An enthralling collection of creepy and mysterious stories. From classic detective stories to spine-tingling horror and scary ghost stories, these tales will make your flesh crawl....
A wonderful collection of 50 of the best classic ghost stories ever written....
A superb collection of classic short stories showcasing the variety, depth and imagination of great Victorian writers....
A big, brilliant, spooky collection of classic and contemporary ghost stories....
Ghost stories date back centuries, but those written in the Victorian era have a unique atmosphere and dark beauty....
A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers....
A gripping collection of Victorian supernatural stories from the greatest ghost story writers of the age....
An intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Ghostland takes listeners on a road trip through some of the country's most infamously haunted places - and deep into the dark side of our history....
This is volume one of a two-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Every story written for publication under his own name is included....
John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot....
Four chiller novellas set to keep listeners awake long after bedtime....
Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself...
A spectacular collection of classic ghost stories from some of the masters of spooky fiction.
And over 20 more gripping ghost stories.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The stories are good, but the speaker is hard to understand. Voice is lovely, but it is soft and often difficult to understand.
What did you like best about this story?
Classic, spooky stories.
What three words best describe Cathy Dobson’s performance?
Voice is lovely, but she is often difficult to understand. Had to turn volume all the way up, and could follow along, but not easily.
Was The Great Ghost Story Collection worth the listening time?
Yes, I just wish she would speak louder and clearer.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
The book might have been for me if only the way it was read didn't get in the way. My mood was totally affected by the narration style to the point where I couldn't assess the stories.
Would you recommend The Great Ghost Story Collection to your friends? Why or why not?
I wouldn't recommend this reading to anyone unless they were about 5-7 years old in which case it might be perfect.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?
What character would you cut from The Great Ghost Story Collection?
Not an appropriate question for a book of stories
Any additional comments?
I couldn't finish listening to this. Cathy Dobson reads as if narrating a funny fairy story to a class of 6-year-olds. In fact she would be perfect for children's stories but her style, although not unskillful, ruins the mood of these stories for me and makes them all seem faintly comical.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
The stories are fine, but the performance is utterly dreadful. Ms. Dobson has an amateurish sing-song quality that makes each story sound alike. Hard to believe they're passing this off as a professional job and charging real money for it.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
RED DOOR AUDIOBOOKS : Having recorded 48 hours of short stories read by Cathy Dobson, why not use the same content (over and over again) to produce Collections like this one? While it's a great strategy for the production company, the listener and consumer gets a rough deal. Spending $80 is your choice, but take a look at the other Collections first.
And Dobson's narration is rather bland, especially compared with other unabridged versions from various sources.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Another reader. I could only stand her for one and a half stories. Completely ruined the book.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Only managed one complete story in this anthology, although I do know some of these stories already
What didn’t you like about Cathy Dobson’s performance?
Her voice was dreary in the extreme lacking, in any emotion or differentiation between characters
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
For stories of this sort I think a man's voice is preferable - the M R James recordings by Derek Jacobi are excellent.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful