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    • The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

    • Stories
    • By: Laird Barron
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron's stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year's best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A match made in... well...

    • By Yves Tourigny on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Imago Sequence

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Laird Barron
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The title story of this collection - a devilishly ironic riff on H. P. Lovecraft's "Pickman's Model" - was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, while "Probiscus" was nominated for an International Horror Guild award and reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 19. In addition to his previously published work, this collection contains an original story.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Occultation and Other Stories

    • By: Laird Barron
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    Pitting ordinary men and women against a carnivorous, chaotic cosmos, Occultation's eight tales of terror (two never before published) include the Theodore Sturgeon and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated story "The Forest" and Shirley Jackson Award nominee "The Lagerstatte."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laird Barron is the future of horror

    • By C. Bland on 01-03-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blood Standard

    • By: Laird Barron
    • Narrated by: William DeMeritt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Isaiah Coleridge is a mob enforcer in Alaska - he's tough, seen a lot, and dished out more. But when he forcibly ends the moneymaking scheme of a made man, he gets in the kind of trouble that can lead to a bullet behind the ear. Saved by the grace of his boss and exiled to upstate New York, Isaiah begins a new life, a quiet life without gunshots or explosions. Except a teenage girl disappears, and Isaiah isn't one to let that slip by. And delving into the underworld to track this missing girl will get him exactly the kind of notice he was warned to avoid. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Played

    • By Kyle on 06-25-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Gods of H. P. Lovecraft

    • By: Rachel Caine, Seanan McGuire, Laird Barron, and others
    • Narrated by: David Stifel, uncredited
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 293

    The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft: a brand new anthology that collects the 12 principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose. Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many New York Times best sellers; full of original fiction; and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Starts of slow but very good

    • By KL on 02-12-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Croning

    • By: Laird Barron
    • Narrated by: Emily Zeller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    Strange things exist on the periphery of our existence, haunting us from the darkness looming beyond our firelight. Black magic, weird cults, and worse things loom in the shadows. The Children of Old Leech have been with us from time immemorial. And they love us.... Donald Miller, geologist and academic, has walked along the edge of a chasm for most of his nearly 80 years, leading a charmed life between endearing absent-mindedness and sanity-shattering realization. Now, all things must converge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Writer - Good story - VERY Wrong Reader,

    • By Old Man Parker on 10-17-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Swift to Chase

    • A Collection of Stories
    • By: Laird Barron
    • Narrated by: Karin Allers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Laird Barron’s fourth collection gathers a dozen stories set against the backdrops of the Alaskan wilderness, far-future dystopias, and giallo-fueled nightmare vistas. Combining hard-boiled noir, psychological horror, and the occult, Swift to Chase continues three-time Shirley Jackson Award winner Barron’s harrowing inquiry into the darkness of the human heart.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • Limbus, Inc., Book III

    • By: Jonathan Maberry, Laird Barron, Seanan McGuire, and others
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Thomas Malone thought he'd seen it all during his 25 years in the Birmingham homicide division. But then they found the body of a woman suspended above the opening of the mineshaft known as the Vertical, blood dripping into the chasm below. At the bottom of that shaft, two clues - a typed manuscript and a business card, blank but for a name on the front and a single sentence on the back.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing tale or two

    • By rooster on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Man with No Name

    • The Nanashi Series, Book 1
    • By: Laird Barron
    • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Nanashi was born into a life of violence. Delivered from the mean streets by the Heron Clan, he mastered the way of the gun and knife and swiftly ascended through yakuza ranks to become a dreaded enforcer. His latest task? He and an entourage of expert killers are commanded to kidnap Muzaki, a retired world-renowned wrestler under protection of the rival Dragon Syndicate. It should be business as bloody usual for Nanashi and his ruthless brothers-in-arms.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • X's for Eyes

    • By: Laird Barron
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Brothers Macbeth and Drederick Tooms should have it made as fair-haired scions of an impossibly rich and powerful family of industrialists. Alas, life is complicated in mid-1950s USA when you're child heirs to the throne of Sword Enterprises, a corporation that has enshrined Machiavelli's The Prince as its operating manual. Consider also those long, cruel winters at the Mountain Leopard Boarding School for Assassins in the Himalayas, or that Dad may be a supervillain, while an uncle occasionally slaughters his nephews and nieces for sport.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Signature dark crazy nastiness plus fun

    • By Bill on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, January-February 2003

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin, M. Shayne Bell, Alex Irvine, and others
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, Rex Linn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Here are six stories from the January and February 2003 issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, at once more current and more human than today's headlines.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good historical fantasy

    • By Stephanie on 04-30-03

    Regular price: $17.47