Sixteen classic stories from masters of the genre: "The Judge's House", by Bram Stoker; "A Jug of Sirup", by Ambrose Bierce; "The Reconciliation", by Lafcadio Hearn; "The Woman With a Candle" by W. Bourne Cooke; "The Ebony Frame", by E. Nesbit; "On the Northern Ice", by Elia W. Peattie; "The Haunted Doll's House", by M. R. James; "The Old House in Vauxhall Walk", by Charlotte Riddell; "The Underground Ghost", by John Berwick Harwood; "Haunted", by Anon (from Tinsley's Annual); "The Last of Squire Ennismore" by J. H. Riddell; "The Story of the Green House, Wallington", by Allen Upward; "The Vacant Lot", by M. E. Wilkins Freeman; "The Real and the Counterfeit", by Louisa Baldwin; "The Haunted Mill", by Jerome K. Jerome; and "The Chippendale Mirror", by E. F. Benson. Read by Hayward Morse, Liza Ross, Garrick Hagon, Nigel Lambert, Paul Panting, and Sean Barrett.
©2012 The Story Circle (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
I was surprised with this audiobook - it has a good variety of stories, some of which I haven't "read" before! I was worried about the narration, as there are quite a few voice actors reading the stories, but I was very impressed with the quality! Great narration on all of the stories. The ones that really stood out for me were "The Judge's House", "The Haunted Doll's House", "The Story of the Green House, Wallington" and "The Chippendale Mirror". Some of the stories I didn't care for, but most were hits so I consider it a good purchase. Oh, and no "The Signalman"!!!! WOO! :-)
These stories were more fun than seriously creepy. They were probably pretty creepy in their time, though. The characters and situations are all pretty stock by present day standards.
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