R. L. Stine, of Goosebumps fame, is a world-famous author of children’s horror literature. Read on to discover the top 10 audiobooks by R. L. Stine.
Top 10 audiobooks by R.L. Stine
Rober Lawrence Stine (R.L. Stine) is an American best-selling author known for his horror stories for children and young adults. Many call him the Stephen King of children’s literature.
Stine wrote the Goosebumps books, Fear Street, Thrills and Chills, and many short stories for younger audiences.
Over the years, Stine has received numerous awards for his work, including those from Nickelodeon and Disney. Many of his books can be found in audio form too. Here’s a list of the top 10 audiobooks by R.L. Stine, some of which are narrated by the likes of Joe Fria and Ramón de Ocampo.
The best R.L. Stine audiobooks
The Slappy series
The Slappy series (Goosebumps Slappyworld) is a collection of 19 children’s horror fiction novels, including The Ghost of Slappy. The series features Slappy as the narrator and, sometimes, the antagonist. Stine also wrote the Goosebumps HorrorLand and the Classic Goosebumps horror series.
In the Slappy book series, Slappy, a ventriloquist dummy, comes to life when certain words are pronounced. After doing so, Slappy tries to make the person who said the words his slave.
Stine’s inspiration for Slappy was Pinocchio.
Halloween Night books one and two
Halloween Night books one and two feature Brenda as the main character.
In the first book, Brenda is planning a Halloween party with her friends, but she’s also planning to murder her cousin Hailey because she constantly interferes in her life. The book describes the events from the jokingly “Ugh, I could kill her” to an elaborate scheme to commit the murder during the party.
In the second book, Brenda is the one who’s being terrorized. Every chapter is filled with interesting events and cliffhangers that lead to an unexpected ending.
Monster Blood is the third part of the Goosebumps series and the first part of the Monster Blood saga.
In this book, Evan Ross, a 12-year-old boy, goes into an old toy store called Wagner’s Novelties & Sundries and finds a tin of monster blood. Although the shop assistant tries to dissuade him from purchasing the tin, Evan buys it anyway.
Evan’s dog Trigger ends up eating some monster blood, leading to disastrous consequences.
The Haunted Mask
The Haunted Mask is the eleventh book in the original Goosebumps series. The story’s main character, Carly Beth, buys a Halloween mask from a store. When she puts it on, she starts acting differently. To her dismay, Carly realizes that she can’t take the mask off.
Stine said he got the inspiration for the story from his son, who once put a Frankenstein mask on his face and wasn’t able to pull it off.
Night of the Living Dummy
Night of the Living Dummy is the first book in the Living Dummy saga and the seventh book of the Goosebumps series.
In this book, a young girl named Lindy sneaks into a derelict house and finds a ventriloquist dummy. She calls it Slappy and takes it home, much to her family’s fascination. Her sister Kris becomes jealous and gets a dummy of her own.
This starts off a chain of weird events culminating in an unexpected ending.
One Day at Horrorland
One Day at HorrorLand is the sixteenth book in the original Goosebumps series. It tells the story of the Morris family who can’t find the Zoo Gardens Theme Park. Instead, they decide to go to another theme park called the HorrorLand.
After several scary and dangerous rides, the Morris family realizes that escaping the park is the only way to survive.
Stinetinglers: All new stories by the Master of Scary Tales
This is a collection of 10 new story stories by Stine, a New York Times best-selling author. Every story features different characters and scary events with a dash of humor, fun, and Stine’s signature cliffhangers.
Welcome to Dead House
This is the first part of the Goosebumps series, published in 1992. It follows the story of the Benson family, who moves into a new house in the town of Dark Falls. Amanda and Josh, the children, immediately sense something’s wrong, and they’re right.
At first, they notice the neighborhood looks dark and deserted. Then, they start hearing strange noises in the house. When they meet a few disturbing locals, Amanda and Josh discover that they’re actually dead.
Say Cheese and Die!
Say Cheese and Die! is the fourth part of the Goosebumps series. The story’s main character is Greg. When he and his friends stumble upon a weird camera, all hell breaks loose after they take a bunch of pictures.
The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight
This is the twentieth book in the Goosebumps series.
It tells the story of Jodie, who goes to her grandparents’ farm every summer. One year, the atmosphere on the farm is different, and supernatural things start to happen.
Twelve weird-looking scarecrows replace the one that used to be in the fields. One night, Jodie notices that the scarecrows are moving.
After a few more twists and turns, Jodie realizes a familiar face has brought the scarecrows to life using a book of superstitions.
R. L. Stine has written dozens of other novels, short stories, and novellas, all of which belong to the horror fiction genre.
Some of the most popular works are The Rotten School series, Scream and Scream Again!, Werewolf of Fever Swamp, The Scream of the Haunted Mask, the Mostly Ghostly series, and more.
Although these books chronicle different events, they have a few elements in common—countless twists and turns, cliffhangers, humor, and mystery.
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