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Experience the terror like never before with our collection of horror audiobooks! Let the haunting narrations and spine-tingling sound effects transport you to a world of darkness and fear. From classic horror stories to contemporary thrillers, our selection offers something for every fan of the genre. Perfect for those long, late-night drives or for listening to in the comfort of your own home with the lights off, these audiobooks will have you holding your breath and jumping at every sound. So sit back, put on your headphones, and brace yourself for an unforgettable journey into the heart of terror.

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Pet Sematary: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King

Author: Stephen King

Narrator: Michael C. Hall

Audio Length: @1x speed 15.75 hours
@1.5x speed 10.50 hours
@2x speed 7.88 hours

Overall Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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Pet Sematary: A Novel Audiobook

Winner of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award

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 new beginning seems too good to be true. Despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by the makeshift graveyard in the nearby woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. Then there are the warnings to Louis both real and from the depths of his nightmares that he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard where another burial ground lures with seductive promises and ungodly temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there—one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes, dead is better

“I have always loved Stephen King books and listening to the audio book took that creepy level of this novel to a whole other level. Michael C. Hall can really drag you into this story and keep you captivated until the very end.”

— Cherokee

World War Z: The Complete Edition (Abridged): An Oral History of the Zombie War Audiobook

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies.”—Entertainment Weekly

We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the apocalyptic years.

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.


“Will spook you for real.”The New York Times Book Review

“Possesses more creativity and zip than entire crates of other new fiction titles. Think Mad Max meets The Hot Zone. . . . It’s Apocalypse Now, pandemic-style. Creepy but fascinating.”USA Today

“Will grab you as tightly as a dead man’s fist. A.”Entertainment Weekly, EW Pick 

“Probably the most topical and literate scare since Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds radio broadcast . . . This is action-packed social-political satire with a global view.”Dallas Morning News

“The best science fiction has traditionally been steeped in social commentary. World War Z continues that legacy…We haven’t been this excited about a book without pictures since—well, since ever.”

— Metro
Lightning Audiobook, by Dean Koontz

Author: Dean Koontz

Narrator: Christopher Lane

Audio Length: @1x speed 13.00 hours
@1.5x speed 8.67 hours
@2x speed 6.50 hours

Overall Rating: 4.083333 out of 54.083333 out of 54.083333 out of 54.083333 out of 54.083333 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 54.75 out of 5

Lightning Audiobook

Laura Shane always knew something was odd about her. The night she was born, a freak lightning storm struck, the likes of which hadn't been seen in years. A mysterious blonde stranger saves her from the drunken doctor attempting to attend her delivery. Although her mother dies in childbirth, Laura learns to be content with her father, until the day that a junkie robs their convenience store and takes him from her forever. The day of his funeral, the blonde stranger appears again, which raises more questions than answers: Who is he? What does he want? Why does he keep appearing in Laura's life? Is he an angel? A supernatural villain? It's hard to say.

American author Dean Koontz was born in 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. A celebrated author of widely-varied suspense thrillers, he graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and did a short stint as an English teacher before becoming a bestselling author. He wrote his first novel in his spare time and continued to write over a dozen sci-fi novels after its widely acclaimed success. Today, he lives in Orange County, California, with his Wife, Gerda.

Lightning is a thrilling mix of sci-fi and suspense, sure to please lovers of both genres. Both new and old fans alike will find things to enjoy in Koontz' 1988 classic, which has been critically acclaimed again and again over the years. It is highly recommended for the sci-fi fan and the literary critic alike.

“This is another outstanding Koontz novel. It's written with an excellent pace and a number of twists and turns. Lightning is one of the great novels written by Dean Koontz that turned me into a life-long fan of his literature.”

— Thee_ron_clark
The Exorcist: A Novel Audiobook, by William Peter Blatty

Author: William Peter Blatty

Narrator: William Peter Blatty, Eliana Shaskan

Audio Length: @1x speed 12.75 hours
@1.5x speed 8.50 hours
@2x speed 6.38 hours

Overall Rating: 4.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5

The Exorcist: A Novel Audiobook

"A horror story for all midnights." — The Boston Globe

Inspired by the shockingly true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty's iconic novel focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. When sweet Regan's behavior turns sinister, a small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals take it upon themselves to rescue the poor girl from her unspeakable fate. Timeless and terrifying, The Exorcist is a story that has gripped the public zeitgeist for more than half a century.

Originally published in 1971, it remains one of the most controversial novels ever written. A literary phenomenon soon after its release, it spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. It also became a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On the opening day of the film, lines of fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events, and CBS’s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark of American culture. . . and a reflection of our innermost fears.

Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist continues to engross and disturb readers. It remains an unforgettable reading experience that will continue to shock and frighten new generations of readers.

