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    • 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

    • Caterpillars

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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 45
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Miss Mapp

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not bad for an abridgment

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-16-19

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Yet More Strange Tales

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A third collection of 18 classic tales of the weird and supernatural by some of the best known writers in these genres.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • 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

    • Darkness

    • 9 Steps into Darkness 10
    • By: Bram Stoker, E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Sam Kellett, Roy McCrerey, Alex Went, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • Caterpillars: An E.F. Benson Ghost Story

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In the beautiful Villa Cascana on the Italian Riviera, all is not as it seems. Why does the hostess leave a perfectly charming bedroom unoccupied? Why does Arthur Inglis present our hero with a caterpillar in a cardboard pill-box one lunchtime? And rather more bizarrely, why do luminous, bloated and gigantic versions of this creature haunt his dreams? Or could it possibly be that he is wide awake?

    Regular price: $2.17

    • The Bed by the Window

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 'The Bed by the Window' is the story of a man who takes himself off to a remote guest house so as to be free of distractions while he finishes a project. While he is there, he begins to have odd dreams and visions...and the calendar on the desk seems to keep showing him the wrong date...always May 8th.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Haunting Stories

    • 25 of the greatest classic ghost stories ever written
    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A creepy anthology of 25 of the most hauntingly scary ghost stories ever written. 1.Afterward by Edith Wharton 2. Bagnell Terrace by E. F. Benson 3.His Brother’s Keeper by W. W. Jacobs 4.A Coincidence by A. J. Alan 5.The Confession of Charles Linkworth by E. F. Benson 6.The Death Mask by H. D. Everett 7.The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson 8.The Furnished Room by O. Henry 9.The Thing in the Hall by E. F. Benson 10.The Eyes by Edith Wharton 11. The Wind in the Portico by John Buchan.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reminded me of when I was read to as a child

    • By HeyCatherine on 12-31-15

    Regular price: $23.75

    • 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 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • Halloween Tales

    • By: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, A. J. Alan, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A wonderful collection of spine-tingling, imaginative, terrifying but beautifully written tales to keep you hiding under the bedclothes this Halloween.

    Regular price: $16.68

    • Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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 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

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