I am a huge fan of audiobooks and I think when your life is as hectic as mine, it's nice to fit that extra story in any way you can. I love the atmosphere an audiobook creates in my mind. It's a very different experience than reading print. I can completely immerse myself in the story with the right narrator and it's extremely convenient. Who doesn't like the idea of letting their imagination take flight while finishing the laundry or preparing dinner.
The books on this list will slither into your psyche and create an inescapable sense of terror as you listen along. For those who have the same twisted sense of entertainment as I do, these stories are sure to grab a hold of your interest and drown out any and all distractions from the real world. We invite you to enjoy a LIBRO.FM playlist with some tales of the macabre as curated by the Night Worms review team.
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Narrated by Kate Mulgrew
Katherine Mulgrew is an actress. She is known for the roles of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and Galina "Red" Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black. She first came to attention in the role of Mary Ryan on the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope. Mulgrew is the recipient of a Critics' Choice Award, a Saturn Award, an Obie Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and has also received Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker
Narrated by Pete Bradbury, Vikas Adam, Saskia Maarleveld, Raphael Corkhill, Alana Kerr Collins & Allan Corduner
The Shining by Stephen King
Narrated by Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott is an actor, director, producer, and voice artist. He is known for his roles as George Tunner on The Sheltering Sky, Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz on Royal Pains, Mark Usher on House of Cards, Joseph Tobin on Damages, and Richard Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Narrated by Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki & Simon Templeman
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Narrated by Christine Lakin
Christine Lakin is an actress. She is best known for her role as Alicia "Al" Lambert on the sitcom Step by Step. She also provides the voice of Joyce Kinney in Family Guy.
Needful Things by Stephen King
Narrated by Stephen King
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
Cassandra Campbell is a prolific audiobook narrator with more than 700 titles to date. Winner of four Audie Awards and nominated for a dozen more. She has consistently been an AudioFile Magazine Best Narrator as well as a Publisher’s Weekly Best Narrator of the Year.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Narrated by Tom Stechschulte
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman & Xe Sands
Dominic Hoffman is an American actor. He is known for his recurring roles on The Shield as Louis Sperling, A Different World as Whitley's boyfriend, Julian Day, and Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Jeff Russell.
Xe Sands is an award-winning narrator known for her authentic characterizations and intimate delivery. She has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art.
A Lush and Seething Hell Two Tales of Cosmic Horror by John Hornor Jacobs
Narrated by Almarie Guerra & MacLeod Andrews
IT by Stephen King
Narrated by Steven Weber
Steven Weber is an actor, voice actor, comedian and singer. He is best known for his role as Brian Hackett on the show Wings and as Sam Blue in Once and Again. He had a recurring role on iZombie as Vaughn du Clark. He plays Mayor Douglas Hamilton on NCIS: New Orleans in a recurring role.
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen
Narrated by Chris Sorensen
Chris Sorensen is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and audiobook narrator with an affinity for the strange and bizarre. A run-in with a commuter bus sidelined his acting career which turned Chris to writing, becoming part of the Thin Air Theatre Company, resident company at the Butte Theater in Colorado.
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Narrated by Chris Patton & Jonathan Yen
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Narrated by Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall is an actor and producer. He is best known for his roles as Dexter Morgan on the Showtime series Dexter, and as David Fisher in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under. In 2010, Hall won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Dexter.
The Ritual by Adam Nevill
Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies
The Boatman's Daughter by Andy Davidson
Narrated by Samantha Desz
The Troop by Nick Cutter
Narrated by Corey Brill
Corey Brill is an American actor who portrayed Pete Anderson in AMC's The Walking Dead. Corey is a requested narrator for Simon & Schuster and has recorded over 30 fiction and non-fiction audiobooks.
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
Narrated by Ray Porter
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
It is my hope that this playlist of terrifying audiobooks will satisfy your thirst for a scary story. Plug-in and indulge your senses as the narrator guides you through these nightmarish tales recommended by the experts in horror, The Night Worms.
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