Ghosts, ghouls, witches, spectres, demons, the Grim Reaper, vampires, leprechauns, the Devil, as well as a host of other supernatural beings - along with the odd unsolved murder thrown in for good measure – all to be found within the pages of this unique first volume of Tom Slemen's work. Thirty-six stories that will haunt your mind and delight your dark side, all from the pen of one of England's greatest writers on the supernatural – Tom Slemen. Read about the baffling mystery of Old Swan's Mass Grave – was it a cover-up by the authorities? Be thrilled by the creepy history of Springheeled Jack, and dwell morbidly on the nature of the real-life vampires such as Golgon, Araminta and Manilu. Learn about the elusive but deadly enchanting Elvi of Sefton Park, and of the murderess who danced with her hangman at a Victorian ball. Savour the exciting witchcraft wars that centred on the Swan Inn, and unravel the identity of the mastercriminal who killed Julia Wallace in 1931 and left generations of professional and armchair detectives perplexed by his method of slaying without a trace. Just some of the eerie stories to be found in The Best of Tom Slemen – Volume 1.
©2011 Tom Slemen (P)2014 Tom Slemen
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
Good scarey stories!Too many to remember specifics.If you like short stories in the horror vein,here's your man!Nicholas Patrella is a fine narrator for this compendium.
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I love classics and non-fiction!
Someone else narrating!
I don't know. Too painful to listen to. Too fast and badly read.
I don't know. Didn't listen to anymore after about 20 minutes. Actually painful to listen too.
Would love to have listened to the stories, but the narrator made that impossible. I actually returned the book because I was so frustrated.
You will enjoy these stories. Presenter is lively and eager to deliver them. Give this one a try.
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It depends on the friend; if they were into scary stories, yes
I don't know which book I'd compare it to, but it does remind me of some "paranormal" programs that I've seen on tv
I liked the stories on vampires-I've always enjoyed vampire stories...
Not really-but I don't scare easily! I thought the narrator did a good job with accents and character impersonations, though.
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There are a lot of sick people in our world. Thank you Tom for putting this in writing. Some of yhe stories were very believeable but in turn there were also some unbelievable.
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i love ghost stories and weird stuff likr this. the book was wonderful
Because tales should be told.
It combines good story telling, broad vocabulary and eerie tales. This book provides an enjoyable way to encourage literacy.
It is best compared to a cross between Grimm's Fairly Tales and the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. The stories have a slightly fantastic fairly tale feel, but are also modern and genuinely eerie.
No, but I certainly will in the future. He gave an excellent performance. His Irish accent and children's voices were amazing. He gave each character in this series of short stories a different and unique voice. Terrific!
Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go To Bed!
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