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    • The Best of the Best Horror of the Year

    • 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction
    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell, Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A group of mountain climbers, caught in the dark, fight to survive their descent; in the British countryside, hundreds of magpies ascend into the sky, higher and higher, until they seem to vanish into the heavens; a professor and his student track a zombie horde in order to research zombie behavior; an all-girl riding school has sinister secrets; a town rails in vain against a curse inflicted upon it by its founders; and much more.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Lovecraft's Monsters

    • By: Neil Gaiman, Ellen Datlow (Editor)
    • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 534

    Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations--Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more--appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature. Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The ones that were good were really good!!!

    • By Manuel on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Haunted Nights

    • A Horror Writers Association Anthology
    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor, Garth Nix, Kelley Armstrong, and others
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Erin Spencer, James Patrick Cronin, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Here are 16 chilling, never-before-published tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, coedited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween. Included are stories about scheming jack-o'-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and trick-or-treating in the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haunted Nights

    • By Adam on 11-30-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Nine

    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor
    • Narrated by: Christina Delaine, James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror fans crave. Now, with the ninth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Collection!

    • By Ronald E. Vigeant on 07-29-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4

    • By: Ellen Datlow (author editor), Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell, Rebecca Mitchell, Michael Healy, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 119

    With tales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and many others, and featuring Datlow’s comprehensive overview of the year in horror, now, more than ever, The Best Horror of the Year provides the petrifying horror fiction readers have come to expect - and enjoy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Only a few decent stories in this bunch.

    • By Jerry on 12-06-14

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Devil and the Deep

    • Horror Stories of the Sea
    • By: Ellen Datlow - Editor
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell, Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Stranded on a desert island, a young man yearns for objects from his past. A local from a small coastal town in England is found dead as the tide goes out. A Norwegian whaling ship is stranded in the Arctic, its crew threatened by mysterious forces. In the nineteenth century, a ship drifts in becalmed waters in the Indian Ocean, those on it haunted by their evil deeds. A surfer turned diver discovers there are things worse than drowning under the sea. Something from the sea is creating monsters on land. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection

    • By Kevin Young on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Naked City

    • By: Ellen Datlow (editor), Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss, Nicola Barber, Richard Topol
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 351
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      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 310

    In this thrilling collection of original stories, some of today’s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was looking for

    • By Hallie on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $31.18

    • The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five

    • By: Margo Lanagan, Ellen Datlow - editor, Ramsey Campbell, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Darkness, both literal and psychological, holds its own unique fascination. Despite our fears, or perhaps because of them, listeners have always been drawn to tales of death, terror, madness, and the supernatural, and no more so than today when a wildly imaginative new generation of dark dreamers is carrying on in the tradition of Poe and Lovecraft and King, crafting exquisitely disturbing literary nightmares that gaze without flinching into the abyss - and linger in the mind long after.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Largely forgettable

    • By Dionne E Chester on 04-01-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eight

    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Livingston, Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117

    For over three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror listeners crave. Now, with the eighth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the audio of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman; Kelley Armstrong; Stephen King; Linda Nagata; Laird Barron; Margo Lanagan; and many others.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • If you are a fan of Anthology books, don't be afraid to check this one out!

    • By Sara on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Queen Victoria's Book of Spells

    • An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
    • By: Ellen Datlow (editor), Terri Windling (editor)
    • Narrated by: Kelly Lintz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Queen Victoria's Book of Spells is an anthology for everyone who loves works of neo-Victorian fiction and wishes to explore the wide variety of ways that modern fantasists are using nineteenth-century settings, characters, and themes. These approaches stretch from steampunk fiction to the Austen-and-Trollope inspired works that some critics call "fantasy of manners", all of which fit under the larger umbrella of gaslamp fantasy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Delicious Entrée to Gaslamp Fantasy

    • By alison on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Wolf at the Door

    • and Other Retold Fairy Tales
    • By: Ellen Datlow (editor), Terri Windling (editor)
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Willis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science fiction writers offer up their versions of these classic fairy tales as well as other favorites, including The Ugly Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and more. Some of the stories are funny, some are strange, and others are dark and disturbing - but each offers something as unexpected as a wolf at the door.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Haunted Legends

    • By: Ellen Datlow (editor), Nick Mamatas (editor)
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Darkly thrilling, these 20 new ghost stories have all the chills and power of traditional ghost stories, but each tale is a unique retelling of an urban legend from the world over. Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow and award-nominated author and editor Nick Mamatas recruited Jeffrey Ford, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin Kiernan, Catherynne M. Valente, Kit Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, and 13 other fine writers to create stories unlike any they've written before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • GOOD, BUT NOT Great

    • By Marilyn on 08-07-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six

    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor
    • Narrated by: Mark Cabus
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98

    This statement was true when H. P. Lovecraft first wrote it at the beginning of the twentieth century, and it remains true at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The only thing that has changed is what is unknown. With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow, chronicles these shifting shadows.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of weird horror

    • By Sam on 04-06-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Black Heart, Ivory Bones

    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor, Terri Windling - editor
    • Narrated by: Kara Bartell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Black Heart, Ivory Bones showcases 20 beguiling tales for the child who was and the adult who is, penned by 20 of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Troll's-Eye View

    • A Book of Villainous Tales
    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor, Terri Windling - editor
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Everyone thinks they know the real story behind the villains in fairy tales - but the villains themselves beg to differ. In Troll's-Eye View, you'll hear from the Giant's wife ("Jack and the Beanstalk"), Rumpelstiltskin, the oldest of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and many more. A stellar lineup of authors, including Garth Nix, Jane Yolen, and Nancy Farmer, makes sure that these old stories do new tricks!

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Nightmare Carnival

    • By: Dennis Danvers, Ellen Datlow (editor)
    • Narrated by: Jed Drummond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A man determined to kill a clown. A child's eleventh birthday heralds the arrival of a bizarre new entourage. A suicidal performer just can't seem to die. All of these weird marvels and more can be found at the Nightmare Carnival!

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Black Swan, White Raven

    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor, Terri Windling - editor
    • Narrated by: Marianne Fraulo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A fourth anthology from the editors of Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears presents contemporary retellings of traditional fairy tales in Gregory Frost's "Sparks", "The Dog Rose" by Sten Westgard, and other works by Jane Yolen, Joyce Carol Oates, Nancy Kress, and John Crowley.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Cutting Room

    • Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen
    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Here are 23 terrifying tales, dark reflections of the silver screen from both sides of the camera. James Dean gets a second chance at life and death. The Wicked Witch is out of Oz, and she's made some very unlucky friends. When God decides reality needs an editor, what and who gets cut?

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Alien Sex

    • 19 Tales by the Masters of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy
    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor, Harlan Ellison, Pat Murchy, and others
    • Narrated by: Holden Still
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 16

    An incubus disguised as a high school girl puts a disturbing spin on the teacher/student fantasy. An engineer creates a robot with unexpected consequences during the end of the world. A man becomes the pet of alien invaders. From stories of aliens in other worlds to those living among us, these tales will move you out of your comfort zone and open you up to experiencing something - or someone - completely different.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Doll Collection

    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    The Doll Collection is exactly what it sounds like: a treasured toy box of all-original dark stories about dolls of all types, including everything from puppets and poppets to mannequins and baby dolls. Featuring everything from life-sized clockwork dolls to all-too-human Betsy Wetsy-type baby dolls, these stories play into the true creepiness of the doll trope but avoid the clichés that often show up in stories of this type.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Narration Ever

    • By Astarte38 on 10-03-15

    Regular price: $24.95

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