You don’t have to like Halloween to enjoy this selection of audiobooks with a supernatural twist. There were no scarcity of spooky stories to choose from this time around as Mechanics’ Institute members are avid readers of mysteries, thrillers and the like.
Wicked by Gregory Maguire (CD Fic Maguire)
Whatever happened to Dorothy’s arch nemesis, the Wicked Witch of the West? Wicked is about a land where animals talk, the Tin Man is a victim of domestic violence and a little green skinned Elphaba who grows up to become the infamous witch.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (CD Fic Bradbury)
This masterpiece of fiction weaves together dreams and nightmares, childhood memories and fantasies to create a magical tale about two boys, best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, who come upon evil secrets.
The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (CD Fic Preston)
An FBI agent wrongly imprisoned; his gifted but mad brother about to commit a crime; a young woman on the edge of a breakdown; an ancient Egyptian tomb with a mysterious curse about to be revealed at a New York gala. A Aloysius Pendergast series book.
Stationary Bike by Stephen King (CD Fic King)
A ordinary household object seems to have otherworldly powers for Richard Sifkitz in this thrilling Stephen King tale.
Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie (CD Fic Christie)
When a 13 year old boasts that she witnessed a murder at a Halloween party, it falls to Hercule Poirot to unmask a murderer in Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery.
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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
The first in the popular Southern Vampire Mysteries and Sookie Stackhouse series and the basis for the HBO show True Blood
Tales of terror by Edgar Allan Poe
With The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cast of Amontillado and more.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
A story of time travel and romance; recently made into a hit TV series.
Other audiobooks to check out:
Saint Odd by Dean Koontz (CD Fic Koontz)
The Magician King by Lev Grossman (CD Fic Grossman)
Cell by Stephen King (CD Fic King)
11/22/63 by Stephen King (CD Fic King)
Revival by Stephen King (CD Fic King)
Selected Shorts. Poe! By Edgar Allan Poe (CD Fic Poe)
The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman (CD Fic Kellerman)