Here you’ll find links to all the downloadable audiobooks that I’ve had published — my own books as well as those I’ve recorded for other writers. Give some a listen. They’re all complete and unabridged and a great companion on drives, workouts, and situations where it’s impossible to hold a book in your hands.
I’ve narrated many different genres — horror, mystery, western, fantasy, crime, humor, romance, blockbuster, and more.
All are available from Audible.com/Amazon — and your first title is free with a trial membership. Just click on the title for the link…
THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW by Clive Barker
An amazing epic fantasy/horror novel by Clive Barker, with my unabridged narration. Over 22 hours long. In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America. In this New York Times best-seller, Barker unveils one of the most ambitious imaginative landscapes in modern fiction, creating a new vocabulary for the age-old battle between good and evil. Carrying its readers from the first stirring of consciousness to a vision of the end of the world, The Great and Secret Show is a breathtaking journey in the company of a master storyteller.
CABAL by Clive Barker
The novel that was the inspiration for the cult film, NIGHTBREED. Cabal is the story of Boone, a tortured soul haunted by the conviction that he has committed atrocious crimes. In a necropolis in the wilds of Canada, he seeks refuge and finds the last great creatures of the world – the shape-shifters known as the Nightbreed. They are possessed of unearthly powers-and so is Boone. In the hunt for Boone, they too will be hunted. Now only the courage of this strange human can save them from extinction.
SECOND CHANCE by Chet Williamson
A breathtaking novel of dark suspense and bittersweet nostalgia, Second Chance breaks new ground for a writer whose work critics have favorably compared to such disparate writers as Camus, Cheever, and Stephen King. In Second Chance, Chet Williamson defines a generation and gives readers the ride of their lives through a disquietingly different and threatened America.
LOWLAND RIDER by Chet Williamson
Jesse Gordon, driven to a shocking murder by the killing of his wife and infant daughter, condemns himself to life underground in the New York City subway system. Abandoning the light of day, he finds an evil as old as time, and a redemption which must be bought by a price far greater than death….
ASH WEDNESDAY by Chet Williamson
In Merridale, semi-transparent blue apparitions have appeared. These aren’t ghosts, exactly. They are visions of the dead in their final moments – the last seconds of their lives portrayed for all to see. They don’t move, and they don’t speak.
Ash Wednesday is a thoughtful horror story about what happens to people when they are forced to gaze into the face of death and, specifically, the face of their own personal dead: their friends and family, those they believed to be dead and gone. Murders are revealed, rapes and other crimes. People despair, and try to create new lives out of the wreckage. Two of these are Bradley Meyers, a vet already driven half-crazy by his experiences in Vietnam, confronted by the sight of his dead son, and now barely capable of containing his rage, and Jim Callender, whose son has died in the same accident, for which he is partly responsible. As Callender sinks into guilt, Meyers moves toward murder.
This edition of Ash Wednesday contains a final portion that was not included with the book when it was first published. After the book appeared, the last chapter was published in Bill Munster’s excellent small press magazine, Footsteps. The entire book as originally written appears here for the first time.
SOULSTORM by Chet Williamson
Three men are offered a million dollars each if they will spend a month in an isolated Pennsylvania mansion, The Pines. There they will confront madness, murder, and the ultimate evil – so that their billionaire host might find the key to life beyond the grave. But as they learn, dead souls dwell in The Pines. And death is just the beginning.
HUNTERS by Chet Williamson
Deer season in northern Pennsylvania, when the woods explode with gunfire and bloody carcasses hang from cross-poles.
Only this time, the carcasses aren’t just deer.
The Wildlife Liberation Front, a bloodthirsty and radical animal rights group, has decided to turn the tables on hunters this year, with bullets, blades and bombs. And Ned Craig, a non-violent game warden, finds himself the target of not only the WLF, but another killer from his past with a more personal grudge.
While bodies pile up as quickly as the snow in the most vicious storm in years, Ned and the woman he loves are finally trapped at a rusting fire tower on the edge of a cliff. Hunted by both a cadre of armed terrorists and a suicidal maniac, Ned has to confront them all, along with his own fears, or else become the final victim in the bloodbath…
MURDER IN CORMYR by Chet Williamson, narrated by Kyle McCarley
A fantasy/mystery that I wrote for TSR. Sort of a Nero Wolfe and Archie situation that was great fun to do!
