Beneath the Skin
Jonathan Maberry

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Narrated By: Ray Porter

Duration: 4 hours and 55 minutes

What to expect

A collection of short stories featuring Sam Hunter, from bestselling author Jonathan Maberry

Sam Hunter is a bit of an animal. He’s a former Twin Cities cop who lost his badge because of excessive force. Abusive husbands, child molesters, and other lowlifes wound up looking like they’d been mauled by a dog—or a wolf.

Now Sam is a low-rent PI in Philadelphia. He takes the kinds of cases no one wants. His clients are usually on the fringes of society, the kind who are prey for all manner of predators—human and otherwise.

When Sam takes on a client they become part of his “pack,” and no one protects their own better than a werewolf, at least the kind of werewolf like Sam, who comes from a long, long line of Benandanti—also known as “the hounds of God.”

Stories in this collection include: “Like Part of the Family,” “Toby’s Closet,” “Crazy Town,” “We All Make Sacrifices,” and “A House in Need of Children.”


Crime and mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives, Dark fantasy, Short stories

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Beneath the Skin is a juicy treat for paranormal mystery fans to sink their teeth into, highly recommended.”

Midwest Book Review

“Narrator Ray Porter’s gruff, measured growl complements Jonathan Maberry’s werewolf PI, Sam Hunter. A former cop turned private investigator, Hunter is often sought out for cases that require a supernatural expertise. These cases are presented as intriguing, easily digestible short stories with humor, solid detective work, and no small amount of violence. Porter’s pacing and delivery give a modern noir feel to this wry, gritty collection, and his characterizations enhance Maberry’s spin on familiar archetypes. Through Porter, listeners encounter brave women, slippery villains, and intrepid children and learn more about Hunter’s sordid past. There’s no ‘sexy werewolf’ trope here; the dangers Sam faces aren’t alluring, they’re deadly. This is a refreshing take on paranormal conflict for those who like their mysteries bloody and bizarre.”