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Horror Talking Books The titles in this booklist are just a selection of the titles available for loan from the RNIB National Library Talking Book Service. Don’t forget you are allowed to have up to 6 books on loan. When you return a title, you will then receive another one. If you would like to read any of these titles then please contact the Customer Services Team on 0303 123 9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like further information, or help in selecting titles to read, then please contact the Reader Services Team on 01733 37 53 33 or email email@example.com. You can write to us at RNIB NLS, PO Box 173, Peterborough PE2 6WS Best horror stories. 1972. Read by John Dunn, 9 hours 35 minutes. TB 233. A collection of macabre and hair-raising stories by old and new writers. TB 233. Classic tales of ghosts and vampires; compiled by The Story Circle. Read by multiple narrators, 9 hours 21 minutes. TB 13282. Sixteen stories by authors such as Ambrose Bierce, F. Marion Crawford and H. P. Lovecraft. TB 13282. Classic tales of ghosts and vampires: volume two. Read by multiple narrators, 9 hours 6 minutes. TB 15320. Tales of terror from Blackwood's Magazine. 1995. Read by Geoffrey Harris, 13 hours 21 minutes. TB 10867. These tales of terror and hysteria, selected from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in its first fifteen years of publication from 1817, set the standards for concentrated dread and calculated alarm for all such tales. Authors include the famous (Walter Scott) and the talented but forgotten (William Mudford, Samuel Warren). TB 10867. Amis, Martin Einstein's monsters. 1987. Read by Antony Higginson, 5 hours 2 minutes. TB 7454. A collection of five stories that create perplexing visions of a post-nuclear holocaust world, highlighting schizophrenia, rape, brutality and suppurating despair. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 7454. Andrews, V C My sweet Audrina. 1982. Read by Pat Starr, 13 hours 53 minutes. TB 8089. The house in the wood is picturesque and charming and the family who live there seem to be happy and affluent. But what is the secret of the room empty of everything but the rocking chair? What is the secret that everyone knows? Everyone except my sweet Audrina? TB 8089. Bachman, Richard The regulators. 1996. Read by William Roberts, 10 hours 47 minutes. TB 10955. Wentworth, Ohio: just a small friendly town where the Carver children bicker over sweets and writer Johnny Marinville is about the only resident who minds his own business. On Poplar Street it's just a normal summer's day with lawnmowers humming, Little League bats 'tinking', frisbees flying and barbecues being readied. But for young Cary Ripton on his paper round it won't be a normal day at all. Contains strong language. TB 10955. 2 Banks, Iain The wasp factory. 1990. Read by Hugh Ross, 6 hours 41 minutes. TB 11189. The private world of Frank, just sixteen, is unconventional to say the least. 'Two years after I killed Blythe I murdered my young brother Paul... then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmeralda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.' Contains violence. TB 11189. Barker, A L Element of doubt: ghost stories. 1992. Read by multiple narrators, 6 hours 7 minutes. TB 10061. An academic is haunted by his dead colleague's certainty; a tutor is confronted by an eight year old mortal secret and Aunt Selina's dancing bear appears from beyond the grave. This collection of ghost stories casts more than an element of doubt on the differences dividing life and death, good and evil, animate and inanimate, as the uncanny enters the everyday world. TB 10061. Barker, Clive The damnation game. 1986. Read by Ian Craig, 15 hours 27 minutes. TB 6101. When Marty Strauss is offered parole and becomes the bodyguard of one of the richest men in Europe, it seems that Fate has finally dealt him a kind hand. On Charles Whitehead's estate he tastes a life of luxury and of love. But there is something terrifying in the air which is to shatter the idyll. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 6101. Barker, Clive The great and secret show. 1989. Read by William Dufris, 22 hours 55 minutes. TB 9242. Armageddon begins quickly. It is 1971. In the small Californian town of Palomo Grove four girls go swimming in a mysterious and haunted lake. Nine months later several children are born. Their prize is the Art, the greatest power known to mankind. Dreams will be made real. At last the grove will see the Great and Secret Show. It will never be the same again; nor will the world. Contains strong language. TB 9242. Barker, Clive Weaveworld. 1987. Read by Gordon Dulieu, 22 hours 10 minutes. TB 7383. When his prize pigeon escapes, Cal Mooney follows it through the streets of Liverpool to a window sill in Rue Street. He climbs a wall to coax it back, and the strange events begin. A story of the struggle between the forces of good and evil. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 7383. 3 Benchley, Peter Jaws. 1974. Read by Robert Gladwell, 10 hours 30 minutes. TB 2732. A shark kills repeatedly off the beach of a holiday resort on Long Island. Its destruction becomes for Brody, the Chief of Police, a personal challenge which earns him the enmity of the townsfolk and involves him in a tense and spine-chilling sea- chase. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 2732. Bierce, Ambrose Classic chilling tales: volume 3. 1998. Read by multiple narrators, 2 hours 34 minutes. TB 15683. From a fearful beast to a murderous obsession, from the fear of an invisible presence to malevolent magic, these chilling tales written by masters of the genre, contain all manner of disconcerting phenomena that will linger in the mind long after the final word is spoken. TB 15683. Blish, James Black Easter: or, Faust aleph-null. 1969. Read by Robert Gladwell, 4 hours 35 minutes. TB 947. After such knowledge series; book 3. Sequel to: Dr Mirabilis. All hell is let loose by Theron Ware, a black sorcerer of appalling power, and the preparations for the dreadful event, as well as its happening, are described in this book in horrifying detail. TB 947. Blatty, William Peter The exorcist. 1971. Read by Marvin Kane, 10 hours 23 minutes. TB 2177. A normally happy little girl loses her identity, becomes vicious and begins to speak in tongues. No doctor or psychiatrist can help, and finally two priests battle tragically to exorcise her devil. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 2177. Bradbury, Ray A graveyard for lunatics. 1990. Read by Garrick Hagon, 10 hours 15 minutes. TB 9064. The hero, a scriptwriter in 1950s Hollywood, is invited to a graveyard where he learns that in J.C. Arbuthnot's grave there is a life-like dummy, not a corpse. TB 9064. Brown, George Mackay Andrina: and other stories. 1983. Read by Crawford Logan, 5 hours 10 minutes. TB 5166. Short stories by a poet, born in1921 in the Orkneys and still living and working there. Fact and fantasy come together in these atmospheric evocations of the past. Andrina, a girl of twenty, is the magical ingredient in a gentle ghost story. TB 5166. 4 Buxton, James Pity. 1997. Read by Greg Wagland, 15 hours 8 minutes. TB 11791. Auguste Coffey ekes out an existence as an artist in a Victorian greetings card manufacturer until he is befriended by Giles Bouverie, who sets him up with a studio in the Bouverie house. But glimpses of stricken faces and horrifying violence haunt the house and all is not what it seems. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 11791. Clemo, Jack The shadowed bed. 1986. Read by George Hagan, 7 hours 15 minutes. TB 6632. "Bert's face became dark and ugly, his arm jerked up - but it was not to strike. He pulled a red handkerchief from his pocket and wiped the blood from his cheek." In the Cornish claywork village of Carn Veor, sinister, occult forces are at work among the villagers. Over a single weekend, when the village is cut off from the outside world by a landslide, its conflicts reach flash-point. TB 6632. Collins, Nancy Dark love; edited by Nancy Collins et al. 1995. Read by various narrators, 15 hours 1 minute. TB 10933. Twenty-two great modern masters of horror give new definition to being madly in love, in a gathering that includes a locket that unlocks forbidden fantasies; an out-of control erotic outlaw; a mother and daughter in a game of sexual one-upmanship with scarier and scarier stakes; a fashion designer who creates a dress to die for; and other stories that show there are no limits to dark love. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 10933. Collins, Wilkie The woman in white. 1860. Read by Gabriel Woolf, 25 hours. TB 1651. Late one night, a drawing teacher has a midnight encounter on a lonely road with a mysterious and agitated woman dressed entirely in white, whom he helps to escape from pursuers. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress? TB 1651. Connolly, John Nocturnes. 