Tired of the political machinations of his egotistical fellow wizards, Benelaius retires from the College of War Wizards to take up residency in Cormyr, where he lives peacefully until he and his legman, Jasper, are forced to investigate the murder of a messenger from King Azoun.
THE WOMAN by Lucky McKee & Jack Ketchum
The Woman is the powerful story of the last survivor of a feral tribe of cannibals who have been terrorizing the East Coast – from Maine into Canada – for years now. Badly wounded in a battle with police, a woman takes refuge in a cave overlooking the sea. Christopher Cleek is a slick, amoral – and unstable – country lawyer who, out hunting one day, sees her bathing in a stream. Fascinated, he follows her to her cave.
Cleek has many dark secrets and to these he’ll add another. He will capture her, lock in his fruit cellar, in order to tame her, civilize her. To this end, he’ll enlist his long-suffering wife Belle, his teenage son, Brian, and daughter, Peg, and even his little girl, Darlin’, to aid him. So the question soon becomes: who is more savage? The hunter or the game?
STRANGLEHOLD by Jack Ketchum
Lydia McCloud meets Arthur Danse at a wedding party in Plymouth, N.H., and she thinks he’s a man she could grow to love. Arthur sees things differently. In Lydia, he sees the sort of woman people always want to protect. He decides he’s going to show her she wouldn’t always be protected. Once their only child, Robert, is born, Arthur’s behavior worsens. When the courts become involved, the nightmare really begins. This scathing novel is an indictment of a justice system that makes a mockery of its very name.
KIN by Kealan Patrick Burke
On a scorching hot summer day in Elkwood, Alabama, Claire Lambert staggers naked, wounded, and half-blind away from the scene of an atrocity. She is the sole survivor of a nightmare that claimed her friends, and even as she prays for rescue, the killers – a family of cannibalistic lunatics – are closing in.
A soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder returns from Iraq to the news that his brother is among the murdered in Elkwood.
In snowbound Detroit, a waitress trapped in an abusive relationship gets an unexpected visit that will lead to bloodshed and send her back on the road to a past she has spent years trying to outrun.
And Claire, the only survivor of the Elkwood Massacre, haunted by her dead friends, dreams of vengeance… a dream which will be realized as grief and rage turn good people into cold-blooded murderers and force alliances among strangers.
It’s time to return to Elkwood.
In the spirit of such iconic horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deliverance, Kin begins at the end and studies the possible aftermath for the survivors of such traumas upon their return to the real world – the guilt, the grief, the thirst for revenge – and sets them on an unthinkable journey… back into the heart of darkness.
THE SEVENTH SECRET by Irving Wallace
Eminent Oxford don Sir Harrison Ashcroft, on the verge of proving that Hitler did not die in the bunker, is murdered in Berlin. His daughter, Emily, continues this quest. Her life is endangered but she has new and unexpected protectors: Rex Foster, researching the vainglory of Nazi architecture; Nicholas Kirvov, curator of a Soviet art museum; and Tovah Levine, Mossad agent. The four prove a tough match for a coterie of neo-Nazis conspiring to perpetuate Hitler’s image and obscure the details of his death. The true story of Hitler’s last hours is revealed in counterpoint by Eva Braun, who has indeed survived. Now known as Evelyn Hoffmann, she has another secret: she and der Fuhrer had a child.
THE SECOND LADY by Irving Wallace
On a state visit to Moscow, Billie Bradford, the beautiful and brilliant wife of the President of the United States, is abducted by the Soviets and replaced by Vera Vazilova, a superbly trained Russian undercover agent and actress who is the First Lady’s physical double.
The impostor’s mission – to induce the President to reveal a U.S. secret that will drastically tip the world balance toward Russia. But one false move – whether before TV cameras or in the White House bedroom – can destroy the entire masquerade.
And in Moscow, Billie also has a mission – to frantically seek ways to escape while daringly leading a Soviet intelligence officer astray about the most intimate area of her married life.
Two women, each playing a treacherous game in a foreign land, each taking a desperate gamble in the arms of the other’s lover–a world-shaking gamble that only one of them can win…
“Intense, suspenseful… Every ingredient known to produce a thriller!”- Los Angeles Times “Fast-paced, action-packed, and sex-fired!”- New York Post
THE LIGHT AT THE END by John Skipp & Craig Spector
The 25th Anniversary Edition of the Original Splatterpunk Novel.
An adrenaline-charged tale of unrelenting suspense that sparks with raw and savage energy… The newspapers scream out headlines that spark terror across the city. Ten murders on the New York City subway. Ten grisly crimes that defy all reason — no pattern, no m.o., no leads for police to pursue. The press dubs the fiend the “Subway Psycho”; the NYPD desperately seeks their quarry before the city erupts in mass hysteria. But they won’t find what they’re looking for.
Because they all think that the killer is human.
Only a few know the true story — a story the papers will never print. It is a tale of abject terror and death written in grit and steel… and blood. The tale of a man who vanished into the bowels of the urban earth one night, taken by a creature of unholy evil, then left as a babe abandoned on the doorstep of Hell. Now he is back, driven by twin demons of rage and retribution.
He is unstoppable. And we are all his prey… unless a ragtag band of misfit souls will dare to descend into a world of manmade darkness, where the real and unreal alike dwell in endless shadow. A place where humanity has been left behind, and the horrifying truth will dawn as a madman’s chilling vendetta comes to light…
Filled with gripping drama and harrowing doomsday dread, The Light at the End is the book that ushered in a bold new view of humankind’s most ancient and ruthless evil; a mesmerizing novel from two acknowledged masters of spellbinding suspense.
GUN IN CHEEK: A STUDY OF “ALTERNATIVE” CRIME FICTION by Bill Pronzini
Love mystery? Then you’ll love this book. Hate mystery? Then YOU’LL love this book. Pronzini is a fount of information about the “best” (read: hilariously inept) in mystery fiction. He’s read every book ever written in the genre, it seems, and shows genuine affection for the form. The fun he pokes at the authors and their works is gentle and doesn’t distract at all from your wonderment at the fact that these books ever even existed. It might, however, make you want to seek them out and try for yourself. Or maybe it’ll help prevent a misstep in purchasing a book you wouldn’t end up enjoying. Either way, this book is worth a listen (or three). These mystery authors have gone unsung for too long.
SON OF GUN IN CHEEK by Bill Pronzini
“The prolific Pronzini not only writes a lot of mysteries (The Nameless Detective series), he obviously reads a lot of them too – but not all of what he reads is good. His 1982 Gun in Cheek was a wickedly humorous collection of unbelievable plots, poor characterization, unlikely language and just plain dumbness in his favorite genre; here he presents another collection, subtitled “an affectionate guide to more of the ‘worst’ in mystery fiction.” Some writers (Harry Stephen Keeler, Michael Avallone) are roasted at length, and some are sideswiped, including even fine writers experiencing temporary lapses (Ed McBain, Joseph Wambaugh). Not perhaps for the general reader, this volume should appeal to addicts who, like Pronzini, will apparently read anything labeled “mystery”. Sex, pulp mags, B-movies and “The Alternative Hall of Fame” are featured in wittily titled chapters with a postmortem bibliography.” (Publishers Weekly)
GONE TO TEXAS: A JOSEY WALES WESTERN by Forrest Carter
The novel that became the Clint Eastwood film, “The Outlaw Josey Wales.” Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri-men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge.
THE VENGEANCE TRAIL OF JOSEY WALES by Forrest Carter
Josey Wales and his Cherokee friend, Lone Watie, set out for the West through the dangerous Camanchero territory. Hiding by day, traveling by night, they are joined by an Indian woman named Little Moonlight, and rescue an old woman and her granddaughter from their besieged wagon. The five of them travel toward Texas and win through brash and honest violence, a chance for a new way of life.
FIENDS by John Farris
In the frozen pit of blackest hell, Death sleeps. Ravishing beyond words, evil beyond our darkest dreams of Satan, Her eyelids flutter.
Rising from Her pit, She wakes her vampire brood – and frees them from their ancient graves.
No, no one is safe, no one – from the unwashed Children of Eve.
A powerful novel by classic horror story writer John Farris.
