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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,606 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Bloch Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Psycho Trilogy Release Date:
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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.

Norman Bates loves his Mother. She has been dead for the past twenty years, or so people think. Norman knows better though. He has lived with Mother ever since leaving the hospital in the old house up on the hill above the Bates Motel. One night, Norman spies on a beautiful woman that has checked into the hotel. Norman can’t help but spy on her. Mother is there though. She is there to protect Norman from his filthy thoughts. She is there to protect him with her butcher knife.

This classic horror novel, which inspired the famous film by Alfred Hitchcock, has been thrilling people for more than fifty 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Icily terrifying!”

    New York Times

  • “Paul Garcia turns in a strong performance as the twisted villain.”


  • “Reader Paul Michael Garcia…will still make your hair stand on end when it counts.  Good fun!”


  • “A terribly chilling tale.”


  • An Audible.com Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda Steinhoff | 2/20/2014

    " I wish I could have read this before seeing Hitchcock's classic film. It's an amazing story, simple and terrifying, but the movie follows the book almost exactly, which kind of ruins any surprise in knowing that the mother is actually dead and Norman's the killer. There's a cool bit of backstory that Norman actually killed his mom and her lover, and a much more in depth look at his mental state. Norman seems to be aware at times he's unstable, even considering the possibility he's bi-polar. It's hard to judge this book but it was quick read and certainly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dolores | 1/29/2014

    " My favorite line: "We all go a little crazy sometimes." Great thriller! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 1/16/2014

    " A very good book, though I couldn't feel the impact of the twist as I saw the film many years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Benjamin Wretlind | 1/1/2014

    " What can you say? The best of the psycho people books out there. "

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