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The nights are getting colder, the gutters are clogged with leaves, and when the moon emerges from behind a cloud, you can’t help but feel something stirring within you. It’s autumn, and for horror fans, that means one thing: Halloween is just around the corner.
Though Halloween Season 2020 probably won’t be like any Halloween in recent memory, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the spectral delights of the creepiest month of the year.
If you want to get into the spirit of the season with some truly hair-raising tales, here are three new horror audiobooks that are sure to raise your heart rate no matter where you are!
1. Woodland Ghosts by Gordon Punter
If spring is the season of rebirth, autumn is the season of decay. As the trees go bare and the natural world prepares for its long sleep, it’s no wonder that human minds turn to questions of the uncanny and the supernatural.
Horror audiobooks have long explored the overlap between life and death, and in Woodland Ghosts the classic theme of an evil that survives beyond the grave is brought to life in electrifying ways.
In 1899, Eleanor Harmsworth, governess of Waldegrave Hall, witnesses something impossible, something that causes her blood to run cold. Unraveling the mystery of what it is will keep you awake long into the night.
2. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
One of the most gripping horror stories of all time, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is an audiobook that is so spellbinding and so real that you’ll forget you’re actually listening to it.
Hailed as a modern epic, The Sandman is a perfect audiobook to revisit this October. Not only will it provide you with hours of gripping action, organizing a listening party is a perfect way to connect with your horror-loving friends.
3. Dracula’s Child by J.S. Barnes
Anyone who loves horror has probably listened to Dracula at least once, but one of the great things about this gothic tale of love and undeath is how layered and nuanced it is. This sense of richness is retained in J.S. Barnes’ extraordinary sequel, Dracula’s Child, making these two audiobooks a perfect pairing for a Dracula marathon.
Set long after the destruction of Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, Dracula’s Child follows Mina and Jonathan Harker’s son Quincey as he confronts a new evil rising in Europe. Dracula fans will be amazed at how well Barnes’ story matches the tone of the original, so if you’re looking to revisit a legend this autumn, make it this one.
Everyone has their favorite holiday of the year, but for those who can’t get enough of the thrill of a good horror audiobook, Halloween is a great opportunity to revisit old favorites and find ghastly new listens. And with a vast library of titles old and new, Audible.ca is the best place to get your Halloween to fix this year.