2006. Read by Jeff Harding, 13 hours 19 minutes. TB 14669. In this macabre collection, inspired by the masters of the genre, Connolly delves into our darkest fears - lost lovers, missing children, subterranean creatures and predatory demons. Framing the collection are two novellas: The Cancer Cowboy Rides charts the progress of a modern-day grim reaper, while The Reflecting Eye is a haunted house tale with a twist that marks the return of private detective Charlie Parker, Connolly's troubled hero. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 14669. 5 Cook, Robin Mutation. 1989. Read by David Oliver, 9 hours 55 minutes. TB 8626. Drawing on a horror theme as old as Frankenstein and as topical as tomorrow's headlines, "Mutation" is a chilling, cautionary tale of the perils of genetic engineering. When gynaecologist and bimolecular researcher Dr Victor Frank discovers his wife is infertile he begins an experiment that is dangerously and frighteningly bold. The doctor adapts the methods of animal husbandry and molecular genetics to human reproduction. TB 8626. Cover, Arthur Byron Night of the living rerun: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 1998. Read by Laurence Bouvard, 4 hours 6 minutes. TB 12226. As if real life wasn't already overflowing with vampire-staking, now Buffy has begun to dream about slaying! She's back with the Puritans, a Slayer on the trail of a witch. What can it all mean? Buffy gets a clue when Xander and Giles start acting like they have ancient alter egos. Now the stage is set for a symbolic replay of the night the Master was accidentally trapped in the other dimension. TB 12226. Cox, Michael The Oxford book of English ghost stories. 1986. Read by various narrators, 24 hours 56 minutes. TB 10364. Ghost stories have a universal fascination, but the literary ghost story, as opposed to the tales of oral tradition, is of relatively recent origin. This selection of 42 stories written between 1829 and 1968 is the first to present the full range of the English tradition by demonstrating its historical development as well as its major themes and characteristics. TB 10364. Dahl, Roald The best of Roald Dahl. 1983. Read by Christopher Scott, 18 hours 24 minutes. TB 5298. Twenty spine-chilling stories by one of the masters of the macabre that cover a wide range of topics, from Uncle Oswald's encounter with a beautiful girl in the Sinai Desert to a new way of bringing up babies. His method is to take characters of utter ordinariness and plunge them into a dreadful fantasy from which there is no escape. TB 5298. Dalby, Richard The Mammoth book of Victorian and Edwardian ghost stories. 1995. Read by various narrators, 26 hours 14 minutes. TB 10953. This anthology contains the cream from the golden age of the ghost story, spanning the Victorian era from 1839 right up to the end of the Edwardian decade in 1910. Many of literature's greatest names are in this collection, and these masters promise delicious - and chilling - entertainment. TB 10953. 6 Dale, Celia A dark corner. 1971. Read by Hugh Ross, 3 hours 32 minutes. TB 5966. The young man on the doorstep is wet through and coughing. He has come to the wrong address looking for a room, but "you couldn't turn a dog out on a night like this" and the gentle-hearted Mrs Didcot offers him an armchair - "just for the night". A chilling story of horror in a deceptively cosy setting. TB 5966. Dickens, Charles The signalman and other ghost stories. 1990. Read by Jon Cartwright, 10 hours 12 minutes. TB 10841. Charles Dickens would entertain and alarm guests at his soirees with his imaginary creations. This collection of stories, to be read at dusk in flickering firelight, brings together fifteen of his spine-chilling masterpieces. TB 10841. Dickens, Monica Closed at dusk. 1990. Read by Joan Walker, 6 hours 18 minutes. TB 8249. Monica Dickens uses her unique writing skills to keep the reader in suspense throughout this tale, as William and Dorothy's idyllic country house turns sour. Have the appearance of ghosts, the death of an old woman and deathbed lilies at the sanctuary got anything to do with Jo in the tea-room? TB 8249. Du Maurier, Daphne The birds, and other stories. 1992. Read by Gretel Davis & Nigel Graham, 11 hours 15 minutes. TB 10151. The birds revolt against mankind; the climber on Mount Verita discovers the awesome cost of giving your all to the mountains; a malformed apple tree bears an uncanny resemblance to a neglected wife; amusing herself with the little photographer has far reaching consequences for the Marquise; love promised by a glowing stranger becomes a darker intimacy; family jealousies take an unexpectedly violent form; in these six stories, the weak, the dispossessed and the exploited wreak their revenge on a complacent world. TB 10151. Ellis, Bret Easton American psycho: a novel. 1991. Read by Eric Meyers, 16 hours 46 minutes. TB 11327. Patrick Bateman works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. This bleak, bitter, black comedy takes us on a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare. Contains strong language. TB 11327. 7 Faber, Michel Under the skin. 2004. Read by Barbara-Anne Gray, 8 hours 19 minutes. TB 14281. Isserley is a woman obsessed with picking up male hitchhikers - so long as they're well-muscled and alone. But why? TB 14281. Farmer, Penelope Glasshouses. 1988. Read by Raymond Sawyer and Di Langford, 8 hours 10 minutes. TB 10167. Grace is a glassblower and, with her young apprentice, sets up her own glasshouse, but when Jas, once a glassblower, with her husband and Betsy, her ghostly and goading alter ego, appear, the characters are brought to explosion point. Glass itself is the heart of the novel and determines the way the story progresses hypnotically to a terrifying climax. Contains strong language. TB 10167. Forsyth, Frederick The Phantom of Manhattan. 2000. Read by Peter Marinker, 5 hours 40 minutes. TB 15009. The story of the Phantom after he has escaped to New York, where he begins his new and secret life. He carves out a kingdom of fortune and power, and realises his dream to build the most glittering opera house in the world - a perfect place to lure Christine, the victim of his obsessive love. TB 15009. Fremlin, Celia By horror haunted: stories. 1974. Read by Stanley Pritchard, 5 hours 40 minutes. TB 2455. Fifteen horror stories, full of suspense and unexpected moments of terror. TB 2455. Fremlin, Celia Appointment with yesterday. 1972. Read by John Richmond, 8 hours 15 minutes. TB 2027. What is it that has frightened Milly and keeps her running away? Gradually, flashbacks to the life from which this middle-aged woman is fleeing reveal a chilling history of mental persecution. TB 2027. Fremlin, Celia Seven lean years. 1961. Read by Robin Holmes, 7 hours 45 minutes. TB 4110. The author is well-known for her ability to imbue an ordinary situation, slowly and grippingly, with intimations of doom to come. In a home for aged gentlewomen, an old lady is remembering a golden summer morning in her childhood as she awakens..... TB 4110. 8 Golden, Christopher Halloween rain: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 1997. Read by Laurence Bouvard, 3 hours 58 minutes. TB 12136. Around Sunnydale, they say a scarecrow, saturated with Halloween rain, will come alive and slaughter anyone in sight. Buffy's best friends, Xander and Willow, used to think the tale was nonsense - but after a few adventures with Buffy, they're not so sure. Even without a maniacal scarecrow, a Sunnydale Halloween is a truly horrific happening. And then the rain starts to fall...TB 12136. Gran, Sara Come closer. 2005. Read by Amber Rose Sealey, 3 hours 38 minutes. TB 14602. Amanda loves her life, her converted loft apartment and her job as an architect. On the surface she appears to have done everything right. So why does she feel so off- balance? There's a strange tapping noise in the apartment but, as Amanda's husband Ed has pointed out, it can't be a mouse because they only hear it when she's around. Much to her husband's disgust, Amanda has also taken up smoking. Even the friendly dog at the train station shies away from her these days. Could it be something to do with the lustful and violent dreams she's been having recently? Contains violence. TB 14602. Greig, Francis The bite and other apocryphal tales. 1982. Read by William Abney, 5 hours 42 minutes. TB 4243. Some of the tales are funny, others sinister and most of them would demand some courage to read alone in an empty house at night. TB 4243. Haining, Peter The Ghost ship: stories of the phantom Flying Dutchman. 1985. Read by Christopher Scott, 8 hours 15 minutes. TB 6590. The Flying Dutchman, a ghostly ship doomed to wander the oceans with its accursed captain and crew, has been seen by generations of seamen and has excited the imagination of some of the finest writers of both maritime and supernatural stories. Some of the best are brought together in this fascinating collection. TB 6590. Haining, Peter The vampire omnibus. 1995. Read by various narrators, 22 hours 14 minutes. TB 10839. Peter Haining has brought together some of the earliest and rarest vampire tales; short stories on which many great horror films of the genre are based; and contributions by some of the great modern masters of horror such as Stephen King, Anne Rice, Ray Bradbury, William F. Nolan and Richard Laymon. This is the development of the tales of the 'Undead' over the past two hundred years, and will chill the blood ... TB 10839. 