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Horror is Our Happy Place

The books on this list will slither into your psyche and create an inescapable sense of terror as you listen along. We invite you to enjoy some tales of the macabre as curated by the Night Worms book review team.

Playlist Tags: topic: horror mood: spooky audience: adult season: halloween

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NOS4A2

A Novel
By Joe Hill
Narrated by Kate Mulgrew /  19 hours 40 minutes

NOS4A2

“This audiobook is narrated by Kate Mulgrew, and she is AMAZING. A wonderfully written book - 4 1/2 stars easy. But with Kate narrating? Automatic 5. This is a story about a child who experiences something fantastic. But, like most of us, that fantasy is buried and lost in the reality of her life and adulthood. At 17, Vic goes looking for trouble and finds it in Charlie Manx. A creepy serial killer who kidnaps children and takes them to a horror land he calls “Christmas Town”. She escapes him once, but he comes back to threaten her family, and her sanity.”

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Bird Box

A Novel
By Josh Malerman
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  9 hours 8 minutes

Bird Box

“Imagine something so terrifying, one glimpse and a person is impulsively driven to commit deadly violence, to oneself and others? Suddenly forced into a world of darkness, covered windows and blindfolds, Malorie must survive for the sake of her unborn child. Finding herself amongst a group of survivors, led by the knowledgeable Tom, Malorie soon learns the threat may not only be outside, but, living inside their house. While switching between the past and present, Josh Malerman's debut novel is a thriller from start to finish. Flash forward to five years later, Malorie is desperate to make a twenty mile journey downriver, blindfolded with the four-year olds, boy and girl. Will their wits and trained ears guide them to salvation or will they encounter the horrific threat that has annihilated most of mankind? Extremely creepy...especially if you are afraid of the dark, like myself!”

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Mongrels

A Novel
By Stephen Graham Jones
Narrated by Chris Patton & Jonathan Yen /  9 hours 41 minutes

Nominated for both the Shirley Jackson and Bram Stoker Awards, and a Best of 2016 selection of Tor.com and Book Riot, acclaimed horror writer Stephen Graham Jones' Mongrels goes beyond your typical werewolf story to show a young boy, mired in poverty and always on the run, coming-of-age in a world that fears him and hates his family...but may... Read more »

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A Lush and Seething Hell

Two Tales of Cosmic Horror
By John Hornor Jacobs
Narrated by Almarie Guerra & MacLeod Andrews /  12 hours 40 minutes

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed master of horror returns with a pair of chilling tales—both never-before-published in print or audio—that examine the violence and depravity of the human condition.

Bringing together his acclaimed novella The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky and an all-new short novel My Heart Struck Sorrow, John Hornor Jacobs... Read more »

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The Shining

By Stephen King
Narrated by Campbell Scott /  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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The Hunger

By Alma Katsu
Narrated by Kirsten Potter /  10 hours 33 minutes

The Hunger

“As a child I was obsessed with the Donner Party. I went to the museum and read all about them, but never imagined something as twisted as THE HUNGER. Katsu's reinvention of the history is complex, meticulous, and a perfect metaphor for the white man's obsession with manifest destiny and the terrorism that was inflicted on Native Americans. I don't think I'll ever be able to forget the ear eating scene!”

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Dracul

By Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker
Narrated by Pete Bradbury, Vikas Adam, Saskia Maarleveld, Raphael Corkhill, Alana Kerr Collins & Allan Corduner /  16 hours 24 minutes

Dracul

“Imagine if Bram Stoker was forced to cut the first 101 pages of his novel, “Dracula” due to an overly sensitive editor worried about creating a mass panic throughout the streets of London, already overwhelmed with fear over Jack the ripper and the Whitechapel murders? Wouldn’t you wonder what Stoker wasn’t allowed to write? In “Dracul” by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker, a prequel to the 1897 classic, you meet a young and sickly Bram, his inquisitive sister Matilda and their mysterious nanna Ellen in this devilishly dark drama destined to creep out the hardiest of horror fans. Spanning the years of 1854 through 1890, follow the Stoker siblings’ quest to seek answers for the unimaginable horror unearthed one dark and stormy night beginning with Ellen’s disappearance and ending with Bram stake in hand. It’s Gothic lore at its most gruesome and it’s great!”

