Somebody asks me for an audiobook recommendation at least once a week, probably because everybody knows I’m a total junkie for them. I do plenty of physical reading as well, but when I’m in the car on a long drive, doing super mundane chores around the house, or throwing the Kong football for my collie 18,387 times until he’s tired, they’re perfect.

I figured Facebook would be a great place to list all of the books in my Audible library that I’ve listened to in 2016 so far, and a great time to list them as well with Halloween just around the corner, because almost all of them can be placed in the horror / science fiction / thriller genre. I love that shit.

Here they are, in order of oldest to most recently listened to:

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Locke & Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (more like a radio play than an audiobook, but INCREDIBLE nonetheless. I’m relistening to this as we speak because my Audible credits don’t re-up until Sunday, and it’s that good)

John Dies at the End, by David Wong

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Finders Keepers, by Stephen King

The Fold, by Peter Clines (This guy is going some really cool shit. Very science heavy, if you’re into that thing)

14, by Peter Clines

The Passage, by Justin Cronin (This is a great trilogy. Start with this one first)

The Twelve, by Justin Cronin

Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy (Absolutely brutal. Will make you want to crawl into a dark corner with a bottle and denounce humanity forever)

The Annihilation Score, by Charles Stross (The Laundry Files is a guilty pleasure of mine. It’s like James Bond meets Lovecraft meets awkward British comedy. Also a little tech heavy.)

Hyperion, by Dan Simmons (The Hyperion Cantos was something I read when I was eleven or so, and I wanted to revisit it. Definitely more fantasy than anything else, but I’m very fond of it)

The Fall of Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

Endymion, by Dan Simmons

The Rise of Endymion, by Dan Simmons

This Book is Full of Spiders, by David Wong

Lovecraft’s Monsters, by Ellen Datlow and Neil Gaiman (If you’ve ever read Lovecraft before, this compilation of short stories from assorted authors will stuff eldritch horrors up your butt, but in a good way)

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, by David Wong

Sacrament, by Clive Barker

On a Pale Horse, by Piers Anthony

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

Summer of Night, by Dan Simmons (This one gave me the creeps in a way I haven’t felt since I was a kid, and I was scared of basically everything. Very Stand By Me and It-esque.)

The Winter People, by Jennifer McMahon (Rural Vermont spookiness)

A Winter Haunting, by Dan Simmons (Sequel to Summer of Night)

The Chimes, by Charles Dickens

The City of Mirrors, by Justin Cronin

End of Watch, by Stephen King

The Nightmare Stacks, by Charles Stross

A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay (This one is a total head fuck. Exorcism / possession type of material, but updated and awesome)

The Border, by Robert McCammon (Apocalyptic aliens shit)

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete first edition, by Joel Richards (a regrettable purchase)

Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch (Blew my god damned mind. Time travel paradox shit. I’ve recommended this to about a hundred people by now)

They Thirst, by Robert McCammon

The Elementals, by Michael McDowell (Creepy house haunting story)

The Last Tribe, by Brad Manuel (don’t get this one; awful. One of the only audiobooks I’ve ever returned)

Haunted, by Chuck Palahniuk

Song of Kali, by Dan Simmons

Lunar Park, by Bret Easton Ellis (Another head fuck. Is the author crazy? Is he sane? You’ll ask yourself this the entire time. This dude also wrote American Psycho.)

Burnt Offerings, by Robert Marasco (Haunted house in rural New York, reminiscent of The Shining and Amityville)

Speaks the Nightbird, Robert McCammon (Historical fiction based in colonial southeastern America. Ridiculously good.)

Written by Mike