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The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

By: Michael Newton
Narrated by: Gabrielle Nellis-Pain,David Monteath
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This Penguin Classic is performed by David Monteath and Gabrielle Nellis-Pain. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Michael Newton. 

'The ghost is the most enduring figure in supernatural fiction. He is absolutely indestructible. He changes with the styles in fiction but he never goes out of fashion. He is the really permanent citizen of the earth, for mortals, at best, are but transients.' (Dorothy Scarborough)

This new selection of ghost stories, by Michael Newton, brings together the best of the genre. From Elizabeth Gaskell's 'The Old Nurse's Story' through to Edith Wharton's 'Afterword', this collection covers all of the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction and helpful notes, Newton places the stories contextually within the genre and elucidates the changing nature of the ghost story and how we interpret it.

©2020 Michael Newton (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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I forced myself to chapter 5

This isn't much of a ghost story. neither by paranormal or spiritual standards.
I was hoping for something with rich details of an afterlife or real experiences with ghosts.

This seems note like a long drawn out story with some ghost tales sprinkled in .

It maybe a good story, but the story doesn't fit the title.
I gave up at chapter 5

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  • "haddockboy"
  • 11-19-21

The front cover is probably the scariest part !

Great collection of short ghost stories and brilliant performances but I failed to get even the slightest shiver when listening. Many of the endings were pretty obvious. Enjoyed the collection though and would recommend. Just don’t expect to get too creeped out 👻

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