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Gothic Tales

Narrated by: Gary Furlong
Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
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Arthur Conan Doyle was the greatest genre writer Britain has ever produced. Throughout a long writing career, he drew on his own medical background, his travels, and his increasing interest in spiritualism and the occult to produce a spectacular array of Gothic tales. Many of Doyle's writings are recognized as the very greatest tales of terror. They range from hauntings in the polar wasteland to evil surgeons and malevolent jungle landscapes.   

This collection brings together over 30 of Conan Doyle's best Gothic tales. Darryl Jones's introduction discusses the contradictions in Conan Doyle's very public life - as a medical doctor who became obsessed with the spirit world, or a British imperialist drawn to support Irish Home Rule - and shows the ways in which these found articulation in that most anxious of all literary forms, the Gothic.

©2016 Darryl Jones (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Leon van Schoonneveldt
  • 10-27-18

Excellent collection

Very good editorial choices by Darryl Jones: some tales that are anthology staples, side by side with some lesser known pieces. Kudos, too, for including Jones's highly informative introduction! Gary Furlong's performance can at times be somewhat flat - especially as the stories demand that their reader is able to convey a sense of dread and moments of intense horror - but his accents and character acting are subtle and never overdone.

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  • Redwing
  • 10-21-18

Fantastic stories with wonderful narration

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Although it was 19hrs long the time seemed to fly by due mainly to finding myself lost in the wonderful tales told by a very talented narrator. Gary Furlong brought these stories to life. I will most certainly check out more of his narrations.

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