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The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4

by Ellen Datlow Author of introduction, etc. · Ellen Datlow Editor

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The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year have been widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. Editor Ellen Datlow has now explored the entirety of the diverse horror market, distilling it into the fourth anthology in the series and providing an overview of the year in terror.

Fear is the oldest human emotion, the most primal. We like to think we're civilized. We tell ourselves we're not afraid. And every year, we skim our fingers across nightmares, desperately pitting our courage against shivering dread.

In one story, a paraplegic millionaire hires a priest to exorcise his pain; in another, a failing marriage is put to the ultimate test. In other stories hunters become the hunted as a small group of men ventures deep into a forest; a psychic struggles for her life on national television; a soldier strikes a grisly bargain with his sister's killer; ravens answer a child's wish for magic; two mercenaries accept a strangely simplistic assignment; and a desperate woman in an occupied land makes a terrible choice.

What scares you? Horror wears new faces in these carefully selected stories. The details may change, but the fear remains. With tales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and many others, The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Four provides the petrifying horror fans of the genre have come to expect—and enjoy.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2014

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 465 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 464.9 MB

Priya Sharma (Contributor)

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his two of his novels and a short story collection, 5 Stories; he has also won a World Fantasy Award and an International Horro...

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Stephen King (Contributor)

Stephen King has written more than fifty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit." He i...

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Laird Barron (Contributor)

Brian Hodge is the award-winning author of ten novels of horror and crime/noir. He has also written over 100 short stories, novelettes, and novellas, and four full-length collections.

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David Nickle (Contributor)

CHET WILLIAMSON's parents took him to see the film of Robert Bloch's Psycho when he was twelve, and he has been a reader and disciple of Bloch ever since. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, and many other magazines and anthologi...

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Ellen Datlow (Author)

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty-five years. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than ninety anthologies, including The Best Horror of t...

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Ellen Datlow (Author of introduction, etc.)

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty-five years. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than ninety anthologies, including The Best Horror of t...

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Ellen Datlow (Editor)

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty-five years. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than ninety anthologies, including The Best Horror of t...

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Simon Bestwick (Contributor)

Margo Lanagan's story collection, Red Spikes, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book and a Horn Book Fanfare, and Black Juice was a Printz Honor Book. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Margo Lanagan (Contributor)

Meredith Mitchell is an actress who has...

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Leah Bobet (Contributor)

Laird Barron is a writer of horror fiction. He has received three Shirley Jackson Awards for his collections The Imago Sequence, and Other Stories and Occultation, and Other Stories and for his novella Mysterium Tremendum. His other works include ...

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Creators

Narrator :
Lindy Nettleton
Narrator :
Charlie Thurston
Contributor :
Priya Sharma
Contributor :
Peter Straub
Contributor :
Stephen King
Contributor :
Laird Barron
Contributor :
John Langan
Contributor :
Glen Hirshberg
Contributor :
Brian Hodge
Contributor :
David Nickle
Narrator :
Shaun Grindell
Narrator :
Stephen R. Thorne
Author :
Ellen Datlow
Author of introduction, etc. :
Ellen Datlow
Editor :
Ellen Datlow
Narrator :
Fred Sullivan
Narrator :
Various Narrators
Narrator :
Angela Brazil
Contributor :
Alison Littlewood
Contributor :
Simon Bestwick
Contributor :
Chet Williamson
Narrator :
Meredith Mitchell
Narrator :
Charles Carroll
Narrator :
Michael Healy
Contributor :
Margo Lanagan
Contributor :
Livia Llewellyn
Contributor :
Leah Bobet
Narrator :
Rebecca Mitchell
Contributor :
A. C. Wise
Contributor :
Terry Lamsley
Contributor :
Anna Taborska
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