This collection of stories brings together the writings of some of the greatest authors of all time and contrasts ghost stories of different lands and languages.
The stories include:
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If you are a fan of the detective story, this is a must listen. Excellent renditions of stories from the early days of detective stories.
Several fascinating stories here, but ruined by the worst narration on any title I've listened to. Not just marginally bad; they were profoundly bad.
author musician and folkloric vampire fan
this contains the best version of lyttons the haunt and the haunters read by a male like it should be
the haunt and the haunters
a wonderful collection of classic ghost stories read by great readers I bought this because its the only version of lyttons the haunt and the haunters with a male reader and good sound quality
Please don't waste your money. I love good ghost stories and this collection is not one of them. The audio quality was very bad. The narration was so boring I found myself nodding off while driving. The stories were not in the least scary.
Too wordie. The style of writing was from the 1700's and was hard to follow. Not fun to listen to.
"Prepare yourself with caffeine first"
First of all, I would like to say that had it not been for the alert lorry driver whom deemed it necessary to wake me with an airhorn that could be used to cloudbust, I would now be residing in a cemetary, hopefully mourned by my loved ones, such is the power of hypnotic sleep that this collection of stories possesses.
I like ghost stories. In fact, I particularly love the stories in this collection. The Signalman especially, I consider to be not only one of the most chilling ghost stories of all time, but one of the greatest short stories ever written.
However, when you have them read by a shower of narrators that obviously do not know their text, nor care for it in any way, you end up with an interminable eleven or so hours of utter boredom that could send an amphetamine addict to sleep.
The best simile I can possibly use is that it's like having Dickens read to you by Stephen Hawking. Flat, uninterested, robotic drivel spews forth for hour upon hour, until you finally lose the will to live and attempt suicide on a busy main road.
Hopefully, a lorry driver's airhorn will come to your aid, otherwise you may end up a ghost yourself, your death may become a ghost story and one of these narrators may end up reading it as an audiobook.
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