Thirteen – horror audiobook anthology – Cover Art

Well, it is almost here…after two years of work and a lot of wonderful people donating their time, talent and enthusiasm, the THIRTEEN audiobook anthology is being released on 24th August 2013.

Edited by the mighty Scott Harrison (TWEET HERE), and recorded & produced by me, published by my Spokenworld Audio company (CLICK HERE) THIRTEEN contains 13 (well, obviously!) spine-tingling tales of terror, new short stories by some of our biggest and most beloved genre authors, read by some truly epic acting names.

THIRTEEN is an experiment to see how popular audiobook anthologies could be.  We already know genre fans love printed and e-book anthologies, so we hope the same will be true for audiobooks.  If we get good sales and support we hope to attract funding and backing from the likes of Audible to enable to release several anthologies every year.

Before we get to the full running order, and who’s who, let us first take a moment to gaze fully upon the cover art for the audiobook.  When Scott dreamed up the project he said he hoped we could have a cover that was reminiscent of a 1970s Pan Book Of Horror, or one of those classic spoken word horror LPs.  So, I turned to designer genius Matt Dillon (also a mighty fine author in his own right – TWEET HERE) and set him the challenge.  Well, as you can see below, he absolutely SMASHED it!  This is the cover art of our dreams…


Gaze upon its beauty and loveliness…the single-eyed skull reminds me a little of the old ITV kid’s show Knightmare!  It oozes 1970s Pan vibes. Hopefully you’ll forgive us the UNDEAD STEREO pun…all those old LPs used to say LIVING STEREO, so we just couldn’t help ourselves.  Matt is a certified deity of cover art…flood him with commissions, he is worth every damn penny you spend!

Here’s the back cover (well, OK, so it’s a digital download, but LPs had two sides, so why can’t we?! which shows you just who has written for us, and who has done the reading:

Thirteen - Back Cover 2000

If you can’t read the text for any reason, here’s the running order:

Side A

1 – Hidden Track (part 1) by Scott Harrison read by Barnaby Edwards

2 – Dead Space  by  George Mann read by Greg Wise

3 – A Girl, Sitting  by  Mark Morris read by Jilly Bond

4 – Finding The Path  by  Kaaron Warren read by Trevor White

5 – The Hairstyle of the Devil  by  Martin Day read by Arthur Darvill

6 – Down  by  Gary McMahon read by Stephen Rashbrook

7 – Visions  by  Cavan Scott read by Michael Maloney

8 – Half Life  by  Dan Abnett read by John Banks

9 – Hidden Track (part 2) by Scott Harrison read by Barnaby Edwards

Side B

10 – With Her In Spirit  by  Stephen Gallagher read by Frances Barber

11 – Tabula Rasa  by  Alasdair Stuart read by Lalla Ward

12 – One Hit Wanda  by  Kim Newman read by Samuel West

13 – A Glass of Water  by  Mark Wright read by Gemma Arterton

14 – Ghost Pit  by  Simon Clark read by Jeff Harding

15 – I Wish  by  Johnny Mains read by Steven Cree

16 – Hidden Track (part 3) by Scott Harrison read by Barnaby Edwards

About hokusbloke
30-something radio producer/director/writer, owner & MD of Ladbroke Productions (the UK's oldest independent radio production company). Lover of far fetched fiction, scifi and fantasy, my cats and all thinks tech. I am also the Chair of the Radio Independents Group, a former Trustee of the Radio Academy, and a Fellow of the RSA. I co-wrote, produced and directed Robert Rankin's "The Brightonomicon" audio series, produce Dr Who audiobooks for the BBC, and directed several sci-fi radio plays for BBC Radio 4 in 2009. I am a strong advocate for more SF audio and radio...keep watching this space for upcoming news!

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