I have found my new favourite narrator, Derek Jacobi! He's incredible at narrating these classic ghost stories by M.R. James - the way he acts out the conversations between characters is amazing! Here is a listing of the stories read:
A View From a Hill
A School Story
The Ash Tree
The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance
If you're a fan of M.R. James or classic ghost stories, do not pass this one up! Get it now!
I must admit I hadn't read some of the stories in this collection before. I can't say I was blown away with the ones I hadn't heard, but all in all it was a good mix of stories. The narration was very good, and I'll be checking out more audiobooks from The Story Circle. The story that really stood out to me was The Room in the Tower. Excellent narration on this one and the more I read/listen to this story the quicker it is becoming one of my favourites! Pick this one up and give it a listen!
I didn't like Volume 2 as much as I did Volume 1. The stories were okay, and some of the narration was terrible. Not too bad, but I'd probably skip this one if I were you.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this audiobook at first - but I quite enjoyed it! There are a number of scary stories, most of which are enjoyable. Only a few of the stories had so-so narration, the rest were good. The subject matter of the stories varies quite a bit, so I'm sure there's something in here for everyone. Recommended!
I was surprised with this audiobook - it has a good variety of stories, some of which I haven't "read" before! I was worried about the narration, as there are quite a few voice actors reading the stories, but I was very impressed with the quality! Great narration on all of the stories. The ones that really stood out for me were "The Judge's House", "The Haunted Doll's House", "The Story of the Green House, Wallington" and "The Chippendale Mirror". Some of the stories I didn't care for, but most were hits so I consider it a good purchase. Oh, and no "The Signalman"!!!! WOO! :-)
I remember reading this book when I was going to college a long time ago and loving it. Now, re-"reading" it many years later, it stands up to time and I still love it! Alex Jennings is a fantastic narrator - I especially like his Russian voice. The Kraken Wakes and The Day of the Triffids are both classics from John Wyndham. Download it now!
I must admit that I'm a bit of a Wyndham fan-boy. I really like his novels, and The Day of the Triffids is one of his best! The story grips you right off the bat and doesn't let up. Samuel West really made this audiobook shine for me - I can't imagine Bill's voice being anything other than the one he gives him. Top notch story and narration, a must for any sci-fi/post-apocalyptic lover!
I enjoy reading about the French Indian War, and this audiobook was a pleasure to listen to. It gives a great overview of the war, but is very Washington-centric. Simon Vance does a good job of narrating, and pulls it off so that you don't find it boring at all. Highly recommended!
I was very glad I found this audiobook! It has a first-rate collection of classic horror short stories and excellent narration. The stories that really stood out to me were "The Upper Berth", "The Phantom Coach" and "The Shadow". Great stuff! Highly recommended for those who like classic ghost/horror stories!
I bought this book based on its blerb, and because it was based in the Ravenloft universe. I'm a fan of gothic horror, and this story fit the bill! The narrator was very good, with a wide variety of accents. I only found her "old British person" accent to be a little iffy, but the rest of them were great. Suspend reality and let this little gem take you into the world of Mithras Court.
I must say that the Spinechiller series is by far the best classic ghost story audiobooks out there. Doug Bradley is an awesome narrator, and it's fun to hear Jeffery Combs and Robert Englund read occasionally in the series as well. The reading that really stands out is "They", which I thought was especially well done. It's not a long audiobook at 3 hours, but well worth it!
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