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Recommendations from the Green Hand for Spooky Listening!

Recommendations from the Green Hand for Spooky Listening!

In the mood for something spooky? Or maybe something downright scary? Here are some picks for you to enjoy with hair-raising chills! Some are monstrous horror, some are supernatural, some classics, some brand-new. Take your pick!

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The Final Girl Support Group

By Grady Hendrix
Narrated by: Adrienne King
Length: 13 hours 49 minutes

The Final Girl Support Group

“A love letter to horror movie fans, full of allusions and homages to all our favorite slasher films from the 1980s, and so meta that it’s even narrated by the final girl from the original Friday the 13th. Fun, tense, creepy, and original. A great book for spooky season.”

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In the Woods

A Novel
Dublin Murder Squad: Book #1

By Tana French
Narrated by: Steven Crossley
Length: 20 hours 26 minutes

The bestselling debut, with over a million copies sold, that launched Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher and “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post). 

“Required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting.” —The New York Times

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Generation Loss

The Cass Neary Crime Novels: Book #1

By Elizabeth Hand
Narrated by: Carol Monda
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

Cass Neary made her name in the seventies as a photographer embedded in the burgeoning punk movement in New York City. Her pictures of the musicians and the hangers-on, the infamous, the damned, and the dead, earned her a brief moment of fame.

Thirty years later she is adrift, on her way down, and almost out when an old acquaintance sends her on...

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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

By Stephen King
Narrated by: Anne Heche
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

The acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller from Stephen King—uniquely frightening suspense about a young girl lost in the woods as night falls, with only the voice of her beloved Red Sox relief pitcher to sustain her and help her survive—maybe.

During a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha... Read more »

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Ghost Story

By Peter Straub
Narrated by: Buck Schirner
Length: 22 hours 33 minutes

#1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub’s classic tale of horror, secrets, and the dangerous ghosts of the past...

What was the worst thing you’ve ever done?

In the sleepy town of Milburn, New York, four old men gather to tell each other stories—some true, some made-up, all of them frightening. A simple pastime to divert themselves...

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A Winter Haunting

By Dan Simmons
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes

A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage-and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But moving into a long-deserted farmhouse on the far outskirts... Read more »

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Summer of Night

By Dan Simmons
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
Length: 22 hours 1 minutes

It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic childhood. But amid the sun-drenched...

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Small Spaces

By Katherine Arden
Narrated by: Renee Dorian
Length: 5 hours 16 minutes

New York Times bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic

After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water,... Read more »

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The Figure in the Shadows

Lewis Barnavelt: Book #2

By John Bellairs
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 3 hours 1 minutes

A classic fantasy/mystery from critically acclaimed novelist John Bellairs Lewis thought the amulet would bring him good luck--instead, it brought nothing but evil. Lewis is sure that Grandpa Barnavelt's 1859 lucky coin is really a magic talisman in disguise. With its power, he could do anything he wante--like get back at bully Woody Mingo. But... Read more »

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The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Lewis Barnavelt: Book #1

By John Bellairs
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 4 hours 33 minutes

A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black! "The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary... Read more »

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The Face in the Frost

By John Bellairs
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
Length: 5 hours 6 minutes

A fantasy classic by the author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls—basis for the Jack Black movie—and "a writer who knows what wizardry is all about" (Ursula K. Le Guin).

A richly imaginative story of wizards stymied by a power beyond their control, A Face in the Frost combines the thrills of a horror novel with the inventiveness of fairy... Read more »

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Mexican Gothic

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 10 hours 39 minutes

Mexican Gothic

“A bit spooky with some underlining themes of science and the power of racism. There’s a feel of modern Bronte sisters here which adds to the intrigue of this original gothic tale. I loved Noemi, the well-educated bright young protagonist who has a great sense of justice and can stare down evil all while being sophisticated and alluring. Great listening!”

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The Only Good Indians

By Stephen Graham Jones
Narrated by: Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

The Only Good Indians

“I loved this book. Jones has a unique narrative voice, allowing ‘the entity’ to step in and take over unexpectedly, amping up the horror. Also, each character has a distinct voice that brings them to life. Jones combines the culture and traditions of the Blackfeet and Crow people with the social truths of their contemporary life. It is refreshingly different from any other horror novel I’ve read. This book is gruesome and honestly scary. I couldn’t put it down.”

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Holt House

The Eden Book Society

By L. G. Vey
Narrated by: Aliya Whitely, Anonymous, Charlie Higson & Walter Chidlow
Length: 2 hours 41 minutes

AN EDEN BOOK SOCIETY EDITION The Forgotten recordings, featuring bonus material including a new foreword by Charlie Higson. If you see one, stay down. and stay quiet... It's a quiet house, sheltered, standing in a mass of tangled old trees called the Holtwood. Raymond watches it. He's been watching it, through a gap in the fence at the... Read more »

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I Am Legend

By Richard Matheson
Narrated by: Robertson Dean
Length: 5 hours 20 minutes

The basis for the film starring Academy Award nominee Will Smith, I Am Legend is a classic of horror and suspense.

In I Am Legend, a terrible plague has decimated the world, and those who were unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Every other man,...

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Pendergast: Book #1

By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Narrated by: David Colacci
Length: 13 hours 1 minutes

Relic, a Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child thriller that introduces FBI Special Agent Pendergast

Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human...

But the museum's...

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Scary Stories Audio Collection - Abridged

By Alvin Schwartz
Narrated by: George Irving
Length: 3 hours 18 minutes

The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!

Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death—they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories, collected and retold by folklorist Alvin Schwartz. Brought to spine-tingling, flesh-crawling life by acclaimed Broadway actor...

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Doctor Sleep

A Novel

By Stephen King
Narrated by: Will Patton
Length: 18 hours 32 minutes

Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Fiction and Finalist for Solo Narration—Male

Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!

From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times).

Years ago, the haunting of the... Read more »

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By Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Length: 14 hours 21 minutes

“This is totally, brilliantly original.” —Stephen King

“HEX is creepy and gripping and original, sure to be one of the top horror novels of 2016.” —George R.R. Martin

The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel, Hex, from Thomas Olde Heuvelt--a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watch

Whoever is born here, is doomed to...

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By Stephen King
Narrated by: Steven Weber
Length: 44 hours 53 minutes

It: Chapter Two—now a major motion picture!

Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small... Read more »

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