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    • A Collection of Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    E. F. Benson's (1867-1940) ghost and supernatural stories are marvellous jewels, that combine elegant writing with moments of blood-curdling horror. This collection comprises thirteen of his finest stories: The Man Who Went Too Far; The Horror Horn; The Other Bed; Gavon's Eve; The Room in the Tower; Ali Abdul's Grave; How Fear departed from the Long Gallery; The Shootings of Achnaleish; The Dust-Cloud; The Confession of Charles Linkworth; Caterpillars; At the Farmhouse; The Bus-Conductor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A baker's dozen from Benson

    • By Zaubermond on 12-26-13

    Regular price: $18.07

    • E.F. Benson's Ghost Stories

    • read by Mark Gatiss
    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Mark Gatiss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Mark Gatiss ( Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones) reads chilling tales by the unsung master of the classic ghost story: E. F. Benson. There's nothing sinister about a London bus. Nothing supernatural could occur on a busy train platform. There's nothing terrifying about a little caterpillar. And a telephone, what could be scary about that? Don't be frightened of the dark corners of your room. Don't be alarmed by a sudden inexplicable chill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gatiss and Benson, a superb combination

    • By Meep on 12-02-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day, it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. This collection of 10 stories exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of ghostly and macabre tales.

    Regular price: $12.60

    • 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

    • Miss Mapp

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Miss Elizabeth Mapp, magnificent grande dame and heiress, is always on the lookout lest her neighbors fall outside the bounds of perfect, exemplary manners. But her tightly controlled world is soon beset on all sides by interlopers, first in the disturbingly masculine form of two very different retired army officers, both of whom are anything but retiring in their conflicting aims upon her heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic British Turn of the Century Comedy

    • By G. Griffin on 04-26-05

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    England between the wars was a paradise of utter calm and leisure for the very, very rich. But into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas - La Lucia, as she is known - a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the pomp and subdued nature of her class. With her cohort, Georgie Pillson, and her husband, Peppino, she upends the greats of high society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delight

    • By Meg on 04-16-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Mrs. Ames

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nathalie Boltt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    E. F. Benson, best known for his irresistible Mapp and Lucia novels set in the fictional town of Tilling, England, was a prolific and beloved novelist. Though the Mapp and Lucia books remain popular to this day, this kindred book will be back in print for the first time since its initial publication. The son of E. W. Benson, archbishop of Canterbury from 1883 to 1896, the young E. F. Benson was educated at Marlborough School and at King's College, Cambridge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like the comedy of manners

    • By Anne on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Great Short Story Collection

    • 66 Classic Gems of the Short Story Genre
    • By: Barry Pain, O. Henry, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    The short story is considered to be one of the most challenging genres because of the need for compact plotlines and the ability to conjure up atmosphere and character in a few sentences and to engage the reader instantly. This collection presents 66 of the greatest examples of the genre - many of them well known, some hidden literary treasures, all of them exquisite examples of the short story at its finest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved listening to the different stories.

    • By Laura Ridley on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $72.30

    • Lucia in London

    • By: E F Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Using her best social-climbing instincts and refusing to be embarrassed, Lucia sets out to conquer London and mingle with the beau monde. Soon a secret group of 'Luciaphiles' springs up; the social climbers who make up its rank never tire of watching her get into and out of all kinds of trouble.

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Trouble for Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Taking the position of mayor in the town of Tilling brings much delight to Lucia. However, with her local rival Miss Mapp around, trouble is never far away.Lucia is elevated to her new position with Georgie Pilson as her sidekick, confidant, and escort. Lucia and Georgie renew their acquaintance with the opera diva Olga Braceley and the composer Cortese, but nobody in Tilling believes Lucia when she claims to have entertained a duchess.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic British Humor

    • By Edward Lafrance on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    A wonderful collection of 50 of the best classic ghost stories ever written. 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton, 'The Screaming Skull' by F. Marion Crawford, 'The Ghost in the Cupboard Room' by Wilkie Collins, 'The Shadow on the Blind' by Louisa Baldwin, 'A Ghost's Revenge' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Lost Ghost' by Mary Wilkins-Freeman, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Dust Cloud' by E. F. Benson, and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narrator.

    • By Jonathan Wilwerding on 12-23-17

    Regular price: $103.29

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    England between the wars was a paradise of calm and leisure for the very, very rich. Into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas—La Lucia, as she is known—a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the subdued formality of her class.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and Charming

    • By Steve M on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The energetic, pretentious and sometimes malicious Lucia's reign over Riseholme's gentry is challenged by a dazzling diva, a fraudulent guru and the exposur eof her faulty Italian.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, Shame About the Narrator

    • By Marion L. Granigan on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • At the Farmhouse

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic "Lucia" novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. At the Farmhouse exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales.

    Regular price: $2.10

    • Naboth's Vineyard

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    E. F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories that were his most popular works. "Naboth's Vineyard" exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • The Horror Horn: An E. F. Benson Ghost Story

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The Horror Horn is set in the Swiss Alps and opens in the cosy lounge of a resort hotel, where a string ensemble strikes up with the sugary strains of Puccini. Our hero is further entertained to an unlikely yarn of savage sub-humans living near the Ungeheuerhorn, or Horror Horn, a forbidding mountain peak nearby. Next day, a skiing trip to St. Luigi in the next valley to lunch with a friend marks the start of an unexpectedly terrifying adventure. The Horror Horn is not a ghost story as such: the creatures in it are most definitely flesh and blood and they are hungry!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Horror in the Engadine

    • By Zaubermond on 12-18-11

    Regular price: $2.06

    • The Thing in the Hall

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "The Thing in the Hall", by E.F. Benson, is a rather macabre and strange story - retold by Mike Vendetti - of two friends living in London, one of whom tempts fate by inviting a spirit to visit without limiting what type of spirit he is inviting. As we know, there are "evil" spirits just awaiting a home or a victim.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Other Bed: An E.F. Benson Ghost Story

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Taking a winter holiday in a splendid resort in the Swiss Alps our hero finds himself billeted in a surprisingly large room, furnished with two beds. He checks with the man at the bureau, but there’s no mistake: it’s all his, a veritable snip at 12 francs a night! What a stroke of luck! And what could possibly connect this alpine idyll with Boston, Massachusetts? E. F. Benson is well known for his Mapp and Lucia novels but his ghost and supernatural stories are marvellous jewels, combining elegant writing and moments of blood-curdling horror.

    Regular price: $2.06

    • Mrs. Amworth

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist, and short story writer, best known for his evocative and beautifully narrated ghost and horror stories. 'Mrs. Amworth' is arguably Benson's most famous story...and certainly one of the most terrifying. It tells the story of a mysterious outbreak of vampirism in the heart of a quiet English village.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Twenty-Minute Stories

    • Over Fifty Classic Short Stories
    • By: B. M. Croker, Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, W. C. Morrow, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    Over 50 great classic short stories, each around 20 minutes in length - perfect for short journeys, bedtime listening and those moments in between.... 'The Khitmatgar' by B. M. Croker, 'The Mummy of Thompson Pratt' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Ghost at the Blue Dragon' by William J. Wintle, 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson, 'Miracles' by Barry Pain, 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren, 'His Unconquerable Enemy' by W. C. Morrow, 'A Tiger’s Skin' by W. W. Jacobs....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't finish

    • By Valerie on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $113.75