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Classic Tales of Horror | [Rex Burns]

Classic Tales of Horror

This collection of 19 classic horror tales includes "The Brazilian Cat", by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Paul Panting; "Eveline's Visitant" by Mary E. Braddon, read by Hayward Morse; "The Leopard Man's Story" by Jack London, read by Garrick Hagon; "The Eyes of the Panther" by Ambrose Bierce, read by Garrick Hagon; "The Voice in the Night" by William Hope Hodgson, read by Sean Barrett; and many more.
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This collection of 19 classic horror tales includes: "The Brazilian Cat" by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Paul Panting; "Eveline's Visitant" by Mary E. Braddon, read by Hayward Morse; "The Leopard Man's Story" by Jack London, read by Garrick Hagon; "The Eyes of the Panther" by Ambrose Bierce, read by Garrick Hagon; "The Voice in the Night" by William Hope Hodgson, read by Sean Barrett; "Oshidori" by Lafcadio Hearn, read by Liza Ross; "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Paul Panting; "The Black Veil" by Charles Dickens, read by Stephen Greif; "The Lame Priest" by S. Carleton, read by Garrick Hagon; "A Strange Goldfield" by Guy Boothby, read by Sean Barrett; "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Hayward Morse; "Bone to His Bonbe" by E. G. Swain, read by Stephen Thorne; "A Ghost Story" by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Paul Panting; "Sir Dominick's Bargain" by J. S. LeFanu, read by Sean Barrett; "My Nightmare" by Dorothea Gerard, read by Hayward Morse; "The Hand" by Guy de Maupassant ,read by Stephen Greif; "An Arrest" by Ambrose Bierce, read by Garrick Hagon; "The Corpse Light" by Dick Donovan, read by Hayward Morse; "Mujina" by Lafcadio Hearn, read by Stephen Greif.

Public Domain (P)2009 The Story Circle Ltd.

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    Hardly horror stories by today's standards, this is a uneven collection. Some stories are great, others forgettable or downright awful.The narrations are excellent, as usual with THE STORY CIRCLE.

    Here's what's in store for you in this listen:

    Marshall King visits his wealthy Uncle Everard with designs on improving his expectations. All seems to be going well until he comes face to face with THE BRAZILIAN CAT.

    As Andre de Brissac lies dying, fatally wounded by his cousin Hector, he vows to haunt his killer and in so doing to take from him his greatest happiness. Hector believes himself safe for a time until he learns of his wife's visits with a mysterious stranger and comes to know more about EVELINE'S VISITANT.

    A small, sad-eyed soul makes his living by exhibiting acts of daring with various wild cats. Why is he so forlorn, despite his success and acclaim? That is at the heart of THE LEOPARD MAN'S STORY.

    THE EYES OF THE PANTHER is part romance, part supernatural mystery. Its ambiguity and twisted imagery could only have come from Bierce's genius.

    THE VOICE IN THE NIGHT centers on a group of sailors hearing a tale about a repulsive fungus from an unseen man.

    OSHIDORI is a three-minute parable of a falconer who goes hunting and kills one of a pair of Mandarin ducks, only to find out he isn't the poultry fancier he thought himself.

    MARKHEIM is the famous RLS story of a man who visits a pawnbroker on Christmas day. He murders the man and sets out to ransack the shop when the devil appears in this classic morality tale.

    THE LONG BLACK VEIL also takes place at Christmas. This time an underemployed doctor is summoned by a woman seeking his help for another.

    THE LAME PRIEST is an American rural tale of Native Americans, frontiersmen, and a few creatures not of this world.

    Years ago an Australian settlement was ravaged by ill-luck, disease, and misery until it was no more. Now British visitors discover there is more to the story of THE STRANGE GOLD FIELD.

    THE TELL-TALE HEART, Poe's story of a madman who killed another for his "vulture eye," needs no introduction.

    BONE TO HIS BONE is another ghost story for Christmas which takes place in 1907. Vicars, scholars, insomniacs, gardens, and libraries....so very British.

    A GHOST STORY is JKJ's yarn that Roger Corman might have tarted up into one of his overwrought films. Melodramatic, but finishes with his usual light touch.

    Barrett proves himself to be a world-class narrator of le Fanu stories in SIR DOMINICK'S BARGAIN. On a visit to the south of Ireland, a gentleman rambles through an abandoned estate. Later a wizened hunchback tells him the story of the house's former master, Dominick Sarsfield, and how he became the devil's own.

    In 1867, a Lancer regiment is moved from Galicia to the German-speaking Silberstadt. The regiment is quartered in a former convent where events transpire that form the basis of MY NIGHTMARE.

    Mr. Bermoutier holds forth with evidence and theory regarding the St. Cloud murder mystery in THE HAND.

    AN ARREST is a breaktakingly brief Bierce fragment, and far from his best.

    THE CORPSE LIGHT is told by a doctor who took to practice in the village of Brinton-on-Sea. He tells the story of a haunted mill, a doomed romance, and a disappearance.

    The final, mercifully short story, MUJIRA, is a rather silly tale set in Tokyo.

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