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Spooky ACX Listens

Halloween is Almost Here - We're Ready to Get Spooked

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  • The Home

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Scott Nicholson
    • Narrated By Daniel Dorse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When 12-year-old Freeman Mills arrives at Wendover, a group home for troubled children, it's a chance for a fresh start. But second chances aren't easy for Freeman, the victim of painful childhood experiments that gave him the ability to read other people's minds. Little does Freeman know that his transfer was made at the request of Dr. Richard Kracowski, whose research into the brain's electrical properties is revealing new powers of the human mind.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Enough peace and quiet to drive you squirrel $hit"
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  • Pretty When She Dies: A Vampire Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Kristin Allison
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    Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry... ... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way... Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature. All the while, her creator is watching.

    Darlene says: "Frater brings the darkness back to vampires!"
    Kristin Allison narrates a bloody, violent and sexy horror tale with a kick ass tattooed heroine, vampires, zombies, and necromancers set in modern day Austin, Texas.
  • Brainrush, a Thriller: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Richard Bard
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
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    When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent including Battista, one of the world s most dangerous terrorists. To save his love and her autistic child, Jake is thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, where Jake discovers that his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire human race.

    Jill says: "BRAINRUSH an exciting, thrilling, adventure!"
    When the leaves fall and the temperature drops, it’s time to let a captivating story whisk you away—over 250 Brainrush reviewers made statements similar to this one: 'I couldn’t put this down!'
  • 13 on Halloween

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Laura A. H. Elliott
    • Narrated By Jeanne O. Whitehouse
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    Twelve-year-old Roxie wants to be like Adrianne, the popular girl who gets everything she wants - a trampoline, a flock to prowl around the mall with, and invitations to parties. When Roxie invites all the popular kids in the eighth grade to her thirteenth birthday party on Halloween, they all come. And a boy, the boy, actually talks to Roxie. Roxie has the best night of her life until the popular kids decide to celebrate her birthday in a way Roxie never expects - in her attic, with a gift that is out of this world....

    T. R. Graves, Author says: "Worth Taking a Chance On"
    Roxie has the best night of her life until the popular kids decide they want to celebrate her Halloween birthday in a way Roxie never expects – with a gift that’s out of this world, and a pact to never tell a living soul what happens next.
  • A Taste of Blood and Roses

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Niall Wilson
    • Narrated By Mitch Urban
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    This collection of stories spans two decades of work by Bram Stoker Award winning author David Niall Wilson. From the streets of Jerusalem to the historical life of Vlad Tepes, follow this prolific author through 11 tales of vampirism, lycanthropy, and darkness. There's a bit of dark humor, a touch of the erotic, and a little something for everyone who loves creatures of the night. These vampires are guaranteed not to sparkle...