9 Harris, Thomas Red dragon. Read by Nigel Graham, 12 hours 19 minutes. TB 9283. Hannibal Lecter, book 1. A ritual murderer has struck twice, killing entire families in two cities. FBI agent Will Graham knows he must find him before the moon is full or another family must die. The killer, Francis Dolarhyde, is an accident of nature trying to work things through. He contacts "Hannibal the Cannibal" a psychopath and serial killer caught by Graham. In a race against time Graham searches for Dolarhyde, while the murderer has begun his hunt for Graham. Contains violence. TB 9283. Herbert, James The spear. 1978. Read by Gareth Armstrong, 8 hours 54 minutes. TB 13883. When Steadman agrees to investigate the disappearance of a young Mossad agent, he becomes drawn into a conspiracy of neo-nazi cultists. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 13883. Herbert, James Creed. 1990. Read by Jon Cartwright, 10 hours 46 minutes. TB 9291. Joseph Creed is a paparazzo. After the funeral of a Hollywood actress, he photographs a man desecrating the grave, and there follows a series of events designed to intimidate him into handing over the film. His antagonists are the "Fallen Angels of Europe", and Creed finds them in an old folk's rest home. TB 9291. Herbert, James Portent. 1992. Read by Jonathan Oliver, 13 hours 20 minutes. TB 9727. Signs of global disaster are multiplying - freak storms, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions all signal the violent spasms of a dying planet. A series of ominous events occur; a scuba diver on the Great Barrier Reef watches a tiny light floating past him towards the surface and, moments later, he is blown to pieces as the reef erupts. On the banks of the Ganges a boy pauses in his labours to look at the play of a mysterious light in the monsoon rain and a towering geyser of boiling water bursts from below in the street to scald him into oblivion. Something terrible was about to begin. TB 9727. Herbert, James '48. 1997. Read by William Dufris, 10 hours 25 minutes. TB 11409. In 1945, Hitler unleashes the Blood Death on Britain as a final act of vengeance. Only a tiny minority with a rare blood group survive the deadly disease. Amongst them is Hoke, an American pilot. Now, in '48, a slow-dying group of Fascist Blackshirts believe their only hope is a complete transfusion - and they're after his blood. Hoke and other survivors are pursued in a dramatic but deadly chase through London's streets. TB 11409. 10 Herbert, James Nobody true. 2003. Read by Robert Powell, 13 hours 19 minutes. TB 13440. What happens when you lose your body? Jim True knows. He has returned from an out-of-body experience to find he has been brutally murdered and his body mutilated. No one can see him, no one can hear him, no one, except his killer, knows he still exists. Freed from his body, True embarks on a quest to find his killer and discover why and how he has managed to survive. As he closes in on his murderer, True discovers that even the very people he loved and trusted have betrayed him. He meets his killer, a strange and sinister figure who can also leave his body at will. An epic and deadly battle ensues between True and a seemingly unstoppable and hideous serial killer - a man now intent on even more murders, including True's wife and child... Contains violence. TB 13440. Herbert, James Others. 1999. Read by David Thorpe, 17 hours 3 minutes. TB 13669. Nicholas Dismas is a private investigator, but like no other that has gone before him. When he is hired to find a missing baby, his investigation leads him to discover the dark secret of the Others, and to resolve the enigma of his own experience. Contains strong language. TB 13669. Herbert, James Sepulchre. 1987. Read by Tom Crowe, 12 hours 25 minutes. TB 6839. Hidden in a small valley is Neath, a house that holds a dark secret. Living there is a psychic called Kline who is part of that dreadful secret. Together with the guardian of the house, they serve a force that threatens mankind. Sensing a terrible danger, they look to an outsider to protect them all. His name is Halloran and he will combat physical corruption, find love of a perverse nature and confront the darkness of his own soul. Contains violence. TB 6839. Herbert, James Once. 2001. Read by Robert Powell, 14 hours 38 minutes. TB 12599. Remember the faery stories you were told as a child? Tales of tiny, magical, winged beings and elves, wicked witches and goblins. What if one day you found they were true? What if, when you became an adult, you discovered they were all based on fact? That's what happened to Thom Kindred. The wonders were revealed to him. But so were the horrors, for behind the Good, there always lurks the Bad. And the Bad had designs on Thom. This is a novel of love, lust and darkest horror. It will take you to a realm where fantasy and reality collide, where faery tales really can come true. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 12599. 11 Herbert, James The rats. 1999. Read by Gareth Armstrong, 5 hours 23 minutes. TB 14110. The rats; book 1. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time - suddenly, shockingly, horribly - the balance of power had shifted and the rats began to prey on the human population. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 14110. Herbert, James Lair. 1997. Read by Gareth Armstrong, 7 hours 22 minutes. TB 14123. The rats; book 2. The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food and brought it back to the lair. Now the dark rats were restless, and the white slug-like thing that ruled them remembered the taste of human flesh. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 14123. Herbert, James Domain. 1985. Read by Gareth Armstrong, 13 hours 11 minutes. TB 14097. The rats; book 3. The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city torn apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets - if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of irradiated forebears, are waiting. They know that Man is weakened, become frail. Has become their prey... Unsuitable for family reading. TB 14097. Herbert, James Haunted. 1988. Read by John Rye, 6 hours 42 minutes. TB 7417. David Ash, psychic investigator, is invited to Edbrook, a remote country house where an alleged haunting is taking place. He is renowned for his dismissal of all things supernatural, having exposed many fake mediums and found natural causes for supernatural events. But Edbrook, over three hideous nights, forces him to re- evaluate his beliefs... TB 7417. Herbert, James The magic cottage. 1986. Read by Simon Mattacks, 11 hours 13 minutes. TB 9689. When Mike and Midge, a London based musician and artist, moved to live in "Gamarye", they thought they had discovered their own Shangri-La. It was a quaint little cottage, set deep in the heart of the New Forest and seemed the ideal place to relax after the hustle and bustle of a busy working office. However, nothing is ever quite what is seems, especially when James Herbert is telling the story. Contains strong language. TB 9689. 12 Herbert, James The secret of Crickley Hall. 2006. Read by Sean Barrett, 17 hours 38 minutes. TB 14834. The Caleighs have had a terrible year. They need time and space, while they await the news they dread. Gabe has brought his wife, Eve, and daughters, Loren and Cally, down to Devon, to the peaceful seaside village of Hollow Bay. Crickley Hall is an unusually large house on the outskirts of the village at the bottom of Devil's Cleave, a massive tree-lined gorge - the stuff of local legend. It's perfect for them - if it's a bit gloomy. And old houses do make sounds. And it's constantly cold. And even though they shut the cellar door every night, it's always open again in morning. Contains strong language. TB 14834. Herbert, James Shrine. 1984. Read by Sean Barrett, 14 hours 58 minutes. TB 14070. A little deaf-mute girl called Alice has a vision in which a lady in shimmering white says she is the immaculate conception. Suddenly Alice can hear and speak again and can perform miracles. Soon the site of the visitation, beneath an ancient oak tree, has become a shrine - a holy place for thousands of pilgrims. But Alice is no longer the guileless child overwhelmed by her new saintliness. She has become the agent of something corrupt a vile force that is centuries old. Innocence and evil have become one. Contains strong language. TB 14070. Herbert, James The ghosts of Sleath. 1994. Read by Edmund Dehn, 14 hours 32 minutes. TB 10549. Sleath is a quiet and peaceful small village until the ghosts begin to appear. Psychic investigator David Ash is sent to investigate and his discoveries drive him to the edge of sanity. The incidents grow worse until, in a final night of horror, awesome and malign forces are unleashed in a supernatural storm, for Sleath is not what it seems and the dead have returned for a reason. TB 10549. Hill, Susan The mist in the mirror. 1993. Read by Ronald Markham, 6 hours 17 minutes. TB 10095. An inveterate traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. He arrives in England on a dark and rainy night, with the intention of discovering more, not only about himself but of his obsession with Conrad Van, an explorer. Warned against following this trail, Sir James experiences some extraordinary happenings; who is the mysterious, sad little boy and the old woman behind the curtain? Only he hears the chilling scream and the desperate sobbing. TB 10095. 