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Great Classic Ghost Stories: Sixteen Unabridged Classics | [Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe]

Great Classic Ghost Stories: Sixteen Unabridged Classics

This collection of short ghost stories includes some of the best-known classics in the genre, as well as some that may be new to ghost story fans. Includes: ”The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce, ”The Empty House" by Algernon Blackwood, ”The Consequences" by Willa Cather, ”How It Happened" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, ”A Ghost" by Guy De Maupassant, and more.
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This collection of short ghost stories includes some of the best-known classics in the genre, as well as some that may be new to ghost story fans. Includes: ”The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce, ”The Empty House" by Algernon Blackwood, ”The Consequences" by Willa Cather, ”How It Happened" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, ”A Ghost" by Guy De Maupassant, ”The Shell of Sense" by Olivia Howard Dunbar, ”Ligeia" by Edgar Allen Poe, ”The Signal-Man" by Charles Dickens, ”The Secret of the Growing Gold" by Bram Stoker, ”The Fullness of Life" by Edith Wharton, ”An Old Woman's Tale" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, ”Playing with Fire" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, ”Narrative of the Ghost of the Hand" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu; ”The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" by Edgar Allan Poe; ”My Platonic Sweetheart" by Mark Twain; and ”The Bold Dragoon (or The Adventure of My Grandfather)" by Washington Irving.

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    Femke Arnhem, Netherlands 11-29-12
    Femke Arnhem, Netherlands 11-29-12
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    "Some stories are great others not so much."

    The stories in this collection are all quite different in nature. As a consequence, some will appeal more than others depending on one's taste. Whilst I would have given 4-5 stars to the stories by Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe, some of the others I found quite boring and unengaging, hence an overall score of 3. The narrators all do a great job.

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    Jennifer Alameda, CA, USA 11-09-12
    Jennifer Alameda, CA, USA 11-09-12 Member Since 2006
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    "A really nice mix of gothic and ghosts"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Great Classic Ghost Stories to be better than the print version?

    I'm fairly certain that I enjoyed this more as an audiobook than I would have as a print experience.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Great Classic Ghost Stories?

    This is hard to answer without ruining the suspense for other listeners. Sufficeth to say, I really enjoyed an elderly aunt drafting her nephew to escort her to a reputedly-haunted house.


    What does John Lee and Bronson Pinchot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They both imbue the tales with tremendous atmosphere. Even though the stories are in prose considered elevated by contemporary standards the narrators give a radio play sense of dynamism.

    While on topic of narrators, it bears mentioning that the woman (Jennifer James-Something) also does a very fine job. Instead of "various narrators" the cover art for this volume should list the cast. I didn't know what great talent was on board until I started to listen.


    Who was the most memorable character of Great Classic Ghost Stories and why?

    Again, I don't want to produce spoilers. I will remember George and his dreams, though.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a bit misleading to title this a volume of ghost stories. There are ghosts but also gothic tales and a bit of fantasia, or modern fairy tale, as well. Had I known that I might have bought it sooner.

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