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From rural England to colonial India, in murky haunted mansions and under modern electric lighting, these master storytellers unfold spinetinglers which pull back the veil of everyday life to reveal the nightmares which lurk just out of sight. These stories are more than simply frightening - they're also disquieting exposures of mortality, loneliness, and the human capacity for both evil and remorse.

Contains ghost stories by: Ruth Rendell, M. R. James, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, E. F. Benson, E. Nesbit, Saki, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, Hugh Walpole, Chico Kidd, and LP Hartley.

© Selection copyright (C) 2013 Cecily Gayford, The Crown Derby Plate (C) Estate of Majorie Bowen, The Cotillon (c) Estate of L.P. Hartley, The Black Veil (C) Chico Kidd, The Haunting of Shawley Rectory (C) Ruth Rendell (P)2014 AudioGO Ltd

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  • 11-02-15

don't listen alone

Okay so I borrowed the headline from an audible promotion. It is true though. If you like ghost stories you'll like this one. It's not an easy thing to review a compilation of material because of the breadth of stories used in the anthology. However I'm going to try. I'd read most of them before but they are worth reading again.

The shadow is spooky enough and also The Haunted Doll's house (at least I think that's what it's called) The narators did a pretty good job of reading them as well. The worst story in this collectiong is 'The Haunting of Shawley Rectory' so boring it's not real. I think Ruth Rendell wants to remember she's not a journalist but a writer before she starts thinking of putting pen to paper. I know this opinion won't be popular but honestly. She's about as praiseworthy as a rabid dog who's jsut bitten a child. She's awful. That's jsut my opinion but truly if you like that story then you'll love the rest of this collection.

I'd recommend it to lovers of ghost stories but then if you are a lover of such material you've probably already read most of this collection anyway

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