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    • Stories by Heart

    • By: John Lithgow, Ring Lardner, P. G. Wodehouse, and others
    • Narrated by: John Lithgow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor John Lithgow (The Crown, Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun) brings his latest critically acclaimed Broadway performance to Audible. Stories by Heart celebrates the transcendent power of great literature and serves as a touching tribute to Lithgow’s late father, actor and director Arthur Lithgow. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Longing To See Him In Person

    • By Stephen L Moskal Sr on 07-02-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W. W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    When Sergeant Major Morris brings a mummified monkey’s paw to the White family, they embrace it as a morbid curiosity. When they learn that an old Fakir has enchanted the paw, they continue to treat the thing lightly. But the workings of the paw, once set in motion, cannot be undone, no matter what they try.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quick Spook

    • By The Kindler on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $0.69

    • La Pata del Mono y Otros Grandes Cuentos de Terror [The Monkey's Paw and Other Tales of Horror]

    • By: W. W. Jacobs, more
    • Narrated by: Fabio Camero
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    El cuento que Garcia Marquez llamo "perfecto". "La pata del mono" de W.W. Jacobs es uno de los cuentos clasicos de la literatura del terror y en sus memorias, Gabriel García Marquez lo llama el cuento perfecto.

    Regular price: $11.90

    • Classic Tales Of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of classics

    • By Amanda on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W. W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Like the genie of the lamp, the Monkey's Paw holds a special ability to grant the owner of the relic three wishes. Listen to this short story unfold about a man and his wife and how they start off with a wish that they feel will bring their life more comfort - but in reality will turn it upside down.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W.W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    "The Monkey's Paw" is a supernatural short story by author W. W. Jacobs first published in England in the collection The Lady of the Barge in 1902. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey's paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Momkey's Paw

    • By MANI on 11-08-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Stories to Tell in the Dark

    • 50 Terrifying Tales
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A creepy collection of 50 classic ghost, horror and mystery stories which will keep you up all night. 1. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; 2. "This Is All" by Barry Pain; 3. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F .Harvey; 4. "The Reticence of Lady Anne" by Saki; 5. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain; 6. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey; 7. "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson; 8. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey; 9. "The Idiot" by Arnold Bennett; 10. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe...and many more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Monotonous background and occasional story

    • By Harsh Pareek on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $103.29

    • The Creepiest Stories Ever Written

    • By: W. F. Harvey, H. P. Lovecraft, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A collection of 50 of the world's great creepy stories. "Creepy" does not necessarily mean ghost or horror stories but rather stories that literally make our flesh creep by shaking our false sense of security and comprehension of the world.

    Regular price: $98.17

    • Classic Horror Stories to Chill Your Bones

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Nick Sampson, Colleen Delany, Patrick Girard Lawlor, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    An eclectic collection of many of the spookiest classic tales of horror, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The New Catacomb"; Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death", "Hop-Frog", and "The Cask of Amontillado"; W. W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw"; Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"; and Algernon Backwood's "The Willows".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • snooze

    • By marselaine on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W. W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The paw of a dead monkey is a talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, but the wishes come with an enormous price. The Monkey's Paw is a classic horror short story written by author W. W. Jacobs, first published in England in 1902.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • where is the ending?

    • By Laura A. on 03-06-17

    Regular price: $2.77

    • Alison Larkin Presents The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W. W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Clive Hayward
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A traveler tells a spooky tale of a magical mummified monkey's paw that grants its owner three wishes. Don't turn out the lights! 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Classic Humorous Stories

    • From the Great Storytellers of the World
    • By: Saki, W. W. Jacobs, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    Over 24 of the best humorous stories ever written, including: "The Inconsiderate Waiter", by J. M. Barrie; "Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger", by Saki; "Curried Cow", by Ambrose Bierce; "Cannibalism in the Cars", by Mark Twain; "A Love Knot", by W. W. Jacobs; "A Bottomless Grave", by Ambrose Bierce; "Biffin on the Bassoon", by Harry Graham; "Esme", by Saki; "Germans at Meat", by Katherine Mansfield; and "Adrian", by Saki