13 Hill, Susan The woman in black. 1983. Read by William Abney, 5 hours 2 minutes. TB 5143. When a young solicitor is instructed to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, he is not prepared for the strange and terrible events which are to take place. TB 5143. Hill, Susan Ghost stories. 1983. Read by Christopher Saul, 10 hours 34 minutes. TB 5139. Thirteen classic stories by well-known writers that give shape, form and substance to our darkest and most primitive fears. The selection is made and introduced by Susan Hill. TB 5139. Hitchcock, Alfred Alfred Hitchcock's tales to take your breath away. 1982. Read by various narrators, 16 hours 11 minutes. TB 7659. This anthology from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine contains stories by such well-known authors as Lawrence Block, Nedra Tyre, Jack Ritchie, Brian Gardfield, John Lutz, Robert Bankier, Edward Wellen and Bill Prozini. You will find the most dastardly of plots, the most suspicious of circumstances and the strangest of fiction, exactly what you associate with the name of Alfred Hitchcock. TB 7659. Hutson, Shaun Stolen angels. 1996. Read by Nigel Carrington, 9 hours 31 minutes. TB 10931. Three suicides. Sudden and unexpected. One a surveyor, another an accountant, the third an architect. What has driven three ordinary men to such a desperate act? Chief Inspector James Talbot knows all about despair, but what he doesn't know is whether these three deaths are linked. Contains violence. TB 10931. Hutson, Shaun Heathen. 1992. Read by Stephen Thorne, 9 hours 5 minutes. TB 11280. Donna Ward was shattered when her husband was killed in a car crash, devastated to learn that another woman had been with him, and disbelieving when the police inform her that the crash had been no accident. How could her beloved Chris, a bestselling author, have any enemies? How long had he had a mistress? And who are the mysterious men in the photographs she finds after his death? Contains violence. TB 11280. Hutson, Shaun Necessary evil. 2005. Read by Paul Tyreman, 11 hours 34 minutes. TB 14209. It was to be a routine job. Matt Franklin and his companions would rob the Securicor van. Simple. Until the job turned into a nightmare. Two of his men are shot dead and another is fatally wounded. But who is trying to wipe them out, killing not just them but their families too? Unsuitable for family reading. TB 14209. 14 Irving, John A prayer for Owen Meany. 1989. Read by Garrick Hagon, 28 hours 12 minutes. TB 8274. In the summer of 1953, two 11 year old boys - best friends - are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire; one of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. The boy who hit the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen - after that 1953 foul ball - is extraordinary and terrifying. TB 8274. James, Henry The turn of the screw. 1957. Read by Rosemary Davis, 5 hours 38 minutes. TB 7954. A complex web of fantasies, worked upon by the fraught and tortured mind of Miles and Flora's Governess. The other people who haunt this novel include Miles' distant uncle, Miss Jessel the previous governess, and Quint who is found dead on the road from the village. In this novel, Henry James probes the lives and imaginations of the people who live at the big house. TB 7954. James, M R A warning to the curious. 1987. Read by Nigel Lambert, 3 hours 49 minutes. TB 9451. A world of horsedrawn carriages, branch railway lines, churches and old houses sets the atmosphere for six classic ghost stories. Apparitions, supernatural events and nameless terrors haunt every minute of these spine-chilling tales, all unbeatable period classics by the unchallenged master of the short story. TB 9451. James, M R Ghost stories of an antiquary. Read by Nigel Lambert, 4 hours 46 minutes. TB 9510. The stories in this collection were originally told to entertain youthful guests on winter evenings, and M.R. James' tales of hauntings and horrors remain classics of the ghost story. Creating an intense sense of a chill down the spine, these accounts of unnerving apparitions and unpleasant happenings still have a remarkable power over the reader, who would be well advised not to listen to them alone late at night. TB 9510. James, Peter Possession. 1988. Read by Christopher Saul, 10 hours 5 minutes. TB 7329. After Fabian Hightower is killed in a car crash his mother, Alex, starts a series of increasingly terrifying psychic experiences. She consults a medium only to have the session stopped: the medium refuses to go on, horrified ... TB 7329. 15 Jones, Stephen Best new horror; edited by Stephen Jones and Ramsay Campbell. 1990. Read by various narrators, 15 hours 32 minutes. TB 10236. From razor sharp terror to supernatural chills, this sensational showcase from the best short horror novels and stories collects spine melting material from all areas of the field, blood soaked reveries, splatterpunk nightmares and thought provoking fantasies that linger long into the night. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 10236. Jones, Stephen Dark terrors: The Gollancz book of horror; edited by Stephen Jones and David Sutton. 1995. Read by various narrators, 13 hours 37 minutes. TB 10977. An anthology of horror and dark fantasy featuring chilling contributions from authors on both sides of the Atlantic, including Peter Straub, Brian Lumley, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Graham Masterton, Christopher Fowler, Richard Christian Matheson, Mark Morris and many more. Dark Terrors will turn the blood in your veins to ice as it takes you to the furthest reaches of the imagination ... TB 10977. Jones, Stephen The mammoth book of best new horror. 2003. Read by various narrators, 26 hours 39 minutes. TB 13970. "The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror" is an annual compilation of contemporary horror fiction, showcasing the talents of the finest writers working in the field of terror. This volume includes the best stories by up and coming stars of the genre. Contains strong language. TB 13970. Kershaw, Valerie The snow man. 1979. Read by Carol Marsh, 7 hours 15 minutes. TB 3619. Christie leaves her home and her husband in a fit of pique, but her car breaks down on an icy road. The house in which she tries to find shelter becomes more and more frightening. TB 3619. King, Stephen The stand. 1991. Read by Garrick Hagon, 54 hours 10 minutes. TB 11694. When a man crashes his car into a petrol station, he brings with him the foul corpses of his wife and daughter. He dies and it doesn't take long for the plague which killed him to spread across America and the world. Then come the dreams that warn of the coming of the dark man - the apostate of death, the Prince of Evil, whose time is at hand. TB 11694. 16 King, Stephen It. 1987. Read by Hayward Morse, 51 hours 41 minutes. TB 11196. To the adults, the town of Derry was just their home town. The children knew what made it different - IT lurked in the storm drains and sewers, taking on the shape of every nightmare; sometimes seizing, tearing, killing. The children grew up and moved away - until they were called back as IT stirred again, reaching up to make their past nightmares a present reality. Contains strong language. TB 11196. King, Stephen Four past midnight. 1990. Read by Adam Henderson, 28 hours 54 minutes. TB 9598. This collection of four novellas tells of a terrifying airline journey to a dead world, of a lonely man who suddenly finds himself very much not alone, of a new camera which takes terrifying pictures and of evil at work in Iowa. Contains violence. TB 9598. King, Stephen Christine. 1983. Read by John Chancer, 22 hours 55 minutes. TB 15689. Christine, blood-red, fat, and finned, was twenty. Her promise lay all in her past. Greedy and big, she was Arnie's obsession, a 58 Plymouth Fury. Broken down but not finished. There was still power in her - a frightening power that leaked like sump oil, staining and corrupting. A malign power that corroded the mind and turned ownership into Possession. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 15689. King, Stephen Pet sematary. 1983. Read by Christopher Saul, 16 hours 19 minutes. TB 5261. Dr Louis Creed and his family leave Chicago and move to a rambling house on the outskirts of Ludlow, New England. When the family meet their old and wily neighbour, Jud Crandall, he shows them the "Pet Sematary" where local children have buried their pets for generations. But beyond this area is a much older burial ground, used by the MicMac Indians, and touched by the essence of evil. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 5261. King, Stephen Misery. 1987. Read by Arthur Blake, 14 hours 29 minutes. TB 6743. Paul Sheldon was sick of Misery Chastain. She had paid the bills and made him famous but she drained his creativity, so he had killed her in "Misery's Child", making it the last Chastain novel he would have to write. Finishing a new book, "Fast Cars", with the usual celebration, he had an accident and was pulled from the wreckage by Annie Wilkes, his Number One Fan. Unfortunately she was also a fan of Misery. Contains violence. TB 6743. 