    There's a bit of dark humor, a touch of the erotic, and a little something for everyone who loves creatures of the night. These vampires are guaranteed not to sparkle...
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  • The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel
    Written by: Rhiannon Frater
    Narrated By: Kristin Allison
    3.90 (255 ratings)
    A walled city surrounded by lush land, protected by high mountain summits, and fortified by a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, The Bastion remained humanity's last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. On one fateful day, the valley gate failed and the Inferi Scourge overran and destroyed the human settlements outside the walls, trapping the remaining survivors inside the city. Now, decades later, the last remaining humans are struggling to survive....
  • The Supernaturals
    Written by: David L. Golemon
    Narrated By: Jeffrey Kafer
    3.90 (674 ratings)
    Seven years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy, and destroyed his career. Now, Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success, she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with it. But Summer Place has other plans....
  • A Modern Witch: A Modern Witch, Book 1
    Written by: Debora Geary
    Narrated By: Martha Harmon Pardee
    3.80 (964 ratings)
    Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.
  • 10 Short Stories from '31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead'
    Written by: Drac Von Stoller
    Narrated By: Michael Adashefski
    2.00 (1 ratings)
    Sit back, turn the lights down low, and get ready for the scare of your life with 10 Short Stories from 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead by Drac Von Stoller. Immerse yourself in some of the most horrifying short stories ever told, including "Don't Mess with the Dead", "Don't Go in the Woods", "Death Island Lighthouse", "I Just Couldn't Leave Her in the Cold Dark Ground", "Cannibal Lake", "The Red Room", "Death of a Writer", "Army of the Dead", "Dead Man's Chest", and "The Shadowman".
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  • Hunter: A Thriller
    Written by: Robert Bidinotto
    Narrated By: Conor Hall
    3.60 (87 ratings)
    From its first moments, Hunter takes you on a nonstop thrill ride: from the top floor of the CIA, to the marbled corridors of Capitol Hill...from the posh hotels of downtown Washington, to the city's mean, violent streets. It introduces a colorful new hero for our time - and a dazzling heroine every bit his equal. A spy mystery...a crime thriller...a passionate romance: Hunter is a genre-bending novel unlike any you've read. Deviously plotted, filled with vivid characters, and propelled at a breakneck pace.
  • Turned: Book #1 in the Vampire Journals
    Written by: Morgan Rice
    Narrated By: Brianna Knickerbocker
    3.40 (129 ratings)
    In Turned (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), 18-year-old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her. But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing....
  • Collateral Damage: A Matt Royal Mystery
    Written by: H. Terrell Griffin
    Narrated By: Steven Roy Grimsley
    3.40 (21 ratings)
    The quiet beauty of Longboat Key is shattered when a young groom is shot to death on the beach the day after his wedding. His father is an old army buddy of Matt Royal, and Matt tries to soften the anguish of his friend by finding his son's murderer. Matt's search takes on added complexity when there appears to be a link between this murder and three seemingly unrelated murders that occurred on board a dinner cruise on Sarasota Bay the same day.
  • Ladies' Night
    Written by: Jack Ketchum
    Narrated By: Anthony Mendez
    3.60 (30 ratings)
    Ladies' Night is a non-stop rollercoaster ride of sheer nerve rattling terror, previously deemed too violent for mass market publication. In this modern tale of the ages-old battle of the sexes carried to the extreme, Jack Ketchum again provides readers with an excursion into horror as relentless as a John Woo film.
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  • An Eye for Murder: An Ellie Foreman Mystery
    Written by: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    Narrated By: Karyn O' Bryant
    3.60 (17 ratings)
    August 1944. Prague is where the story begins, with a seemingly casual exchange. But in wartime, is any act, any one thing, trivial? Decades later, in contemporary Chicago, the consequences emerge through the medium of television. Documentary filmmaker Ellie Foreman gets a letter prompted by the success of her show Celebrate Chicago. One viewer was the elderly Ben Sinclair. When he suddenly dies, his landlady, Mrs. Fleischman, finds Ellie's name among his effects and writes to her.
  • Lycanthropos
    Written by: Jeffrey Sackett
    Narrated By: John Lee
    3.80 (31 ratings)
