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9 Horror Audiobooks that Deliver the Scares

Stephen King. Shirley Jackson. Alma Katsu. Masters of horror, all. But which audiobook to choose when you want to flip your fright-o-meter to “killer clown” levels of creepitude this Halloween? It could be jitters from the fistfuls of candy corn we’re consuming (it’s a Halloween vegetable, #selfcare), but all we *really* want are audiobooks that bring on the big scares. We’re talking atmospheric tension and heart-pounding thrills. And like a vampire tapping at your windowpane, we’re going to make sure you let the right one in*.

*Shout out to the 2008 Swedish horror film Let The Right One In based on the John Ajvide Lindqvist novel. Recommended for fans of alternative vampire takes who also like to cry.

You know what sounds lovely? A weekend trip to the little village of Sleepy Hollow. What a peaceful name. I’m sure nothing of note happens there…just a headless body now and then. Ready to book your Airbnb? Then you’re ready to download Horseman, a terrifying audiobook that draws strongly from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” to create a frightening new tale. Hang on to your…hats.

Author: Stephen King
Read By: Sissy Spacek

Stephen King fans know Sissy Spacek from her chilling performance in the 1976 horror film Carrie, based on this classic novel by the same name. Now you can listen to the Oscar-winning Spacek narrate this visceral tale about an unpopular teenage girl tormented to the breaking point.

You also can’t go wrong with King’s uber-classic The Shining. You know what they say about “all work and no play”…

Author: Alma Katsu
Read By: Kirsten Potter

Speaking of Stephen King, dive into the audiobook edition of the novel he called “deeply, deeply disturbing, hard to put down, not recommended reading after dark.” Could there be a more enticing invitation? How about this: The Hunger is a reimagining of the horrific events surrounding the Donner Party—with a supernatural twist. An eerie look at the volatility of human nature, pushed to its breaking point.

Narrated by acclaimed British actor Julian Rhind-Tutt, No One Goes Alone is a ghost story deeply grounded in history and available exclusively on audio, because as author Erik Larson says, “ghost stories are best told aloud.”

“An eerie, atmospheric, history- and science-infused, locked-room ghost story…A blockbuster production for audiobook fandom.”—Booklist, starred review

After the publication of her short story “The Lottery” in The New Yorker in 1948 received an unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. Now for the first time in one volume and adapted for audio, hear Dark Tales: a collection of Shirley Jackson’s scariest stories.

Hooked on Jackson’s unnerving and slow-building suspense? Check out our Shirley Jackson Collection.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie, Goblin is a chilling story that revolves around a mysterious small town, revealing its sinister secrets one by one.

From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes Mexican Gothic, a gothic horror set in 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. Mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, Noemi may soon find it impossible to leave…

“Frankie Corzo’s velvety voice puts listeners under her spell as she narrates this horror audiobook.”—AudioFile

In horror movies, the final girls are the ones left standing when the credits roll. They made it through the worst night of their lives…but what happens after? The Final Girl Support Group is a frightening and wickedly humorous thriller narrated by none other than Adrienne King, star of the classic horror film Friday the 13th.

Read by a full audio cast, Dracul is a riveting novel of gothic suspense that serves as aprequel to Dracula. Inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s—and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.

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