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Publisher's Summary

This Audiobook contains the following works:

  1. The Builder [Frank L. Packard],
  2. The Man Who Didn't Count [Frank L. Packard],
  3. Red Petals [Frederick Merrick White],
  4. The Other Man's Story [Frederick Merrick White],
  5. The Shebeeners [Frederick Merrick White],
  6. The Waterwitch [Frederick Merrick White],
  7. The Brand of the Wild [G.B Lancaster],
  8. A Fair Smuggler [George Newnes],
  9. A Castaway of the South [Gilbert Parker],
  10. As Deep As the Sea [Gilbert Parker],
  11. The Gift of the Simple King [Gilbert Parker],
  12. The Treasure of Sacramento [Nick Guy Boothby],
  13. A Personal Problem [H. Bedford-Jones],
  14. Gallegher of Beaver [H. Bedford-Jones],
  15. Sun, Sand and Soap [H. Bedford-Jones],
  16. The Image of Earth [H. Bedford-Jones],
  17. Said Afzel's Elephant [H. A. Lamb],
  18. Sir Albert's Fall [H. C. Bailey],
  19. The Devil of Marston [H. C. Bailey],
  20. The Lone Hand [H. C. Bailey],
  21. The Treasure in the Forest [H. G. Wells],
  22. Through a Window [H. G. Wells],
  23. The Jungle's Accolade [Charles Haven Liebe],
  24. An Unofficial Affair [Harold Edward Bindloss],
  25. Gillatly's March [Harold Edward Bindloss],
  26. The Man Who Wouldn't Stay Put [Harold Titus],
  27. Confession [Algernon Blackwood],
  28. S. O. S. [Algernon Blackwood],
  29. B. 24 [Arthur Conan Doyle],
  30. The Spider Arthur [O. Friel],
  31. The Vulture Arthur [O. Friel],
  32. Statement of Gabriel Foot, [Highwayman Arthur Quiller-Couch],
  33. The Affair of Bleakirk-on-Sands [Arthur Quiller-Couch],
  34. The Countess of Bellarmine [Arthur Quiller-Couch],
  35. The Adolescence of Number Eighty-Seven [Arthur Stringer],
  36. The Wire-Tappers [Arthur Stringer],
  37. The Nth Power [Arthur Cheney Train],
  38. The Mysterious Card [Cleveland Moffett],
  39. The Mysterious Card Unveiled [Cleveland Moffett],
  40. Carnage [Compton Mackenzie],
  41. A Locomotive as a War Chariot [Cy Warman],
  42. A Wild Night at Wood River [Cy Warman],
  43. Wakalona [Cy Warman],
  44. John Charrington's Wedding [Edith Nesbit],
  45. The Man at the Wheel [Edith Nesbit],
  46. The Man Who Died Twice [Edgar Wallace],Allan Poe],,
  47. The Man Who Died Twice [Edgar Wallace]
  48. The Man Who Hated Earthworms [Edgar Wallace],
  49. The Man Who Lived at Clapham [Edgar Wallace],
  50. The Man Who Was Acquitted [Edgar Wallace].
©2019 Edgar Allan Poe (P)2019 NTMC

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What listeners say about 50 Classic Thriller Short Stories. Works by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Wallace, Edith Nesbit... And Many More!

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do not buy

narrator is terrible. You can't tell where one sentence begins or the next ends, its one run on sentence.

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Bad recording

Reader keeps repeating sentences
Really bad and monotonous Intonation
Volume is super low
Breaks between stories are unidentifiable

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They should pay us to listen.

It is likely some of these stories are excellent, but there really is no way to tell. The narrator has a very pleasant voice, but beyond that he is worse at pronunciation and pausing than anyone else I've ever heard. Don't the producers do any "quality aasurance"? Clearly not, but they need to start - SOON.

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Decent for sleeping background stories.

The reader is plain out of his depth, he mispronounces many words, and never gets it corrected. Also repeats himself if he gets lost while reading, and adds little to differentiate characters, which is okay but sub-par. His voice itself is neutral though, so it is pleasant enough to listen to these old familiar stories as a background noise while gaming or falling asleep. It's worth the few pennies to have a long playing non YouTube recording.

