Robert BlochROBERT BLOCH (1917 – 1994) An American writer, primarily of Crime, Horror and Science Fiction. Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and more than a score of novels in several genres. His best know story is Psycho, upon which the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name was based. Bloch was a student of H.P. LOVECRAFT, who acted as his literary mentor. Early Bloch stories sold to pulp magazines like Weird Tales. He was also a prolific screenwriter. Bloch was a recipient of the Hugo Award, Bram Stoker Award, and World Fantasy Awards.
Robert Bloch was involved in television, film and radio. The latter saw his stories adapted as radiod drama. In fact Bloch co-created and wrote scripts for a 1945 syndicated radio program entitled Stay Tuned for Terror. Many of the 15 minute programs were adaptations of his own pulp stories. Unfortunately, none of the thirty nine episodes of this 1945 series are extant.

Public Domain Audiobooks:

LibriVox Science Fiction - This Crowded Earth by Robert BlochThis Crowded Earth
By Robert Bloch; Read by Gregg Margarite
12 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 3 Hours 35 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: March 05, 2009
Robert Bloch (1917 – 1994) was a prolific writer in many genres. As a young man he was encouraged by his mentor H. P. Lovecraft, and was a close friend of Stanley G. Weinbaum. He also wrote many screenplays including Hitchcock’s Psycho, and scripts for the original Star Trek. He received the Hugo Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and he is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America. Published in Amazing Stories in 1958, This Crowded Earth is a thriller set on an overpopulated Earth of the future.

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Commercial Audiobooks:

Blackstone Audio - Psycho by Robert BlochPsycho
By Robert Bloch; Read by Paul Michael Garcia
4 Cassettes, 1 MP3-CD or 5 CDs – Approx. 5.6 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9781433257056 (cassette), 9781433257094 (mp3-cd), 9781433257063 (cd)
It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates Motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night. Her room was musty, but clean, and the manager seemed nice, if a little odd…

Horror Audiobooks - The Greatest Horror StoriesThe Greatest Horror Stories Of The 20th Century
Edited by Martin Greenberg; Read by Various Readers
4 Cassettes – Approx.6 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Dove Audio
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0787117234
-Includes Bloch’s short story Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper.

Science Fiction Audiobooks - Hollywood FantasiesHollywood Fantasies – Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town
By Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Ed Gorman, John Jakes, David Morrell, Michael Reaves, David Schow, Robert Sheckley, Robert Silverberg and Henry Slesar; Read by Susan Anspach, David Birney, Harlan Ellison, Jamie Farr, Laini Kazan, Steve Kmetko, Harley Jane Kozak, Favid Madden and John Rubinstein
4 cassettes – Approx 6 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Dove Audio
Published: 1997
ISBN: 0787109460
-Includes Bloch’s short story The Movie People.

DH Audio - Psycho by Robert BlochPsycho
By Robert Bloch; Read by Kevin McCarthy
2 Cassettes – [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Listen for Pleasure / Dh Audio
Published: 1986 / February 1999
ISBN: 0886464927
When the Bates Motel loomed up out of the storm, Mary Craine thought it was her salvation. The rooms were musty but clean, and the manager, Norman Bates, seemed like a nice enough fellow, if a little strange… Then Mary met Norman’s mother. And the butcher knife. The nightmare had just begun…

BBC Radio Collection - Psycho by Robert BlochPsycho
By Robert Bloch; Read by William Hope
? Cassettes – [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: BBC Radio Collection
Published: June 2000
ISBN: 0563477105

By Robert Bloch; Read by William Hootkins
? Cassettes – [ABRIDGED?]
Publisher: ABC Audio
Published: January 1997
ISBN: 1840070021

Psycho II: The Nightmare Continues
By Robert Bloch; Read by ???
2 Cassettes – [ABRIDGED?]
Publisher: Sunset Productions
Published: August 1992
ISBN: 156431019
Posing as his most recent murder victim, a nun, Norman Bates escapes the mental asylum where he has been incarcerated and begins yet another reign of terror, in a work read by Mike Steele and accompanied by music and sound effects.

Psycho House – Psycho III
By Robert Bloch; Read by Mike Steele
2 Cassettes – [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Sunset Productions / Audio Gems?
Published: June 1992
ISBN: 156431037X

By Robert Bloch; Read by Roger Zelazny
2? Cassettes – [ABRIDGED?]
Publisher: Sunset Productions
Published: March 1993
ISBN: 1564310450
Includes: Yours Truly Jack the Ripper, That Hell-Bound Train, and The Movie People.

The Living Dead / You’ll Catch Your Death
By Robert Bloch and P.N. Elrod; Read by Michael Page and J. Charles
1 Cassette – Approx. 90 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Publisher: Stellar Audio; Volume 5: Horror edition (Brilliance Audio)
Publisher: August 1996
ISBN: 1567409709
The Living Dead, by Robert Bloch – as the underground movement heats up in Paris in WWII stage actor Eric Karon finds he is invaluable in his role of Count Barsac the vampire. His tomb is used as a hideout for important officials and their possessions. As karon envelops himself in the role, he finds that there is such a ting as playing a role too well…. You’ll Catch Your Death by P.N. Elrod – As Fleming is out driving by the beach he spots a scantitly clad woman running along the sand. Since the water is nearly frozen though, he finds this curious. He should have left well enough alone – he proceeds to get involved in a murder attempt that may claim his life as well.

The Greatest Mysteries Of All Time: Hight Darktown / Yours, Jack the Ripper
By James Ellroy and Robert Bloch; Read by Arte Johnson and Robert Forster
1 Cassette – [UNABRIDGED?]
Publisher: Newstar Media
Publisher: 1994
ISBN: 0787120928

Gravely (included That Hell Bound Train and Enoch) by Robert BlochGravely, Robert Bloch
By Robert Bloch; Read by Robert Bloch
Publisher: Alternate World Recordings
Published: 1976
includes: That Hell-Bound Train and Enoch

Blood! The Life And Times Of Jack The RipperBlood! The Life and Times of Jack the Ripper
By Robert Bloch and Harlan Ellison; Read by Robert Bloch and Harlan Ellison
Publisher: Alternate World Recordings
Published: 1977
Includes: Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper and A Toy For Juliette as well as Harlan Ellison’s The Prowler at the Edge of the World.

Audio Drama:

Seeing Ear Theatre audio drama - A Good Knight’s Work based on a story by Robert BlochA Good Knight’s Work
Based on a short story by Robert Bloch; adapted by George Zarr; Performed by a full cast
2 Parts (RealAudio) – Approx. 44 Minutes [AUDIO DRAMA]
Publisher: Seeing Ear Theatre
Published: 2001?
A Connecticut yankee serving King Arthur’s court?

Tony Danza helps a time-traveling Arthurian knight fulfill his quest, but gets himself in a great deal of trouble with the modern day police as a result in this comic gem from the pen of Robert Bloch, author of Psycho and many other horror and fantasy classics.

Radio Drama:

Dimension X“Dimension X” – Almost Human
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: May 1950

X Minus One“X Minus One” – Almost Human
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1955

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  1. Hello. I am looking for an audio recording of Robert Bloch’s That Hellbound Train, on cd or as an mp3 file. Do you know where I might be able to find one? Thank you very much for your help. Sincerely, Lisa Wolk [email protected]

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