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  • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories | E. F. Benson,Edith Wharton,F. Marion Crawford,Lettice Galbraith,Hugh Walpole,Charles Dickens,D. H. Lawrence

    Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    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.

    Jonathan Wilwerding says: "Great Narrator."
  • Stories to Tell in the Dark: 50 Terrifying Tales | E. F. Benson,W. F. Harvey,W. W. Jacobs,Edgar Allan Poe,Barry Pain,M. R. James,Guy Boothby

    Stories to Tell in the Dark: 50 Terrifying Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    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.

    Harsh Pareek says: "Monotonous background and occasional story"
  • Queen Lucia: The BBC Radio 4 Dramatization | E. F. Benson,Aubrey Woods

    Queen Lucia: The BBC Radio 4 Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, Aubrey Woods
    • Narrated By Barbara Jefford, Jonathan Cecil, full cast
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    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.

  • E.F. Benson's Ghost Stories: read by Mark Gatiss | E. F. Benson

    E.F. Benson's Ghost Stories: read by Mark Gatiss

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Mark Gatiss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Meep says: "Gatiss and Benson, a superb combination"
  • Strange Dreams and Terrifying Nightmares: Tales for Restless Sleep | Olive Schreiner,A. J. Alan,Mark Twain,Fedor Sologub,E. F. Benson

    Strange Dreams and Terrifying Nightmares: Tales for Restless Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Olive Schreiner, A. J. Alan, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A collection of classic short stories for the restless sleeper.... "A Dream of Wild Bees" by Olive Schreiner, "The Face" by E. F. Benson, "The Dream" by A. J. Alan, "In a Far-Off World" by Olive Schreiner, "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub, "Life's Gifts" by Olive Schreiner, "A Curious Dream" by Mark Twain, "The Artist's Secret" by Olive Schreiner and "A Joy Ride" by A. J. Alan.

  • The Great Ghost Story Collection: Over 40 Spooky Tales | Richard Middleton,Hugh Walpole,E. F. Benson,W. C. Morrow,Robert E. Howard,M. R. James,Arthur Gray

    The Great Ghost Story Collection: Over 40 Spooky Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    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.

    ME2018 says: "Sound Quality is Too Soft"
  • Ghost Stories | E. F. Benson

    Ghost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    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.

  • Queen Lucia  | E. F. Benson

    Queen Lucia

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Meg says: "A delight"
  • Mrs. Ames | E. F. Benson

    Mrs. Ames

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Nathalie Boltt
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    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.

    Anne says: "If you like the comedy of manners"
  • Macabre Tales: Seventy ghoulish and unearthly short stories | E. F. Benson,W. C. Morrow,Richard Middleton,H. P. Lovecraft,Robert E. Howard,W. F. Harvey,J. S. Fletcher

    Macabre Tales: Seventy ghoulish and unearthly short stories

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    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....

    J. C. Hardy says: "A really great selection of stories"
  • Lucia in London | E F Benson

    Lucia in London

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E F Benson
    • Narrated By Miriam Margolyes
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    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.

  • The Great British Short Story Collection | Barry Pain,E. F. Benson,Stacy Aumonier,W. F. Harvey,W. W. Jacobs,Wilkie Collins,John Buchan

    The Great British Short Story Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    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

    Transport Kaff says: "Awful Voice of Reader!!!"
  • Miss Mapp  | E. F. Benson

    Miss Mapp

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    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.

    G. Griffin says: "Classic British Turn of the Century Comedy"
  • The Great Short Story Collection: 66 Classic Gems of the Short Story Genre | Barry Pain,O. Henry,Charles Dickens,E. F. Benson,Stacy Aumonier,Katherine Mansfield,W. F. Harvey

    The Great Short Story Collection: 66 Classic Gems of the Short Story Genre

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Barry Pain, O. Henry, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    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.

    Laura Ridley says: "Loved listening to the different stories."
  • Miss Mapp | E F Benson

    Miss Mapp

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By E F Benson
    • Narrated By Miriam Margolyes
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    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?

  • Trouble for Lucia | E. F. Benson

    Trouble for Lucia

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Miriam Margolyes
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    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.

  • Tales of Murder and Mayhem: 40 Classic Short Stories | E. F. Benson,O. Henry,W. F. Harvey,Stacy Aumonier,Arthur Conan Doyle,G. K. Chesterton,Mark Twain

    Tales of Murder and Mayhem: 40 Classic Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, O. Henry, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    1. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey 2. "A Madman’s Manuscript" by Charles Dickens 3. "The Hair" by A. J. Alan 4. "My Favourite Murder" by Ambrose Bierce 5. "Cannibalism in the Cars" by Mark Twain 6. "Gabriel-Earnest" by Saki 7. "The Pistol Shot" by Alexander Pushkin 8. "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling 9. "At the Farmhouse" by E. F. Benson 10. "The Parasite" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 11. "The Murder of the Mandarin" by Arnold Bennett 12. "Moon’s Gibbet" by Egerton Castle 13. "Query" by Seamark

  • Fifty Tales of Mystery and Adventure | Arthur Conan Doyle,G. K. Chesterton,E. F. Benson,Barry Pain,W. F. Harvey,W. W. Jacobs,Hugh Walpole

    Fifty Tales of Mystery and Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A gripping collection of the very best classic mystery and adventure stories. 1. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain 2. "The Perfect Crime" by Seamark 3. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 4. "The Tea-Leaf" by Edgar Jepson and Robert Eustace 5. "The Step" by E. F. Benson 6. "The Queer Feet" by G. K. Chesterton 7. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 8. "The Enemy" by Hugh Walpole 9. "An Impromptu Dance" by A. J. Alan 10. "The Red-Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 11. "The Wedding Guest" by Guy Boothby

    Ron says: "They just can't write like this any more"
  • Tales of Horror and Suspense: 50 Great Classic Horror Stories | H. P. Lovecraft,E. F. Benson,Robert E. Howard,W. F. Harvey,Edgar Allan Poe

    Tales of Horror and Suspense: 50 Great Classic Horror Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft, E. F. Benson, Robert E. Howard, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    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

    Gidgetwidget says: "CAREFUL WHICH COLLECTION YOU PICK...."
  • Queen Lucia | E. F. Benson

    Queen Lucia

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson
    • Narrated By Miriam Margolyes
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    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.

    Steve M says: "Brilliant and Charming"
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