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Publisher's Summary

The Victorian-era writers featured in this collection are known for their power of invention and command of horror and the supernatural.

Included are "A Watcher by the Dead" by Ambrose Bierce; "The Body Snatchers" by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The Adventure of the German Student" by Washington Irving; "Dickon the Devil" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu; "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe; and "The Open Watcher" by Saki.

©2009 BBC Audio; (P)2009 BBC Audio

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Excellent Narrator, Good Collection

The narration is wonderfully done; Geraint Wyn Davies has an exceptional accent and elocution. The stories are what you would expect to find in a small, classic horror collection. I do wish Lovecraft would get included in more of these and that Mr. Wyn Davies would narrate more collections/books. Other than those extraneous complaints, it is well worth the money and should be a part of everyone's classic horror collection.

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  • Robert
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 05-05-15

A Bit Overacted in Some, but Still Very Decent!

This audiobook on has a few classic horror stories, but they are good ones. I felt the narrator overacted a bit in some, trying to make it more dramatic. A bit of a fail but I warmed up to his voice in the end. I enjoyed his reading of The Body Snatchers the best, and does a very creepy voice at the end of A Watcher by the Dead. Recommended!

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  • WILLIAM
  • CROWN POINT, IN, United States
  • 05-31-12

Entertaining

The stories didn't particularly *scare* me, but I believe the narrator gave the characters a quite natural feel and the writing was clever enough to keep me entertained.

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