Classic horror stories from the 19th and early 20th centuries - annotated for modern listeners.
This collection of stories and poems was originally selected with oral readability in mind, making this audiobook a sure-fire hit for listening to around the campfire at night, or to play for students - or for friends and family at Halloween get-togethers. For horror fans of all ages, these stories are guaranteed to intrigue, delight, and frighten! Give them a try, and don't be surprised if a few of them make their way onto YOUR list of all-time personal horror favorites!
Included in this collection: A loner living in the backwoods has a monstrous encounter that does NOT go so well. Revenge comes from beyond the grave to a scientist with scant regard for all things supernatural. The mysterious cats of a small town may offer MORE than meets the eye. A crazed murderer relates a classic macabre tale.
©2013 Daniel H. Vimont (P)2013 Daniel H. Vimont
I've only listened to a handful of Audiobooks over the years, and this one ranks at the top.
The narrator in the Tell-Tale Heart, because this has always been a favorite story, and his character is performed exactly as I've always imagined.
Daniel Vimont's voice and delivery is one of eerie calm, which settles the listener into a relaxed and receptive state. However, beneath that calm is an almost sardonic joy in presenting the horrors of these classic tales, and Daniel uses this as a tool to transfix the listener. When just reading the book, one generally does not experience that kind of almost playful vocal performance in one's mind, especially in a horror story, which is very refreshing.
No. As a collection of short, atmospheric terror-tales, I found very entertaining and effective to listen to them over a period of days, during my evening commute from work as it was getting dark.
Great stories from some of the classics in the genre. The reader does a great job portraying the anxiety of the characters especially in the Tell-tale Heart.
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