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    • The Great God Pan and Other Weird Tales

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Dubbed the greatest horror story in English by Stephen King, The Great God Pan is an eerie and otherworldly mystery about a diabolical operation and its terrifying repercussions. After rescuing a young woman from the streets of London, Dr. Raymond uses her as a test subject for brain surgery aimed at "lifting the veil" of reality, to see the supernatural and the "great god Pan". The operation is a disaster and leaves the subject lobotomized. Years later, London becomes afflicted with a strange series of male suicides connected to a beautiful but sinister woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Performance of Fantastic Tales

    • By Gavin Lees on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $47.59

    • The Great God Pan

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Shea Taylor
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 81
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Machen's novella The Great God Pan is often cited as one of Lovecraft's most notable influences. In it, Dr. Raymond's ultimate goal is to devise a way to open the mind of man so that he may experience all the world has to offer. He calls this "seeing the great god Pan". After much study of the human mind, he devises an experiment that involves minor brain surgery. He performs this experiment on a young woman named Mary, but when she awakens she is terrified and mentally crippled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic horror

    • By Shantee on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The White People

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The Green Book is a precious artefact procured from the possessions of a dead woman, and carefully kept in secret by the aged and studious Ambrose. Cotgrave is loaned the Green Book to further his understanding of the occult secrets that Ambrose is so reluctant to talk about. FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of this supernatural classic that's often cited as an inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wondrous Story

    • By BK on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $3.19

    • The Great God Pan

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    Arthur Machen’s novella explores the disturbing consequences of toying with the line between the earthly world and the spiritual realm. The Great God Pan centers around an ominous woman named Helen, who lives in the woods and invites morbid happenings. The book faced harsh censure upon its publication in 1894 for its explicit content, but today it is considered a hallmark of horror fiction. Stephen King himself called it “one of the best horror stories ever written”, making it essential reading for any dedicated fans of the genre.

    Regular price: $5.53

    • The Novel of The Black Seal

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    When Ms Lally walked out into the cold night devoid of hope, hungry and penniless, she expected to find a quiet place to lie down and die. What she found was a benefactor, an academic with a mysterious passion and secret knowledge of a hidden world beyond the realms of known science. The Novel of the Black Seal is cited as one of the primary influences on H. P. Lovecraft and his tales.

    Regular price: $3.09

    • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume Seven

    • Classic Horror Short Stories
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Doug Bradley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Volume 7 starts off with Edgar Allan Poe's story of a gifted boy hounded by his shadow, "William Wilson". We take to the sky's with a pilots investigation into unexplainable events thousands of feet above ground in Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Horror of the Heights". Next up, Ambrose Bierce plays with time in "The Suitable Surroundings".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just for Halloween

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-12-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Tales of the Occult

    • By: Arthur Machen, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Robert Chambers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 64
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      3 out of 5 stars 31
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    If you have an appetite for the occult, consider this a feast. All of the authors in this collection have penned tales that deal with the supernatural and the supernormal. These include two novellas, "The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen and "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood and 10 short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Selection

    • By Jas on 03-08-08

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Three Imposters

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Three Impostors is a series of convoluted horror tales about three individuals who are searching for a "young man with spectacles" who has inadvertently stolen something of great importance to a secret society of which they are members. The story then goes back in time before the opening scene where the three impostors assume various personas and roles, weaving stories about their prey in an effort to attract attention to him and gain the aid of unsuspecting people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Horror Ever Written

    • By Richard Rasmussen on 11-10-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Shining Pyramid

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the remote hills of deepest old England, Vaughn is worried when he discovers inexplicable changing symbols next to his home. With no one else to ask for help, he seeks out his old friend and investigator Dyson. Together they work to uncover the mysterious truth about the changing symbols. 

    Regular price: $2.17

    • The Novel of the White Powder

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A young woman, Helen Leicester, becomes concerned about her brother Francis when he begins spending all of his time locked in his room studying. At first Francis insists that he is fine, but eventually admits that he is not feeling well and agrees to see the family physician. The doctor prescribes a medication - a white powder which is mixed with water - and Francis begins to feel better. However, this "cure" doesn't last very long and Francis begins exhibiting peculiar and disturbing behavior.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short for a drive!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-14

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Fifty Phenomenal Stories

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, J. S. Fletcher, Arthur Machen, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A wonderful collection of 50 phenomenal stories by the world’s great short story writers. 

    Regular price: $98.17

    • The Red Hand

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author known for his works of horror and the fantastic. He is acknowledged as an influence on modern writers of supernatural fiction. His story "The Red Hand" (1895) tells of a grisly murder committed with the most unusual of weapons, an ancient stone axe.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • Holy Terrors

    • Nine Stories
    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author known for his works of horror and the fantastic. He is recognized as an influence on modern writers of supernatural fiction. Holy Terrors (published in 1946, a year before his death) is a collection of 14 short stories of which nine are very short and are included in this recording. They are: “The Rose Garden”, “Psychology”, “The Soldier's Rest”, “The Cosy Room”, “The Ceremony”, “Holy Things”, “The Turanians”, “The Happy Children”, and “Munitions of War”.

    Regular price: $4.90

    • The Great Return

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I collect snippets from newspapers, special interesting snippets. The unusual, the weird, the unexplained. These things have always interested me. Yet when I found my old hometown was the subject of a sudden rush of strange and inexplicable events, I felt I was being drawn back.... 

    Regular price: $3.26

    • The Hill of Dreams

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Harry Shaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Considered Machen’s most important and moving work, The Hill of Dreams tells the story of aspiring author Lucian Taylor and his fascination with a relic Roman fort near his hometown in Wales. The story follows Taylor’s real-life explorations, through dream-like memories, and finally obsession and fantasy that will lead to Taylor’s ultimate doom. Arthur Machen was a major influence on many early-20th Century fantasy and horror writers, including H. P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Lord Dunsany, and David Lindsay.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Major work by Arthur Machen

    • By Mark on 05-10-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Bowmen

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The Bowmen' is perhaps the most famous of Machen's tales. It is the iconic story of an incident from the First World War trenches. Faced with inevitable death and defeat, a battalion of English soldiers is saved by the mysterious and miraculous intervention of Saint George and a company of English bowmen who had last fought at Agincourt.

    Regular price: $1.06

    • Fifty Tiny Tales

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, O. Henry, Andrew Soutar, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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     An entrancing collection of 50 great short stories by leading classic writers.  

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Hill of Dreams

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Arthur Vincet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Generally by now thought to be Machen's greatest work, the novel, published in 1907, recounts the life of a young man, Lucian Taylor, focusing on his dreamy childhood in rural Wales, in a town based on Caerleon. "The Hill of Dreams" of the title is an old Roman fort where Lucian has strange sensual visions, including ones of the town in the time of Roman Britain. Later it describes Lucian's attempts to make a living as an author in London, enduring poverty and suffering in the pursuit of art.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • The Moon Pool and Other Wonders

    • By: A. Merritt, H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, and others
    • Narrated by: Joey D'Auria
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Where does fantasy end and horror begin? Is there beauty in terror? Does horror possess a spiritual dimension? In these five classic tales written by acknowledged masters of the supernatural, these haunting questions are explored, but not fully answered.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Inmost Light and Other Tales

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Shea Taylor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    An influential writer of supernatural fiction, Arthur Machen was born in Wales, in 1863. Many modern writers, such as Stephen King, have cited him as an inspiration. Perhaps most notably, though, was H.P. Lovecraft, who cites Machen as what led him down the road to eventually creating the Cthulhu Mythos. Presented here are two short stories and two novellas: "The Inmost Light", "A Fragment of Life", "The Shining Pyramid", and "The Terror."

    Regular price: $19.95

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