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Fifty Classic Ghost Stories Audiobook

Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

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Publisher's Summary

A wonderful collection of 50 of the best classic ghost stories ever written.

  • 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith
  • 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton
  • 'The Screaming Skull' by F. Marion Crawford
  • 'The Ghost in the Cupboard Room' by Wilkie Collins
  • 'The Shadow on the Blind' by Louisa Baldwin
  • 'A Ghost's Revenge' by Lettice Galbraith
  • 'The Lost Ghost' by Mary Wilkins-Freeman
  • 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie
  • 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon
  • 'The Dust Cloud' by E. F. Benson
  • 'The Haunted Dolls' House' by M. R. James
  • 'For the Blood Is the Life' by F. Marion Crawford
  • 'Miss Mary Pask' by Edith Wharton
  • 'Mrs Raeburn's Waxwork' by Eleanor Smith
  • 'The Man with the Roller' by E. G. Swain
  • 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow
  • 'The Diary of Mr. Poynter' by M. R. James
  • 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'They' by Rudyard Kipling
  • 'The Evil Clergyman' by H. P. Lovecraft

Plus 30 more classic ghost stories....

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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    Kathy Spokane, WA, United States 06-20-16
    Kathy Spokane, WA, United States 06-20-16 Member Since 2016

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    "I agree on narration"

    Good narration is the heart of an audiobook - cannot understand this narrator and
    just gave up on it. And believe me, I listen to lots of ghost stories and mysteries.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    The Whole Truth Central Valley of CA. 06-19-16
    The Whole Truth Central Valley of CA. 06-19-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Great stories ! Really annoying narrator !!"

    This is an interesting, diverse choice of stories of good quality.
    I dread the narration.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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  • roughobject
    2/28/16
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Classic Ghost Stories the most enjoyable?

    Good stories, well narrated and great value for a credit.


    What other book might you compare Fifty Classic Ghost Stories to, and why?

    -


    What about Cathy Dobson’s performance did you like?

    Nuance and clarity


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Far too long for that! But after every story it was hard to resist starting the next one straight away.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    1/6/16
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    "very poor"

    what a load of rubbish. stories go on and on making no sense and the narrator has to be the most talentless person ever. no charisma what so ever. give this a miss. I'm annoyed I wasted my credit on this!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    2/29/16
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    "Good Stories Completely Ruined"

    These are good stories but are completely ruined by the narrator. Cathy Dobson's voice is grating. I couldn't absorb the story being told due to her seriously irritating voice. Surely, somebody at Audible must listen to these before publishing.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph Jewell
    Lincolnshire
    2/28/16
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    "Automated reading, intonation impossible to follow"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No matter how much you enjoy the stories in this volume the fact that is has clearly been auto-read by a computer program (real voice text to speech) is to me utterly impossible to listen to. The intonation is wholly unrealistic,flat and monotonous and intensely distracting making the stories difficult to follow and utterly emotionless.


    What didn’t you like about Cathy Dobson’s performance?

    This must be a real-voice-text-to-speech rendering. If she is not a computer simulation I can't see why any publisher would pay for such an awful performance.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No redeeming qualities whatsoever.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Hawk
    4/13/16
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    "I struggled to make it past the second story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'd recommend the book but not this audiobook


    What other book might you compare Fifty Classic Ghost Stories to, and why?

    any other "classic ghost story" books


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

    A mix of male and female readers. Generally someone who can actually read properly


    Did Fifty Classic Ghost Stories inspire you to do anything?

    get the book out of the library and read it myself


    Any additional comments?

    This is ruined by the narrator. My own fault as I should have played a sample. The reader has strange inflections which are very very irritating. I honestly haven't heard someone, presumably professional, read a book so poorly. I couldn't listen to it after a while. I kept hoping it would get better but didn't. A shame as i know some of the stories but couldnt get past the second story.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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