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  • Candide |  Voltaire

    Candide

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Voltaire
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The story follows the eponymous hero and his tutor Doctor Pangloss through a series of adventures and misfortunes, all the time doggedly attempting, against the odds, to adhere to the doctor's philosophy that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds".

    Z. Peterson says: "Best possible reading of this best possible story"
  • Ghost Stories | E. F. Benson

    Ghost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day, it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. This collection of 10 stories exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of ghostly and macabre tales.

  • Songs of Innocence and of Experience | William Blake

    Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By William Blake
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The "Songs of Innocence" were published in 1789 and republished in 1794 together with the "Songs of Experience". They represent Blake's two perspectives on the world, that of the child (innocence) and that of the adult (experience). Blake's poetical works were largely neglected in their own time but are today considered some of the most brilliant of English verse. The "songs" are presented here together with "Auguries of Innocence".

  • Humorous Tales | Edgar Allan Poe

    Humorous Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is celebrated as a master of the gothic tale of the macabre and the supernatural, but he also wrote a number of humorous and satirical tales, seven of which are presented here.

  • The Death of Halpin Frayser | Ambrose Bierce

    The Death of Halpin Frayser

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and macabre Can Such Things Be? was first published in 1893 and republished in a revised edition in 1910. One of its most notable inclusions is "The Death of Halpin Frayser" a gothic tale of the murder of the fated hero by the reanimated corpse of his beloved mother.

  • The Tarn and Other Macabre Stories | Hugh Walpole

    The Tarn and Other Macabre Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Hugh Walpole
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Hugh Walpole is best known for his Herries Chronicle, a saga of four books relating the history of the Herries family and set in the Lake District in the north of England, where Walpole settled in his later life. The Chronicle was extremely popular, as was another series of books for children, the Jeremy trilogy. Many of his novels were in the psychological horror genre. He also wrote many short stories that were published in several collections.

    Eric & Andrea says: "Tinny sounding at times"
  • The Head | E. Nesbit

    The Head

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    E. Nesbit is best known for her children's books such as The Railway Children, the Psammead series, and the stories of the Bastable family. She was also a poet and wrote many works for adults including short stories in the genre of the supernatural and the macabre. "The Head" is one of her most strange and disturbing.

  • The Diary of a Nobody | George Grossmith,Weedon Grossmith

    The Diary of a Nobody

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    George and Weedon Grossmith were born in London into a theatrical family, and it was natural that they should both take up careers on the stage. Weedon initially studied art but later joined his brother, George, in the theatre.

  • Ghost Stories - Volume One | M. R. James

    Ghost Stories - Volume One

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By M. R. James
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    M.R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. The seven stories in this Volume One are: "A School Story", "Rats", "A Warning to the Curious", "Two Doctors", "The Haunted Doll's House", "Casting the Runes", "There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard".

  • Yet More Strange Tales | Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle,Ambrose Bierce,M. R. James,E. F. Benson

    Yet More Strange Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    A third collection of 18 classic tales of the weird and supernatural by some of the best known writers in these genres.

  • Weird Tales | E. Nesbit

    Weird Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    E. Nesbit is best known for her children's books such as The Railway Children, the Psammead series, and the stories of the Bastable family. She was also a poet and wrote many works for adults, including short stories in the genre of the supernatural and the macabre, eight of which are included in this collection.

  • More Strange Tales | E. Nesbit,Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle,M. R. James, Saki,Hugh Walpole,E. F. Benson,F. Marion Crawford,Ambrose Bierce

    More Strange Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    Die Falknerin says: "An interesting selection and great narrator"
  • Strange Tales | E. Nesbit,Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle

    Strange Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    A collection of 17 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best known writers in these genres.

    Die Falknerin says: "Brilliant narration"
  • The Moonlit Road and Other Stories | Ambrose Bierce

    The Moonlit Road and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and macabre Can Such Things Be? was first published in 1893 and republished in a revised edition in 1910. This selection contains two of his most famous tales: "The Moonlit Road" and "The Death of Halpin Frayser" together with 10 others.

  • Uncanny Tales | F. Marion Crawford

    Uncanny Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By F. Marion Crawford
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer, born in Italy and educated in the USA. He also studied at the universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg. He was a prolific writer in many fields, but it was his novels that were most popular, commanding a large following. His stories of the macabre and supernatural are very highly regarded. Roy Macready reads five of them from Uncanny Tales.

  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol | Oscar Wilde

    The Ballad of Reading Gaol

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" was written by Oscar Wilde in France, where he was in exile after his release from Reading Gaol. Wilde had been imprisoned and sentenced to two years hard labor. A hanging took place while Wilde was incarcerated, and the poem is the narrative of the execution.

  • The Raven | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Raven

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The narrator is in deep sorrow, mourning his lost love, and is slowly sinking into despair when he is visited by a talking raven from whom he seeks comfort and hope, but whose only utterance is a single portentous word - "nevermore."

  • Stories | Guy de Maupassant

    Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893) is recognized as one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of its finest exponents. From the humorous to the tragic to the gruesome, with an economy and precision of language, his stories can delight or disturb. Here are 10 of them.

  • Ghost Stories - Volume Two | M. R. James

    Ghost Stories - Volume Two

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By M. R. James
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    M. R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. The six stories in Volume Two are: "The Ash Tree", "Martin's Close", "Lost Hearts", "The Tractate Middoth", "After Dark in the Playing Fields", and "Wailing Well".

  • Naboth's Vineyard | E. F. Benson

    Naboth's Vineyard

    • UNABRIDGED (31 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    E. F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories that were his most popular works. "Naboth's Vineyard" exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales.

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