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    • Carmilla

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Carmilla" is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1871 as a serial narrative in "The Dark Blue", it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. "Carmilla" predates Bram Stoker's "Dracula" by 26 years, and has been adapted many times for cinema.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Carmilla

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Phoebe Fox, Rose Leslie, David Tennant, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 511

    Audible Originals bring you a brand new audiobook adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic gothic novella, Carmilla - starring Rose Leslie ( Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey), David Tennant ( Doctor Who and Broadchurch) and Phoebe Fox ( Life in Squares and The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Vampire Story

    • By Alorah on 10-31-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Carmilla: A Vampyre Tale

    • By: J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Megan Follows
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 307
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      4 out of 5 stars 161
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      4 out of 5 stars 162

    This was the very first vampire thriller! Pure innocence becomes the target of age-old evil. Virtuous Laura has grown up in a solitary castle and longs for a close friend. Her wish seems granted with the arrival of a beautiful and mysterious stranger named Carmilla. A friendship develops but the brooding mood and sexual overtones mar Laura's happiness. Will she escape with her life and spirit?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Old, Very Dark, Very Good

    • By Leslie on 05-14-10

    Regular price: $6.96

    • HorrorBabble's Classic Horror: Volume 2

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Helena Blavatsky, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Ten more extraordinary tales of terror, penned by the prolific horror masters of old. From Lovecraft's take on the Yuletide and the Black Veil of Nathaniel Hawthorne, to the tragedy of Bierce's Owl Creek Bridge and Sheridan Le Fanu's authentic narrative of a Haunted House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another most worthy offering

    • By Robert H. on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Carmilla

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the 19th century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Carmilla is Le Fanu's famous classic vampire story which has been filmed numerous times, including Vampyre (1932), Blood and Roses (1960), Crypt of Horror (1964), The Vampire Lovers (1970) and Carmilla (1999).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • horrible horrific narration! can't finish!

    • By Chrissy Webster on 10-23-18

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Great Classic Vampire Stories

    • Seven Chilling Tales
    • By: M. R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, James Malcolm Rymer, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Groundbreaking for the time in which they were written, the vampire stories of the 1800s have inspired many modern writers. Enjoy the thrilling stories that originated the genre of vampire fiction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An heirloom collection of the undead

    • By Zaubermond on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe

    • Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914
    • By: Leslie S. Klinger - editor, Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Gildart Jackson, full cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A masterful collection of horror fiction by widely acclaimed authors whose contributions to the genre have been lost in the shadow of Poe. Edgar Allan Poe did not invent the tale of terror. There were American, English, and continental writers who preceded Poe and influenced his work. Similarly, there were many who were in turn influenced by Poe's genius and produced their own popular tales of supernatural literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good classics not scary

    • By Stew Pidman III on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Carmilla

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla is an old Gothic classic that tells the story of Laura, a young lady who lives with her father in a large castle. Despite living in a castle, Laura is lonely and made lonelier when her father tells her that a girl her same age who was supposed to come visit has mysteriously died.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a story from The Moonlit Road collection. These five 19th-century ghost stories from both sides of the Atlantic provide some of the best chills in the genre. Ambrose Bierce is well-known, but "To Let" by B. M. Croker and "The Upper Berth" also provide moments to tingle the spine, as does "An Account of Some Strange Disturbances" by Le Fanu. This collection, which is further enhanced by suitably chilling music, was originally released under the title Classic Chilling Tales 3.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • In a Glass Darkly

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, David Horovitch, Jonathan Keeble, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Demons, vengeful spirits, insanity, premature burials, and lesbian vampires. In a Glass Darkly contains five diabolical tales of horror and mystery that will get the heart racing. Each story, including the famous "Green Tea" and "Carmilla", is presented as a case from the posthumous papers of Dr. Martin Hesselius, a metaphysical physician who has no doubt as to the existence of supernatural phenomena - unlike our anxious protagonists....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Björn Frie on 01-06-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Great Classic Horror

