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Publisher's Summary

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 Ghost Story' by Mark Twain
  • 'The Silver Mask' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Cactus' by O. Henry
  • 'Dead of Night' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 'Rattle of Bones' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'The Last Leaf' by O. Henry
  • 'The Magnet' by Barry Pain
  • 'Pickman’s Model' by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 'Sea Curse' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'The Mystery of the Steel Room' by Thomas W. Hanshew
  • 'The Whistle' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone' by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 'The Ransom of Red Chief' by O. Henry
  • 'The Man who hated Aspidistras' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'The Dream Snake' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'This is All' by Barry Pain
  • 'The House of Cobwebs' by George Gissing
  • 'Miracles' by Barry Pain
  • 'Pigeons from Hell' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'The Paradise of Thieves' by G. K. Chesterton
  • 'The Cop and the Anthem' by O. Henry
  • 'The Blue Sequin' by R. Austin Freeman
  • 'Double Demon' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'The Thing on the Roof' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'Bagnell Terrace' by E. F. Benson
  • 'A Foggy Evening' by A. J. Alan
  • 'His Brother’s Keeper' by W. W. Jacobs
  • 'Moon’s Gibbet' by Egerton Castle
  • 'Charles' by A. J. Alan

And 30 more enthralling stories...

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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Great book with some great stories

I'm glad that I didn't listen to the review on how bad the narrator was. I thought she did a great job and am looking forward to other books read by her. Some of the stories we're not as good as others but over all a really great book.

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Horrid narration

The narration is enough to drive one literally mad. I wish that I had paid attention to the other reviews that mentioned this. The cadence and the rhythm of her speech is so ludicrous and is impossible to ignore.

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This is a very good collection of thriller tales for the fireside. These help me fall asleep at night and we're quite good and then I felt the narrator did an excellent.

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Unlistenable

What disappointed you about Fireside Tales?

The cadence of the reading was, after noticing, unbearable.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Couldn't tell, the focus was on the reader, not the story.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?

nope.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fireside Tales?

Were there scenes?

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Worst narraration I've ever heard!

The narrator is so painful to listen to it actually gave me a headache. Stay away!

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Monotone

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Cathy Dobson?

Yes, I would try another book from the authors.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

On the whole the stories were excellent.

How could the performance have been better?

the stories were read in a monotone. I am used to readers changing their voices as the read .

Could you see Fireside Tales being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Haven't thought of that.

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  • Ian M. Jones
  • 06-09-19

Good stories ruined by poor narration

The collection contains some great tales, but the narrator’s eccentric delivery makes them almost unendurable. Very disappointing.

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  • Melanie
  • 09-15-17

The storys are fine the narration is awful

What would have made Fireside Tales better?

I could not get past the first story due to the poor narration

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

the material is good

Any additional comments?

don't buy

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  • Andrzej Lengiewicz
  • 10-03-17

horrible reading

Good stories ruined completely by the person reading them. I will never again purchase anything read by this person.

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  • Dan
  • 08-03-17

couldn't get past the overly dramatic narrator

narrator was attempting to inject drama into every single sentence and it made it unbearable.

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  • jojosmummy
  • 08-02-20

5 minutes narration too much

Given the story a three rating as a I couldn’t bear the narrator long enough to rate the actual story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-21

Really enjoyable

I wasn't keen on the narrator earlier on in other books similar to this, but she really grew on me and now I'm happy when I find she is narrating. Great content, this genre is one of my favourites and so i was pleased to find stories that I hadn't read or heard up until now. Look forward to more from the narrator and books similar. Thanks and keep up the good work 👍