Psycho Trilogy

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328 ratings

Psycho Publisher's Summary

It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates Motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night. Her room was musty, but clean, and the manager seemed nice, if a little odd.

This classic horror novel, which inspired the famous film by Alfred Hitchcock, has been thrilling people for 50 years. It introduced one of the most unexpectedly-twisted villains of all time in Norman Bates, the reserved motel manager with a mother complex, and has been called the "first psychoanalytic thriller."

©1959 Robert Bloch (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Psycho

    • By: Robert Bloch
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

    It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates Motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night. Her room was musty, but clean, and the manager seemed nice, if a little odd.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • We're All Not Quite As Sane As We Pretend To Be

    • By Andrew on 05-14-13

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 1.5

    • Robert Bloch's Psycho: Sanitarium

    • By: Chet Williamson
    • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    It's 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, and it's up to Dr. Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state. But Norman and Dr. Reed have obstacles in twisted fellow patients and staff members who think of the institution as a prison rather than a place of healing. And the greatest obstacle is the building itself, once a private sanitarium, rumored to be haunted. A wild card appears in the persona of Robert Newman, Norman's twin brother, taken away at birth after the attending doctor pronounced him brain damaged.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In my mind I saw this ad part of the Bates Motel TV series

    • By Robert on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $17.00

  • Book 2

    • Psycho II

    • The Psycho Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robert Bloch
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68

    You remember Norman Bates, the shy motel manager with the fatal mother fixation. Now, years after his horrific bout of butchery, Norman is at large again. Breaking free from the psycho ward, he cuts a shocking swath of blood all the way to Hollywood - where, it so happens, they are making a movie about Norman’s life and crimes. A movie that suddenly and terrifyingly becomes a lot like real life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Really really bad.

    • By Brandon R. on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 3

    • Psycho House

    • By: Robert Bloch
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The new Bates Motel is a tourist attraction, a re-creation of the infamous murder site, and the developers are already counting their profits. But there’s a new exhibit that nobody expected: the bloody corpse of a teenage girl crumpled in the front hall, stabbed to death. Among the avalanche of press and publicity is reporter and true-crime book writer Amelia Haines, who is studying the original Psycho killings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of the series

    • By Branson on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $20.97