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Sounds Like a Broken Record

Where to begin. I only got through one of the stories, but I did not enjoy any of it. The narrator is very boring and reads the story with no emphasis or cadence that gives you are real feel for the story. However, that is of little issue, the main problem with this audiobook is the narration repeating a sentence. Throughout the story, the narrator will read a sentence and then read the same exact sentence again. At first I thought it was transitioning between chapters where they would play a line from the previous chapter, but that is not the case. Within a single chapter, a single sentence is read twice in a row several times. So even if you were following the story, the flow is interrupted throughout the chapter. Save your time and effort and find something else.

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painful to listen to

painful to listen to. The readers are terrible at interpreting punctuation much less adding any sort of life into their reading. You might as well have Siri read you this book

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not worth the 89 cents!!!

usually when I listen to an audiobook I get lost in the story. this narrator READ the words, but does not tell the story. 2 short stories and I couldnt listen anymore!!

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I'm volunteering, 'cause I can do better!

I've only gotten through the first nine stories by dint of effort and the ability to let my mind wander from time to time. Be assured nothing of importance was missed, as the stories are delivered in such a manner that meaning drops away in a flood of syllables.
Echoing other reviewers, it's easy to forget what you're listening to, as the narrator is unabashedly inept in pronunciation, phrasing, voicing and interest. Too bad, as his voice is actually quite pleasant in tone and timbre. It's like a Steinway being played by someone who has never had a lesson -- all the parts are there, but the results lack coherence, connection and life.

I may actually seek out the written form of this work, as I'd like to know what the stories were about. I might even take a crack at reading a few aloud... at 63 and a former smoker, my voice is no longer what it was, but it would STILL be better than what was heard.

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Not thrilling

None of the stories had much thrill. The narrators while decent readers none of them were performers. The first set of recordings had next to no editing, words, phrases and even sentences repeated 2 or more times while the reader tried to get it right. Most of the readers mispronounced words. And sound levels between the readers were uneven.

But for less than a dollar it could have been worse.

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not all thrillers

Rather an eclectic mix of random public domain stories put together in one volume.

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  • Liz W
  • 10-06-19

mechanised

The narrator sounds like it is a computerised voice with poor reading and allowances for punctuation.
The word Schooner was repeatedly reader shoe-ner and therefore many strange one line repeats.
I've given up listening to it

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  • helloitsmefolks
  • 07-29-19

Awful one dimensional storytelling

In all aspects this was plainly awful in my humble opinion, personally I could not recommend it at all.

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  • Malc
  • 10-14-19

So far so Bad

Difficult to listen to. Sentences are repeated. Voice & story boring. Only on 1st one.

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  • Sues
  • 01-25-20

awful

terrible narration sounds like it's read from a computer truly dreadful just couldn't listen to it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-17-20

never got past first chapter

Narrator is monotone with an uneven cadence . stumbles on pronunciation and keeps repeating sentances. Not worth the 78p paid 👎

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-20

Don’t bother

If you listen to fall asleep you will very quickly, if you listen while working or driving it’s a danger too life.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-05-19

Bad reading

I agree with other comment that voice sounds computerised which spoilt it,I couldn't get past first episode because the voice was annoying, if it was a real person then so sorry !

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  • Jeffrey Rudd
  • 05-05-20

Boring as hell!

Firstly, the narrator is terrible. Boring, slow, monotonous. The stories are extremely boring and the narration of them makes all worse. Stay the hell away. Go buy something else. Total waste of money or credit.

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  • cm716
  • 05-12-20

Terrible narration and production

These very well be the greatest thrillers but the narration is abysmal. Best avoided in my humble opinion.

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  • Dawn Nair-Bartlett
  • 05-04-20

Poor reading

Good stories that are spoilt by poor reading. Constant repeating of words and sentences.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-20

Hard to understand

I only listened to the first two chapters. The narration was monotone and sometimes sentences were repeated like a stuck record. Very bad.

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