Drac Von Stoller´s fascination for the horror genre began when he was a little boy watching his favorite actors - such as Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi - on his little black-and-white television alone in his dark room. He decided that one day that he would write a short story in the horror genre and let some of his friends read it and see what they thought. Sure enough, when people read ´´Death in the Wilderness´´ they loved it. This gave Drac the confidence he needed to keep on writing more and more short stories. The rest is history. This chilling collection includes: ´´It´s Dead Leave it Alone´´, ´´Haunted Hearse´´, ´´Tales from the Funeral Parlor´´, and ´´The Black Cat´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Vendetti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001422/bk_acx0_001422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Watch any drug commercial, and watch as the actors and actresses distract your attention toward the end of the commercial as a voice elegantly lists the horrifying side effects. This can sum up the borrowed theme - a hidden world of lies with carefully placed distractions to divide your attention. In this book, we focus not on the pretty faces you´re supposed to look at. We focus on that tiny text at the bottom of the screen. We lift the hood on the car and check the engine while the salesman is trying desperately to get you fixated on the shiny paint. When you are able to spot a lie, a distraction, or an embellishment of the truth, you are on your way to freethinking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: June Wayne, Rob Grannis, Jason Clarke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080007/bk_acx0_080007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Earphones Award Winner This chilling tale of a gruesome monster unleashed into the world by an unthinking scientist was first conceived by 19-year-old Mary Shelley on a dark, rainy night on Lake Geneva. Lord Byron and Percy Shelley challenged their friends to see who could come up with the most horrifying story imaginable. Mary Shelley did, terrifying them all with her nightmare-inspired tale. Brilliantly narrated by British actor Clive Hayward, this 200th anniversary audio edition of Frankenstein is followed by ´´The Rime of the Ancient Mariner´´ by Coleridge which had a haunting influence on young Mary Shelley many years before the story of Frankenstein first entered her dreams. With fascinating commentary by Alison Larkin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clive Hayward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099200/bk_acx0_099200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Silently, subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, his friends, his family, the woman he loves, and the world as he knows it. This classic 1955 thriller of the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy inspired the acclaimed 1956 film, directed by Don Siegel and named one of Time magazine´s 100 Best Films. Blackstone´s edition is read by Don Siegel´s son, actor-director Kristoffer Tabori, an Emmy and Audie Award winner, and concludes with the narrator´s insider reminiscences of his father´s work on the film. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristoffer Tabori. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002269/bk_blak_002269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It happens each winter, and has for over 35 years. Every time the snow starts to fall late in the evening before a school day, the dreams begin again for Billy Stone. They are always the same - there´s a dark tunnel, and there´s blood, lots of blood, and someone is screaming. Black Rapids Audio, and award-winning actor Allwyn Baskin, bring a chilling excitement to Dan Maurer´s horror novella, Snow Day. Baskin, in an engaging and nuanced performance, recounts Billy Stone´s childhood tale set in 1975. On that day, Billy and his friends played carefree in the snow, until an adventure gone awry left him far from home, staring death in the face, and running from a killer bent on keeping a horrible secret. Set in a time before Amber Alerts, when horror stories were told around camp fires instead of on the nightly news, Snow Day is a blend of nostalgia and nightmare that makes us question if the good old days were really as good as we remember. From a new voice in dark fiction comes a thriller about an idyllic childhood turned horrifying, a cautionary tale about how losing sight of the difference between feeling safe and being safe can lead to deadly consequences. About the Narrator: Allwyn Baskin, an award-winning actor based in New Jersey, has appeared in a variety of musicals, comedies and dramas. He has performed voice-overs for commercials and public service announcements and brings a natural, engaging style to his work. In addition to his great love for the spoken word, he is also an interpreter of American Sign Language and received his theatrical interpreting training from the Julliard School. Snow Day is his third collaboration with author Dan Maurer. About the Author: Dan Maurer is an independent author, publisher, theater producer, director, and digital marketer. Dan is a member of an acclaimed New Jersey theater company and has won awards for his producing, directing and sound design. He lives with his 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allwyn Baskin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006408/bk_acx0_006408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of ´´The Sound Machine´´, a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale, read by the actor Adrian Scarborough. In ´´The Sound Machine´´, Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a curious invention reveals a horrifying truth about plants.... ´´The Sound Machine´´ is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes 17 other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl’s stories continue to make readers shiver today. Adrian Scarborough’s television work includes: Upstairs, Downstairs, Gavin and Stacey, Cranford, and Psychoville. His film work includes: The King’s Speech, Gosford Park, The Madness of King George and Vera Drake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrian Scarborough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000329/bk_pauk_000329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin Classics presents Bram Stoker´s Dracula, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged audio version is read by the actor Richard E. Grant. ´´Alone with the dead! I dare not go out, for I can hear the low howl of the wolf through the broken window´´ A chilling masterpiece of the horror genre, Dracula also illuminated dark corners of Victorian sexuality. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to advise Count Dracula on a London home, he makes a horrifying discovery. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman´s neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the arrival of his ´Master´, while a determined group of adversaries prepares to face the terrifying Count. Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library series offers affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard E Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000256/bk_pauk_000256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of ´´Dip in the Pool”, a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Adrian Scarborough. In ´´Dip in the Pool”, Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells an unsettling story of human folly. Here, a man acts rashly and life-threateningly to ensure he wins a prize . . . ´´Dip in the Pool” is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl’s stories continue to make readers shiver today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrian Scarborough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000299/bk_pauk_000299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
‘He flew out of his chair with deadly, inconceivable terror clutching at his heart. The shape, whose left hand rested on the table, was rising to a standing posture behind his seat, its right hand crooked above his scalp. There was black and tattered drapery about it; the coarse hair covered it as in the drawing. The lower jaw was thin – what can I call it? – shallow like a beast’s; teeth showed behind the black lips; there was no nose; the eyes, of a fiery yellow, against which the pupils showed black and intense, and the exulting hate and thirst to destroy life which shone there, were the most horrifying features in the whole vision.’ M. R. James wrote, arguably, the finest supernatural tales in English literature, and this collection contains the best of them, including ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’, ‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad’, ‘Lost Hearts’, ‘Casting the Runes’, and ‘Count Magnus’. James was something of an actor and gifted storyteller and read his tales aloud to select gatherings on many a Christmas Eve. His intention, he said, was to implant in his listener the idea that, ‘if I am not careful, something of this kind might happen to me!’ James (1862-1936) was an English medieval scholar and provost of King’s College, Cambridge, and then Eton College. His ghost stories are beautifully crafted, ranging from the insidiously unsettling to the totally terrifying; his characters may catch the slightest movement out of the corner of their eye or hear, in the depths of the night, an indistinct rustling from a neighbouring bed. His professional interest in antiquarianism pervades many stories. He uses everyday contemporary settings like houses, omnibuses, hotels, golf courses, schools, and beaches, making the intrusion of the supernatural that much more unnerving. For Magpie Audio, narrator Greg Wagland relishes the opportunity to raise a goose bump or two. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Wagland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/magp/000001/bk_magp_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.