Lullaby

3.5 out of 5 stars (15,182 ratings)

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About This Audible Original

The fears and horrors of being a new parent take on a shocking dimension in in this heart-stopping original story, only from Audible. A young married couple, Matt and Gillian have just bought a gorgeous house located next to a lake in the Catskills. They want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city to raise their baby girl, Hope, in relative peace and quiet. When night falls, however, their dream home becomes a house of nightmares. Matt and Gillian soon learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes, darkness is hungry.

New York Times best-selling author and Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry delivers a haunting Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round. Scott Brick, the man with the golden voice, perfectly captures the experience of hearing a classic ghost story told around the campfire.

This product features adult language and themes.

©2018 Jonathan Maberry (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

Our favorite moments from Lullaby

The perfect home at a perfect price. What's the catch?
A most unwelcome visitor
Bad moon rising

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About the Author

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times best-selling suspense novelist and comic book writer. He has won six Bram Stoker Awards, as well as Scribe and Inkpot awards. His works include Glimpse, The Wolfman, X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate, the Joe Ledger thrillers, the Rot & Ruin series, the Dead of Night series, and many others. He is the editor of anthologies including The X-Files, Aliens: Bug Hunt, and Nights of the Living Dead, co-edited with zombie genre creator George A. Romero. His comics include Captain America, Black Panther, Bad Blood, Punisher, Marvel Zombies Return, and more. His first novel, Ghost Road Blues, was named one of the 25 Best Horror Novels of the New Millennium and his Rot & Ruin novels were included in Booklist's Ten Best Horror Novels for Young Adults. Beyond writing and editing, he is a member of the very popular and mildly weird Three Guys With Beards podcast.

About the Performer

Recognized for his smooth and versatile tenor, Scott Brick has narrated more than 850 audiobooks since his start in 2000. He has won numerous Audie Awards, including two in 2016 for his performances of Jurassic Park and The Patriot Threat, and has twice been named the Publishers Weekly Narrator of the Year. As an avid fan of old-time radio shows, Brick naturally took to audiobooks, saying, “It’s storytelling at its purest.” He pays attention to detail, prepares diligently, and holds himself to a high standard—so much so that after obsessing for years over a mispronounced name in his The Lion’s Game recording, he leapt at the chance to re-record it.

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I guess there’s a reason it’s free

Honestly, reading these positive reviews, I have to wonder if they heard the same book. Predictable, formulaic. Blessedly short. You get the feeling this writer can write but didn’t want to waste his best material on a free short story. Overall exceedingly meh.

Also, let's just say his mother character acts in a way NO MOTHER would. You've twice been scared by something that happens to your newborn baby, resulting in baby spending an extended period in the hospital and you still take it back to a house where this stuff is going on? Ridiculous. Nothing new here, nothing inventive, nothing entertaining. It's literally astounding to me to see these positive comments about it.

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Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

The story was compelling, but the reader was fantastic. Scott Brick is the Vincent Price of the 21st Century. Now, I have to hunt down everything that he has read.

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Stellar Short

I love a well done spook story, and this definitely fits that bill... If the creeps don’t getcha the heebie-jeebies certainly will... Scott Brick is the perfect narrator for this chilly tale... Best o’ the best, it was free so win win...

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Shocking (-ly uninteresting) Ending

The ending will have you screaming "WHAT?!" not because of a twist but because thatsit.

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A decent short short story

It was decent to listen to for 37 minutes but nothing to rave about really. Scott Brick was a good narrator.

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good

Good book keeps you very hooked but it is way too short, should be longer.

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Short but .....

For being a short story, it definitely has a “wow” factor. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I recommend the book and am pretty sure you will come away “disturbed “.

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Haunted

creepy haunted ghost story, it's Halloween time so why not :-) Good shirt story, love Scott Brick and Jonathan Maberry.

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Great story.

This was a great short story, very well done! Great reading, and was very entertaining.

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Short and sweetly nerve wracking

Narration was on point and the story well done and sent shivers down my spine.

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Bad ending

The story was too repetitive considering the length of it. There is a tiny climax near the end which makes it hopeful and intriguing. The end was just either too predictable or just insanely poor.