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    • 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 38
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      3 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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 Psammead Trilogy

    • Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet
    • By: E. Nesbit, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Edith Nesbit was to children in the early 20th century what J.K. Rowling is to today's young generation. Magic, mythical creatures, time travel, charms, words of power... Nesbit's stories have it all. This recording is the complete collection of Edith Nesbit's Psammead series, comprising three captivating stories:Five Children and It.The story begins when a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - move from London to the countryside of Kent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quaint

    • By jaspersu on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $53.29

    • The Great American Short Story Collection

    • 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors. 1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft 2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett 3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler 4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche 5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry 7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe 8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin 9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying voice

    • By Victoria on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • The Drug

    • By: Aleister Crowley
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Edward Alexander Crowley (1875-1947) was a British writer, poet, magician and follower of the occult who wrote under the name Aleister Crowley. His works scandalised Victorian England with their diabolical and deviantly sexual themes. 'The Drug' is the story of a man who accepts a strange drug from an alchemist and goes on a terrifying psychic trip.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • The Outsider

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "The Outsider" is one of Lovecraft's earliest and creepiest stories. A man exists alone in a mysterious dark castle, with no memory of how or why he is there. One day he decides to climb the highest tower in the hope of seeing the sky...and in doing so briefly learns the terrible, ghastly, unbearable truth....

    Regular price: $3.19

    • Celtic Fairy Tales

    • Traditional Stories from Ireland, Wales and Scotland
    • By: Joseph Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64

    The definitive collection of traditional Celtic fairy tales. Joseph Jacobs' 1892 anthology of the most enduring folklore from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Cornwall is a delight for both young and old. Leprechauns, giants, witches, princesses, castles, and sea monsters all abound in this compendium of the best mythology Britain and Ireland have to offer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful stories a great book

    • By Gary on 02-26-13

    Regular price: $17.05

    • 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

    • The Revolt of Mother

    • By: Mary Wilkins Freeman
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930) was an American writer, best known for her stories reflecting the world of women fighting for dignity and independence from men. Her tales typically describe domestic settings and intimate relationships and are told with sensitivity and a poignancy which illuminates a bygone era in vivid detail. "The Revolt of Mother" tells the story of a strong and self-reliant farm wife who defies her obstinate husband by moving her household into his newly built barn.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • The Open Boat

    • By: Stephen Crane
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was a prolific American poet, novelist and short story writer. He is recognised by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. 'The Open Boat' is probably Stephen Crane's best known and most admired story. It tells the adventure of four sailors, the captain, the oiler, the cook and the correspondent, who are sole survivors of a shipwreck at sea in a small rowing boat off the coast of Florida.

    Regular price: $6.39

    • The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 22
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      3 out of 5 stars 22
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful group of short stories

    • By Ken Larsen on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $64.00

    • Fifty Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Fifty of the world's greatest classic short stories: 1.The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant 2.The One Million Pound Banknote by Mark Twain 3.The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling 4.The Fly by Katherine Mansfield 5.The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe 6.My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce 7.The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 8.One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry 9.Regret by Kate Chopin 10.The Nose by Nikolai Gogol 11.The Mezzotint by M. R. James 12.The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Choice

    • By Mountain K9iner on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $53.29

    • The Violinist

    • By: Aleister Crowley
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Edward Alexander Crowley (1875-1947), who wrote under the name Aleister Crowley, was a British occultist, magician, writer and poet. He shocked Victorian Britain with his stories and novels of diabolical magic and deviant sexuality which pushed far beyond the acceptable boundaries of the day. 'The Violinist' is a terrifyingly erotic and wicked tale of a female violinist whose wild fiddle playing is filled with sexuality and pure evil, with the power to raise demons and commit murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great quick listen.

    • By James Grant on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Afterward

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Among her most popular and terrifying tales are the many masterly ghost stories which she wrote in her early career. "Afterward" is a dramatic story of the most mysterious ghost of all. When Ned and Mary Boyne move to a remote and unrenovated manor house in Dorsetshire, their list of desired features includes a resident ghost.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Beast in the Cave

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), more commonly known as H. P. Lovecraft, was an American writer renowned for his highly influential works of horror fiction. "The Beast in the Cave" is a typical example of Lovecraft's mastery and descriptive genius. A man is lost in an extensive cavern with his light about to run out. He has already given up hope of ever finding his way out. As he is plunged into darkness, he hears the sound of weird padding steps approaching....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator on the planet? Maybe.

    • By A.L. Hernandez on 07-01-15

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Collected Short Stories of H. G. Wells

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A spine-tingling collection of the greatest short stories by the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells. 'The Time Machine', 'The Empire of the Ants', 'The Crystal Egg', 'The Sea-Raiders', 'The Door in the Wall', 'A Dream of Armageddon', 'The Country of the Blind', 'Under the Knife', 'The Stolen Body', 'The Plattner Story', 'The Stolen Bacillus', 'The Magic Shop', 'The Inexperienced Ghost', and many more short fiction masterpieces.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stories Terrible Narration

    • By Dale Godbey on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $107.61

    • Horror Stories of the Pyramids

    • Gothic Tales of Ancient Egyptian Curses, Undead Mummies, and Vengeful Pharaohs
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, H. P. Lovecraft, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The Victorians were obsessed with Egyptology and mummies. It was during the second half of the 19th century that many of the most significant archeological finds were made in Egypt, and stories of the revenge of the mummies on anyone raiding their tombs, stealing their treasures or unwrapping their corpses abounded. This collection brings together the best and scariest short stories of the period, featuring vengeance-seeking mummies, bandaged zombies, pharaonic ghosts and ancient curses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining

    • By ka&freddy on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Horse Dealer's Daughter

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The descendents of the deceased horse dealer have fallen on hard times and are being evicted from the family stud farm. The three brothers and one sister are sitting around the breakfast table, discussing what each of them will do in the face of their sudden destitution. Only the horse dealer's daughter, Mabel, remains silent. She has made up her mind what to do...but will not communicate with the others. A visit from Jack Ferguson, the local doctor shifts the focus to this character.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Love Story

    • By Charles on 11-17-15

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Story of an Hour

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Kate Chopin's brilliant short story about an hour in the life of a young wife. When news arrives that Louise's husband has been killed in a railroad accident, her family and friends are careful to break it to her gently, knowing that she has a heart condition. Louise locks herself in her room for an hour, during which she realizes that this bereavement is the start of a new life of freedom and independence. But a much greater shock awaits her when she leaves her room and goes downstairs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant little story

    • By Areader on 10-05-14

    Regular price: $2.06

    • Fifty Gothic Tales

    • By: E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A creepy collection of the very best Gothic tales from the masters of suspense, horror, supernatural and occult fiction. 1.The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson 2. Afterward by Edith Wharton 3.The Green Light by Barry Pain 4. Fingers of a Hand by H. D. Everett 5. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 6. The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 7. Lost in a Pyramid by Louisa M. Alcott 8. The Girl who was Tired of Love by Leonard Merrick 9. The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. The House with the Brick Kiln by E. F.

    Regular price: $63.95

    • The Queen of Spades

    • By: Alexander Pushkin
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Alexander Pushkin's greatest short story. Hermann, a young German officer serving in the Engineers regiment, is obsessed by gambling, although he never indulges in it himself. One night he hears a tale about how a wealthy 87-year-old Countess in St. Petersburg once learned the secret of how to win on three cards from the Duc d'Orleans. He becomes obsessed with learning the secret himself. In pursuit of this aim, he becomes enamoured of the Countess' companion, the beautiful Lizaveta.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pushkin's greatness ruined by narrator

    • By Ian Stamme on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $5.32

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