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Publisher's Summary

This collection of stories brings together the writings of some of the greatest authors of all time and contrasts ghost stories of different lands and languages.

The stories include:

  • "Mrs. Zant and the Ghost" by Wilkie Collins
  • "The Haunters and the Haunted" by Sir Edward Bulwar-Lytton
  • "The Apparition of Mrs. Veal" by Daniel Defoe
  • "The Moonlit Road" by Ambrose Bierce
  • "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot" by Ambrose Bierce
  • "The Stranger" by Ambrose Bierce
  • "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells
  • "Old Mrs. Jones" by Clara Riddell
  • "The Ways of Ghosts" by Ambrose Bierce
  • "Green Tea" by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  • "The Signalman" and "The Trial for Murder" by Charles Dickens
  • "The Phantom Coach" by Amelia Edwards
  • "They" by Rudyard Kipling
  • "The Dream Woman" by Wilkie Collins

Haunted? Don't miss Volume 2 and Volume 3 of Classic Ghost Stories.
Public Domain (P)1982 JimCin Recordings

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  • Jas
  • Portsmouth, RI, USA
  • 07-03-07

Creepy

Very creepy stories. Well done and well read.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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A must for fans

If you are a fan of the detective story, this is a must listen. Excellent renditions of stories from the early days of detective stories.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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wonderful collection

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

this contains the best version of lyttons the haunt and the haunters read by a male like it should be

What was one of the most memorable moments of Classic Ghost Stories, Volume 1?

the haunt and the haunters

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

good acting

Any additional comments?

a wonderful collection of classic ghost stories read by great readers I bought this because its the only version of lyttons the haunt and the haunters with a male reader and good sound quality

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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New narrators needed

Several fascinating stories here, but ruined by the worst narration on any title I've listened to. Not just marginally bad; they were profoundly bad.

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  • Charlotte
  • HONOLULU, HI, United States
  • 06-05-16

Bad robotic narration

The stories are probably pretty good, but I can't get past the terrible narrators.
I've yet to finish this and don't think I ever will. Which is too bad because I happen to think gothic horror stories are good.

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  • Linda
  • Greenville, NC, United States
  • 05-11-08

Bored NC Listener

Please don't waste your money. I love good ghost stories and this collection is not one of them. The audio quality was very bad. The narration was so boring I found myself nodding off while driving. The stories were not in the least scary.

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Classic Ghost Stories, Volume 1

So boring! I couldn't make it through the first story. The narrator is terrible. I want my money back.

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  • Jeff
  • Abbeville, AL, United States
  • 06-19-07

Classic Ghost Stories

Too wordie. The style of writing was from the 1700's and was hard to follow. Not fun to listen to.

1 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • A. J. Roche
  • 06-25-08

Prepare yourself with caffeine first

First of all, I would like to say that had it not been for the alert lorry driver whom deemed it necessary to wake me with an airhorn that could be used to cloudbust, I would now be residing in a cemetary, hopefully mourned by my loved ones, such is the power of hypnotic sleep that this collection of stories possesses.

I like ghost stories. In fact, I particularly love the stories in this collection. The Signalman especially, I consider to be not only one of the most chilling ghost stories of all time, but one of the greatest short stories ever written.

However, when you have them read by a shower of narrators that obviously do not know their text, nor care for it in any way, you end up with an interminable eleven or so hours of utter boredom that could send an amphetamine addict to sleep.

The best simile I can possibly use is that it's like having Dickens read to you by Stephen Hawking. Flat, uninterested, robotic drivel spews forth for hour upon hour, until you finally lose the will to live and attempt suicide on a busy main road.

Hopefully, a lorry driver's airhorn will come to your aid, otherwise you may end up a ghost yourself, your death may become a ghost story and one of these narrators may end up reading it as an audiobook.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful