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    • Lady Audley's Secret

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Lady Audley is universally adored: Beautiful, kind and charming, she enamors all whom she meets. It is not until the strange disappearance of widower George Talboys that her behavior takes an odd turn. George's friend, Robert Audley, Lady Audley's nephew-in-law, is on the case; an upper-class layabout turned detective, he is determined to get to the bottom of things.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book with a Great Reader!

    • By Yvette on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • A Medley of Murders

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charlotte Riddell, and others
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, Richard Brown, Flo Gibson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These eerie tales include "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Adventure of Silver Blaze" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Old House On Vauxhall Walk" by Charlotte Riddle, "Levison's Victim" by Mary Braddon, and "The Woman With the Yellow Hair" by Anonymous.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Lady Audley’s Secret

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    This Victorian best seller, along with Braddon's other famous novel, Aurora Floyd, established her as the main rival of the master of the sensational novel, Wilkie Collins. A protest against the passive, insipid 19th-century heroine, Lady Audley was described by one critic of the time as "high-strung, full of passion, purpose, and movement." Her crime (the secret of the title) is shown to threaten the apparently respectable middle-class world of Victorian England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By RM Simon on 01-14-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • Lady Audley's Secret

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    This work is a full blooded Victorian, sensationalistic melodrama! Murder, arson, blackmail, bigamy; not many ingredients are missing in this entertaining piece. The story is fast-paced and the main character, Lady Audley, is a refreshingly manipulative and resourceful villainess filled with passion and desires that threatened the male dominated Victorian era.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Lady Audley's Secret

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    A fast-paced Victorian thriller that will delight audiences today as it did 100 years ago, Lady Audley's Secret has subterfuge, kidnapping, jealousy, and fraud, all thrown into the mix and shaken up for good measure.

    A mystery which keeps a listener guessing until the last moments, this production is a must-listen for anyone who enjoys playing detective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very well done

    • By Martin on 05-23-10

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Fifty Supernatural Stories

    • By: Edith Wharton, Bessie Kyffin-Taylor, Elia W. Peattie, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A gripping collection of Victorian supernatural stories from the greatest ghost story writers of the age. 'Room Number Ten' by Bessie Kyffin-Taylor, 'Kerfol' by Edith Wharton, 'A Child of the Rain' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Mummy of Thompson-Pratt' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'When I Was Dead' by Vincent O'Sullivan, 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray, 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E & H Heron, 'The Staircase' by Hugh Walpole....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you acclimate to the narration, it's enjoyable

    • By Ryan on 09-24-16

    Regular price: $92.96

    • The Cold Embrace

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) was a British Victorian-era novelist famous for her sensationalist writing. "The Cold Embrace" is a ghost story about a pair of lovers who promise to be true to each other. The young man declares he will even return from beyond the grave to be with his lover, but she declares that only a suicide can do this, as they are denied entrance to heaven. Shortly after this, the young man travels away and after some time neglects to write anymore.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story for a slumber party

    • By barbara on 05-28-16

    Regular price: $6.44

    • Wyllard's Weird

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thompson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In the golden age of steam, the London train wends its way across the Tamar into the strange and mystic land that is Cornwall, having left most of its length at Plymouth. A weary doctor is gazing at the countryside when the train grinds to a halt and his professional attention is demanded. A young woman. An apparent suicide. Who was she? What brought her to Cornwall? What drove her to kill herself? Or did she?

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Classic Women's Short Stories

    • By: George Eliot, Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Hignett, Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A sparkling collection of short stories by leading female authors including “Miss Brill” by Katharine Mansfield, “The Lifted Veil” by George Eliot and “A Venetian Night's Entertainment” by Edith Wharton.

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Halloween Short Stories

    • By: George MacDonald, Vincent O'Sullivan, Hume Nisbet, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Topping, David Moore
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 7

    Prepare to be spooked! Here are tales of vampires, werewolves, and things that go bump in the night!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Rachel on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $9.16

    • Lady Audley’s Secret

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Beverley Crick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When beautiful young Lucy Graham accepts the hand of Sir Michael Audley, her fortune and her future look secure. But Lady Audley's past is shrouded in mystery, and Sir Michael's nephew, Robert, has vague forebodings. When Robert's good friend, George Talboys, suddenly disappears, he is determined to find him and to unearth the truth. His quest reveals a tangled story of lies and deception, crime and intrigue, whose sensational twists turn the conventional picture of Victorian womanhood on its head. Can Robert's darkest suspicions really be true?

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Stories for Winter Evenings

    • By: Hugh Walpole, W. F. Harvey, Mary E. Braddon, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A haunting collection of strange and macabre short stories, ideal for listening to around the fire on a cold winter evening.... 'The Last Leaf' by O. Henry, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Fire' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Tiger' by Hugh Walpole, 'Cool Air' by H. P. Lovecraft, 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole, 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow, 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good

    • By Beverly J. Egan on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $116.16

    • Supernatural Stories by Women Writers

    • By: Edith Wharton, Mary E. Braddon, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    A rich anthology of classic tales of ghosts and the supernatural written by women. 'The Operation' by Violet Hunt; 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie; 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton; T'he Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith; 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon; 'Room Number Ten' by Bessie Kyffin-Taylor; 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton; 'Mrs. Raeburn's Waxwork' by Eleanor Smith; 'The Mystery of the Semi-Detached' by Edith Nesbit.

    Regular price: $72.30

    • Good Lady Ducayne

    • Classic Tales of Vampires
    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Anne Rosenfeld
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Darkness falls. The undead rise to feast on the succulent blood of the living. For years vampires have fascinated great writers of the occult such as De Maupassant, Count Stenbock, E Nesbit and EF Benson. This is The Story Circle's collection of some of their spine-chilling tales told by award-winning actors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Braddon doesn't wear well

    • By Zaubermond on 02-16-13

    Regular price: $3.97

    • Good Lady Ducayne

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    'Good Lady Ducayne' is a sensational tale of a young woman, Bella Rolleston, who secures a job as a paid companion to a very elderly and wealthy aristocratic lady who offers her a handsome salary, a winter travelling on the Italian Riviera and the Italian Lakes and very little to do. It all seems too good to be true. And when Bella learns that the old lady's previous two companions died under mysterious circumstances and she herself is becoming paler and sicker...it does seem as though something sinister is afoot.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A curious little tale

    • By KG on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $7.57

    • Classic Tales of Horror: Eveline's Visitant

    • By: Mary E. Braddon
    • Narrated by: Hayward Morse
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    It was at a masked ball at the Palais Royal that my fatal quarrel with my first cousin André de Brissac began. The quarrel was about a woman. The women who followed the footsteps of Philip of Orleans were the causes of many such disputes; and there was scarcely one fair head in all that glittering throng which might not have seemed bedabbled with blood.

    Regular price: $3.33