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Publisher's Summary

CONTENTS:

  1. The Imp of the Perverse [Poe],
  2. The Devil in the Belfry [Poe],
  3. The Crawling Chaos [Lovecraft],
  4. Aunt Joanna [Sabine Baring-Gould],
  5. The Outsider [Lovecraft],
  6. The Hound [Lovecraft],
  7. The Disinterment [Lovecraft],
  8. The Horror At Martin's Beach [Lovecraft],
  9. The Tree On The Hill [Lovecraft],
  10. The Outgoing of The Tide [John Buchan],
  11. The Curse of Yig [Lovecraft],
  12. The Haunter Of The Dark [Lovecraft],
  13. Berenice [Poe],
  14. The Angel Of The Odd [Poe],
  15. Black Ram [Baring-Gould],
  16. The Cask Of Amontillado [Poe],
  17. Dracula's Guest [Bram Stoker],
  18. The Mother Of Pansies [Baring-Gould],
  19. On The Leads [Baring-Gould],
  20. McAlister [Baring-Gould],
  21. Mustapha [Baring-Gould],
  22. The Ghost and the Bone-setter [Le Fanu],
  23. The Drunkard's Dream [Le Fanu],
  24. The Novel of the White Powder [Arthur Machen],
  25. The Merewigs [Baring-Gould],
  26. Xélucha [Matthew Phipps Shiel],
  27. Solange [ Alexandre Dumas],
  28. The Fall of The House of Usher [Poe],
  29. The Assignation [Poe],
  30. The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade [Poe],
  31. Laura Silver Bell [Le Fanu],
  32. Descent Into The Maelstrom [Poe],
  33. The Power of Darkness [ Edith Nesbit],
  34. An Authentic Narrative of A Haunted House [Le Fanu],
  35. The Night Wire [H. F. Arnold],
  36. The Dualists [Bram Stoker],
  37. Stories of Lough Guir [Le Fanu],
  38. The Vision of Tom Chuff [Le Fanu],
  39. The Three Strangers [Thomas Hardy],
  40. Crooken Sands [Bram Stoker],
  41. The Cairn of the Headland [Robert E. Howard],
  42. The Shining Pyramid [Arthur Machen],
  43. Schalken The Painter [Le Fanu],
  44. Hellhound Of The Cosmos [Clifford Donald Simak],
  45. Ibid [Lovecraft],
  46. The Grove Of Ashtaroth [John Buchan],
  47. The Moon Bog [Lovecraft],
  48. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances [Le Fanu],
  49. Ultor De Lacy A Legend of Cappercullen [Le Fanu],
  50. The Red Hand [Arthur Machen] Starts at Chapter 50,
  51. The Inmost Light [Arthur Machen] Starts at Chapter 52.
©2019 H. P. Lovecraft (P)2019 Doom Classics

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The Lovecraft stories are bad

50 short stories for $0.66? I had to give it a try, and overall I'm glad I did, but this is NOT a great collection. There are a ton of stories by H.P. Lovecraft, all kinda cruddy and boring. The narraror isn't awful, but he mispronounces way too many words, many of which are commonplace. Some of the better stories, by Edgar Allan Poe, Sabine Baring-Gould and Thomas Hardy help to raise the average a bit and redeem the audiobook as a whole. I wish I could program the audible app to skip certain chapters (i.e. the Lovecraft stories and a couple of other stinkers), and the listen would be a lot more worthwhile. Another rather annoying feature of this second volume is that it duplicates stories from volume one (same exact recordings!), only a couple out of 50, but it is sloppy that the publishers would permit such a thing.

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Hard to listen to

I tried to listen for over an hour. The narrator is so monotone that I had to stop for fear of falling asleep.

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Do NOT buy this if you are expecting MODERN horror

This is not a collection of modern horror stories, as some buyers are expecting (understandable considering the lurid picture the publishers chose for the cover, bordering on false advertising!). These are old classics, written more than a hundred years ago, and are for fans who like the language, pacing, and subtle, atmospheric chills found in these stories---as I do. And at this price (less than 70 cents for over 28 hours of audio), it is a must have for my collection. As in all anthologies, there will be some stories you skip over. There is also a volume 1 in this series, also at an unbelievable price. (There are some problems with the pauses in this audio. Is a pause a cue to tell you that a new story is beginning or is it just a pause in the story you are reading? At other times, there will be no pause between stories. This can be confusing. For the price, I can live with this.) The narration is more than adequate for this bargain selection.

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  • Aimee Mease
  • 10-12-20

not good

not horror at all and the narration could put me to sleep. Didn't expect much for the price but was hoping for a bit better,

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  • I. Churchill
  • 11-10-20

Offensively Bad Narrator.

I'd previously left a negative review of volume 1 of this collection, claiming the narrator may be semi-literate. This was far too charitable on my part. This volume features many of the same horrendous mistakes as the previous volume such as "antidote" in place of "anecdote", "Necromonicon" in place of "Necronomicon" as well as new ones such as "consummated" instead of "consumed" when referring to a meal being eaten. Then there are the mystery accents. I don't even know what the narrator is imagining he sounds like but listening to hours of fingernails down a blackboard would arguably be a more pleasurable experience for the majority. The narrator is clearly an idiot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-20

rubbish

This book could have been a great collection of stories, but the monotonous narration spoils it.