17 King, Stephen The tommyknockers. 1988. Read by Simon Vance, 26 hours 58 minutes. TB 7258. Bobbi Anderson, 37, out with her ageing dog, Peter, is looking for trees to cull on her father's farm in Haven, Maine, when she stumbles over a piece of metal sticking out of the earth. Curious, she scrapes away the soil ... the deceptively ordinary beginning of a tale of nightmarish horror that is to destroy a community. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 7258. King, Stephen Insomnia. 1994. Read by Garrick Hagon, 27 hours 31 minutes. TB 10789. Ralph finds it hard to drop off and wakes earlier and earlier and then he begins to see things: colours, shapes strange auras around his friends. After Susan Edwina Day's visit to the town of Derry is announced, the once placid town starts to divide over women's issues and the mild-mannered Ed Deepneau gets dangerously out of control. That's when Ralph begins to understand why Ed is obsessed with the notion that Derry is becoming the new Armageddon and realises that time is running out for the residents of his home town. Contains strong language. TB 10789. King, Stephen The green mile. 1998. Read by William Roberts, 14 hours 31 minutes. TB 12090. At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers await death, whilst their guards watch over them. Good or evil, innocent or guilty, none of them have ever seen the likes of brutal new prisoner John Coffey, seemingly a devil in human form. Contains strong language. TB 12090. King, Stephen Salem's Lot. 1977. Read by John Chancer, 18 hours 21 minutes. TB 12089. Thousands of miles away from the small township of Salem's Lot, two terrified people still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. One is an eleven-year-old-boy. He never speaks but his eyes betray the indescribable horror he has witnessed. The other is a man plagued by nightmares, a man who knows that soon he and the boy must return to Salem's Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town where no one is human anymore. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 12089. King, Stephen Dreamcatcher. 2001. Read by Jeff Harding, 23 hours 28 minutes. TB 12571. In Derry, Maine, four young boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter of a century later, the boys are men who have gone their separate ways. Though they still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north Woods of Maine. But this time it is different. TB 12571. 18 King, Stephen Dolores Claiborne. 1993. Read by Laurel Lefkow, 8 hours 33 minutes. TB 9873. Suspected of murdering Vera Donovan, the crippled widow she worked for, Dolores admits they hadn't always got along. Neglected by her children, and bitter despite her wealth, Mrs Donovan had hovered on the brink of madness for years and when the demons became too strong, Dolores was there to take the punishment. Maybe she had just had enough? But Dolores' story is a little different, a little darker, a little stranger, and a lot more horrifying. Contains strong language. TB 9873. King, Stephen Everything's eventual: 14 dark tales. 2002. Read by Garrick Hagon, 20 hours 7 minutes. TB 13612. The text provides fourteen dark tales. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 13612. King, Stephen Duma Key: a novel. 2008. Read by Jeff Harding, 23 hours 10 minutes. TB 15936. This is the story of a man who discovers an incredible talent for painting after a freak accident in which he loses an arm. He moves to a 'new life' in Duma Key, off Florida's West Coast; a deserted strip, part beach, part weed-tangled, owned by a patroness of the arts whose twin sisters went missing in the 1920s. Duma Key is where out-of- season hurricanes tears lives apart and a powerful undertow lures lost and tormented souls. Here Freemantle is inspired to paint the amazing sunsets. But soon the paintings become predictive, even dangerous to those who buy them. Contains strong language. TB 15936. King, Stephen Gerald's game. 1992. Read by Lorelei King, 11 hours 46 minutes. TB 9866. Gerald and Jessie liven up their marriage with bondage games but as Jessie lies handcuffed to the bed shame strikes her and turns to rage. She kicks Gerald where it hurts, but doesn't foresee the coronary which kills him. As she contemplates an agonising death from dehydration and the crucifixion of muscle cramps, she hears voices telling her to go back to another terrifying event in her childhood, an event she has tried to forget, but must now relive if she is to survive - and that's where the nightmare begins. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 9866. King, Stephen Nightmares and dreamscapes. 1993. Read by Eric Meyers, 29 hours 34 minutes. TB 10475. A vast many chambered cave of short stories in best Stephen King tradition. A finger pokes out of a drain; novelty teeth turn predatory; flies settle and die on an old pair of sneakers in New York; the Nevada desert swallows a Cadillac. Meanwhile, the legend 19 of Castle Rock returns and grows on you. What does it all mean? Contains strong language. TB 10475. King, Stephen Carrie. 1974. Read by Simon Vance, 6 hours 30 minutes. TB 6294. Carrie is a 16 year-old girl who is repressed by her mother, a religious fanatic. She is humiliated by her classmates for her ignorance of the facts of life. But Carrie is telekenetic and can make things burst into flame at will. After being humiliated once too often, her inner rage erupts. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 6294. King, Stephen Bag of bones. 1998. Read by Jeff Harding, 21 hours 13 minutes. TB 11769. Bestselling author Michael Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, leaving him unable to face the blank screen of his word processor without feeling panic and nausea. Nightmares and voices from the past draw him to their once happy lakeside retreat, where changes in the local community help him develop the urge to write again. A gripping, haunting tale of suspense, romance, terror and grief, of lost love's enduring bonds and of a new love, struggling to be free of the past and the sins of the ancestors. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 11769. King, Stephen The dead zone. 1983. Read by Lorelei King, 16 hours 1 minute. TB 8627. John Smith is the victim of a disastrous car crash and sinks into a coma that lasts over four years. He recovers, but becomes aware of a gift of precognition. Only John Smith himself can appreciate how isolating it is. And it is alone that he has to make his ultimate decision. Contains strong language. TB 8627. King, Stephen The shining. 1978. Read by William Roberts, 17 hours 28 minutes. TB 14071. Danny is only five years old but in the words of old Mr Halloran he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel his visions grow frighteningly out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty, but who is the lady in Room 217, and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive? Somewhere, somehow there is an evil force in the hotel - and that too is beginning to shine... Contains strong language. TB 14071. King, Stephen Different seasons. 1993. Read by Hayward Morse, 21 hours 36 minutes. TB 10543. In this collection of four spine-chilling stories, there is a compulsive and bizarre story of unjust imprisonment and escape. A golden schoolboy and an old man with a 20 hideous past, join in a dreadful union. Four young boys venture into the woods and find life, death and the end of innocence. A macabre story is told in a strange club, of a woman determined to give birth, no matter what. TB 10543. King, Stephen Needful things. 1991. Read by Eric Meyers, 27 hours 50 minutes. TB 10308. Leland Gaunt, a new resident in Castle Rock, sets up a curio shop, Needful Things, where a person can have anything his or her heart desires - but at a price! Customers must play a prank on a designated person, and sometimes the joke has serious consequences. Perhaps the residents are paying too high a price for happiness. Contains violence. TB 10308. King, Stephen Rose Madder. 1995. Read by Hayward Morse, 17 hours 46 minutes. TB 10763. Rosie Daniels, waking up to the fact that her husband Norman is going to kill her, takes flight, determined to lose herself where Norman won't find her. Alone in a strange city, she gradually begins to build up confidence. Good things start to happen - meeting Bill Steiner and finding a junk shop painting which seems to want her as much as she wants it. But Norman, maddened, is getting close... TB 10763. King, Stephen Desperation. 1996. Read by John Chancer, 23 hours 19 minutes. TB 11107. Desperation is a small town in the middle of the Nevada Desert, just off the loneliest highway in America. But the once thriving town seems eerily empty. Headed down the highway are travellers who are never going to reach their destinations. When the secrets embedded in Desperation's landscape are unleashed, a terrifying transformation takes place and the wayfarers will begin to discover the true meaning of the word desperation... TB 11107. King, Stephen The talisman. 