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Author: Grady Hendrix Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 ISBN: 9781538518328
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Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades … if you dare. Hear shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby.

Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, plus many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of horror fiction will love this funny and insightful history.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Pure, demented delight.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Like some malevolent force in one of his beloved novels, Hendrix’s geeky enthusiasm is infectious.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Grady Hendrix has written a hugely entertaining, lightning-paced, and knowledgeable history. I love it!”

    Mick Garris, creator of Masters of Horror

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About the Author

Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. His novels include Horrorstör, named one of the best books of 2014 by National Public Radio, and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, for which the Wall Street Journal dubbed him “a national treasure.” His novel Paperbacks from Hell won the Bram Stoker Award.

About the Narrator

Timothy Andrés Pabon is an English- and Spanish-speaking voice-over artist who has worked extensively in advertising and audiobook narration. He has had acting roles on House of Cards and has also been a costar on HBO’s acclaimed series The Wire opposite country music legend Steve Earl. As a stage actor, he has worked off-Broadway at the June Havoc Theatre, and his regional credits include Center Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, the Hippodrome, Olney Theatre, Rep Stage, and GALA Hispanic Theatre.