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    • Miss Mapp

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    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

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Half Hour Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 33 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A comprehensive collection of superb classic 30-minute short stories. Perfect for commuters, joggers or bedtime listening.

    Regular price: $92.31

    • 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 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires

    • By: M. R. James, Eric Stanislaus Stenbock, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A terrifying collection of classic Victorian short stories about ghosts, werewolves and vampires. The Wolf Book by Henry Chapman Mercer. Number Ninety by B. M. Croker. Ken's Mystery by Julian Hawthorne. The Piano Next Door by Elia W. Peattie. The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains by Frederick Marryat. The Horla by Guy de Maupassant. Absolute Evil by Julian Hawthorne. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A compelling book--frustrating narration

    • By Ryan on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $106.60

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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 Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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. This collection brings together twenty of his most brilliant works.

    Regular price: $31.64

    • 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

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • CAREFUL WHICH COLLECTION YOU PICK....

    • By Gidgetwidget on 12-25-15

    Regular price: $95.94

    • Lucia's Progress

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Arch enemies Mapp and Lucia return in the next instalment of E.F. Benson’s classic series of rural snobbery. Lucia is now a permanent resident of Tilling and continues her way up the social ladder with gusto, making attempts through the Town Council, finance, a platonic marriage and even the cricket club.

    Regular price: $10.84

    • 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: $92.96

    • Mapp and Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Mapp and Lucia is the centrepiece of E.F. Benson's series of Lucia novels - bringing together for the first time the eponymous middle-aged doyennes of polite 1930s society Miss Elizabeth Mapp and Emmeline Luca (Lucia to her friends). Lucia, recently widowed, is the newcomer to the village of Tilling and eager to wrest the reins of social supremacy from the incumbant Miss Mapp and install herself as its benevolent dictator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Narration

    • By Virginia Waldron on 08-30-10

    Regular price: $10.84

    • 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

    • 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

    • Fifty Classic Horror Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Fifty of the greatest classic horror stories ever written: 1. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 2. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 3. "The Nightmare Room" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain 5. "Bagnell Terrace" by E. F. Benson 6. "Fingers of a Hand" by H. D. Everett 7. "The Interruption" by W. W. Jacobs 8. "Gavon’s Eve" by E. F. Benson 9. "The Ring of Thoth" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. "Moon’s Gibbet" by Egerton Castle 11. "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narrator!

    • By Hady on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $92.96

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