    When a chance encounter between a squad of Hitler's elite SS troops and a band of gypsies ends in slaughter, the Nazis take a man named Janos Kaldy into custody for the killings. When they find that Kaldy is a werewolf, the Nazis bring in a beautiful young chemist and an aging doctor turned minister to aid in a daring, crazy plan. As the Dr. attempts to regress Kaldy through hypnotism to the root of his curse, the Nazis strive to isolate the enzyme that can turn an army of their troops into an unstoppable killing machine.
  • The Light at the End
    Written by: John Skipp, Craig Spector
    Narrated By: Chet Williamson
    3.60 (22 ratings)
    An adrenaline-charged tale of unrelenting suspense that sparks with raw and savage energy... The newspapers scream out headlines that spark terror across the city. Ten murders on the New York City subway. Ten grisly crimes that defy all reason -- no pattern, no m.o., no leads for police to pursue. The press dubs the fiend the “Subway Psycho”; the NYPD desperately seeks their quarry before the city erupts in mass hysteria. But they won't find what they're looking for.
  • Zombie Battle: Trinity
    Written by: Jacqueline Druga
    Narrated By: Andrew B. Wehrlen
    3.60 (32 ratings)
    A mysterious virus emerges after a meteor lands near a remote village in Peru. Authorities brought in to investigate discover the horrific virus not only kills, but it reanimates its victims, turning them into the walking dead. Believing they have contained the outbreak, samples of the contagion are brought to the United States via infected military and other victims. The virus breaks boundaries and the infection spreads, initiating the ground invasion of the War against the Undead. The war begins as the numbers of the undead increase and civil unrest begins.
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  • Don't Clean the Aquarium!: The Complete Works of Jeffrey Osier
    Written by: Jeffrey Osier
    Narrated By: John Lee
    3.60 (9 ratings)
    This book comprises some of the author's earliest and most memorable stories. Often touted as a successor to Lovecraft, and compared to Thomas Ligotti, Osier's work is dark, surreal, and guaranteed to leave you with images that will haunt you long after you finish listening. From the streets of Chicago to the pages of a lost volume of boyhood reading matter, from the aquarium in the front room to the frigid, drifting snow, get ready for one of the darkest literary rides of your life.
  • Dead Souls
    Written by: Michael Laimo
    Narrated By: Basil Sands
    3.40 (9 ratings)
    New England preacher Benjamin Conroy thought he had it all figured out: The keys to his family's eternal salvation lay in an ancient Egyptian ritual to the god Osiris. Following a little black magic - and the crucifiction of his entire family - the Conroys would rise from the dead, united for all of eternity, bringing salvation to the world. Assuming, that is, that the ritual went off with out a hitch. But for the Conroys, things went drastically wrong, and death was just the beginning of their suffering.
  • Halloween and Other Seasons
    Written by: Al Sarrantonio
    Narrated By: William Dufris
    3.20 (13 ratings)
    Here, to treasure, a new story collection from award-winning horror master Al Sarrantonio. In Halloween and Other Seasons there's a neighborhood rivalry that grows to monstrous proportions, a hedgerow with an appetite, the ultimate Charles Fort story, and the end of the world from the beginning. Halloween and Other Seasons contains 18 gems of weirdness, including Al Sarrantonio's very first published story.
  • The Zombie Wilson Diaries
    Written by: Timothy W. Long
    Narrated By: Guy Williams
    3.60 (27 ratings)
    It should have been the perfect vacation. A beautiful island without a soul in sight. Blue sea so clear I can see the reef. Palm trees swaying in the wind, and a girl with barely a scrap of clothing on. There is only one problem. She is a zombie and she wants to eat me. That's right. My only companion is a creature with a hunger for human flesh. I should bash in her brains and toss her in the ocean, but I don't have a volleyball to talk to. All I have is this diary and my own Zombie-Wilson.
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  • 2012: The End?
    Written by: Drac Von Stoller
    Narrated By: Rich Crankshaw
    1.00 (2 ratings)
    During the 1920's, a young doctor by the name of Dr. Masterson went on a secret expedition with two of his closest colleagues and stumbled upon a second Mayan calendar that was covered in human blood in the Palenque ruins near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Dr. Masterson couldn't believe what he had just discovered, but that wasn't all he found in the ruins. Before Dr. Masterson had a chance to call out to one of his colleagues and show him what he had just found, his torch blew out.
  • Speed Dating With the Dead
    Written by: Scott Nicholson
    Narrated By: Daniel Dorse
    3.10 (8 ratings)