“I read this book in college at night before I went to bed. This was not a good idea because it was such a terrifying read that I had to sleep with the light on every night I was drawn into it. The book was much scarier than the movie.”

— Alex
The Shining Audiobook, by Stephen King

Author: Stephen King

Narrator: Campbell Scott

Audio Length: @1x speed 15.75 hours
@1.5x speed 10.50 hours
@2x speed 7.88 hours

Overall Rating: 4.515151 out of 54.515151 out of 54.515151 out of 54.515151 out of 54.515151 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5

Story Rating: 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5

The Shining Audiobook

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

“Excellent book, and I still need to watch the movie. It's genuinely chilling, which is difficult to find in a book. I made the mistake of reading it at night a few times, but I just couldn't put it down.”

— Lyndsey
NOS4A2: A Novel Audiobook, by Joe Hill

Author: Joe Hill

Narrator: Kate Mulgrew

Audio Length: @1x speed 19.75 hours
@1.5x speed 13.17 hours
@2x speed 9.88 hours

Overall Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

NOS4A2: A Novel Audiobook

The spine-tingling, bone-chilling novel of supernatural suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman and Horns—now an AMC original series starring Zachary Quinto, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Ashleigh Cummings.

"A masterwork of horror."— 


Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be.

Charles Talent Manx has a gift of his own. He likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate NOS4A2. In the Wraith, he and his innocent guests can slip out of the everyday world and onto hidden roads that lead to an astonishing playground of amusements he calls Christmasland. The journey across the highway of Charlie's twisted imagination transforms his precious passengers, leaving them as terrifying and unstoppable as their benefactor.

Then comes the day when Vic goes looking for trouble...and finds her way to Charlie. That was a lifetime ago. Now, the only kid ever to escape Charlie's evil is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx hasn't stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. On the road again, he won't slow down until he's taken his revenge. He's after something very special—something Vic can never replace.

As a life-and-death battle of wills builds, Vic McQueen prepares to destroy Charlie once and for all—or die trying.

“Writer Joe Hill has proven to be as adept at writing horror as his father, Stephen King…It’s made even better by the performance of narrator Kate Mulgrew…She doesn’t read; she performs. With many voices, she carries the listener through this story of horror, love, and inspiration. Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile
The Haunting of Hill House Audiobook, by Shirley Jackson

Author: Shirley Jackson

Narrator: Bernadette Dunne

Audio Length: @1x speed 7.50 hours
@1.5x speed 5.00 hours
@2x speed 3.75 hours

Overall Rating: 4.241379 out of 54.241379 out of 54.241379 out of 54.241379 out of 54.241379 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

Story Rating: 3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5

The Haunting of Hill House Audiobook

Now a hit Netflix miniseries directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton

Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits.

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own.

This classic horror novel has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror.

“I just finished this book. Oh boy, did this book give me shivers! It's one of those delicious books that renders itself to several interpretations. My head is being haunted by it now, excellent psychological horror!”

— Cameron
Hell House Audiobook, by Richard Matheson

Author: Richard Matheson

Narrator: Ray Porter

Audio Length: @1x speed 9.25 hours
@1.5x speed 6.17 hours
@2x speed 4.63 hours

Overall Rating: 3.454545 out of 53.454545 out of 53.454545 out of 53.454545 out of 53.454545 out of 5

Hell House Audiobook

Hell House is the scariest haunted house novel ever written. It looms over the rest the way the mountains loom over the foothills.” — Stephen King

From the author of I Am Legend comes Hell House, the basis for the supernatural horror film starring Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill.

For over twenty years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mount Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity. But now, a new investigation has been launched, bringing four strangers to Belasco House in search of the ultimate secrets of life and death. A wealthy publisher, brooding over his impending death, has paid a physicist and two mediums to establish the facts of life after death once and for all. For one night, they will investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townsfolk refer to it as the Hell House.

Hell House, which inspired the 1973 film The Legend of Hell House, is Matheson’s most frightening and shocking book and an acknowledged classic of the genre.

“Much can be said about Richard Matheson, one of the most respected horror writers in my particular niche of friends and fans. From the very beginning, Matheson gripped me with this story. It's a very typical ghost story, including a cookie-cutter haunted mansion. What's brilliant about Matheson's creation is that his detailing of the massive property makes the reader feel as if they are actually there watching the horrific events unfold. His writing style is also spectacular and lends itself to both flow and literary depth. The complexity of the story and characters is what made me read through this whole book in a matter of two days (something I only do with excellent books). This book taught me that world-building and atmosphere are extremely important in establishing a sense of realism.”