1996. Read by Jeff Harding, 30 hours 17 minutes. TB 14376. Young Jack Sawyer is searching for the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. His quest takes him into the menacing Territories where violence, surprise and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape. Contains strong language. TB 14376. Koontz, Dean R The funhouse. 1992. Read by Nesba Crenshaw, 7 hours 37 minutes. TB 10691. The Funhouse is the biggest attraction at the carnival, a ghoulish creep-show full of ghosts, skeletons, rattling chains and make-believe terror. Amy is the most beautiful girl in the school, desired by the boys, but terrorised by her mother and relying on her brother, Joey, to provide love and friendship. Joey fears his mother too and both run away to join the carnival, unaware that their mother's secrets are buried in it and that 21 vengeance for past deeds lies in wait in the harmless make-believe of the Funhouse. Contains strong language. TB 10691. Koontz, Dean R Sole survivor. 1997. Read by Jeff Harding, 12 hours 40 minutes. TB 12193. The official story of flight 353 is a lie. They say it was an accident. It was not. They say there were no survivors. There was - a scientist with a secret: a secret that will change the world. Contains violence. TB 12193. Koontz, Dean R The face. 2005. Read by Jeff Harding, 19 hours 19 minutes. TB 14172. As Hollywood's most dazzling star, The Face has the love of millions – but the hatred of one deeply twisted soul. Just before Christmas, the star has received six messages promising a very nasty surprise. The Face's security chief, Ethan Truman, has found the messenger but not the source of the threat, and he's worried. But not half as worried as he would be if he knew that Fric, The Face's ten-year-old son, was home alone and getting calls from "Moloch, devourer of children". The terrified boy is planning to go into hiding in his father's mansion - putting himself beyond Ethan's protection. And Ethan may be all that stands between Fric and an almost unimaginable evil. Contains violence. TB 14172. Koontz, Dean R Fear nothing. 1997. Read by Ron Berglas, 12 hours 49 minutes. TB 12035. Christopher Snow's whole life has been affected by xeroderna pigmentosum, a rare genetic disorder that means his skin and eyes cannot be exposed to sunlight. Like all Xpers, Chris lives at night - and has never ventured beyond his hometown of Moonlight Bay. Despite the limitations imposed by nature he has always been determined to lead the fullest life and, with the help of family and friends, he has on the whole succeeded. But for Chris - and all the inhabitants of Moonlight Bay - a terrible change is about to happen; a change of potentially catastrophic proportions. TB 12035. Koontz, Dean R Odd Thomas. Read by Jeff Harding, 11 hours 50 minutes. TB 14083. He's odd. Odd Thomas, to be precise. Genius fry-cook at the Pico Mundo Grill, boyfriend to the gorgeous Stormy Llewellyn - and possibly the only person with a chance of stopping one of the worst crimes in bloody history of murder. Something evil has come to town in the form of a hyena – like shadows following him wherever he goes. Odd is worried. He knows things, sees things - about the living, the dead and the soon to be dead. He knows that on Wednesday 15th August, a savage, blood-soaked whirlwind of violence and murder will devastate the town. Today is August 14th. Contains strong language. TB 14083. 22 Koontz, Dean R Intensity. 1996. Read by William Roberts, 12 hours 30 minutes. TB 13580. Chyna Shepherd's violent childhood has taught her to be a survivor but nothing has prepared her for facing Edgler Vess, a sociopath intent on murder. When he attacks her friend, Laura, Chyna's instincts protect her. Not knowing Laura is already dead, Chyna follows when Vess carries her body to his motor home - a dungeon and morgue on wheels. She hopes to save her friend, but instead becomes trapped there as the killer, unaware of her presence, drives away. Contains strong language. TB 13580. Koontz, Dean Watchers . 1988. Read by John Chancer, 19 hours 38 minutes. TB 16154. They escape from a secret government: two mutant creatures, both changed utterly from the animals they once were. And no one who encounters them will ever be the same again. A lonely widower; a ruthless assassin; a beautiful woman; a government agent - drawn together in a deadly hunt, all four are inexorably propelled towards a confrontation with an evil beyond human imagining. TB 16154. Leach, Christopher Scars and other ceremonies: short stories. 1980. Read by Brian Perkins, 4 hours 58 minutes. TB 3779. Twelve short stories with hidden resonances of fear and violence. TB 3779. Leroux, Gaston Phantom of the opera. 1911. Read by John Rye, 9 hours 24 minutes. TB 6617. Classic horror story set mainly in the complex maze of the Paris Opera House with its cavernous subterranean bowels from which the phantom - half monster, half musical genius - made his mysterious appearances in order to further the career of beautiful young singer Christine Daae with whom he was in love. She in turn had just fallen in love with her childhood friend Vicomte Raoul de Chagny. TB 6617. Le Fanu, Sheridan Uncle Silas: a tale of Bartram-Haugh. 1864. Read by George Hagan, 19 hours 26 minutes. TB 1808. A life full of terror awaits Maud in the house of her murderous guardian, Uncle Silas and she narrowly escapes a terrible end. TB 1808. Lessing, Doris The fifth child. 1988. Read by Pauline Munro, 4 hours 49 minutes. TB 7157. Somewhat out of kilter with the 1960s, Harriet and David Lovatt want only a faithful and loving family life. Children fill their lives and re-united relatives surround their table at Christmas and Easter. Then comes the fifth pregnancy and life turns sour as 23 the baby develops violently, his alien presence wrecking their lives - a contemporary horror story. TB 7157. Lockley, Steve King of all the dead. 2003. Read by Elaine Claxton, 4 hours 33 minutes. TB 13493. Lisa Morgan is in trouble. She prevents a stranger, Ben, from committing suicide; but then her sister is suddenly and violently killed by an unseen and malevolent force. Lisa and Ben run but they cannot hide. Attacked by the reanimated dead wherever they go, Lisa's life is about to be turned upside down as the Kind of all the dead will have what is rightfully his. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 13493. Maitland, Iain Cathedral. 1992. Read by John Cormack, 12 hours 49 minutes. TB 9967. James Bishop is a schoolboy with a secret; not the sort you tell your friends or the school chaplain, who has more in common with the Angel of Darkness than the Lord of Light. A religious maniac like Pa is out too, as is poor demented Ma. There's only one place James can go to confront the demons that hound him - the huge, lowering and labyrinthine cathedral, but can he face all the hideous horrors that memory and the dead conjure up? Contains strong language. TB 9967. Marlowe, Derek Nightshade. 1975. Read by Peter Barker, 8 hours. TB 2929. Edward and his wife Amy find strange and mysterious forces at work when they holiday in the Caribbean. Their friendship, and even their minds, are threatened by hauntings and strangely powerful people. TB 2929. Matheson, Richard I am legend. 1999. Read by Jeff Harding, 5 hours 51 minutes. TB 13275. Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive like this? Unsuitable for family reading. TB 13275. Morgan, Chris Dark fantasies. 1990. Read by Jonathan Oliver, 12 hours 1 minute. TB 9005. Sixteen original horror stories by British writers including Ramsey Campbell, Brian Aldiss and Lisa Tuttle. TB 9005. 24 Pargeter, Edith By firelight. 1994. Read by Gretel Davis, 13 hours 43 minutes. TB 10401. The untimely death of Claire Falchion's husband leaves her feeling numb and empty. She retreats to a dilapidated schoolhouse in the tranquil village of Sunderne, but her peace is threatened by Jonathon Kenton, her neighbour, with whom an acquaintance is growing despite Claire's attempts to resist it. The house itself seems to be unleashing strange ideas that she cannot explain, almost like having a second sight. Even Claire's pen seems to be writing of its own accord; memories of a witch hunt appear on the page and terrible scenes come alive in the countryside around her. TB 10401. Peyton, Richard The Ghost now standing on platform one: phantoms of the railways in fact and fiction. 1990. Read by Patrick Romer, 12 hours 36 minutes. TB 9373. Short stories intermingled with true accounts of railway haunting from both sides of the Atlantic. Authors include Rudyard Kipling, John Wyndham and F. Scott Fitzgerald. TB 9373. Phillips, Robert The omnibus of 20th-century ghost stories. 1990. Read by various narrators, 14 hours 59 minutes. TB 10316. Haunted houses and rooms, demon lovers, children's visions, ghosts of the self revenge, guilt and love from beyond the grave are the themes of the 20th century ghost story. Graham Greene, Dylan Thomas, Walter de la Mare, Muriel Spark, John Updike, Truman Capote, Jean Rhys, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, Tennessee Williams and E.M. Forster all wrote about ghosts and the supernatural. This omnibus collates 27 stories from these authors and many more. TB 10316. Poe, Edgar Allan Tales of mystery and imagination. 1842. Read by David Bauer, 9 hours. TB 1529. Ten of Poe's best mysteries, including 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' and 'The Pit and the Pendulum'. TB 1529. Powers, Tim Dinner at Deviant's Palace. 