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    • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

    • By: Michael McDowell
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,928
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,922

    Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

    • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Elementals

    • By: Michael McDowell
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,922
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,914

    After a bizarre and disturbing incident at the funeral of matriarch Marian Savage, the McCray and Savage families look forward to a restful and relaxing summer at Beldame, on Alabama's Gulf Coast, where three Victorian houses loom over the shimmering beach. Two of the houses are habitable, while the third is slowly and mysteriously being buried beneath an enormous dune of blindingly white sand. But though long uninhabited, the third house is not empty. Inside, something deadly lies in wait.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Haunted House Book - and that's rare!

    • By Uber Femme on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Gilded Needles

    • By: Michael McDowell
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 233

    Welcome to the Black Triangle, New York's decadent district of opium dens, gambling casinos, and back-room abortions. The queen of this unsavory neighborhood is Black Lena Shanks, whose family leads a ring of female criminals - women skilled in the art of cruelty. Only a few blocks away, amidst the elegant mansions and lily-white reputations of Gramercy Park and Washington Square, lives Judge James Stallworth. On a crusade to crush Lena's evil empire, the judge has sentenced three of her family members to death. And now she wants revenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely dark, but engrossing.

    • By CJ Matthews on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Bog

    • By: Michael Talbot
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 296

    Hovern Bog. People live in terror of it - especially the residents of Fenchurch St. Jude, the little village located at its edge. They think of it as a living being. When 2,000-year-old bodies are recovered from the bog, perfectly preserved, it is the discovery of a lifetime for archaeologist David Macauley. But close examination of the corpses reveals a curious fact: all were cruelly, mysteriously murdered, gnawed to death by some unimaginable creature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling first half, excellent narration

    • By Christine Newton on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Delicate Dependency

    • By: Michael Talbot
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Dr. John Gladstone, a scientist in Victorian London, is thrust into the world of the vampire after his carriage runs over a young man of angelic beauty named Niccolo. When Niccolo kidnaps Gladstone's child and vanishes, the doctor must go in pursuit, with the help of his daughter, Ursula, who is enticed by the lure of eternal life, and Lady Hespeth, whose demure exterior hides a dangerous obsession. Why are the vampires taking children, and what is the connection to Gladstone's experiments with a deadly virus?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't judge this book by it's cover

    • By TU on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Amulet

    • By: Michael McDowell
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    When a rifle range accident leaves Dean Howell disfigured and in a vegetative state, his wife Sarah finds her dreary life in Pine Cone, Alabama made even worse. After long and tedious days on the assembly line, she returns home to care for her corpse-like husband while enduring her loathsome and hateful mother-in-law, Jo. Jo blames the entire town for her son's mishap, and when she gives a strange piece of jewelry to the man she believes most responsible, a series of gruesome deaths is set in motion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as good 38 years later.

    • By Jon Weimer on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hell Hound

    • By: Ken Greenhall
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    "What are the possibilities of my strength? That is a thought I have never had before. What if some morning as the old woman stood at the head of the staircase she were suddenly to feel a weight thrusting against the back of her legs? What if she were to lunge forward, grasping at the air, striking her thin skull against the edge of a stair? What would become of me if she were found unmoving at the bottom of the stairway?" Such are the thoughts of Baxter, a sociopathic bull terrier on the hunt for the perfect master.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The inner dialogue

    • By Melissa and Josh on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Well

    • By: Jack Cady
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 30

    Years earlier, John Tracker fled the insanity of his family and their house, a centuries-old monstrosity that his grandfather Theophilus rigged full of hallucinatory tricks and vicious death traps designed to capture the Devil. Now middle-aged, John receives word that the place is to be demolished to make way for a freeway, and he decides to revisit it with his girlfriend Amy Griffith before its destruction. But when a blizzard traps them inside the house, they will be forced to contend with the dangers hidden within: strange time-shifts, murderous traps, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Winchester House meets H.H. Holmes Mansion

    • By Spooky Mike on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Night Things

    • By: Michael Talbot
    • Narrated by: Eric Bryan Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Built by a madwoman during the Victorian era, Lake House is a 160-room mansion in the Adirondacks with stairways that lead nowhere, bizarre rooms designed to distort the senses, endless series of mazelike halls - and a century-long history of violent deaths. Lauren Montgomery, her son Garrett, and her new rock star husband Stephen Ransom have just arrived at Lake House, anticipating a long and relaxing summer. But what they don't know is that their rental home is actually a labyrinthine puzzle at whose center lurks something unspeakably evil....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • thought it would be more scary.

    • By TinkerMel on 09-10-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Flamingoes in Orbit

    • By: Philip Ridley
    • Narrated by: Josh Shirt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A teenager stares at his reflection and sees the Milky Way. A motorbike prowls and growls like a wild animal. A whale sings a song to end loneliness. Philip Ridley's collection of short stories became an instant cult classic when first published in 1990. Magical, poetic, heartbreaking, and humorous, the sequence explores childhood, family life, romantic love in all its aspects - lost, unrequited, obsessional - and does so with a haunting mixture of both the barbaric and the beautiful. This edition includes two new stories, "Alien Heart" and "Wonderful Insect".