    When Wayne "Digger" Wilson hosts a paranormal conference at the haunted White Horse Inn, he has motives beyond searching for the inn's legendary ghosts. Years ago, he made a honeymoon promise to his wife, Beth, that if one of them died, the survivor would return to the White Horse to summon the other's lost spirit. Now she's dead and Digger's back, with the daughter they conceived during that fateful honeymoon 16 years before. And the ghost hunters are stirring up ancient evils that were better left in peace, because the inn's basement is home to a circle of demons that have been waiting for Wayne to return.
  • Hexes and Haunts: A Halloween 5-Pack
    Written by: Nancy Fulda
    Narrated By: James Leighty
    3.00 (2 ratings)
    Award-winning author Nancy Fulda presents five stories of ghosts, witches, vanishing chocolate, and haunted pumpkins. Two of them are humorous. Two are thought-provoking. And one of them might just keep you up at night. Nancy Fulda is a Phobos Award Winner, a Vera Hinckley Mayhew Award recipient, and a Jim Baen Memorial Award winner. This collection includes three stories that have never before been released in ebook format.
  • Hallowed Ground
    Written by: David Niall Wilson, Steven Savile
    Narrated By: Joe Geoffrey
    3.20 (11 ratings)
    When a man known only as The Deacon set up camp outside Rookwood, a murder of crows took to unnatural, moonlit flight. The crows came to Rookwood; trouble soon to follow. Things were already strange in that God-forsaken town, but no one could have predicted the forces and fates about to meet in a dust-bowl clearing in the desert. A Preacher. A Demon. An Angel. A Gunslinger.
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  • 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead
    Written by: Drac Von Stoller
    Narrated By: Jonathan Waters
    2.50 (4 ratings)
    Sit back turn the lights down low and get ready for the scare of your life. Immerse yourself into some of the best horrifying short stories ever told. If your one of those listeners like I am and don't have the time to get lost in a long novel, then these short stories are what your looking for. Some of the characters you will hear about are vampires, witches, an impaler, a witch-finder general, aliens, a dead sea captain, an axe murderer, a shadowman, pirates, flesh eaters, ghosts, demons, the devil, evil fairies, and an army of the dead and the unknown.
  • The Scream
    Written by: Craig Spector, John Skipp
    Narrated By: William Dufris
    4.00 (10 ratings)
    Meet The Scream. Just your average everyday mega-cult band. Their music is otherworldly. Their words are disturbing. Their message is unholy. Their fans are legion. And they're not kidding. They're killing. Themselves. Each other. Everyone. Their gospel screams from the lips of babes. Their backbeat has a body count. And their encore is just the warm-up act to madness beyond belief. It emerged from a war-torn jungle, where insanity was just another word for survival. It arrived in America with an insatiable lust for power and the means to fulfill it.
  • The Nebulon Horror
    Written by: Hugh B. Cave
    Narrated By: Anthony Bender
    4.00 (3 ratings)
    Nebulon, a sleepy little Florida town: It had never known trouble, never expected it from its smallest, most innocent residents - the children. But something awful was growing in the youngest minds. It began with a child's brutal attack on her mother's lover. A pet obscenely mutilated. A baby drowned in the lake. A man blinded, then savagely stabbed to death. As the small, familiar faces turned away without feeling, the clues lead to old Gustave Nebulon's house and a door that, if opened, may release all the hate the world could hold....
  • The Ghosts of Summerville Plantation
    Written by: Drac Von Stoller
    Narrated By: Ted Brooks
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    The Summerville Plantation was full of joy and happiness until one day when little Billy Edwards was found dead in the attic. Everyone that resides in the Plantation was questioned about poor little Billy Edwards' death, but no one seemed too eager to talk about his death. The groundskeeper claimed there was a ghost in the attic that killed Billy Edwards with an axe. Billy's father, Jim, questioned Sam Tucker the grounds keeper about his son's death. Sam insisted a ghost killed his son.
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  • The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters: A Young Adult Zombie Novel
    Written by: Rhiannon Frater
    Narrated By: Erik Sandvold
    3.60 (10 ratings)
    Josh Rondell is 12 years old and known as the "living dead boy" due to his rampant love of all things zombie. As the head of the Zombie Hunters Club, he's obsessed with preparing for the zombocalypse. Though no one around him really believes that zombies will one day rise to devour the living, Josh is convinced it just might happen. When zombies do shamble into his schoolyard, Josh finds himself the leader of the dwindling band of zombie hunters, and he is charged with protecting them all. Josh's baby brother, his closest friends, and the love of his young life try to survive as the undead take over their town.
  • Tea with Death
    Written by: Joel M. Andre
    Narrated By: Lucas D. Smith
