Announcing This Is Horror Audiobooks: Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley Available Right Now


This Is Horror readers may have noticed a few social media posts, but we’ve largely kept quiet about our move into audiobooks. But not any longer because Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley is available on Audible right now and we’re excited. So excited, in fact, we’re just going to drop an audio preview (it’s not the beginning of the book—that wasn’t quite ‘clean’ enough for Audible) and links to the book below.

Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley (Narrated by RJ Bayley) on Audible US 

Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley (Narrated by RJ Bayley) on Audible UK

Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley (Narrated by RJ Bayley) on Audible FR

Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley (Narrated by RJ Bayley) on Audible DE 

Do you like how that sounds? We certainly do. So click through and buy it today. You could be listening to the full book right now. And if you’re not already an Audible member you can get it as part of a 30-day free trial, so could literally be listening to Water For Drowning for free. And if you are a member, then you know how damn good Audible is already.

Here’s what Ray Cluley and RJ Bayley had to say about the release of Water For Drowning.

“It’s thanks to This is Horror that I get to indulge in one of my obsessions with this story, and RJ Bayley has done a great job with the narrating. Listen. Can you hear the music playing? The mermaids singing? Come and meet Josh and Genna, but beware of the water …
Speaking of which, just when you thought it was safe, etc, there’s a bonus story—the British Fantasy Award-winning ‘Shark! Shark!’ Hopefully that’ll make you smile, you son-of-a—”—Ray Cluley

“I’ve been a fan of the This Is Horror chapbooks for literally years before I even knew I’d become an audiobook narrator. In fact I gave Water for Drowning a glowing review in Popcorn Horror. So it was a delight to be asked by TiH to narrate these stories I was already a fan of in a genre I love. I don’t think I’ll ever get to do something so special again. I think we’ve created something to be really proud of and that listeners will love.”—RJ Bayley

So, what are you waiting for? (Seriously, what are you waiting for?) Purchase a copy today and join us as we kick off This Is Horror Audiobooks in style


P.S. if you want to read the physical or electronic copy of Water For Drowning and read along with RJ we’ve got you covered: buy Water For Drowning here.

About Ray Cluley

Ray Cluley’s work has been published in various magazines and anthologies. It has also been reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year (volumes 3, 6, and 8), Steve Berman’s Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, and in Benoît Domis’s Ténèbres series. He has been translated into French, Polish, and Hungarian. His story “Shark! Shark!” won the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, while Water For Drowning was shortlisted for Best Novella and his collection, Probably Monsters, for Best Collection. Water For Drowning narrated by RJ Bayley is Ray’s first audiobook. You can find out more at

About RJ Bayley

RJ’s professional talking career began with presenting his chat show on Edinburgh radio where he achieved a masters in screenwriting. Soon his voice was on stations across BBC, TalkSport and Smooth networks. Unleashing his passion for stories, RJ transitioned to being a full-time audiobook narrator in 2016 and has so far narrated 24 audiobooks, alongside performing on other projects like audio dramas. He also presents Metal Empire on Metal Nation Radio and is the co-producer and host of the Shoreline of Infinity science fiction podcast SoundwaveHe swears he’s not trying to sabotage his own career by deafening himself with heavy metal while walking his border collie. You can find him at, on his Facebook page and tweet nerdy things to him at @RJBayley

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