A terrifying collection of classic Victorian short stories about ghosts, werewolves and vampires.
Public Domain (P)2016 Red Door Audiobooks
This is a solid collection of familiar classics and somewhat more obscure tales. Most are engaging and a few stand out as especially evocative, eerie, and gripping.
Dobson's narration is frustrating. She adopts a perhaps overly portentous voice that sounds like she's narrating a "This week on Random TV Show..." and doesn't really do accents. However, given that most of these stories are first person accounts, that didn't bother me as much as I expected. By the end, I didn't mind it. Still, it will be a deal breaker for many people, I suspect.
Overall, a worthy buy if using a monthly credit, especially given both the overall pricetag of this book and the wealth of content therein. But be sure to listen to the preview first.
I found Cathy Dobson's reading style extremely off-putting. Her enunciation is very mannered and unnatural. Perhaps her intention is to create an atmosphere of dread with these supernatural stories, but i really could not endure her voice. I should have returned the book
the quality of the stories is good
Weird and pretentious reading style
there's nothing wrong with the content - the stories are well-chosen classics
I would never again choose anything by this reader
couldn't listen to it after 15 minutes. nararrators flexion in her voice was very irritating.
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