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The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)  

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List Rules Vote up the horror audiobooks you love getting scared by.

A good horror novel can often be scarier than a movie, as your brain fills in details all on its own, better than any special effects house could produce. The best horror audiobooks make it even easier, the narrator doing the heavy lifting of telling the story and leaving your brain free to scare itself while you commute, are at work, or just doing tasks around the house.

A few of the best horror books have been made into films, such as Pet Semetary, Horns, and Bird Box. Many great horror audiobooks are part of scary book series, such as The Southern Reach Trilogy and Hannibal. There are also horror audiobooks from favorite horror authors such as Stephen King, Dean Koonz, and Michael Crichton. There are even versions of horror books only available on Audible, such as Dracula as performed by an all-star cast including Alan Cumming and Tim Curry.

Which of these horror audiobooks will you download? Try Audible and get two free audiobooks - which makes it even easier to start up the scares. Vote for the scary audiobooks you would recommend to other horror lovers and add any must-listen books we might have missed.

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Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Stephen King
Pet Sematary is a 1983 horror novel by Stephen King, nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1984, and adapted into a 1989 film of the same name. In November 2013, PS Publishing ...more
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Swan Song is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Robert R. McCammon
Swan Song is a 1987 horror novel by American novelist Robert R. McCammon. It is a work of post-apocalyptic fiction describing the aftermath of a nuclear war that provokes an evolution in
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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Guillermo Del Toro
The Strain is a 2009 vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy, and was followed by The Fall and The Night Eternal. Del Toro ...more
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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Mary Shelley
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about the young student of science Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature ...more
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Stephen King
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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Josh Malerman
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Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Philip Athans
Annihilation is a NY Times Best Seller fantasy novel by Philip Athans. It is the fifth book of the War of the Spider Queen hexad and, like other books in the series, it is set in the Forgotten ...more
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The Chemist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Stephanie Meyer
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Odd Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas is a thriller novel by American writer Dean Koontz, published in 2003. The novel derives its title from the protagonist, a twenty-year-old short-order cook named Odd Thomas. The book, ...more
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Magda: A Darkly Disturbi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
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Prey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Michael Crichton
Prey is a novel by Michael Crichton, first published in November 2002. An excerpt was published in the January–February 2003 issue of Seed. Like Jurassic Park, the novel serves as a cautionary ...more
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Dark Son: Lance Brody Se... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Michael Robertson J
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The Camera: Bloodthirst ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Eric A. Shelman
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The Naming of the Beasts... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
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The Curious Ways of the ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
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Deadbeat Dad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
J. R. Rain
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The Haunting of Ashburn ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
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Tombyards & Butterfl... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
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The Purge of Babylon: A ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
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The Magpies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Mark Edwards
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The Bird Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Ania Ahlborn
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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Bram Stoker
Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from ...more
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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Thomas Harris
Hannibal is a novel written by Thomas Harris, published in 1999. It is the third in his series featuring Dr. Hannibal Lecter and the second to feature FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling. The ...more
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Horns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
Joe Hill
Horns is a book written by Joe Hill.
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Holy Hell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Audiobooks (That You Love To Listen To)
William Saunders