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Famous Modern Ghost Stories

By: Algernon Blackwood,Mary Wilkins Freeman,Edgar Allan Poe,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,Guy de Maupassant,Robert W. Chambers
Narrated by: Alan Munro
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Publisher's Summary

An excellent collection of creepy ghost stories from some of the most notable names of early horror fiction! 

Includes: “The Willows” by Algernon Blackwood, “The Shadows On The Wall” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, “The Messenger” by Robert W.Chambers, “Lazarus” by Leonid Andreyev, “The Beast With Five Fingers” by W.F. Harvey, “The Mass Of Shadows” by Anatole France, “What Was It” by Fitz-James O’brien, “The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot” by Ambrose Bierce, “The Shell Of Sense” by Olivia Howard Dunbar, “The Woman At Seven Brothers” by Wilbur Daniel Steele, “At The Gate” by Myla Jo Closer, “Ligeia” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Haunted Orchard” by Richard Le Gallenne, “The Bowmen” by Arthur Machen, “A Ghost” by Guy De Maupassant. 

Includes an essay, “The Imperishable Ghost”, by Dorothy Scarborough.

Public Domain (P)2019 Trout Lake Media

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As with any anthology some stories are better than others. I purchased this at a bargain price to hear the less familiar ones. My issue is the narrator. His voice is gravelly and his cadence is something like reading a grocery list. There are odd pauses and enough mispronunciations to be annoying. I definitely wouldn’t waste a credit on it.

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A Good Collection of Various Ghost Stories from The Past

This is a good collection. The authors are worthy of further study. I am glad that I read and listened primarily for that reason. These stories were assembled after World War One, approximately 1921.

Mister Munro, the narrator is very faithful to the written stories. I feel he is somewhat monotone. However that is a matter of personal taste and there is nothing actually wrong with his performance. The cost of the book was minimal. It is OK, but I would not wish to pay more than a minimal price for this work. Thank You….

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Famous Modern Ghost Stories

Hey!

Yes, Okay.

Liked the length of this Book.

I think the narrator is at least a step above most Audible books, smooth enough.

I read these books to learn things more than seeking a pleasurable epiphany of sorts ,or to enjoy the hours.

I read like a student, even if I loathe the,random bad narrator or the book itself. I usually read it anywa.y...

97% of what I start.

I read the best long books several times.

I get attached to what I like, and delve in like a thirsty soul that needs quenched with water.

Kelly Wick

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  • 01-07-21

Disappointed

Just before Christmas we had a power cut in our area. Sitting around the fire, with candles flickering, it seemed just the right atmosphere to listen to these ghost stories. We managed about 10 minutes, but found the narration impossible to listen to, because it sounds like a computer generated voice. Very disappointing.

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  • 11-13-21

Great ghost Stories

I love the twist som of these stories have.
No satanic possession or like poldergeist, gore, just mysterious and scary.
The vollume was in the public domain, great performance by Allan Munro. Great value for the price and no scam like riped from librifox ore narated by a voice computer.
Great audio book.

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  • 01-04-21

Not bad for a dark cold night

This was a fairly run of the mill narration of well known ghost stories. The stories are good but the narrator for me is dull.