NIGHTJACK by Tom Piccirilli
On the day of his release from a mental institution Pace is taken “hostage” by Faust, Pia, and Hayden, three escapees from the hospital who disappeared after the presumed rape and beating of Cassandra Kaltzas, daughter of the Greek munitions tycoon Alexandra Kaltzas. Each suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder, experiencing complex delusions and sometimes fantastical identities. Pace tries to piece together what happened when apparently one of their alternate personalities tried to kill Cassandra. Pace himself is an alternate of William Pacella, a man whose wife died in a restaurant fire set by a local mobster for insurance money. William Pacella “dies” so that Nightjack can be born–a new personality who may or may not be Jack the Ripper. For unknown reasons, Pace is able to see others’ delusions–when alternates take over members of the group, Pace alone is able to interact with each persona. Included among them is Princess Eirrin, a ten thousand year old sorceress and heir to the Atlantean throne; Smoker, a half-breed gunman from 1880s Arizona; Thaddeus, friend and companion to St. Paul; and the ancient Greek architect Daedalus, who soared among the clouds with his home-made wax wings and watched his son perish in the sea. Now the four find themselves under attack from assassins sent by Kaltzas to punish the person who attacked his daughter. Conflicting stories abound about Cassandra–whether she was raped, if she was perhaps murdered, or if she and Pace somehow crossed paths even before the hospital. In fact, she may not even exist. As the attacks persist, the group is forced to face their own personal traumas and terrors, and go in search of Kaltzas in Greece. There, on an island where fantasy, myth, and truth are all entangled, Pace and his many alternates must sift through madness and deceit to unlock the mystery. And everyone may wind up dead unless Pace willingly unleashes the most brutal killer of all: Nightjack.
ON THE THIRD DAY by David Niall Wilson
Father Darren Prescott is a seeker of truth. He works for The Vatican, but his real work is within his own mind and heart; Father Prescott hunts miracles. Father Thomas is a young priest with a quiet congregation that worships at San Marcos by the Sea, a small cathedral outside San Valencez, California. One Easter Father Thomas’ Mass is interrupted by something he cannot explain – something powerful that shakes his world, and that of his congregation.
Father Thomas experiences the Stigmata. On The Third Day is the story of Father Thomas and his search for answers. He turns to the church, and his immediate superior, Bishop Michaels, for support and assistance and is shocked to find that not all priests seek miracles. Some are comfortable with the status quo and vicious in their defense of it. Bishop Michaels is battling his own demons, not the least of which is a barely controlled love of alcohol. Despite the distaste it engenders, Bishop Michaels attends Easter Mass the year after the first “incident.” He comes armed with an attitude of furious disbelief, and a video camera. When Father Thomas not only repeats the previous years’ experience, but with much greater intensity, collapsing across the altar and causing a near riot, the Bishop escapes with his camera, and his sanity, and makes calls of his own. He still does not believe, but now he feels he needs a greater power than his own to prove his disbelief, even to himself. At the request of Bishop Michaels’ superior, and his own mentor, Cardinal O’Brien, Father Prescott arrives and begins his investigation with a third Easter Mass looming. The Bishop is determined that Father Thomas be proven a charlatan and a fraud. Father Thomas is frightened for his life, and for his faith, and only wants answers. Father Prescott? He wants the miracle he’s waited his entire life to overcome, to make up for what he considers past failings of his own. What all three men find is the powerful, thrilling conclusion to On The Third Day, an experience that draws them together and pushes them apart in ways they never could have imagined. The answers are there, but some answers are too difficult to bear.
TORMENT by Raymond Benson
From internationally-published author Raymond Benson comes a unique supernatural thriller, a story of voodoo, murder, love, and obsession – but wait! Is it really supernatural, or is it all in the protagonist’s troubled mind?
Rick Shepherd is an ordinary guy from the mid-west with a history of depression and a hospital stay for a nervous breakdown. He’s in a failing marriage, a dead-end job, and is undergoing the proverbial mid-life crisis. Not the best way to begin a business retreat in Jamaica with his company. After a bizarre encounter at a tourist-trap voodoo show where he is “cursed” by an actor supposedly possessed by a spirit, he meets a beautiful young woman named Larissa on the beach. She is mysterious and enchanting, and Rick falls head over heels for her. Before he leaves the island, she gives him a medallion known as the “Heart of Erzulie.” In the Caribbean religion of voudon, or voodoo, Erzulie is the love goddess, the goddess of beauty, health, help, fortune… the medallion is usually worn as a good luck charm. Hence he is cursed – but protected as well.
Rick’s plan is to contact Larissa in Los Angeles once they’re both back in the States. But his plane crashes, killing everyone aboard…except Rick. Somehow he is able to miraculously walk away.
And then the really bad things start to happen. His wife dies unexpectedly and Rick is accused of her murder. He becomes a fugitive from the law, but Rick doesn’t care-he’s obsessed with Larissa and has to find her.
From this point on, he begins to unravel pieces of Larissa’s life, following her “trail” backwards from Texas, where she grew up, to New York, and finally to Los Angeles. Eventually it leads back to Jamaica and to the evil men with whom she became involved – Jamaican gangsters who produce real snuff films that are distributed over the Internet to elite, selective clients worldwide.
Rick’s torturous journey is one of redemption but full of danger and excitement as one horrific thing happens after another. To find the love of his life, he must undergo unimaginable torment.
THE GORE by Joseph A. Citro
Ex-newspaperman Roger Newton’s adventure begins when Claude Lavigne, a power company employee, sees something in the forests of “the gore” – a tiny swatch of unclaimed land created by a surveyor’s mistake. His sense of reality unhinged, Lavigne commits suicide. When Lavigne’s son, best friend, and an old black man risk an expedition into the gore, Newton, attempting to stop them, upsets a fragile balance and looses an ancient, nameless fear among the people of Vermont.
THE MONARCHS by Stephen Mark Rainey
After her husband murders their daughter and then commits suicide, Courtney Edmiston, devastated and homeless, accepts an invitation to move in with her old college friend, Jan Blackburn. Jan lives with her brother, David, and eccentric Aunt Martha in the town of Fearing, North Carolina, at the edge of the Dismal Swamp.
The Blackburn family has suffered its own recent tragedies – and Courtney learns that Jan and David have more than their share of enemies in the town. Because of her association with them, Courtney soon finds Fearing a very dangerous place to live. Certain members of the Surber family, who once worked for the Blackburns, hold a deep grudge against Jan and David and, on several occasions, attempt brutal acts of violence against them. Courtney, determined to help her friend in her own time of crisis, sets out to broker a peace but instead becomes more and more mired in the bitter feud.
For reasons Courtney cannot comprehend, many of the townspeople fear old Martha Blackburn. However, she begins to understand why when Martha threatens the Surbers with swift retribution – by way of a ghostly entity known as the Monarch – and gruesome death does indeed visit the Surbers. And to her horror, Courtney, caught between the two feuding families, at last becomes the focus of Aunt Martha’s fury.
In desperation, two of the Surber brothers abduct Courtney and Jan and threaten to kill them unless the Blackburns meet their demands. Instead, Martha unleashes the horrific Monarch against her family’s rivals. And Courtney, whom Martha now considers an enemy, becomes as much a target for its inhuman wrath as the remaining members of the treacherous Surber family…
THE PLANTATION by George McNeill (The Plantation Series Book 1)
In the days of pre-Civil War slavery – the unforgettable novel of a shocking portion of our American heritage. The time was not all magnolia blossoms and crinolines. It was more than romance and splendor. It was debauchery and slavery, gambling tables and dens of iniquity. It was murder and forgiveness. It was all the great contradiction of life in a golden era…
RAFAELLA by George McNeill (The Plantation Series Book 2)
They lived in a world of secret guilts.
Rafaella: At 17 she had a beauty that could possess and destroy. No man was safe from her, not even her father.
Wyman: He would do anything to gain Rafaella’s favor. His pursuit of love would lead to disaster.
Frannie: Rafaella’s stepmother.
Lawton: He knew the secret of Rafaella’s past – a secret his lust would never let him reveal.
FUTILE EFFORTS by Tom Piccirilli
Futile Efforts features nearly 500 pages of Tom Piccirilli’s unique blend of intense and provocative writing.
Includes the stories “Alchemy” – “Voice C” – “An Average Insanity, a Common Agony” – “Around it Still the Sumac Grows” – “With Eyes Averted” – “Shadder” – “Making Faces” – “Thief of Golgotha” – “These Strange Lays” – “Two in the Eyes” – “Tortures of that Inward” – “Traveling” – “Jesus Wrestles the Mob to Feed the Homeless” – “Jonah Arose” – and continues with 45 of the author’s most acclaimed poems. Futile Efforts is an incredible collection of horror and suspense. Whether you’re experiencing Piccirilli’s compelling writing for the first time, or you’re a longtime fan and collector, this is a must-have addition to your library.
THE HEREAFTER GANG by Neal Barrett
On a hot summer Texas afternoon, Cindy Nance introduces young Doug Hoover to the two great secrets of life. Doug likes the first secret a lot. The second, that guys grow up and go to work, doesn’t appeal to him at all. A series of meaningless marriages and do-nothing jobs prove Cindy was right. Turned off by the present, Doug tries to recapture the joys of his past: Captain Marvel and cinnamon squares, Dr. Pepper and window-peeking fun.
Nothing goes right until Doug meets Sue Jean, the culmination of a lifetime enchantment with mean-eyed Southern girls, his all-time carhop queen. Reality takes a hard right and never slows down. Doug, Sue Jean, and listeners who can hang on tight are swept through an indescribable romp that gives new meaning to life, death, and roadside romance.
PINK VODKA BLUES by Neal Barrett
Russell Murray is the editor of a literary magazine in Chicago. He drinks way too much. And he’s in big trouble when he wakes up in a hotel room with a beautiful woman just before two men come into the room and kill her. They try to kill Murray, too, but he gets away. Things never slow down after that.
Wanted for murder, Murray winds up in a detox center in Wisconsin. He escapes along with a beautiful redhead named Sherry Lou Wynn. One of his many problems is that he has no memory of where he’s been or what he’s done. He and Sherry Lou try to stay alive while being pursued around the country by homicidal goons, including the murderous Wacker twins and a blue-haired, tennis-shoe wearing granny with an Uzi. Bones Pinelli wants his briefcase back, by golly, and he doesn’t care who dies as long as he gets it.
THE PET by Charles L. Grant
The village of Ashford, New Jersey, is about to discover terror. The Howler, a bloody killer who has already shredded six teens, is moving in.
Seventeen-year-old Don Boyd doesn’t need the grief. He’s already under siege – jock trouble, girl trouble, school trouble, family trouble. Then one frosty autumn night, Don is jumped by the Howler. Suddenly they’re surrounded by fog, green fire, the sound of iron striking iron…. And Ashford’s real horror begins.
STEALING FIRE by Jo Graham
Alexander the Great’s soldier, Lydias of Miletus, has survived the final campaigns of the king’s life. He now has to deal with the chaos surrounding his death. Lydias throws his lot in with Ptolemy, one of Alexander’s generals who has grabbed Egypt as his personal territory. Aided by the eunuch Bagoas, the Persian archer Artashir, and the Athenian courtesan Thais, Ptolemy and Lydias must take on all the contenders in a desperate adventure whose prize is the fate of a white city by the sea – and Alexander’s legacy.
A. P. B. by Dave Pedneau (Whit Pynchon Mystery # 1)
Special investigator Whit Pynchon and crime reporter Annie Tyson-Tyree race against time to find the psychotic killer who is murdering the wives and girlfriends of all the cops in the small West Virginia town of Millbrook.
B. & E. by Dave Pedneau (Whit Pynchon Mystery # 5)
The Incident: An interrupted burglary on a peaceful Milbrook street ends in the stabbing of a citizen and the murder of a cop. And that’s only the beginning of a criminal nightmare for special investigator Whit Pynchon.
The Invasion: Whit has good reason to believe that the bloody B. & E. is the latest in a rash of break-ins committed for the same reason: to steal firearms. Even worse, the culprits may be neo-Nazi terrorists, who rove through small towns like Milbrook, committing robberies as part of a larger, more treacherous plan.
The Investigation: Even with the help of his lover, newspaper editor Anna Tyree, Whit has his hands full – with an obnoxious new police chief, a rabble-rousing minister, a pack of eager news hounds and the elusive killer thieves, whose vengeance is set to explode.
THE MAGIC WAGON by Joe R. Lansdale
When the Magic Wagon comes to town, folks get a genuine medicine show that includes a wrestling ape, fancy shooting, and a peek at the petrified body of Wild Bill Hickok himself. They also get bottles of a whiskey-laced elixir to drown their aches and pains. Old Albert drives the wagon, a raw-boned youngster named Buster Fogg does the odd jobs, and “champion” trick shooter and fast talker Billy Bob Daniels owns the show.
Billy Bob claims to be the illegitimate son of Wild Bill himself. As storms hover in their wake, our intrepid trio (and one ape) make their way to a Godforsaken hole named Mud Creek, an East Texas town where the dark cloud of fate hovers and violence looms in the shadows….
DEEP IN THE DARKNESS by Michael Laimo
Dr. Michael Cayle wants the best for his wife and young daughter. That’s why he moves the family from Manhattan to accept a private practice in the small New England town of Ashborough. Everything there seems so quaint and peaceful at first. But Ashborough is a town with secrets. Unimaginable secrets. Many of the townspeople are strangely nervous, and some speak quietly of legends that no sane person could believe. But what Michael discovers in the woods, drenched in blood, makes him wonder. Soon he will be forced to believe, when he learns the terrifying identity of the golden eyes that peer at him balefully from deep in the darkness.
THE GIRL IN THE ATTIC by Ed Gorman with Patricia Lee Macomber
Originally released as Night Caller by Daniel Ransom – This Edition has been heavily edited and revised by the author and Patricia Lee Macomber.
The antique telephone sat in the darkness in the attic. Dust and cobwebs obscured its once gleaming surface. Wires hung limply from its rusted innards. It should have been nothing more than an interesting piece of junk. Except that sometimes, late at night, the occupants of the hotel rooms below swore they heard it ringing….
At first, 13-year-old Jamie wasn’t sure what had awakened her. Then she heard it again. A telephone ringing. Slowly, she crept up the attic stairs. She had to answer the phone. She had to listen to the voice that whispered through the receiver. And then, she had to do its horrifying bidding…
NIGHT BROTHERS: A VAMPIRE NOVEL by Sidney Williams
The drought-stricken Louisiana town of Bristol Springs was turning into a living grave. Little by little its desperate citizens were watching their dreams die. But the terrible blight was bringing something else to life – a deadly horror far worse than any earthly bane. A vampire as old as time with powers greater than mere legend, she summoned the beasts of the night to serve her foul will. Fierce, relentless, they made humans their unnatural prey, leaving them helpless victims of her endless blood-thirst….
Now she is growing stronger, insidiously gathering followers, drawing ever closer to completing an unspeakable ritual of nightmare. Only a few townspeople suspect the unthinkable truth; fewer still will try to stop her monstrous plan. But they will be forced to use nature’s most savage forces to turn the tide – in a battle where the choice is between eternal torment – or hellish oblivion….
ZOMBIE: A LOVE STORY by Patricia Lee Macomber
Life has been good to Paul Tremblay. He has a decent job, a beautiful girlfriend, and a devoted pal. It’s just another average day for this average joe. That is, until he wakes up on a table in the morgue. Now, his heart doesn’t beat, he doesn’t breathe, and he keeps forgetting things like his own name. Desperate to get to his girlfriend, Linda, before it’s too late, Paul sets off on a cross-country journey to Los Angeles.
It’s a journey of discovery for Paul: who he was, what he is now, and just how far he’s willing to go to get to Linda. Will Linda still love him even though he’s joined the ranks of the undead? Can he still convince her to marry him? Only time will tell but he has to reach her before his time runs out.
BLOOD LUST: THE PRETERNATURALS, BOOK 1 by Zoe Winters
It’s all about the blood…. Comprised of three novellas, Blood Lust gives listeners a snapshot look at the world of the Preternaturals Series. (Future installments of the series will be novels.)
KEPT: As a cat therian (shifter), Greta’s blood is already sought after to enhance spells and potions, but due to a quirk of her birth, her blood is potent enough to kill for. When her tribe plans to sacrifice her, Greta must ally herself with Dayne, the dangerous local sorcerer, and the only person strong enough to protect her.
CLAIMED: For a vampire, Anthony isn’t a picky eater, but he’s drawn to Charlee’s blood more than any other. Like a fine wine saved for a special occasion, he’s denied himself this pleasure. But one night, high from the potent magical blood of another, he claims his prize and loses control. Ashamed of almost killing the one woman who means anything to him, he wipes her memory of the event. When Charlee awakens with complete amnesia, Anthony is the only one who can clean up the mess he’s made.
MATED: Because of the vampiric blood that has run through her veins since birth, Jane has been a target for vampires who resent a human being “kindred”. She’s forced to disguise herself as a vampire groupie to appease them and safeguard her life. When she’s abruptly given to Cole, the leader of the werewolf pack, to satisfy a gambling debt, she discovers the blood running through her veins has a far greater impact on her destiny than she ever imagined.
SAVE MY SOUL: THE PRETERNATURALS BOOK 2 by Zoe Winters
All he’s asking for is her soul. After buying the antebellum home she’s fantasized about since childhood, Anna Worthington discovers Luc, a dangerously seductive incubus who has been trapped in the house by a 50-year-old curse. To rid herself of her problem house guest, she’ll call on a priest, gypsies, ghost hunters, and the coven of witches from lust-bunny hell. All she has to do is resist him long enough to break the spell, so they can go their separate ways. If she doesn’t, she could die. And that would be the best-case scenario.
THE BOOKS OF BLOOD VOLUME 1 by Clive Barker
The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker’s signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist.
Never one to shy away from the unimaginable or the unspeakable, Clive Barker breathes life into our deepest, darkest nightmares, creating visions that are at once terrifying, tender, and witty.
The Books of Blood confirm what horror fans everywhere have known for a long time: We will be hearing from Clive Barker for many years to come. This first volume contains the short stories : “The Book of Blood,” “The Midnight Meat Train,” “The Yattering and Jack,” “Sex, Death, and Starshine,” and “In the Hills, the Cities.”
(I recorded only one of these stories, “In the Hill, the Cities,” which happens to be my favorite Barker story. — CW)
THE BLACK STILETTO: STARS & STRIPES by Raymond Benson; narrated by Arielle DeLisle and Chet Williamson
It’s 1960. The Black Stiletto, in her civilian persona as Judy Cooper, volunteers to work for John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, only to become involved in a devious behind-the-scenes plot that could change the course of history. Is the mysterious eastern European man she briefly dated associated with a Cuban/Soviet spy ring? Closer to home, the Stiletto must challenge dangerous tongs in Chinatown after befriending a teenage boy whose father was killed by the gangs. She soon discovers what a different and very deadly world exists in lower Manhattan.
In the present, Martin, the Stiletto’s son, must deal with his mothers worsening Alzheimers symptoms, his own mental health issues, and the dilemma of whether or not to reveal his family’s secrets to the new woman in his life. Meanwhile, his daughter, Gina, continues to bring trouble to herself, exhibiting behavior that suggests she is closer in spirit to her grandmother than Martin would like. Every major character, past and present, experiences a turning point in this third chapter of The Black Stiletto series.
THE BLACK STILETTO: SECRETS & LIES by Raymond Benson; narrated by Arielle DeLisle & Chet Williamson
It is 1961 in the fourth audiobook of the Black Stiletto series. Judy, the Stiletto, meets Leo, a charismatic man who convinces her to move to Los Angeles when she is “run out” of New York by increasingly hazardous police heat. But soon Judy suspects that Leo is not the white knight she first thought. Leo, who has connections with the West Coast mobs, has plenty of skeletons in his closet. His mysterious sister, Christina, who once served time for armed robbery, could also be a threat to the Stiletto’s new life in California. Meanwhile, in the present, Alzheimer’s-stricken Judy takes a turn for the worse as Martin comes to grips with the imminent end of his mother’s life. And when elements from the Stiletto’s past once again appear to threaten Martin’s family, it is up to his daughter Gina to step up and take matters into her own hands. In a novel bristling with mysteries, secrets, and lies, the Black Stiletto saga takes a dark left turn into even more treacherous territory.
Raymond Benson’s The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings is the startling, climactic finale to the five-book, critically-acclaimed saga of The Black Stiletto. It’s 1962. Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, is devastated at the betrayal by her nemesis and former lover, mobster Leo Kelly. Additionally, Leo and his psychotically dangerous sister, Christina, have set out to ruin the Stiletto’s reputation in L.A. with a series of crimes that are made to appear as if the crime fighter is responsible. The very pregnant Judy must fight back only with her wits and cunning – until disaster strikes and she is forced to flee to her old home town in Texas for the final showdown with destiny. Meanwhile, in the present, the Alzheimer’s that afflicts elderly Judy is in its last stage, but her son and granddaughter, Martin and Gina, must continue to protect her from the past’s last remaining assault, culminating in a cathartic and explosive conclusion.
I also narrated the three books in Michael Moorcock’s Second Ether Sequence that are no longer available. They were: