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A Taste of Horror

Tales to terrify you.

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The Gateway of the Monster

Carnacki The Ghost-Finder

By William Hope Hodgson
Narrated by: Roy Macready
Length: 48 minutes

“The Gateway of the Monster” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost hunting exploits which first appeared serially in “The Idler” magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as a collection “Carnacki the... Read more »

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The Thing Invisible

Carnacki The Ghost-Finder

By William Hope Hodgson
Narrated by: Roy Macready
Length: 56 minutes

“The Thing Invisible” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost hunting exploits which first appeared serially in “The Idler” magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as a collection “Carnacki the Ghost-Finder” in... Read more »

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The Shining

By Stephen King
Narrated by: Campbell Scott
Length: 15 hours 49 minutes

Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.


Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on... Read more »

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Poe's Children

The New Horror: An Anthology

By Peter Straub
Narrated by: Various
Length: 24 hours 39 minutes

From the incomparable master of horror and suspense comes an electrifying collection of contemporary literary horror, with stories from twenty-five writers representing today’s most talented voices in the genre.

Horror writing is usually associated with formulaic gore, but New Wave horror writers have more in common with the wildly inventive,... Read more »

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Four Classic Horror Stories

By Edith Wharton, Edgar Allan Poe & Robert Louis Stevenson
Narrated by: various narrators
Length: 2 hours 15 minutes

A Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre production

This collection features four spine-tingling horror stories to entice your imagination, including “Bewitched” by Edith Wharton, “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Body Snatcher” by Robert Louis Stevenson, and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. Each story is chillingly enhanced by music... Read more »

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I Am Legend

By Richard Matheson
Narrated by: Robertson Dean
Length: 5 hours 20 minutes

The basis for the film starring Academy Award nominee Will Smith, I Am Legend is a classic of horror and suspense.

In I Am Legend, a terrible plague has decimated the world, and those who were unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Every other man,... Read more »

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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

Horror Stories

By Richard Matheson & Stephen King
Narrated by: various narrators, Richard Powers, Malcolm Hillgartner, Arte Johnson, Ray Porter, Yuri Rasovsky, Lorna Raver, Christine Williams, Ned Schmidtke, Julia Campbell, Jay Karnes, Lawrence Pressman & Conrad John Shuck
Length: 10 hours 22 minutes

One of the finest and most influential horror writers of the twentieth century, Richard Matheson has left his stamp on the collective imagination. Here are more than twenty of Matheson’s most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, personally selected by the author himself. Many of these stories have already entered into popular culture, including... Read more »

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Dreams of Terror and Death

The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft

By H. P. Lovecraft
Narrated by: various narrators, Robertson Dean, Simon Vance, Sean Runnette, Elijah Alexander, Stefan Rudnicki, Bronson Pinchot, Simon Prebble, Tom Weiner, Malcolm Hillgartner & Patrick Cullen
Length: 20 hours 5 minutes

The only audio edition of Dreams of Terror and Death authorized by the H. P. Lovecraft Estate!This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H. P. Lovecraft, the master of twentieth-century horror, including some of his most fantastic tales, such as:The Doom That Came to Sarnath-Hate, genocide, and a deadly curse... Read more »

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In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe

Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914

By Leslie S. Klinger, Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Theophile Gautier & others
Narrated by: Traber Burns, Gildart Jackson, Saskia Maarleveld, James Langton, Patrick Cullen, Keith Szarabajka, Tavia Gilbert, Marguerite Gavin, Simon Prebble, Derek Perkins, Simon Vance & various narrators
Length: 13 hours 6 minutes

A masterful collection of horror fiction by widely acclaimed authors whose contributions to the genre have been lost in the shadow of PoeEdgar Allan Poe did not invent the tale of terror. There were American, English, and Continental writers who preceded Poe and influenced his work. Similarly, there were many who were in turn influenced by Poe's... Read more »

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Pet Sematary

By Stephen King
Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
Length: 15 hours 40 minutes

Now a major motion picture! Stephen King’s #1 New York Times bestseller is a “wild, powerful, disturbing” (The Washington Post Book World) classic about evil that exists far beyond the grave—among King’s most iconic and frightening novels.

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this... Read more »

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Haunted Nights

A Horror Writers Association Anthology

By Ellen Datlow, Ellen Datlow, Lisa Morton, Lisa Morton, Lisa Morton, Seanan McGuire, Stephen Graham Jones, Jonathan Maberry, Joanna Parypinski, Garth Nix, Kate Jonez, Jeffrey Ford, Kelley Armstrong, S. P. Miskowski, Brian Evenson, Elise Forier Edie, Eric J. Guignard, Paul Kane, Pat Cadigan, John Langan, John R. Little & others
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Erin Spencer, James Patrick Cronin, Michael Kramer, Gerard Doyle, Kevin Kenerly, Amy Landon, Carrington MacDuffie, Andrew Eiden, Tom Taylorson, Suzanne Elise Freeman, Alana Kerr Collins, Luis Moreno, Keith Szarabajka, Emily Sutton-Smith, Malcolm Hillgartner, Hillary Huber & various narrators
Length: 11 hours 38 minutes

Here are sixteen 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.

In addition to stories about scheming jack-o'-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings,... Read more »

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Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson & H. G. Wells
Narrated by: Ensemble Cast
Length: 4 hours 27 minutes

Hear the world's best loved classic tales of horror and suspense, complete with sound effects and music. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and more. Read more »

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H. P. Lovecraft’s Book of the Supernatural

20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself

By various authors, Stephen Jones & H. P. Lovecraft
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Steven Crossley, Davina Porter, Madeleine Lambert, Mark Peckham & various narrators
Length: 16 hours 44 minutes

H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the twentieth century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature," Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram... Read more »

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H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction Omnibus Collection I: The Early Years 1908-1925

By H.P. Lovecraft
Narrated by: Finn J.D. John
Length: 21 hours 44 minutes

This volume covers H.P. Lovecraft’s “apprentice years”: roughly the first half of his literary career, the half written before his return to Providence in 1926. Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this volume, from 1917 through 1925.

Highlights of this volume include:

The TombDagonThe Doom that Came to SarnathTh Read more »e...
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Two Horror Classics

Frankenstein and Dracula

By Mary Shelley
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
Length: 28 hours 3 minutes

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley In this tale of bio-engineering gone horribly wrong, Victor Frankenstein uses body parts of the dead to bring a creature to life. When Frankenstein abandons his experiment in horror, the Monster embarks on a quest that results in the ultimate revenge. Dracula by Bram Stoker In this timeless gothic vampire romance,... Read more »

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The Best of the Best Horror of the Year

10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction
The Best Horror of the Year: Book #10

By Ellen Datlow (Editor)
Narrated by: Tim Campbell & Emily Sutton-Smith
Length: 19 hours 34 minutes

***One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018"***

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... Read more »

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