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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 2,252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090

    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 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,597

    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

    • The Amulet

    • By: Michael McDowell
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    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

    • Gilded Needles

    • By: Michael McDowell
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 203

    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 284
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    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 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 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A excellent tale of slow burn, small town horror

    • By Bill on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Benighted

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

    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

    • The Well

    • By: Jack Cady
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • The Delicate Dependency

    • By: Michael Talbot
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • Figures Unseen

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Steve Rasnic Tem
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the worlds of Steve Rasnic Tem, a father takes his son "fishing" in the deepest part of downtown, flayed rabbits visit a suburban back yard, a man is haunted by a surrealistic nightmare of crutches, a father is unable to rescue his son from a nightmare of trees, a bereaved man transforms memories of his wife into performance art, great moving cliffs of detritus randomly prowl the world, a seemingly pointless life finds final expression in bits of folded paper, a nuclear holocaust brings about a new mythology, an isolated man discovers he’s part of a terrifying community, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Outstanding!

    • By Char's Horror Corner on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • One (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

    • By: David Karp
    • Narrated by: Keith Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In a dateless future, a seemingly benevolent totalitarian state has eliminated poverty, crime, war, and religious intolerance and brought the happiness of conformity to its people. Professor Burden thinks he too is a loyal citizen, but the Department of Internal Examination discovers that he secretly values his individuality. Believing Burden to be a threat to the continued existence of the State, an examiner named Lark decides to cure him of his heresy and return him to being a normal, productive member of society.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Elizabeth

    • A Novel of the Unnatural
    • By: Ken Greenhall
    • Narrated by: Becca Grabowski
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "If you were to go into your bedroom tonight - perhaps by candlelight - and sit quietly before the large mirror, you might see what I have seen." The image in the mirror of 14-year-old Elizabeth Cuttner is that of the fey and long-dead Frances, who introduces Elizabeth to her chilling world of the supernatural. Through Frances, Elizabeth learns what it is to wield power - power of a kind that is malevolent and seemingly invincible. Power that begins with the killing of her parents...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wowwww!!

    • By latasha on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Late Breakfasters

    • By: Robert Aickman
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Childgrave

    • By: Ken Greenhall
    • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Sweetheart, Sweetheart

    • By: Bernard Taylor
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • 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 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • Night Things

    • By: Michael Talbot
    • Narrated by: Eric Bryan Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • Man Without a Shadow

    • By: Colin Wilson, Colin Stanley - introduction
    • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Gerard Sorme thinks the key to a more meaningful life lies in an expansion of human consciousness, and he believes that one way to expand it is through sexual experiences. He sets out to record in diary form his sexual encounters with various women: the middle-aged Gertrude, her teenage niece Caroline, and Diana, the wife of a mad composer determined to adapt Varney the Vampire into an opera. But Sorme finds his beliefs and ideas challenged when he meets the fascinating and dangerous Caradoc Cunningham.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Do not believe this is worthwhile

    • By cosmitron on 08-02-18

    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 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • Audrey Rose

    • By: Frank De Felitta
    • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The Templeton family's peaceful lives are plunged into chaos when their young daughter, Ivy, begins to be stalked by a strange man who believes their daughter is the reincarnation of his daughter, Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car crash. Frank De Felitta's Audrey Rose (1975) was one of the best-selling horror novels of the decade, selling over 3.5 million copies, and it remains a chilling classic of modern horror.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 50% Stalker horror 50% Courtroom Drama

    • By Spooky Mike on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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