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Late Breakfasters

    • By: Robert Aickman
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    One of the preeminent writers of weird fiction, Robert Aickman is celebrated for his unsettling and often ambiguous "strange stories", but he once wrote that "those, if any, who wish to know more about me, should plunge beneath the frivolous surface of The Late Breakfasters," his only novel, originally published in 1964.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Matt Godfrey brings quirky Breakfasters to life!

    • By Ad n' Audie on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Auctioneer

    • Valancourt 20th Century Classics
    • By: Joan Samson
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In the isolated farming community of Harlowe, New Hampshire, John Moore and his wife, Mim, work the land that has been in his family for generations. But from the moment the charismatic Perly Dinsmore arrives in town and starts soliciting donations for his auctions, things begin slowly and insidiously to change in Harlowe. As the auctioneer carries out his terrible, inscrutable plan, the Moores and their neighbors will find themselves gradually but inexorably stripped of their freedom, their possessions, and perhaps even their lives.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Auctioneer

    • By Deedra on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • All Souls' Night

    • By: Sir Hugh Walpole
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Hugh Walpole (1884-1941) was one of the most popular and prolific English authors of his time, best known for his historical fiction and novels for boys. But it was in the field of the macabre and supernatural that Walpole was at his best, and this collection of 16 tales contains many of his finest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bizarre and Enjoyable

    • By Big Cheese on 06-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Other Passenger

    • Valancourt 20th Century Classics
    • By: John Keir Cross
    • Narrated by: Kim Durham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    With a wide range of themes and styles, ranging from traditional ghost stories to contes cruels, black humor, tales of dark fantasy and surreal nightmare, and perhaps the best story about a ventriloquist and his dummy ever written, there are stories here to suit the tastes of any connoisseur of horror and weird fiction. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Benighted

    • By: J. B. Priestley
    • Narrated by: Brian Clarke
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Philip and Margaret Waverton and their friend Roger Penderel are driving through the mountains of Wales when a torrential downpour washes away the road and forces them to seek shelter for the night. They take refuge in an ancient, crumbling mansion inhabited by the strange and sinister Femm family and their brutish servant Morgan. Determined to make the best of the circumstances, the benighted travelers drink, talk, and play games to pass the time while the storm rages outside. But as the night progresses and tensions rise, dangerous and unexpected secrets emerge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Take a second take

    • By Nicholas Cobb on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Antique Dust

    • Ghost Stories
    • By: Robert Westall
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Geoff Ashden is a regular guy trying to make an honest living as an antique dealer, but who has an uncanny knack for finding cursed objects and haunted places: a sinister Georgian clock carved with obscene and satanic designs, a hideous doll with deadly powers, a pair of old spectacles that let their wearer see a little too clearly, an ugly house with a terrifying secret, a church full of graffiti scrawled in decomposing human flesh.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent collection of ghost stories!

    • By Chris on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nightmares and Geezenstacks

    • By: Fredric Brown
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    One of the great pulp writers, Fredric Brown (1906-1972) combined a flair for the horrific, a quirky sense of humor, and a wild imagination, and published many classic novels in the mystery and science fiction genres. But he was also a master of the "short-short story", tales only a page or two in length, but hard-hitting and with a wicked twist at the end.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The stories are fun and quick

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Cormorant

    • By: Stephen Gregory
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A young family receives a welcome surprise when old Uncle Ian dies and leaves them a cottage in north Wales. For Ian's nephew and his wife, Ann, it seems a stroke of incredible good fortune, enabling them to leave their unfulfilling lives in the city for a newfound freedom in the remote seaside cottage. There's just one catch. Uncle Ian's will has a strange condition: The couple must care for his pet cormorant or forfeit the bequest. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sweetheart, Sweetheart

    • By: Bernard Taylor
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    David Warwick, an Englishman living in New York, has a sudden premonition that his twin brother, Colin, is in danger. He returns to England and learns the shocking truth: both Colin and his young bride Helen have died ghastly deaths - deaths that no one in the village wants to talk about.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweetheart, Sweetheart

    • By Big Cheese on 05-03-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Childgrave

    • By: Ken Greenhall
    • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 29

    When photographer Jonathan Brewster’s four-year-old daughter, Joanne, tells him about her new invisible friends, he doesn’t think too much about it. But then he sees them for himself: weird and uncanny images of the dead appearing in his photographs. The apparitions seem to have some connection to Childgrave, a remote village in upstate New York with a deadly secret dating back three centuries. Jonathan and Joanne feel themselves oddly drawn to Childgrave, but will they survive the horrors that await them there?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I need more synonyms for *creepy*

    • By Sharon P on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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