    4.00 (9 ratings)
    In this dark, philosophical tale of horror, a man has the opportunity to sit down with Death. What he discovers is that the dying process is a little more complex than he imagined and that making a deal with the Grim Reaper comes with a price.
  • Second Soul
    Written by: Thomas Sullivan
    Narrated By: Nick Sullivan
    3.00 (1 ratings)
    Michael Carmichael was a normal man - until the careening downward plunge of his life culminated in a near-fatal skiing accident. He should have died in the icy waterfall where he crashed, but he became the exception to the rule no being was ever meant to break. Now Michael is not quite a man, nor is he alive or dead. His image in the mirror is inexplicably, but undeniably, different. The voices of others echo in his head. And as his inward metamorphosis brings the wrath of the natural world upon him, he must venture back to the waterfall to reclaim his soul from those who plan a crueler fate for him....
  • Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay
    Written by: R. Barri Flowers
    Narrated By: Suzanne Tarbet
    1.00 (1 ratings)
    Three years after her father was killed, 16-year-old Peyton Delaney; her mother, Melody; and her new stepfather, Vance McIntyre, relocate to Shadow Bay, Minnesota, and move into an old Victorian. They are unaware of the house's dark history: 50 years ago, a jealous husband snapped, murdering his wife, her lover, and 16-year-old daughter, before killing himself. But when Peyton begins to have nightmares about the crime and is haunted by a ghostly girl named Caitlyn, she begins to investigate.
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  • The Gorge
    Written by: Jason L. McPherson
    Narrated By: Coleman Ford
    4.20 (6 ratings)
    He had lost his family, murdered both his boss and his best friend, and taken refuge from a manhunt in the wilderness where an ancient force called to him. Being hunted...and haunted, was only the begining. The Blue Ridge Mountains of Southern Appalachia are ancient. They are older than the Rockies, older than the Alps. The Blue Ridge was old when the Himalayas were in their infancy. Beautiful, enchanting as is a Venus Flytrap to an unsuspecting fly, but there is a horror bellied deep in the serenity in those rolling blue hills of southern Appalachia.
  • Murder in Maui (A Leila Kahana Mystery)
    Written by: R. Barri Flowers
    Narrated By: Robin Kohn Glazer
    2.30 (7 ratings)
    Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana is the protagonist. A Hawaiian native, Leila follows in the footsteps of her grandfather who was the County of Maui police chief. Leila's partner is Detective Sergeant Blake Seymour, separated from his wife and pushing to make lieutenant. Leila and Seymour investigate the execution-style murder of two prominent doctors in an upscale condominium.
  • The Zombie-Driven Life: What in the Apocalypse Am I Here For?
    Written by: David Wood
    Narrated By: Jeffrey Kafer
    3.80 (14 ratings)
    High school nobody Kenan is doing just fine in the midst of the zombie apocalypse, thank you very much, but when his dream girl Katy comes stumbling around the corner, she turns his world upside-down. David Wood's first foray into young adult fiction is an action-packed horror tale laced with dark humor and even darker thrills.
  • The Lonely Mile
    Written by: Allan Leverone
    Narrated By: Basil Sands
    3.30 (9 ratings)
    When struggling hardware store owner Bill Ferguson witnesses a kidnapping in progress, he reacts instinctively, breaking up the crime and saving a young girl. But the kidnapper, a sociopath known as the "I-90 Killer," escapes and vows revenge, targeting Ferguson's own daughter as his next victim. Now one terrified father must unravel a plot that may go much deeper than he realizes, racing against time to save his only child from an unthinkable fate.
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  • 5 Short Stories from '31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead'
    Written by: Drac Von Stoller
    Narrated By: Michael Adashefski
    1.00 (1 ratings)
    Sit back, turn the lights down low, and get ready for the scare of your life, with five bloodcurdling short stories from 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead, told by Drac Von Stoller. "Campfire Tales", "Captain Bloody Bones", "Curse of the Evil Fairies Fort", "The Garden of the Dead", and "The Inheritance" will have your hair standing on end!
  • Charlie Chan in The Pawns of Death
    Written by: Bill Pronzini, Jeffrey M. Wallmann, Jeffrey M. Wallmann
    Narrated By: Wayne June
    3.20 (18 ratings)
    "Checkmate." That was the last word uttered to Charlie Chan and Prefect of Police Claude DeBevre by a dying reporter. The man had been murdered....stabbed to death and left to die in a vacant hotel room. It is the second murder in 24 hours at the Transcontinental Chess Tournament, and Charlie Chan has been summoned from a peaceful and long-deserved vacation to help solve the crime before international scandal ruins the tournament's good name!