8 Horror Audiobooks To Soundtrack Your Halloween Weekend
October is the perfect month to indulge your spookier side: telling ghost stories over warm ciders with friends, watching slasher flicks, listening to true crime podcasts, and of course, reading as many horror novels as you can get through in a month. But if you're reader who can't get into the spirit of the season without a chilling soundtrack to accompany your book, you might want to try listening to a spooky horror audiobook.
Audiobooks are perfect for the reader on-the-go: that person who always seems to be busy and needs something to entertain them as they clean, cook, or commute to the office. It's the perfect way to keep up with your TBR list when holiday social engagements fill up your calendar and you can't seem to find a quiet moment to tuck yourself away in your coziest blanket and read.
Audiobooks.com, a subscription service that includes one audiobook per month for $14.95, recommended eight spooky audiobooks for Bustle readers to dive into this week. These books are sure to satiate your cravings for the spooky, the macabre, and the psychologically thrilling as you head into the Halloween weekend. For more audiobooks, sign up for a free month-long trial of the service and browse through over 100,000 titles.
'The Visitors' by Catherine Burns, narrated by Kate Reading
An unmarried woman in her 50s, lives in a decrepit mansion on the edge of a seaside resort with her domineering brother. She never questions the noises she hears coming from their cellar... or the women's laundry in the hamper that doesn't belong to her. So what happens when her brother falls ill and she's forced to confront what's behind the cellar doors? Start listening now.
'Are You Sleeping?' by Kathleen Barber
If you're a fan of Serial, you'll love this thriller about a hit podcast that reopens a murder case... and unintentionally unravels the life of the victim's daughter. Start listening now.
'The Child Finder' by Rene Denfeld, narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan
"The Child Finder," a detective with an uncanny ability to track down missing children, is tasked with finding missing eight year old girl, who disappeared during a Christmas tree shopping expedition three years ago. But as the detective pursues the truth of the disappearance, she also begins to piece together the mysteries of her own past. Start listening now.
'The Secrets She Keeps' by Michael Robotham, read by Lucy Price-Lewis
Meghan lives a perfect life with her perfect kids, perfect husband, and perfect friends. And, of course, she documents it all via her confessional blog. But little does she know that her so-called perfect life has caught the attention of a pregnant employee at the grocery store she frequents with her kids. What she doesn't know is that a mundane conversation at the grocery store will upend her life forever. Start listening now.
'One of Us is Lying' by Karen M. McManus, narrated by Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, Robbie Daymond
On Monday afternoon, five students walked into detention at Bayview High. But that evening, only four students walk out. Before detention is over, Simon — the outcast who planned to post juicy secrets about all his classmates on Tuesday morning — is dead. So, who did it? Start listening now.
'A Stranger in the House' by Shari Lapena, narrated by Tavia Gilbert
What happens when you can't remember the night that changed everything? Your husband refuses to believe you did anything wrong. Your best friend isn't so sure. But you don't know what happened — or who to trust. Start listening now.
'This Darkness Mine' by Mindy McGinnis, narrated by Brittany Pressley
Sasha Stone is the perfect student with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect plan to attend Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician after high school. But her plans go awry when Isaac Harver enters her life — a boy who seems to know her so well, when she doesn't remember him at all. In order to unravel the secret of their relationship, she'll first have to come to terms with a dark secret that's loomed over her family since her birth. Start listening now.
'The Blind' by A.F. Brady, narrated by Kate Zane
Psychologist Sam James is the only one brave enough to treat a mysterious patient named Richard, who seems so normal she can't figure out why he's been committed to a psych ward. But as she pushes deeper into his twisted past, she's pulled into a series of terrifying mind games that threaten to upend the life she's build for herself. Start listening now.