    • Six Unabridged Stories
    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Robert Louis Stevensonn, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Geraint Wyn Davies
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Victorian-era writers featured in this collection are known for their power of invention and command of horror and the supernatural. Included are "A Watcher by the Dead" by Ambrose Bierce; "The Body Snatchers" by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The Adventure of the German Student" by Washington Irving; "Dickon the Devil" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu; "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe; and "The Open Watcher" by Saki.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narrator, Good Collection

    • By Richard B. on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Stories from the Edge of Reason

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, W. F. Harvey, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A collection of 45 short stories which threaten to unhinge the listener's mind. Strange phenomena, insane genius, inexplicable happenings and the inability to deal with life and death are all themes which run through this brilliant selection.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • just no.

    • By Santie Sol on 12-02-15

    Regular price: $98.17

    • The Familiar

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell, Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was one of the major figures of 19th-century supernaturalism. He helped move supernaturalist fiction away from the gothic's emphasis on external sources of terror and toward a focus on the effects of terror, thus helping to create the psychological basis for supernaturalist and horror literature that continues today. "The Familiar" is one of his most terrifying tales.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Skip it.

    • By martin on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Fifteen More Great Novellas

    • By: Robert E. Howard, E. T. A. Hoffman, Edith Wharton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Another collection of great classic novellas by superb storytellers, including Robert E. Howard, E. T. A. Hoffman, Edith Wharton, Bessie Kyffin-Taylor, F. Marion Crawford and more....

    Regular price: $85.28

    • Alison Larkin Presents Carmilla

    • By: J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Award-winning narrator Alison Larkin gives thrilling voice to the elements of lesbian attraction and forbidden and dangerous desires in the story of Carmilla, the Gothic female vampire tale that inspired its more famous masculine counterpart Dracula

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Dracula and Carmilla with Bonus Material

    • By: Bram Stoker, J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Clive Hayward, Alison Larkin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The book about Le Fanu’s tortured, powerful female vampire, Carmilla, has been terrifying generations with its themes of lesbian attraction and forbidden, dangerous desires. Carmilla inspired Bram Stoker to create his own vampire classic 26 years later. Now, these two blood-chilling tales are brought together in this brilliant recording followed by a fascinating interview in which Hayward and Larkin talk about their process and reactions to the stories, straight from the London recording studio. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent rendition of Dracula

    • By Mark Twain "Eddie" on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Classic Ghost Stories 1

    • By: Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Pasco
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Here is a collection of spine-tingling ghost stories, read by Richard Pasco. Featuring:
    The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker
    Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
    To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt by Charles Dickens
    The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford
    Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant
    Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand by Sheridan Le Fanu
    The Furnished Room by O. Henry
    The Open Window by Saki
    My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling
    Called by P.C. Wren
    When I was Dead by Vincent O’Sullivan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Classic Ghost Stories with a Good Narrator!

    • By Robert on 10-12-12

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Great Vampire Stories

    • 30 Classic Victorian Tales of Vampires
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A comprehensive and varied collection of the best vampire stories from the Victorian era by the greatest Gothic writers of the time. Includes: 'The Horla' by Guy de Maupassant; 'Mrs. Amworth' by E. F. Benson; 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' by John Keats; 'Dracula's Guest' by Bram Stoker; 'The Bride of Corinth' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; 'Will' by Vincent O'Sullivan; 'Ken's Mystery' by Julian Hawthorne.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Who speaks like this?

    • By J. M. Pollack on 06-05-16

    Regular price: $65.07

    • Green Tea

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 - 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the 19th century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good Narration for an Excellent Story!

    • By Robert on 12-17-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Fear

    • By: Roald Dahl - editor, Cynthia Asquith, Mary Treadgold, and others
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tom Felton, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Fear collected by Roald Dahl, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Kevin Eldon, Tom Felton and Rory Kinnear. An audio collection of deliciously dark ghost stories for adults, picked by Roald Dahl himself. Do you enjoy being scared? Featuring 14 classic spine-chilling stories chosen by Roald Dahl, these terrible tales of ghostly goings-on will have you shivering with fear as you listen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic horror

    • By Steven V. Turner on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $20.65

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