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    • 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 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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
    • E.F. Benson Classics Excellently Read by Gatiss

    • By Robert on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Caterpillars

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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 stories. Caterpillars is the story of a strange visit to the mysterious Villa Cascana, where one bedroom is inexplicably always kept empty. The visitor feels uneasy immediately on arriving, although there is no obvious reason why he should. And then the nightmares begin.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Tales of Horror and Suspense

    • 50 Great Classic Horror Stories
    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, E. F. Benson, Robert E. Howard, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    Fifty terrifying short stories from the great classic horror writers: 1. 'Pigeons from Hell' by Robert E. Howard 2. 'Pickman’s Model' by H. P. Lovecraft 3. 'The Horror Horn' by E. F. Benson 4. 'The Fearsome Touch of Death' by Robert E. Howard 5. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 6. 'The Step' by E. F. Benson 7. 'Dagon' by H. P. Lovecraft 8. 'The Dream Snake' by Robert E. Howard 9. 'Caterpillars' by E. F. Benson 10. 'The Clock' by W. F. Harvey 11. 'In the Forest of Villefore' by Robert E. Howard

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome stories destroyed by HORRIBLE narration

    • By LNI S. on 11-07-15

    Regular price: $95.94

    • 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

    • Lucia in London

    • By: E F Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • 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 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • 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

    • Darkness (9 Steps into Darkness 10)

    • Dracula's Guest / The Room in the Tower
    • By: Bram Stoker, E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Sam Kellett, Roy McCrerey, Alex Went, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    "Dracula's Guest" is one of the stories published only after Stoker's death, and even though Dracula is in the title, he will not make it into the story. Interestingly enough, Jonathan Harker, the actual guest - also does not appear. This short story is actually an original introduction to Dracula. It is a slightly altered version of a chapter of the novel that was discarded during preparations for print. The final story is "The Room in the Tower", by Edward Frederic Benson. Strange, unsettling atmosphere is present right from the beginning, and it intensifies via recurrent nightmares - right up to the shocking climax of the final scene.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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
    • Wonderful selection of classic stories.

    • By Burke Rakers on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $103.29

    • 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

    • Miss Mapp

    • By: E F Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Nothing escapes the snooping opera glasses of Miss Elizabeth Mapp. She whiles away her busy hours observing the small English village of Tilling, and recording the antics in her notebook. But her observations are set to be disrupted by amorous advances of two retired army generals, both vying for her affection. With Miss Mapp distracted, who will keep Miss Susan Poppit in her place or oversee the correct playing of bridge? More importantly will quiet Tilling be subject to a violent duel?

    Regular price: $11.56

    • Thirty Tiny Tales

    • By: H. G. Wells, O. Henry, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Thirty little gems by some of the world's great classic short story writers, including: 'The Flying Man' by H. G. Wells, 'Between Rounds' by O. Henry, 'A School Story' by M. R. James, 'A Pair of Silk Stockings' by Kate Chopin, 'A Deal in Ostriches' by H. G. Wells, 'The Piano Next Door' by Elia W. Peattie, 'Royal Visitors' by E. F. Benson, 'The Stolen Bacillus' by H. G. Wells, 'The Story of Chugoro' by Lafcadio Hearn, 'One Law for the Rich' by Stacy Aumonier, 'My Enemy and Myself' by Vincent O'Sullivan and more.

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • The Great Ghost Story Collection

    • Over 40 Spooky Tales
    • By: Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    A spectacular collection of classic ghost stories from some of the masters of spooky fiction. 'On the Brighton Road' by Richard Middleton; 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain; 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray; 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole; 'Rose Rose' by Barry Pain; 'The Ghost Ship' by Richard Middleton; 'The Bus Conductor' by E. F. Benson; 'The Tarn' by Hugh Walpole; 'The Diary of Mr. Poynter' by M. R. James.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sound Quality is Too Soft

    • By ME2018 on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $95.94

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • Mrs. Ames

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nathalie Boltt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • 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

    • 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 50 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: $98.17

    • Queen Lucia: The BBC Radio 4 Dramatization

    • By: E. F. Benson, Aubrey Woods
    • Narrated by: Barbara Jefford, Jonathan Cecil, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Barbara Jefford is the hilariously outrageous Lucia in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by E.F. Benson. Lucia is the uncrowned queen of 1920s provincial society, the Everest of social climbers and the most delicious of snobs. In the pastoral serenity of the village of Riseholme, Lucia and her unforgettable cronies face up to an Indian guru, spiritualism, and a cultural usurper.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Macabre Tales

    • Seventy ghoulish and unearthly short stories
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A ghoulish collection of loathsome and macabre tales full of astounding skill and diabolical cleverness. 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton, 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray, 'The Vampire' by Jan Neruda, 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher, 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E. & H. Heron, 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow, 'The Anticipator' by Morley Roberts, 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole, 'The Conjurer' by Richard Middleton....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A really great selection of stories

    • By J. C. Hardy on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $98.17

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