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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 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    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
    • AMAZING OMGGGGG I LOVE IT

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Monkey's Paw (Chilling Tales for Dark Nights)

    • By: W. W. Jacobs, Chilling Tales for Dark Nights
    • Narrated by: Peter Bishop, Melissa Exelberth, David Lewis Richardson, and others
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and David Cummings, host and producer of the NoSleep Podcast, come together to produce this faithful radio theater style adaptation of author W. W. Jacob's classic 1902 tale of the supernatural, about the owner of a magical monkey's paw who is gifted (or perhaps cursed?) with three wishes, only to find that those desires, once manifested, come with an enormous price. Featuring the vocal talents of Peter Bishop, David Lewis Richardson, Melissa Exelberth, David Alnwick, and Jeff Clement, and an original score by David Cummings, this timeless tale is bound to make you hesitate before you try and interfere with fate.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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

    • The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W. W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A slightly unsettling story of an elderly couple who find themselves in the possession of an enchanted Monkey's Paw that allows the owner three wishes. While this seems either a boon or a dash of nonsense to the couple they ultimately make their first wish. The result was perfectly aligned with their request, but the cost related to the answer was more than they bargained for. A classic cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of always getting what you want and the new chain of events that follow.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was a good story. I Love the message it sends.

    • By Morgan on 12-07-15

    Regular price: $4.99

    • 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

    • Unusual Short Stories

    • By: Mark Twain, Guy de Maupassant, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Fifty unusual and enchanting short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable

    • By Paul Martel on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $67.47

    • An Anthology of Classic Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A treasure trove of short classic stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the world: 1.Mademoiselle Fifi by Guy de Maupassant 2.The Test by W. W. Jacobs 3.Miss Brill by Katharine Mansfield 4.England, my England by D. H. Lawrence 5.The Dead Hand by Wilkie Collins 6.The Stalled Ox by Saki 7.Red Hanrahan by W. B. Yeats 8.My Uncle Jules by Guy de Maupassant 9.A Love Knot by W. W. Jacobs 10.The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence 11.Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exceeded Expectations

    • By Stephen on 03-10-14

    Regular price: $64.65

    • 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

    • 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 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Timeless Short Stories

    • From the Great Storytellers of the World
    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Stacy Aumonier, D. H. Lawrence, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A timeless collection of classic short stories by some of the master storytellers of the world. Old Iron by Stacy Aumonier, Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence, The Idiot by Arnold Bennett, Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant, Red Hanrahan by W. B. Yeats, The Doll's House by Katherine Mansfield, The Devil's Spectacles by Wilkie Collins, The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde, Miss Bracegirdle does her Duty by Stacy Aumonier, The Piece of String by Guy de Maupassant, Glad Ghosts by D. H. Lawrence.

    Regular price: $33.37

    • Stories of Duels, Trials, Bets and Dares

    • By: J. S. Fletcher, Barry Pain, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    An enthralling collection of strange stories where characters are challenged to do something completely out of the ordinary. The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress by J. S. Fletcher, The Giraffe Problem by Barry Pain, The Man who Stole a Meeting House by John Townsend Trowbridge, The Box Tunnel by Charles Reade, A Lucky Number by S. B. Hale, The Brown Wallet by Stacy Aumonier, The Bet by Anton Jacobs

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stories, Reader is TERRIBLE

    • By Edmund on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $21.81

    • 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

    • The Creepiest Stories Ever Written

    • By: W. F. Harvey, H. P. Lovecraft, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 29 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: $114.99

    • Cuentos de Terror [Terror by Night]

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Guy de Maupassant, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Juan Santiago, Omar Aranda Lamadrid, Emma Ledo, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    El miedo es una de las sensaciones más intensas que puede sentir el hombre. Desde las épocas más remotas, las historias de terror le permitieron poner bajo control sus emociones más profundas. Situaciones que sobrepasan las leyes naturales, fenómenos desconocidos, fuerzas ocultas, seres imaginarios o reales, pero siempre enigmáticos, siempre monstruosos. Porque la incertidumbre es atractiva, el relato de horror genera nuevos sentimientos, y devela luces allí donde sólo habitan las sombras.

    Regular price: $11.17

    • 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 Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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: $126.28

    • Horror Classics

    • By: W. W. Jacobs, Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Tim Nelson, Clifton Chadwick
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Horror Classics presents two classic stories of the supernatural. "The Monkey's Paw" tells of an elderly couple who make a wish that they will eternally regret. "The Damned Thing" is the story of a coroner's inquest looking into the mysterious, savage death of Hugh Morgan. These chilling stories are sure to delight even the most discerning horror fan.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Fifty Classic Horror Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • Tiger Tales

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Frank Stockton, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Five brilliant classic short stories which feature tigers. These stories range from the creepy horror stories of Hugh Walpole and Eleanor Smith to the gentle humour of Saki and W. W. Jacobs and the deep complexity of Frank Stockton. 'The Tiger' by Hugh Walpole. 'Mrs. Packletide's Tiger' by Saki. 'A Tiger's Skin' by W. W. Jacobs. 'Satan's Circus' by Eleanor Smith. 'The Lady or the Tiger' by Frank Stockton.

    Regular price: $12.90

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