• Ghost Stories: The Most Horrifying Real Ghost Stories from Around the World Including Disturbing Ghost, Hauntings, & Paranormal Stories

  • By: H.J. Tidy
  • Narrated by: Martin James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (165 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Truth is stranger than fiction, and these stories would tell you why.

Have you ever felt a sudden drop in temperature around you?

Have you ever experienced a strange, soft voice whispering in your ears?

Do you believe that there’s a world beyond our tangible world – things that can only be felt and not seen?

If your answer is "yes" to any of the above questions, then you’re not the only one.

About 46 percent of Americans believe that ghosts are real, with a staggering number of them reporting to have experienced paranormal activities at some point in their lives. Ghost stories have had a special place in many cultures throughout history. They are the portal to connect with a world that resides beyond our imagination. We are drawn to supernatural stories and mysteries—they have the power to evoke curiosity and widen our perception. But the stories you’re about to uncover aren’t some spiritual mumbo jumbo…each one has a compelling truth attached to it, supported by convincing evidence.

In Ghost Stories, you’ll unearth a goldmine of haunting stories that will leave goosebumps from head to toe. Inside, you’ll discover:

  • Twenty bone-chilling ghost stories that will challenge your sanity and force you to question reality 
  • The story of the ghost who testified to a murder mystery 
  • The ghastly story of Taunton State Hospital and what it’s infamous for 
  • What’s really hiding in the veins of the famous Roosevelt Hotel 
  • The frightening secret hiding in an innocent-looking doll 
  • The mystery behind the never-ending construction of the Winchester Mystery House 
  • The silent empire that exists beneath the streets of the "City of Love"
  • The dark chapter in the history of Cannock Chase 
  • Does science approve of paranormal activities, and does it matter?

And so much more!

©April 18, 2016 Night Terror Publishing (P)2017 Night Terror Publishing

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Don’t waste your time

It takes a stunning effort to make ghost stories boring. But they pulled it off here.

Flabby, passive, redundant, clinical, cliche-ridden writing murdered this book, which reads like a cross between a term paper and a police report.

Things like “a (grave) stone was set up and erected.”

Yup ... let’s stamp out and abolish redundancy ...

Turn a mess like that into an audiobook and it becomes fatiguing to listen to.

I couldn’t finish it ...

A good editor could have fixed this ...

I really was excited to read this ... but was disappointed to discover that the writing was more of a horror than the stories themselves ...


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A Spookums Dream

** I received this audiobook for free in exchange for my honest review **
This audiobook is a neat collection of spooky ghost & paranormal related stories at its core. Its a fun listen with a lot of interesting stories that I had no idea about.
The narration by Martin James is passable. My gripe with his narration is that he's an up-speaker but doesn't change it up. Its incredibly easy to zone out with the narration and miss something in the story. I would recommend that Martin would try to show more inflection in his reads. You're reading a book about creepy, spooky and paranormal related stories. Not the daily newspaper or speech at an office.
I'm not saying to go all spooky voice for 3-4 hours, but just try to shake up your narrations. It's easy to fall asleep to this read when it should be keeping me awake all night.

I would gladly recommend this audiobook.

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Big Title, Tiny Book

This is a small collection of mediocre stories that are neither "horrifying" nor "baffling".

The prose is sloppily written with several grammatical errors and a few instances where the author seems to have a weak understanding of the word she is using.

Narration is equally mediocre with several glaring missteps in pronunciation and inattention to the period as a full stop.

Waste of time and money.

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Describes different supernatural events.

The Author covers a variety of supernatural events as told by persons that experienced each event. She divides the events into categories and/or chapters that focus upon one specific event. Hauntings, EVPs, real world investigations, crimes that led to hauntings, and other phenomena are related in the narration with the author giving some explanations for the occurences. Several stories relate recent events; while others relate older material.
When I ordered this recording I had thought I was purchasing fiction crafted by the author. I was surprised to find the style was more like a reporter describing what is known about various occurences.
The narrator sounded a bit wooden and / or pedantic. I believe I would have enjoyed this book reading it myself rather than listening to it being read to me.

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It sounds like siri is reading me a book monotone

This book has good potential but the narrator sounds like the a clear eyes commercial

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Sounds like a robot reading

I listened to a half hour and just had to stop. The reader sounds like a robot. The stories are read with no normal inflection, which might make him sound human and like you were listening to a good story. There is absolutely no effort made to pull you into the story as skilled performers can do. Complete bummer because I love a good ghost story.

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great book

as a scary story fanatic, I'm critical of story and delivery ..this book was accurate for I've known some of these stories before, but never some of the details thus book reveled. also it keeps your attention and focus with such great delivery . just download the 2nd book

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Horrible Narration

Who taught this guy how to read? It sounds like a robot is narrating. Can’t listen because he’s making my ears bleed. Returning & deleting from my device

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Pick a different book.

This was pitiful.
Writing okay, at best. Tired at worst. just tired.
And the narrator, is probably a nice enough fellow, but his voice borders on migraine inducing.
Like a drill.
So yeah, pick a different book.

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Narrator is a robot.

If the narrator is an actual person, they sure fooled me. Most robotic voice that's so distracting it makes the stories hard to enjoy. Couldn't make it past a half hour.

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  • paw
  • 12-20-19

Poorly compiled and presented

The subject matter was unconvincingly compiled and presented will little conviction. As a UK listener, the American accent and pronunciation was distracting and added nothing to the gravity of the text. It was as if he was simply reading Wikipedia entries.

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  • Elizabeth Frounks
  • 12-18-19

A really cool collection

These are a set of interesting tales of ghost sightings and experiences and it really does make things seem a little more believable. There were a few that did stick with me and give me a few uneasy feelings afterwards. They really were interesting to read though

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Helen
  • 10-21-20

awful narration

I love ghost stories, and this is probably a good collection but I fell asleep due to the narrators awful reading. He sounds like a child who is just learning to read, sounding out the words a syllable at a time, without proper inflection and even stopping and starting part way through sentences. It's so monotonous its hard to stay awake - listen to a sample before wasting your credit/cash.

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  • JimBlandfood
  • 09-27-20

Appalling

Stories, seemingly read by a robot, full of padding and waffle. Utter rubbish. Don't bother.

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  • Jacqueline Faria
  • 08-23-20

Narration horrendously robotic

Had to turn off after 10 minutes as the narration was so bad it was completely distracting. Waste of time (and money!)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-26-20

great collection of stories

great collection of stories, well researched & written shame the guy reading sounds like a robot :(