Most of these stories are REALLY OLD. I love the old vampires... vile odors, dust, crumbling stuff...some of these stories were very creepy, all were fabulous.
I see some complaints that it is kind of the "same old stories", sorry, if that's how you look at it. For me, it's a collection of classic literature, I love Poe, Lee, Doyle, James...so this is perfect for me.
I didn't like the few modern ones. For me, modern vampire stories come across as amusing or just stupid. Thankfully, there's only a few here.
I was very happy with all the narrators, each seemed appropriate for the story to me. I liked that each story was prefaced with a little info and each narrator was named.
Simon Vance did quite a few, I think he's got the best vampire narration, his almost whisper voice, perfect pauses...for my taste, he's a very frightening narrator.
Great for fans of old traditional horror. Wonderful for a stormy night, with a candelabra and a glass of red....Oh, "I don't drink...wine."
Someone who likes "Romance / Murder" stuff.
Nothing. It seems like she held back. These crimes were creepy and horrible, her version is like reading a grocery list.
I found it droll, hard to pay attention.
Most of the crap about the author. Seems like it should have been titled, "ME, beside the stranger".
I love serial killer books. This was recommended as Rule's best. For me, it fell very short as a serial killer story and I won't invest time or money on this author again.
Thank You Audible !! I loved it. Flo Gibson's voice is perfect for this classic. She's got just the right attitude for the "old biddies" in this book.
Ya Gotta Love The Classics !!
It's About Time !!
JUST NOT TOLKIEN
The whole Tolkien world is just amazing, deep, silly, wonderful...Something to learn every time you read them.
I waited a long time for Audible to have this available in the U S, Thank You !! I've been into Tolkien since 1968. Although inaccurate, I found the movies outstanding, I really love the Audible dramatizations.
I'm halfway through this and I'm getting used to Bob Inglis, BUT I just have to say I am not happy with this narration...The Hobbits sound older than Gandalf...Frodo sounds more creaky and older than Bilbo...Why do all the reviewers love this guy???
I am a fan, so I will have them all, and I'll listen to them as frequently as I've read the books, But...I must say, this voice is just not what I expected. He's not irritating or boring, I just feel his character voices are a little "off", and now just halfway through this volume, they begin to all sound alike.
I'm now waiting for Silmarillion and I'm praying for a different voice.
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