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Tales of the Occult Audiobook

Tales of the Occult

If you have an appetite for the occult, consider this a feast. All of the authors in this collection have penned tales that deal with the supernatural and the supernormal. These include two novellas, "The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen and "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood and 10 short stories.
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If you have an appetite for the occult, consider this a feast. All of the authors in this collection have penned tales that deal with the supernatural and the supernormal. These include two novellas, "The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen, and "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood. Also included are these short stories:

  • "A Pair of Hands" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
  • "The Yellow Sign" by Robert Chambers
  • "The Voice in the Night" by William Hope Hodgson
  • "Oil of Dog" and "John Bartine's Watch" by Ambrose Bierce
  • "The Ghosts" by Lorn Dunsany
  • "The Legend of the Arabian Astrologer" by Washington Irving
  • "The Tarn" by Hugh Walpole
  • "A Strange Christmas Game" by Charlotte Riddell
  • "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling
  • "Pollock and the Porroh Man" by H. G. Wells.
  • (P)1985 Jimcin Recordings

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      "Great Selection"

      Great selection of tales. Some readers better than others but, overall, very creepy.

      18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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      Scott 08-23-11
      Scott 08-23-11 Member Since 2012

      still tilting at windmills, after all of these years.

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      "guilty!"

      i like this genre. a little dated, a little stilted, but now and then there is a real gem and, if you are drawn to this style, it is worth the listen.

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      Elizabeth Ciminelli 01-15-12 Member Since 2013

      I teach English as a second language and student success. I enjoy fiction and non-fiction books especially history and science fiction.

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      If you could sum up Tales of the Occult in three words, what would they be?

      Like Lovecraft?


      What did you like best about this story?

      As a Lovecraft fan it is easy to slip into these stories.


      What do you think the narrator could have done better?

      Sound less like a London Public School Boy.


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

      The stories are good but the narrator is just too posh to handle. It made me feel like I was sitting in Regents Park eavesdropping on two old friends talking.


      Any additional comments?

      I would recommend listing to a preview of it before buying; if you like the narrator go for it!

      3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      particular United States 01-26-16
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      "Great Stories, Terrible Production"
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      Need to correct the production problems in the sound quality and this would be a great audio product.

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      Lyn charlotte, NC, United States 09-27-15
      Lyn charlotte, NC, United States 09-27-15 Member Since 2016
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      "good stories bad narration"

      the narration of these classic stories is very spotty, some are very good but a good many are horrible. stumbling over words, flat monotone deliveries a speak and spell could do better than some of the readers.

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      Kindle Customer Wandering the desert of here and now and not there either 07-12-15
      Kindle Customer Wandering the desert of here and now and not there either 07-12-15 Member Since 2014
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      "Great stories but the narration... not so much"
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      The narration is uneven and changes in quality and possibly even narrator though out. Often it sounds as if the narrators started the project in a studio but then got tired and phoned the rest in. Sound quality goes from decent to horrible in mid story in a few places.The stories are good. I wish someone thought as much of them as I did and provided a decent quality project.

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      G. D. Hodge New York 10-28-12
      G. D. Hodge New York 10-28-12

      Dr. G. Derrick Hodge

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      "Please God, make it stop!!"
      What did you like best about this story?

      The stories were great.


      How did the narrator detract from the book?

      The performance was beyond dreadful. There actually were several different narrators, and it would not be fait to diss them all. One of them had several stories assigned to him and his voice was like nails on a chalk board. The rhythm of his voice was bizarre -- he cant possibly actually speak like that, nor surely does he think that the authors intended their work to sound like that. It was AWFUL.


      Any additional comments?

      The performance was beyond dreadful. There actually were several different narrators, and it would not be fait to diss them all. One of them had several stories assigned to him and his voice was like nails on a chalk board. The rhythm of his voice was bizarre -- he cant possibly actually speak like that, nor surely does he think that the authors intended their work to sound like that. It was AWFUL.

      0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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