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable listen

    • By David C. Mauldin on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $51.64

    • Twenty Minute Tales

    • Short Stories That Pack a Huge Punch
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A stunning collection of the most significant short stories by some of the world's greatest writers. Each story packs a great tale into around 20 minutes of concise and evocative narrative. Perfect for the 20-minute commute, the jog around the block, or the bed-time wind down.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • no titles. no method to know what you are listenin

    • By JANET GORDON KENNEDY on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $63.95

    • Fifty Classic Horror Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Fifty of the greatest classic horror stories ever written: 1. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 2. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 3. "The Nightmare Room" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain 5. "Bagnell Terrace" by E. F. Benson 6. "Fingers of a Hand" by H. D. Everett 7. "The Interruption" by W. W. Jacobs 8. "Gavon’s Eve" by E. F. Benson 9. "The Ring of Thoth" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. "Moon’s Gibbet" by Egerton Castle 11. "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narrator!

    • By Hady on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 3: Classic Horror Stories

    • By: Montague Rhodes James, W. W. Jacobs, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Doug Bradley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    This volume starts with the famous M. R. James story of occult revenge, "Casting the Runes", about a slighted occultist out for murderous revenge using his diabolical black arts to achieve it. It was adapted into the equally chilling movie Night of the Demon in 1957. Next up is another famous classic, W. W. Jacobs' "The Monkeys Paw", a brilliantly written tale of greed and getting what you wish for. The third story is "Hop-Frog" by Edgar Allan Poe - a classic yarn about the grisly revenge conjured up by a mistreated court jester.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doug Bradley is one of the best narrators

    • By Kathy on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Fifty Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Fifty of the world's greatest classic short stories: 1.The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant 2.The One Million Pound Banknote by Mark Twain 3.The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling 4.The Fly by Katherine Mansfield 5.The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe 6.My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce 7.The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 8.One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry 9.Regret by Kate Chopin 10.The Nose by Nikolai Gogol 11.The Mezzotint by M. R. James 12.The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Choice

    • By Mountain K9iner on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $53.29

    • Fifty Gothic Tales

    • By: E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A creepy collection of the very best Gothic tales from the masters of suspense, horror, supernatural and occult fiction. 1.The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson 2. Afterward by Edith Wharton 3.The Green Light by Barry Pain 4. Fingers of a Hand by H. D. Everett 5. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 6. The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 7. Lost in a Pyramid by Louisa M. Alcott 8. The Girl who was Tired of Love by Leonard Merrick 9. The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. The House with the Brick Kiln by E. F.

    Regular price: $63.95

    • Fifty Tales of Mystery and Adventure

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A gripping collection of the very best classic mystery and adventure stories. 1. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain 2. "The Perfect Crime" by Seamark 3. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 4. "The Tea-Leaf" by Edgar Jepson and Robert Eustace 5. "The Step" by E. F. Benson 6. "The Queer Feet" by G. K. Chesterton 7. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 8. "The Enemy" by Hugh Walpole 9. "An Impromptu Dance" by A. J. Alan 10. "The Red-Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 11. "The Wedding Guest" by Guy Boothby

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • They just can't write like this any more

    • By Ron on 04-08-17

    Regular price: $95.94

    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awful Voice of Reader!!!

    • By Transport Kaff on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $103.29

    • The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W. W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Tim Nelson
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    An elderly couple living in a remote village with their mischievous son, Herbert, are presented with a macabre souvenir from India: a withered monkey's paw. Upon receiving this strange gift, the couple are warned of its dangers - that though it has the power to grant wishes, it exacts a terrible price for them. Disbelieving such fanciful ideas, the old man makes a wish that brings the most terrible events imaginable into their lives.

    Regular price: $2.95

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