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The Boatman's Daughter

A Novel
By Andy Davidson
Narrated by Samantha Desz /  9 hours 13 minutes

A "lush nightmare" (Paul Tremblay) of a supernatural thriller about a young woman facing down ancient forces in the depths of the bayou.

Ever since her father was killed when she was just a child, Miranda Crabtree has kept her head down and her eyes up, ferrying contraband for a mad preacher and his declining band of followers to make ends meet... Read more »

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The Road

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By Cormac McCarthy
Narrated by Tom Stechschulte /  6 hours 41 minutes

The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't... Read more »

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The Troop

By Nick Cutter
Narrated by Corey Brill /  11 hours 1 minute

The Troop scared the hell out of me, and I couldn’t put it down. This is old-school horror at its best.” —Stephen King

This “grim microcosm of terror and desperation haunting” (Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author) follows a scout troop on a terrifying fight for survival when they come across a mysterious—and deadly—stranger in... Read more »

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Into the Drowning Deep

By Mira Grant
Narrated by Christine Lakin /  17 hours 15 minutes

Into the Drowning Deep

“In Into the Drowning Deep, Mira Grant has conjured up scary mermaids living in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. An expedition sets out to learn if mermaids truly exist and to uncover the fate of a previous expedition. The new crew is being recorded for a documentary, with the hope it will prove mermaids are real and clear the network of wrongdoing. Both Tory, whose sister was killed on the first expedition, and Jillian, who has been teaching about mermaids for years, are going out on the state-of-the-art ship; however, that ship has one major flaw. You will not look at The Little Mermaid the same way again!”

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The Amityville Horror

By Jay Anson
Narrated by Ray Porter /  6 hours 28 minutes

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property—complete with boathouse and swimming pool—and the price were too good to pass up.

Twenty-eight days later, the entire... Read more »

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Frankenstein

or The Modern Prometheus
By Mary Shelley
Narrated by Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki & Simon Templeman /  8 hours 42 minutes

This special unabridged, multivoiced production of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothic horror is narrated by film and television star Anthony Heald, joined by Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki and actor Simon Templeman, under the direction of award-winning audio producer Yuri Rasovsky.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young... Read more »

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My Best Friend's Exorcism

A Novel
By Grady Hendrix
Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller /  10 hours 11 minutes

A heartwarming story of friendship and demonic possessionThe year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since the fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act … different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s... Read more »

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It

By Stephen King
Narrated by Steven Weber /  44 hours 53 minutes

It: Chapter Two—now a major motion picture!

Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small... Read more »

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Needful Things

By Stephen King
Narrated by Stephen King /  25 hours 10 minutes

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return.

The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is as... Read more »

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Pet Sematary

By Stephen King
Narrated by Michael C. Hall /  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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The Ritual

By Adam Nevill
Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies /  11 hours 35 minutes

When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. With... Read more »

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The Nightmare Room

Messy Man: Book #1
By Chris Sorensen
Narrated by Chris Sorensen /  6 hours 32 minutes

New York audiobook narrator Peter Larson and his wife Hannah head to his hometown of Maple City to help Peter's ailing father and to put a recent tragedy behind them. Though the small, Midwestern town seems the idyllic place to start afresh, Peter and Hannah will soon learn that evil currents flow beneath its surface. They move into an old... Read more »

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Wanderers

A Novel
By Chuck Wendig
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman & Xe Sands /  32 hours 21 minutes

Wanderers

“Wanderers is the best science fiction book I have ever read.Wonderfully performed by the readers! A young girl walks out of her home for no reason, then a young man, a young mother, a businessman, soon the group has grown to hundreds. Why are these people who respond to nothing and can be stopped by nothing walking? Where are they going? Will everyone become of "sleepwalker"? Are they dangerous? In the chaos of racial, political and environmental conflict speculation and blame grows. Who will become a sheep, a shepherd, a wolf? It has all the moral ambiguity that leads you to question the world around you. The story is loaded with religious, environmental, race and political themes.You will not want to put this book down, there is suspense on every page! I already want to read it again!”

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