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  • A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and the Three Spirits | Charles Dickens

    A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and the Three Spirits

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    This adaptation of Dickens' much loved "Ghost Story of Christmas" is subtitled "Scrooge and the Three Spirits" and concentrates on the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge's dealings with the spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve to bring about his redemption.

  • 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"
  • 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."

  • The Screaming Skull | F. Marion Crawford

    The Screaming Skull

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By F. Marion Crawford
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The Screaming Skull is one of F. Marion Crawford's Uncanny Tales, which was first published, posthumously, in London in 1911 and was issued two weeks later in America as Wandering Ghosts.

  • Favorite Children's Poems | Edward Lear,Lewis Carroll,Robert Browning,Rudyard Kipling

    Favorite Children's Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, and others
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Here is a collection of 41 favorite classic children's poems by some of our best loved writers, including Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, and others.

  • The Best of Saki – Volume 3 |  Saki

    The Best of Saki – Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful of exquisite literary miniatures. In this third volume, there are 21 glittering examples.

  • At the Farmhouse | E. F. Benson

    At the Farmhouse

    • UNABRIDGED (36 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. At the Farmhouse exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales.

  • The Chronicles of Clovis |  Saki

    The Chronicles of Clovis

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The Chronicles of Clovis, which was published in 1911, was the third of Saki's collections of short stories. The character of Clovis Sangrail is, like Saki's earlier hero, Reginald, vain, sarcastic, and self-regarding and another vehicle for Saki's delicious, biting wit satirizing Edwardian high society in some of the funniest exquisite literary miniatures.

  • The Sanctuary | E. F. Benson

    The Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (48 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. The Sanctuary exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales, this one being particularly disturbing.

    Die Falknerin says: "Beneath the Judas Tree..."
  • The Ash Tree | M. R. James

    The Ash Tree

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    • By M. R. James
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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. Here is one of them: "The Ash Tree".

  • The Head | E. Nesbit

    The Head

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    • By E. Nesbit
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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 Canterville Ghost and Other Stories | Oscar Wilde

    The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Oscar Wilde's classic comic ghost story was the first of his short stories to be published, in February 1887. It relates the experiences of Mr. Hiram B. Otis, an American minister, and his family when they move into Canterville Chase, an ancient pile haunted by the previous owner's dead ancestor, Sir Simon. Of course, Mr. Otis declares, "There is no such thing, sir, as a ghost", and all of Sir Simon's hauntings have no effect on the skeptical American family, with the exception of the daughter, Virginia, despite his most strenuous efforts.

  • The Best of Saki - Volume 1 |  Saki

    The Best of Saki - Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful exquisite literary miniatures. In this first volume, there are 22 glittering examples. Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Monro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School.

    P O. says: "Good performance of storytelling Saki"
  • 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".

  • The Moonlit Road and Other Stories | Ambrose Bierce

    The Moonlit Road and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce
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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.

  • 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".

  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination | Edgar Allan Poe

    Tales of Mystery and Imagination

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Here is a collection of nine tales of the macabre and the supernatural from the acknowledged master of these genres. They are: "The Black Cat", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar", "The Premature Burial", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Oval Portrait", "Berenice", and "Ligeia".

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • 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.

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