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Classic Ghost Stories Audiobook

Classic Ghost Stories

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Publisher's Summary

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.

(P)2006 Horse's Mouth

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    emma 09-19-09
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    "The Signalman. . . again"

    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
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    Amazon Customer 08-18-09 Member Since 2011
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    "A Little disappointed"

    There are several places where the recording skips, like a scratched record, one such skip ruins the ending of one of the tales.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Conrad Oregon coast 10-31-08
    C. Conrad Oregon coast 10-31-08 Member Since 2008

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    "Climax of The Waxworks is spoiled"

    The recording is defective. It is garbled just at the climactic moment of the short story "The Waxworks". A great pity, since the story is very creepy. I would have purchased one of the other spook story collections had I realized this one was ruined.

    Other than that, it is a pip. I greatly enjoy having a story read by Ian Holm.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Ms. E. Morgan
    Blackpool, Lancashire United Kingdom
    11/26/16
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    "5 Ghost Good Stories, plagued by recording faults"
    Would you listen to Classic Ghost Stories again? Why?

    I would not listen again because of the faults in the recording, which is a shame because the stories and narrators are good.

    Some missing information from the item description:

    1) 'The Signalman' by Charles Dickens - Read by Ian Holm
    2) 'The Dream Woman' by Wilkie Collins - Read by Ian Holm
    3) 'Perez by W. L.' George - Read by Julie Peasgood
    4) 'The Waxworks' by A. M. Burrage - Read by Julie Peasgood
    5) 'The Horla - by Guy De Maupassant - Read by Ian Holm


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Classic Ghost Stories?

    'The Signalman' by Charles Dickens: A Railway worker experiences premonitions of disaster

    'The Dream Woman' by Wilkie Collins: An unwise marriage has life-changing consequences

    'Perez by W. L.' George: An author's main character materialises to criticise the plot

    'The Waxworks' by A. M. Burrage: A reporter spends the night in a creepy waxworks

    'The Horla - by Guy De Maupassant: A french business man is haunted by a supernatural parasite.


    What does Ian Holm and Julie Peasgood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Both readers are competent and animated and add real emotion to the stories.
    Ian Holm is understated and ponderous and so adds gravity.
    Julie Peasgood is dramatic and bright if a bit over the top.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Irritated due to faults especially because the stories and narrators are good.


    Any additional comments?

    Contains 5 stories but irritatingly for some reason the first 2 stories are on one continuous track.

    As mentioned in other reviews the critical moment in 'The Waxworks' is spoiled by a fault in the recording. There are also other small faults in the recording when it skips/jumps causing parts of the story to be missed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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