Chilling Thrillers for February
from AudioFile Magazine
AudioFile Magazine has selected five exceptional audiobook thrillers that combine blow-you-away narrations with outstanding writing. Grab your earbuds and start listening.
by Steph Cha | Read by Greta Jung, Glenn Davis
The story may be fiction, but listeners will feel like they’re hearing true crime—so captivating are the performances of narrators Greta Jung and Glenn Davis. The result is a gripping story and, no matter the scene, listeners will feel as though they are experiencing each character’s emotions, especially during the powerful ending.
by Linwood Barclay | Read by Johnathan McClain
This thriller, narrated superbly by Johnathan McClain, shows how the best audiobooks grab the listener at the outset and maintain their attention to the end. As the suspense builds, so do the plot twists, and McClain’s narration captures every moment with a deft change of pace, tone, or intensity.
by Robert Pobi | Read by Stephen Graybill
Stephen Graybill narrates this tense thriller in a steady tone that keeps the listener engaged throughout each of its chilling assassinations. For those living in cities surrounded by tall buildings, the idea that there might be a sniper behind one of their windows might be terrifying. Graybill heightens the drama without being overly dramatic.
by Nalini Singh | Read by Saskia Maarleveld
Narrator Saskia Maarleveld shines in this compelling, multilayered listen. The land and the sea of the New Zealand coast become an integral part of the story’s beautiful descriptions, authentic narration, and well-developed characters. Maarleveld’s pacing and nuance perfectly complement the building tension and explosive ending.
by Joe Ide | Read by Zeno Robinson
Zeno Robinson narrates the fourth audiobook in the series featuring private investigator Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). It’s a complicated story with many subplots, but it’s still completely entertaining, thanks to the sharp writing and Robinson’s stellar audio performance.
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