocking request for his friend, English teacher Jake Epping: go back in time through a portal in Al's storeroom and stop JFK's assassination. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.
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77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
Read by Peter Berkrot. Reading time 14 hours, 15 minutes
The suicides, madness, and mass murders occurring within prestigious Pendleton manor stopped after the house was renovated into luxury apartments. But now the new tenants are haunted by a dark force that is terrorizing them as they try to escape their dismal fates. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
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Abandon by Blake Crouch
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time 11 hours, 44 minutes
Colorado. In 1893 the residents of a dying mining town disappear without a trace on Christmas Day. More than a hundred years later, some visitors investigate the restricted site and are trapped by a snowstorm, only to discover that they are not alone. Violence and strong language. 2009.
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American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now by Peter Straub
Read by Jim Zeiger. Reading time 33 hours 10 minutes.
Forty-two tales of horror and the supernatural. In Richard Matheson's "Prey" a woman buys a Zuni fetish doll as a present, but trapped inside it is the evil spirit of a hunter. Includes works by Shirley Jackson, Joe Hill, and others. Some violence and some strong language. 2009.
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Apocalypse of the Dead by Joe McKinney
Read by Joe Wilson. Reading time 15 hours, 19 minutes
After a virus outbreak following Hurricane Mardell turns people into zombies, Texas is placed under quarantine. When a desperate group of uninfected survivors tries to escape the quarantine zone, horror creeps out with them--leaving humanity struggling to survive. Violence and strong language. 2010.
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The Association by Bentley Little
Read by Mark Ashby. Reading time 12 hours, 21 minutes
Barry, a horror writer, and his wife, Maureen, leave California for a gated community in Utah where they discover bizarre neighbors and a homeowners' association that sanctions killing pets and murdering members who break the rules. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2001.
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Audrey's Door by Sarah Langan
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time 10 hours, 49 minutes
Tragedies kept a prime Manhattan apartment empty, and Audrey Lucas can't resist the low rental price of the Breviary flat. But soon after settling in she hears voices telling her to build a door in the middle of her living room. Violence and strong language. Bram Stoker Award. 2009.
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The Between a Novel by Tananarive Due
Read by L. J. Ganser. Reading time 8 hours, 42 minutes
As a child, Hilton James was rescued from drowning by his grandmother, who perished to save him. Now a family man of almost forty, he begins to think his borrowed time is running out. Haunted by dreams of death and threatened by a psychotic who stalks his family, Hilton finds his grip on reality slipping. Strong language and descriptions of sex.
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Black Creek Crossing by John Saul
Read by Bruce Huntey. Reading time 11 hours, 39 minutes
Massachusetts. Fifteen-year-old Angel Sullivan and her family move into a new home with a reputation. When Angel meets Seth Baker, a kindred spirit, they discover terror in the house. Together they unravel longstanding mysteries and tamper with a powerful evil that proves their undoing. Violence. 2004.
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Brainchild by John Saul
Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time 11 hours, 36 minutes
In the growing town of La Paloma, California, young Alex Lonsdale barely escapes death after a tragic car accident. But now something is eerily wrong with Alex, and a haunted spirit from the town's past still seeks vengeance for an evil deed. Some violence. 1985.
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Breathless by Dean Koontz
Read by Jeffrey Cummings. Reading time 8 hours, 12 minutes
Rocky Mountains. Grady Adams and his three-year-old Irish wolfhound Merlin spot two strange white animals playing in the meadow. These mysterious creatures quickly vanish but other baffling phenomena occur, causing the government to take an interest. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2009.
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Broke Heart Blues by Joyce Carol Oates
Martha Harmon Pardee. 19 hours, 2 minutes
In the small town of Willowsville, New York, a sixteen-year-old newcomer, John Reddy Heart, becomes the center of attention when he is tried for the shooting death of his mother's lover. He unintentionally attains a mythic status that still persists at a class reunion thirty years later. Some strong language. Bestseller.
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The Collector of Hearts New Tales of the Grotesque by Joyce Carol Oates
Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time 12 hours, 53 minutes
Twenty-seven psychological horror tales that delve into "the walking nightmares of life." In the title story a wayward girl is invited to the sumptuous home of the trial judge who had suspended her sentence. There she discovers the ulterior motive for his magnanimity. Strong language and some descriptions of sex.
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Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson
Read by Mary Kane. Reading time 10 hours, 34 minutes
Repairman Jack reluctantly investigates the disappearance of Melanie Ehler, a leading conspiracy theorist. Jack delves into Melanie's world by attending a conference for believers in UFOs, crop circles, alien abductions, and Satanic cults. He finds that nothing is what it appears to be. Repairman Jack series, book 3. Violence and strong language. 2000.
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A Dark Matter by Peter Straub
Read by Roy Avers. Reading time 14 hours
Madison, Wisconsin. Several teens follow a charismatic occult leader into a meadow, where a ceremony goes horrifically wrong. Decades later, the friends' once-bright futures have fallen apart. Novelist Lee Harwell, a participant's husband, probes their past, forcing them to confront a shared evil. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.
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Darkness under the Sun by Dean Koontz
Read by Steven Weber. Reading time 1 hour, 33 minutes
When Howie Dugley climbs to the roof of Boswell's Emporium to watch the people in the town below, he runs into what he thinks is a monster. But hobo Alton Turner Blackwood is something much worse than that. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
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The Dead Letters by Tom Piccirilli
Read by Alec Volz. Reading time 8 hours, 53 minutes
Eddie Whitt is obsessed with capturing the serial killer who murdered his daughter five years ago. But when the killer starts kidnapping abused infants and giving them to his previous victims' families, Eddie's confusion leaves him vulnerable. Violence and strong language. 2006.
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Deadlier than the Pen by Kathy Lynn Emerson
Read by Jill Fox. Reading time 9 hours, 6 minutes
New York City, 1888. Editor Horatio Foxe asks widowed reporter Diana Spaulding to interview Damon Bathory, a gothic author whose book tour has met with two murders. Diana pursues Damon, becomes stranded on a train during a blizzard, and falls in love with Dr. Ben Northcote of Maine. Diana Spaulding series book 1. 2004.
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The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 12 hours, 34 minutes
A novel concerning the diabolical possession of a star's daughter. While the actress is filming a picture in Washington, D.C., she becomes concerned over the increasingly bizarre and macabre behavior of her child, and is finally forced to seek the services of an exorcist when all else fails. Explicit descriptions of sex and strong language.
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Gathering the Bones Original Stories from the World's Masters of Horror by Ramsey Campbell
Read by Colleen Delany. Reading time 18 hours, 53 minutes
Thirty-four tales of terror and dark fantasy from Great Britain, Australia, and the United States. The compilation is described as encompassing "the traditional and the avant-garde, the quiet and the vividly shocking." Includes Ray Bradbury and others. Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2003.
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Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
Read by Victoria Gordon. Read by 9 hours, 18 minutes
Supernatural crime fighter Anita Blake reluctantly attends her friend Catherine's bachelorette party at master vampire Jean-Claude's strip club, Guilty Pleasures. A performer takes Catherine under his power and forces Anita to investigate several gruesome vampire murders to save Catherine's life. Anita Blake series, book 1. Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 1993.
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The Hour before Dark by Douglas Clegg
Read by Dan Bloom. Reading time 9 hours, 25 minutes
After his father's brutal murder, Nemo Raglan returns to his remote Massachusetts island home to join his sister, Brooke, and his brother, Bruno, in unraveling the mystery. They make frightening connections between their spotty family history and a supernatural childhood game. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2002.
House of Reckoning by John Saul
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time 9 hours, 49 minutes
Two teens bond out of social isolation: Sarah Crane limps and endures an abusive foster-care family, while Nick Dunnigan hears voices and hallucinates. Their art teacher Bettina invites them to her ancestral mansion, the Shutters, where they unwittingly channel an evil entity that seeks vengeance on the town. Violence. 2009.
