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  • Classic Ghost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, and others
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Julie Peasgood
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    These five chilling tales make perfect night time listening - and, for the fearful, can be heard in a group, rather than experienced as solo bedtime reading. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, A. M. Burrage, and Guy de Maupassant provide the terrifying text; Ian Holm and Julie Peasgood provide the spoken spooks.

    A User says: "The Signalman. . . again"
    "The Signalman. . . again"
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    As you can tell by my title, I am rather tired of Dickens' the Signalman, there are many other less overused classic ghost stories and one of them could have been used in place of Dickens, after all, there are only 5 stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 'The Capture of Cerberus' and 'The Incident of the Dog's Ball': Rediscovered Hercule Poirot Stories!

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    Long lost Christie stories found! This audiobook presents two recently rediscovered Hercule Poirot short stories by Agatha Christie. The stories were found inside 73 notebooks discovered at Greenway, Christie's family home in Devon, when the archive at the National Trust property was being established.

    Phebe says: "There may be a reason why books aren't published"
    "Read/Listen to the Final Drafts Instead"
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    Would you try another book from Agatha Christie and/or David Suchet?

    I've listened to nearly all of them and every one is better than this one.


    Was 'The Capture of Cerberus' and 'The Incident of the Dog's Ball' worth the listening time?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I do not recommend this Christie. I love Agatha Christie, I love David Suchet. I own almost every audiobook (I have yet to download the most recent releases) available, and have also physically read (and own) most of her books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brimstone

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    Overall
    (865)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (199)

    Behind the gates of a fabulous Hampton estate, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers the carnage of a gruesome crime, a nightmare of seemingly supernatural origin. The smoldering remains of infamous art critic Jeremy Grove, a melted cross branding his chest, are found in a locked, barricaded attic. The hoofprint singed into the floorboards and the smell of brimstone recall the legendary horrors that befall those who make a pact with the Devil.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Couldn't put it down"
    "Get the Unabridged Version. . if you can find it."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love the Pendergast books. They are a guilty pleasure but thoroughly thrilling with enough intellectual elements to be stimulating.


    Any additional comments?

    The unabridged version loses way too much, particularly since elements build on each other in the series and something unimportant to the current story may turn out to have relevance later on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Historian

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris, and others
    Overall
    (760)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (115)

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    John S. Atherton says: "I give the book a five but I won't buy it..."
    "Get the Unabridged Version"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Historian the most enjoyable?

    The narrators are excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    In its complete form this story is fantastic, full of fascinating detail, place descriptions and characterization.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book after hearing an interview with the author on the Diane Rehm show. I loved it. I didn't realize I was getting the abridged version, which I never do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stolen Child

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Keith Donohue
    • Narrated By Andy Paris, Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (435)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    Seven-year-old Henry Day is kidnapped and renamed "Aniday" by changelings, ageless beings who inhabit the woods near his home. The changelings also leave behind one of their own, who flawlessly impersonates Henry except for one noteworthy detail: the new Henry is a prodigiously talented pianist.

    Jon says: "Not Anything Close to the Hype"
    "Couldn't Bear to Listen to It"
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    What would have made The Stolen Child better?

    Another reader.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader for this was so dreadful that I decided I'd have to read the book in paper, it is still waiting to be read because my list is very long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens, Mark Twain
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Feeling a chill amidst the warmth of the season? Sensing a shadow lurking behind the tinsel and lights? Experience the darker visions hidden within our brightest holiday. Come listen to the water ghost's story as she spends Christmas Eve haunting Harrowby Hill.

    A User says: "If only it didn't have the Signalman"
    "If only it didn't have the Signalman"
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    These are a great selection of stories, but I am rather sick of "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, it's in far too many collections.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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