Classic horror stories from the 19th and early 20th centuries - annotated for modern listeners.
This collection of stories and poems was originally selected with oral readability in mind, making this audiobook a sure-fire hit for listening to around the campfire at night, or to play for students - or for friends and family at Halloween get-togethers. For horror fans of all ages, these stories are guaranteed to intrigue, delight, and frighten! Give them a try, and don't be surprised if a few of them make their way onto YOUR list of all-time personal horror favorites!
Included in this collection: A loner living in the backwoods has a monstrous encounter that does NOT go so well. Revenge comes from beyond the grave to a scientist with scant regard for all things supernatural. The mysterious cats of a small town may offer MORE than meets the eye. A crazed murderer relates a classic macabre tale.
Where does Classic Tales of Horror for Halloween rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I've only listened to a handful of Audiobooks over the years, and this one ranks at the top.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The narrator in the Tell-Tale Heart, because this has always been a favorite story, and his character is performed exactly as I've always imagined.
What does Daniel H. Vimont bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Daniel Vimont's voice and delivery is one of eerie calm, which settles the listener into a relaxed and receptive state. However, beneath that calm is an almost sardonic joy in presenting the horrors of these classic tales, and Daniel uses this as a tool to transfix the listener. When just reading the book, one generally does not experience that kind of almost playful vocal performance in one's mind, especially in a horror story, which is very refreshing.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. As a collection of short, atmospheric terror-tales, I found very entertaining and effective to listen to them over a period of days, during my evening commute from work as it was getting dark.
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Perfect for the Fall season! Superb narration.
I was looking for something short, and classic, for the Halloween season, and found these wonderfully narrated classics by Poe, Lovecraft, Jerome and Bierce. I highly recommend if you're an enthusiast of Classic Horror short stories.
I found the narration to be horrible on this audiobook, and couldn't turn it off fast enough. Buyer beware!
This narrator was PERFECTLY suited to narrate the 'Tell tale heart' but that's the only story in this book he should have narrated. The rest were laughable, and not in a good way.
Great stories from some of the classics in the genre. The reader does a great job portraying the anxiety of the characters especially in the Tell-tale Heart.