Lullaby

4 out of 5 stars (7,210 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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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.

54 of 64 people found this review helpful

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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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Shocking (-ly uninteresting) Ending

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

30 of 36 people found this review helpful

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bleh.

Lullaby was the definition of average when it comes to horror. from the very first minute to the last, it was riddled with every cliche imaginable. I truly don't believe there is an ounce of originality in this entire story. is it bad? no, not really. But it's certainly not scary. I think the trouble is that its trying to hard to be a good haunted house story but doesn't put in the time required to build a sense of dread. the entire thing clocks in at 37 minutes. for a reading that short, it has to be an original horror story, or at least one from a unique perspective, in order to be good. but this is just taking every horror story you've ever heard and condensing it to such a short length that it's removed of all tension, character development or sense of place. it just starts and then as soon as it's starting to build it's already done. not a bad listen but completely unremarkable and non memorable

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Meh

Reminds me of a short story you are made to read in school. Supposed meaning you’d have to write a report on but falls short on being interesting. The narrator has a soothing interesting voice. That’s the best part.

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Competent ghost story

But with no higher ambitions. Great to spice up an evening's walk, but isn't something I'll remember two weeks from now.

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the narrator makes the story

the story was good, but the narrator was perfect. if you haven't heard Scott Brick narrate Jurrasic Park yet then you are missing out!

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brief and brilliant

I am not easily impressed by scary stories but this one is good. Gave me a proper chill in the middle of the day. I like the performance and the atmosphere a lot.

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Excellent haunted house story!

Jonathan Maberry gifts us with a fantastic story of the house that's to good to be true, and the realtor's warning that should be heeded. Scott Brick is fantastic narrating as usual.

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Sorry but not worth a visit

Almost from the very start this was a lackluster, predictable story that I kept hoping would end quickly.

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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.