— Jorge
The Strain: Book One of The Strain Trilogy Audiobook, by Guillermo del Toro

Author: Chuck Hogan, Guillermo del Toro

Narrator: Ron Perlman

Audio Length: @1x speed 13.50 hours
@1.5x speed 9.00 hours
@2x speed 6.75 hours

Overall Rating: 3.724137 out of 53.724137 out of 53.724137 out of 53.724137 out of 53.724137 out of 5

The Strain: Book One of The Strain Trilogy Audiobook

“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead.”


“Chuck Hogan is known for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films…The Strain brings out the best of each.”

Minneapolis Star Tribune

An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire in The Strain—the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy from one of Hollywood’s most inventive storytellers and a critically acclaimed thriller writer. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning author Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel. Brilliant, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmare of the first order.

“This was one of the scariest books I have ever read ... I finished it about a year ago and have the second book not quite ready to jump into that one yet . Gave it 5 stars because although it is not my style it was a good vampire meets the end of civilization as we know it book. Do not think this is your typical vampire book , no traditional blood sucking here !!! Keep a night light on !!!”

— Tancam2000
Salems Lot (Movie Tie-in) Audiobook, by Stephen King

Author: Stephen King

Narrator: Ron McLarty

Audio Length: @1x speed 17.50 hours
@1.5x speed 11.67 hours
@2x speed 8.75 hours

Overall Rating: 4.166666 out of 54.166666 out of 54.166666 out of 54.166666 out of 54.166666 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Story Rating: 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5

'Salem's Lot (Movie Tie-in) Audiobook

#1 BESTSELLER • Soon to be a new major motion picture • Writer Ben Mears has returned to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book.     Writer Ben Mears has returned to his hometown of Jerusalem's Lot with the hope that moving into a delapidated mansion, long the subject of town lore, might help him get a handle on his life and provide inspiration for a new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work.   In time, he comes to understand that his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness far beyond his wildest imagination. And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is tearing the town apart. Motion Picture Artwork © 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“The most deeply frightening book I have ever read. This book made me believe vampires are real. That is something neither Twilight nor Interview with a Vampire or many others can claim. Truly, profoundly, can't-sleep-at-night scary. A great read.”

— Jennifer
I Am Legend Audiobook, by Richard Matheson

Author: Richard Matheson

Narrator: Robertson Dean

Audio Length: @1x speed 5.25 hours
@1.5x speed 3.50 hours
@2x speed 2.63 hours

Overall Rating: 3.458333 out of 53.458333 out of 53.458333 out of 53.458333 out of 53.458333 out of 5

I Am Legend Audiobook

I Am Legend, a classic horror novel written in 1954 by Richard Matheson, helped popularize the zombie genre. Its leading character, Robert Neville, appears to be the only man who is immune to a worldwide plague that has transformed every other human into a vampire. The novel follows Neville through his struggle for survival, quest to find a cure and kill his bloodthirsty enemies.

Neville spends his days hunting vampires and seeking to cure the disease. His minority status in a world filled with predators inspires him to discover a more efficient way to kill vampires, other than the traditional stake through the heart. His method includes exposing them to sunlight, killing natural bacteria, then inflicting deep wounds that turn the bacteria into aerobic parasites that consume their hosts.

We learn about Neville's personal life and history via flashbacks throughout the novel, including how both his wife and daughter became infected and eventually died. The plot gets even more complicated when Neville forms a relationship with a woman he assumes is uninfected like himself. She warns him the vampires are rebuilding society, slowly overcoming aspects of their disease and will be coming to arrest him.

How long can Neville survive when society as a whole is against him?

Richard Matheson is an American author and screenwriter. He is primarily known for his work in the fantasy, horror and science fiction genres. Many of his works have been adapted for firm, including The Shrinking Man, Hell House, What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return (filmed as Somewhere in Time), A Stir of Echoes and I am Legend. He has also written numerous short story collections and television series, including 16 episodes of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Original Series.

Matheson was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2010. His influence has spanned decades. Authors, including Anne Rice and Stephen King, claim his influence in their works. He has been the subject of documentaries, tributes and characters in other science fiction works.

Delve into one of the original masterpieces of the vampire/zombie genre. Download I Am Legend today and enjoy this now-classic story.

“For a novella that was written in the fifties, it just doesn't show its age at ALL. Gripping, horrifying and thought-provoking, it's really, really worth the read. I haven't seen the recent movie because I don't see how Will Smith can possibly do it justice.”

— Daniel
A Head Full of Ghosts Audiobook, by Paul Tremblay

Author: Paul Tremblay

Narrator: Joy Osmanski

Audio Length: @1x speed 8.75 hours
@1.5x speed 5.83 hours
@2x speed 4.38 hours

A Head Full of Ghosts Audiobook


A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist.

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.

Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

“It’s not spoiling too much to say that everything that could go wrong does—readers will begin to question if anyone in the house is truly sane. Tremblay expertly ratchets up the suspense until the tension is almost at its breaking point.”

— Kirkus Reviews

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