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In the Night Room a Novel by Peter Straub
Read by Faith Potts. Reading time 10 hours, 56 minutes
Timothy Underhill sees his nine-year-old sister's ghost, while Willy Bryce Patrick believes that her dead daughter is held in an abandoned warehouse. Teaming up to chase a murderous spirit, Timothy and Willy fall in love, seduced by the powers of imagination. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.
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Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice
Read by Nick Sullivan. Reading time 15 hours, 2 minutes
Frightening world of vampires as told to a young boy who tapes the story on cassette. Follows the fortunes of Louis, a gentle vampire; Lestat, a vengeful and bloodthirsty vampire; and Claudia, a little demon with the face of a doll. 1976.
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Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time 10 hours, 17 minutes
A tale of an old inn on the desolate moors of Cornwall, where Mary Yellen, left alone in the world at her mother's death, takes refuge with her aunt. Her uncle, the landlord, directs a crew of smugglers, and the inn is a place of horror and mystery.
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Lost Boy, Lost Girl a Novel by Peter Straub
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 9 hours, 36 minutes
Novelist Timothy Underhill of The Throat (RC 38073) returns to his hometown when his sister-in-law, Nancy, commits suicide. Then Nancy's fifteen-year-old son vanishes--presumably the victim of a serial killer. Searching for his nephew, Tim uncovers terrible secrets within an abandoned house. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2003.
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Needful Things by Stephen King
Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time 24 hours, 35 minutes
Leland Gaunt, a new resident in Castle Rock, sets up a curio shop, Needful Things, where a person can have anything his or her heart desires--but for a price! Customers must play a prank on a designated person, and sometimes the jokes have serious consequences. Perhaps the residents are paying too high a price for happiness, for Castle Rock has become a battleground. Some violence and strong language. Bestseller.
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Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
Read by Carrington MacDuffie. Reading time 12 hours, 15 minutes
Adopted Sara Gallagher, now a mom, tries to locate her birth parents. Sara is horrified to learn that her birth mother was raped by her biological father--a notorious serial killer. But when he starts calling Sara, she must befriend him to assist in his capture. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
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Neverland by Douglas Clegg
Read by Andy Pyle. Reading time 11 hours, 9 minutes
Gull Island, Georgia. While on vacation, young Beau follows his cousin Sumter into a mysterious shack on the boys' family's property and is terrified by what he sees. Sumter spends the summer secretly sacrificing animals--and promising vengeance. Violence and strong language. 1991.
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Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
Read by Alec Volz. Reading time 16 hours, 2 minutes
Baltimore detective Joe Ledger shoots and kills Javad Mustapha, a suspected terrorist, during a police raid. When the covert Department of Military Sciences recruits Ledger, the detective finds himself facing Mustapha again, as well as a new breed of terrorist--zombies. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.
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Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 10 hours, 6 minutes
The FBI calls one of its best men out of retirement to hunt for a ritual murderer who has butchered entire families in two Southern cities. Unless the killer is caught before the next full moon, another family will die. Strong language and violence. Hannibal Lecter series book 1.
The Stand the Complete & Uncut edition by Stephen King
Read by Huntey, Bruce. Reading time 46 hours, 37 minutes
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Watchers by Dean Koontz
Read by James DeLotel. Reading time 16 hours, 22 minutes
A fable-like tale that blends suspense, fantasy, and sentiment. World-weary Travis Cornell stumbles upon a super-intelligent golden retriever with uncanny powers in a California wood. The dog, Einstein, reveals how he and a vile murderous creature called "The Other" were created by U.S. scientists in a secret genetic experiment. The plot includes a romance and follows a psycho killer hired by Soviet spies. Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1987.
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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Read by Erik Sandvold. Reading time 11 hours, 11 minutes
After a zombie-creating pandemic takes a big bite out of the population, the government tries to reclaim New York City. Civilian Mark Spitz helps clear Lower Manhattan, building by building, removing the undead stragglers. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.
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