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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.
Einstein's monsters. 1987. Read by Antony Higginson, 5 hours 2 minutes. TB
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.
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.
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.
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.
The great and secret show. 1989. Read by William Dufris, 22 hours 55 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A graveyard for lunatics. 1990. Read by Garrick Hagon, 10 hours 15 minutes. TB
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best of Roald Dahl. 1983. Read by Christopher Scott, 18 hours 24 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Under the skin. 2004. Read by Barbara-Anne Gray, 8 hours 19 minutes. TB
Isserley is a woman obsessed with picking up male hitchhikers - so long as they're
well-muscled and alone. But why? TB 14281.
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.
The Phantom of Manhattan. 2000. Read by Peter Marinker, 5 hours 40 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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
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.
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.
The vampire omnibus. 1995. Read by various narrators, 22 hours 14 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The magic cottage. 1986. Read by Simon Mattacks, 11 hours 13 minutes.
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.
The secret of Crickley Hall. 2006. Read by Sean Barrett, 17 hours 38 minutes.
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.
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.
The ghosts of Sleath. 1994. Read by Edmund Dehn, 14 hours 32 minutes. TB
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.
The mist in the mirror. 1993. Read by Ronald Markham, 6 hours 17 minutes. TB
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A prayer for Owen Meany. 1989. Read by Garrick Hagon, 28 hours 12 minutes.
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.
The turn of the screw. 1957. Read by Rosemary Davis, 5 hours 38 minutes.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four past midnight. 1990. Read by Adam Henderson, 28 hours 54 minutes. TB
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.
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.
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.
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.
The tommyknockers. 1988. Read by Simon Vance, 26 hours 58 minutes. TB
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Nightmares and dreamscapes. 1993. Read by Eric Meyers, 29 hours 34 minutes.
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
of Castle Rock returns and grows on you. What does it all mean? Contains strong
language. TB 10475.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Different seasons. 1993. Read by Hayward Morse, 21 hours 36 minutes. TB
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
the baby develops violently, his alien presence wrecking their lives - a contemporary
horror story. TB 7157.
King of all the dead. 2003. Read by Elaine Claxton, 4 hours 33 minutes. TB
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dinner at Deviant's Palace. 1986. Read by Ian Craig, 9 hours 15 minutes. TB
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keys to the street. Read by Simon Russell Beale, 11 hours 55 minutes.
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.
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
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.
The queen of the damned. 1994. Read by Nigel Graham, 24 hours 7 minutes. TB
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.
The tale of the body thief. 1992. Read by Nigel Graham, 21 hours 5 minutes. TB
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
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.
Memnoch the devil. 1996. Read by Nigel Graham, 18 hours 38 minutes. TB
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Dracula's guest. 1990. Read by Michael Tudor Barnes, 5 hours 59 minutes. TB
A collection of nine horror and suspense stories from the author of "Dracula". TB
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.
The players and the game. 2001. Read by Jeff Bellamy, 7 hours 49 minutes. TB
'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.
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.
The witches of Eastwick. 1984. Read by Raymond Sawyer, 12 hours 43 minutes.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ghost stories of Edith Wharton. 1975. Read by Peter Gray, 12 hours. TB
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.
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.
The Ka of Gifford Hillary. 1991. Read by Robert Ashby, 15 hours 8 minutes. TB
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 ...
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.
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.
Unhallowed ground. 1998. Read by Elizabeth Proud, 11 hours 44 minutes. TB
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.
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.
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