1986. Read by Ian Craig, 9 hours 15 minutes. TB 6624. A generation after nuclear bombs have wiped out Los Angeles, survivors trickle back to set up life in the ruins. People take whatever solace they can find from new drugs to perversions only whispered about in the infamous club "Deviant's Palace". Some turn to the Jaybush cult from which escape is possible via a redeemer. Greg Rivas is the most sought-after of them all and in infiltrating the cult he finds a horror so devastating it taints him forever. TB 6624. 25 Powers, Tim The Anubis gates. 1993. Read by Ian Craig, 15 hours 39 minutes. TB 7081. This is an adventure story that travels at almost breakneck speed as it is convulsed by chases and explosions, swashbuckles through Cairo and includes a skirmish on a burning ice-schooner. There is a time-travel conundrum, embossed with classic knotty paradoxes, a literary mystery and a horror story topped by a catastrophe of necromancy. TB 7081. Raven, Simon September Castle: a tale of love. 1983. Read by Raymond Sawyer, 10 hours 31 minutes. TB 5295. In order to maintain his present lifestyle, Ivan Barraclough has agreed to follow the trail of a legendary thirteenth century princess, Xanthippe. The monthly retainer while on call for this has been generous. Now the telegram has arrived: "TIME TO GO". If the project succeeds the reward may be princely. Ivan sets off on the long journey to September Castle. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 5295. Raven, Simon The roses of Picardie: a romance. 1980. Read by Robert Gladwell, 19 hours 21 minutes. TB 3693. The Roses of Picardie, a set of magnificent rubies, were to bring good fortune and also disaster to the French family to whom they belonged from 1300 onwards. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 3693. Rees, Simon The devil's looking-glass: a romance. 1985. Read by Antony Higginson, 5 hours 12 minutes. TB 5792. In the long days of a summer vacation, Dr Whiston observes his colleagues, Born and Thomas, conducting experiments in extra-sensory perception. Idly the Doctor introduces a darker element Born's subconscious and finds himself haunted by the black stone mirror, the devil's looking glass. Events move swiftly to a horrific climax. TB 5792. Rendell, Ruth The killing doll. 1984. Read by William Abney, 8 hours 39 minutes. TB 5285. The winter before Pup was sixteen he sold his soul to the devil. He was not quite sure what he was going to get in exchange but for the time being all he wanted was to grow a bit taller. However as he dabbled deeper into the occult things began to get out of hand...TB 5285. 26 Rendell, Ruth Keys to the street. Read by Simon Russell Beale, 11 hours 55 minutes. TB 11607. Mary Jago had donated her own bone marrow to save the life of someone she didn't know. However, this generous act led directly to the bitter break-up of her affair with Alistair. For him, it was as though her beauty had been plundered. But the man whose life she had saved would change Mary's life in a way she could never have imagined. TB 11607. Rice, Anne Interview with the vampire: the first book in the vampire chronicles. 1994. Read by Nigel Graham, 16 hours 30 minutes. TB 11296. Vampire chronicles, book 1. In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life... the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 11296. Rice, Anne Vampire Lestat: the second book in the chronicles of the vampires. 1994. Read by Nigel Graham, 24 hours 59 minutes. TB 11354. Vampire chronicles, book 2. Lestat: a vampire - but very much not the conventional undead, for Lestat is the truly alive. Lestat is vivid, ecstatic, stagestruck, and in his story he plunges from eighteenth-century Paris to the demonic Egypt of prehistory; from New Orleans to the twentieth-century world of rock superstardom - as, pursued by the living and the dead, he searches for the secret of his own immortality. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 11354. Rice, Anne The queen of the damned. 1994. Read by Nigel Graham, 24 hours 7 minutes. TB 11398. Vampire chronicles, book 3. After 6000 years, Akasha, mother of all vampires, has risen from her sleep. The evil vampire Lestat, responsible for waking her, must challenge her power and fight her all encompassing evil. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 11398. Rice, Anne The tale of the body thief. 1992. Read by Nigel Graham, 21 hours 5 minutes. TB 10246. Vampire chronicles, book 4. Restlessly pursuing the mystery of his dark existence across time and space, Lestat, hero rock star, seducer of millions and vampire, yearns to think, breathe and feel as a man. Stalked by the only creature who can grant his desire, Lestat seizes it and while the Body Thief lays a trail of carnage across America and the Caribbean, Lestat discovers that a mortal body is no 27 receptacle for a vampire's soul. Rejected by other vampires, he is forced to seek human help to regain his vampire self, abusing it unforgivably when he succumbs to the basest urge in any nature. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 10246. Rice, Anne Memnoch the devil. 1996. Read by Nigel Graham, 18 hours 38 minutes. TB 13262. Vampire Chronicles, book 5. The Vampire Lestat - monster, outsider, hero-wanderer - is snatched from his world to face his most extraordinary adversary ever. His guide - Memnoch, the Devil, who takes him on a tour of Creation and leads him into the mythical worlds - the very realms of Heaven and Hell. Contains violence. TB 13262. Rice, Anne The vampire Armand: the vampire chronicles. 1998. Read by Nigel Graham, 20 hours 27 minutes. TB 11947. Vampire chronicles, book 6. Armand’s first memories are brutal ones of himself on a slave ship bound for Venice. Here he becomes the catamite and pupil of artist Marius the greatest vampire of them all. The novel moves through scenes of luxury and decadence, of ambush, fire and devil worship from 19th century Paris to present-day New Orleans. Here Armand is forced to choose between his twilight immortality and the salvation of his immortal soul. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 11947. Rice, Anne Merrick: a novel. 2000. Read by Nigel Graham, 15 hours 19 minutes. TB 12769. Vampire chronicles, book 7. With the help of David Talbot, ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca organisation, Louis appeals to Merrick, the beautiful mixed-race daughter of the New Orleans Mayfair clan - from the wrong side of the tracks. To save Louis' sanity, Merrick must use her black witchcraft to call up the ghost of Claudia - however dangerous this may be. But there are other spirits who will not lie still, and her search takes her close to the edge, through blood and terror, voodoo and violence. Contains violence. TB 12769. Rice, Anne Blood and gold: the vampire Marius. 2001. Read by Nigel Graham, 22 hours 15 minutes. TB 13340. Vampire chronicles, book 8. The exotic and sinister story of one of the oldest vampires of them all, which sweeps from his genesis in ancient Rome to his encounter in the present day with a creature of snow and ice. Marius, patrician by birth, scholar by choice, criss-crosses with many others for the pantheon of the undead. Contains violence. TB 13340 28 Rice, Anne Pandora: new tales of the vampires. 1998. Read by Patricia Jones, 10 hours 30 minutes. TB 11708. New tales of the vampires, book 1. In this first of a series David Talbot, vampire survivor of "Memnoch the Devil" calls forth Pandora, to tell her own extraordinary tale. Once a mortal girl in ancient Rome, she was given immortality by Marius her lover, and the dark genius of the Lestat novels. TB 11708. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Frankenstein. Read by Robert Trotter, 7 hours 13 minutes. TB 8912. Mary Shelley's nightmare vision has haunted generations of readers and inspired innumerable literary imitations and film versions. Here is the original story of the brilliant scientist whose magnificent obsession not only destroys himself and everyone he loves, but threatens the entire human race. TB 8912. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Frankenstein. 1997. Read by various narrators, 1 hour 57 minutes. TB 12329. Starring Michael Maloney and John Wood. In this dramatic setting of Mary Shelley's original story, first broadcast as Classic Serial on BBC Radio 4, the listener will be able to enjoy the full terror of this surprisingly prophetic Gothic horror story. TB 12329. Stevenson, Robert Louis The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: and other tales of terror. 2002. Read by Robbie MacNab, 9 hours 20 minutes. TB 15947. This is the story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde, the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer, and the final revelation of Hyde's true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil. The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson's inventiveness within the gothic genre: "Olalla", a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood, and "The Body Snatcher", which shows the murky underside of medical practice. Contains violence. TB 15947. Stevenson, Robert Louis The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Read by various narrators, 1 hour 13 minutes. TB 12070. This Sony Award-winning adaptation first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, confirms Robert Louis Stevenson's spine-tingling tale to be one of the great Victorian thriller mysteries. Starring Alexander Morton and Tom Fleming. TB 12070. 