A History of Fear: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
“Readers, beware: this novel is not safe and will have you questioning what’s real for many sleepless nights to come.”—Clay McLeod Chapman, author of The Remaking
“A disorienting, creepy, paranoia-inducing reimagining of the devil-made-me-do-it tale” (Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World) following the harrowing downfall of a tortured graduate student arrested for murder.
The Devil is in Scotland.
Grayson Hale, the most infamous murderer in Scotland, is better known by a different name: the Devil’s Advocate. The twenty-five-year-old American grad student rose to instant notoriety when he confessed to the slaughter of his classmate Liam Stewart, claiming the Devil made him do it.
When Hale is found hanged in his prison cell, officers uncover a handwritten manuscript that promises to answer the question that’s haunted the nation for years: was Hale a lunatic, or had he been telling the truth all along?
Unnervingly, Hale doesn’t fit the bill of a killer. The first-person narrative that centers this novel reveals an acerbic young atheist, newly enrolled at the University of Edinburgh to carry on the legacy of his recently deceased father. In need of cash, he takes a job ghostwriting a mysterious book for a dark stranger, but has misgivings when the project begins to reawaken his satanophobia, a rare condition that causes him to live in terror that the Devil is after him. As he struggles to disentangle fact from fear, Grayson’s world is turned upside-down after events force him to confront his growing suspicion that he’s working for the one he has feared all this time—and that the book is only the beginning of their partnership.
A History of Fear is a propulsive foray into the darkness of the human psyche, marrying dread-inducing atmosphere and heart-palpitating storytelling.
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 40 minutes|
|Narrator||Graham Halstead, Toni Frutin, Shiromi Arserio, Jennifer Aquino, Gary Tiedemann|
|Audible.ca Release Date||December 06 2022|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #75,570 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#2,540 in Horror Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,992 in Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
#17,929 in Horror Fiction (Books)
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