29 Stoker, Bram Dracula. 1985. Read by Christopher Saul, 17 hours 15 minutes. TB 6193. Jonathan Harker's fearful experience at Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania marks the beginning of a chain of unspeakable horrors, as the vile Count claims innocent victims to join his diabolical world of the un-dead. Only Doctor Van Helsing has the key to salvation... TB 6193. Stoker, Bram Dracula's guest. 1990. Read by Michael Tudor Barnes, 5 hours 59 minutes. TB 9609. A collection of nine horror and suspense stories from the author of "Dracula". TB 9609. Stoker, Bram Midnight tales. 1990. Read by Patrick Romer, 7 hours 31 minutes. TB 8301. In the last decade of the nineteenth century, the Beefsteak room at the Lyceum Theatre was the scene for brilliant and cosmopolitan gatherings hosted by Sir Henry Irving. Irving and his guests told strange tales of far-distant places. Bram Stoker was Irving's manager during these years and these conversations provided him with the inspiration for his classic horror fiction "Dracula". Contains violence. TB 8301. Symons, Julian The players and the game. 2001. Read by Jeff Bellamy, 7 hours 49 minutes. TB 14338. 'Count Dracula meets Bonnie Parker. What will they do together? The vampire you'd hate to love, sinister and debonair, sinks those teeth into Bonnie's succulent throat.' It's the beginning of a dangerous game that is destined to end in chilling terror and bloody murder. TB 14338. Theroux, Paul The Black House. 1974. Read by Robert Gladwell, 9 hours 39 minutes. TB 2693. Home after a long absence, Munday proposes to write a definitive book about Africa, but he and his wife, and the house they rent, seem haunted by something sinister they cannot identify. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 2693. Updike, John The witches of Eastwick. 1984. Read by Raymond Sawyer, 12 hours 43 minutes. TB 6448. The frustrations, jealousies, and affections of three attractive, middle-class, American divorcees are raised to the point of generating supernatural power when the three form a coven and the Lenox mansion is bought by a man who they recognise as their master. Unsuitable for family reading. TB 6448. 30 Vornholt, John Coyote moon: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 1998. Read by Laurence Bouvard, 3 hours 53 minutes. TB 12192. The seedy carnival looks like just the thing to give Buffy and her best buds, Xander and Willow, a break from staking bloodsuckers. Some greasy food, a few cheap thrills - what more could a Slayer ask for? But then Buffy senses something evil behind the carnival. Xander and Willow aren't so sure. They don't buy Buffy's notion that the carneys are somehow connected to the corpses turning up around Sunnydale. TB 12192. Walpole, Horace The castle of Otranto: a gothic story. 1996. Read by Nigel Graham, 5 hours 52 minutes. TB 11073. The earliest and most influential of the Gothic novels. This book gives us a series of catastrophes, ghostly interventions, revelations of identity, and exciting contests. Crammed with invention, entertainment, terror, and pathos, the novel was an immediate success and Walpole's own favourite among his numerous works. TB 11073. Walter, Elizabeth Snowfall, and other chilling events. 1965. Read by Duncan Carse, 6 hours 25 minutes. TB 334. Five frightening stories centred on supernatural occurrences. TB 334. Wells, H G Ghost stories. Read by David McAlister, 1 hour 18 minutes. TB 13525. A collection of six tales including the story of a scientist who is pursued by a phantom insect to the edge of sanity. TB 13525. Wesley, Mary The sixth seal. 1984. Read by Carole Boyd, 6 hours 32 minutes. TB 10104. Unnatural incidents begin to occur, such as falls of brilliantly coloured snow until a deadly storm wipes the life out of everything it touches. Muriel, her son Paul and his friend Henry are among the few who survive, having been safe underground when the storm hit. They bond together with others who have also escaped, to make the most of their changed world. Forced into closeness, personalities start to conflict: Henry eventually leaves the Devon countryside for London and a strong confrontation in the Cabinet Room at No.10 Downing Street. TB 10104. 31 Weston, Michael The cage: a parable. 1986. Read by Di Langford, 13 hours 35 minutes. TB 6694. Whose was the skull in the remaining fragment of an iron cage that the half-crazed road mender dug up at Hangman's Cross towards the end of the last century? This question absorbed the Rev. Fletcher who devoted much of his life to the reconstruction of the events that led to the concealment of these grisly remains close to Windfall village in Cornwall - a story of a primitive and isolated community in the grip of powerful emotions and their prejudices. TB 6694. Weston, Michael Grace Pensilva, or, the vindication. 1985. Read by Joe Dunlop, 18 hours 35 minutes. TB 6663. It was old Doctor Cornish who first told Optimus Shute, the new village schoolmaster, about the strange and tragic events that had been taking place in the nearby village of Harberscombe a generation earlier. The old man spoke of Grace Pensilva and her vow of vengeance for the betrayal of her brother Frank. Neither of the two men suspected remained untouched by this but both would be lulled into forgetfulness. Grace Pensilva would never forget - a dark tale set in Devon. TB 6663. Wharton, Edith The ghost stories of Edith Wharton. 1975. Read by Peter Gray, 12 hours. TB 3078. Stories of mystery written by the author over the years 1904 and 1937, inspired partly by the fear of ghosts she experienced as a small child. Set in the bleak mansions of England, America, and Normandy, eleven classic tales depict the terrors of persons confronted by unearthly entities. TB 3078. Wheatley, Dennis The devil rides out. 1935. Read by Anthony Parker, 16 hours. TB 1166. Duc de Richlieu series, book 2. Sequel to: The Forbidden Territory. A terrifying story of black magic, in which a young woman is snared and a young man brought to the verge of madness by those practising the cult of Satanism. TB 1166. Wheatley, Dennis The Ka of Gifford Hillary. 1991. Read by Robert Ashby, 15 hours 8 minutes. TB 8819. Controversy rages at the Ministry of Defence, and Sir Gifford Hillary is partly responsible for tempers fraying. On a warm autumn night at Longshot Hall Sir Gifford gets the shock of his life. Horrifically and inexplicably, he witnesses his own murder ... TB 8819. 32 Wheatley, Dennis The satanist. 1991. Read by Nigel Graham, 20 hours 1 minute. TB 10662. The ritual murder of Teddy Morden convinces Colonel Verney that the Soviets have harnessed occult powers. Fearing for world peace, he appoints Barney Sullivan to uncover their secrets, while Mary Morden, bent on avenging her husband's fearful end, appoints herself. Though Barney is trained to face the grim possibility of torture and death, nothing can prepare Mary for her ordeal of initiation to the abhorrent and diabolical Brotherhood of the Ram. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 10662. White, Gillian The crow biddy. 2004. Read by Jilly Bond, 7 hours 37 minutes. TB 14553. Molly Tarrent, middle-aged and divorced, is living alone, brooding obsessively about her ex-husband Crispin and his new wife. A meeting with an old schoolchum, turns her life upside down. Long ago, the two girls belonged to a witch-band. Now it seems that the past is coming horribly back to life. TB 14553. White, Gill Unhallowed ground. 1998. Read by Elizabeth Proud, 11 hours 44 minutes. TB 11867. On a snowbound February day, when Georgina first saw Furze Pen – a picturesque thatched cottage in a peaceful valley on Dartmoor – she decided it was the perfect place to recover from the recent nightmare of her job in London - until the terrors started. Contains strong language. TB 11867. Wilde, Oscar The picture of Dorian Gray. 1890. Read by David Brown, 10 hours. TB 759. "If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old...I would give my soul for that!" The wish uttered by Dorian Gray as he gazes on his portrait forms the basis of this story, of a gilded and spoilt hedonist who is willing to sell his soul for his beauty. TB 759. Williamson, J. N Flesh creepers. 1990. Read by various narrators, 10 hours 23 minutes. TB 9862. Full of tension and suspense this collection of new works draw not only on the traditional devises of terror such as ghosts and vampires, but also on the dark spaces that work within man himself. "Flesh creepers" takes the reader into the realm of the supernatural through the hands of such writers as Ray Bradbury, Ed Gorman, Alan Rodgers, Douglas E. Winter and Graham Masterton. Contains violence. TB 9862. If you have read a book you particularly enjoyed (or didn't enjoy) and want to share your thoughts with other readers, visit the new RNIB Readers Forum at www.rnib.org.uk/readersforum and post your review on the Forum". 33
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