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    • Told After Supper

    • Ghost Stories on Christmas Eve
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The stories Told After Supper, related by the guests at a Christmas Eve party, are about ghosts and have all the wit and whimsy of Jerome K. Jerome's more famous works.

    Regular price: $3.50

    • Hymn to Proserpine

    • And Other Poems
    • By: Algernon Charles Swinburne
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) was a poet, critic, novelist, and playwright. He was born in London and educated at Eton and Oxford and was a contemporary of the Pre-Raphaelites. "Hymn to Proserpine" was published in 1866 in "Poems and Ballads", Swinburne's first collection of poems which was a great success but which contained subjects that were, at the time, very controversial. Other poems in this collection are: "A Ballad of Dreamland", "A Leave-Taking", "At Parting", "August", "Genesis", "Itylus", "Rococo", "Sapphics", "An Interlude", "The Nightingale", "Three Faces", and "Before the Mirror."

    Regular price: $3.50

    • More Strange Tales

    • By: E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting selection and great narrator

    • By Zaubermond on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Thing Invisible

    • Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
    • By: William Hope Hodgson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “The Thing Invisible” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost hunting exploits that first appeared serially in The Idler magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as a collection Carnacki the Ghost-Finder in 1913. After a good dinner, Mr. Carnacki relates his experiences of ghost-finding to his limited circle of four friends whom he has summoned to his home in Chelsea.

    Regular price: $3.50

    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    The narrator is in deep sorrow, mourning his lost love, and is slowly sinking into despair when he is visited by a talking raven from whom he seeks comfort and hope, but whose only utterance is a single portentous word - "nevermore."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I would listen to anything read by Macready.

    • By Michelle D. Watts on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Yet More Strange Tales

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A third collection of 18 classic tales of the weird and supernatural by some of the best known writers in these genres.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • A Christmas Carol

    • Scrooge and the Three Spirits
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This adaptation of Dickens' much loved "Ghost Story of Christmas" is subtitled "Scrooge and the Three Spirits" and concentrates on the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge's dealings with the spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve to bring about his redemption.

    Regular price: $4.90

    • The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    • By: Rudolf Erich Raspe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This is the first volume of The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe. The Baron relates his fantastical experiences and exploits, telling of the many singular incidents such as climbing to the moon on a beanstalk, riding on a cannon ball, being swallowed by a fish and being rescued from its insides, flying on an eagle from Margate to America, and many other incredible adventures, and challenges anyone who doubts him, asserting he is "a traveler of veracity!"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Baron Rides Again!

    • By Tony J Hall on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $5.60

    • The Tarn and Other Macabre Stories

    • By: Hugh Walpole
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Hugh Walpole is best known for his Herries Chronicle, a saga of four books relating the history of the Herries family and set in the Lake District in the north of England, where Walpole settled in his later life. The Chronicle was extremely popular, as was another series of books for children, the Jeremy trilogy. Many of his novels were in the psychological horror genre. He also wrote many short stories that were published in several collections.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gothic tales for the snowbound traveller

    • By Zaubermond on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Holy Terrors

    • Nine Stories
    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author known for his works of horror and the fantastic. He is recognized as an influence on modern writers of supernatural fiction. Holy Terrors (published in 1946, a year before his death) is a collection of 14 short stories of which nine are very short and are included in this recording. They are: “The Rose Garden”, “Psychology”, “The Soldier's Rest”, “The Cosy Room”, “The Ceremony”, “Holy Things”, “The Turanians”, “The Happy Children”, and “Munitions of War”.

    Regular price: $4.90

    • The Moonlit Road and Other Stories

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and macabre Can Such Things Be? was first published in 1893 and republished in a revised edition in 1910. This selection contains two of his most famous tales: "The Moonlit Road" and "The Death of Halpin Frayser" together with 10 others.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    • By: Thomas De Quincey
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was first published anonymously in 1821 in the London Magazine and was published in book form a year later. A revised edition was published in 1846. It is an account by the author of his addiction to laudanum and the effects it had on his life. This recording presents an abridged version of the 1856 edition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Abrupt Ending....

    • By Virginia Waldron on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $11.20

    • The Damned Thing

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and the macabre Can Such Things Be was first published in 1893. One of it's most frightening tales, "The Damned Thing", tells of the horrifying slaughter of a man by a supernatural and invisible "Thing"!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good mystery

    • By Linda Warren on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $3.50

    • The Chronicles of Clovis

    • By: Saki
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The Chronicles of Clovis, which was published in 1911, was the third of Saki's collections of short stories. The character of Clovis Sangrail is, like Saki's earlier hero, Reginald, vain, sarcastic, and self-regarding and another vehicle for Saki's delicious, biting wit satirizing Edwardian high society in some of the funniest exquisite literary miniatures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great characterizations

    • By Zaubermond on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $15.40

    • Essays

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Jerome K. Jerome is of course known for the hilarious adventures of “Three Men in a Boat”. He also wrote many short stories and essays that have all the wit, whimsy, and wisdom of his more famous work. The essays in this volume were published together with “The Diary of a Pilgrimage” in 1891. They are: “Evergreens”, “Clocks”, “Tea-Kettles”, “A Pathetic Story”, “The New Utopia”, and “Dreams”. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful collection.

    • By Carmela on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $8.40

    • William Shakespeare - Sonnets

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Presenting a selection of sonnets by William Shakespeare. There are 24 in number in this first selection. They are, in order: 18, 33, 11, 3, 5, 6, 29, 10, 22, 2, 4, 7, 1, 9, 27, 8, 30, 116, 34, 54, 12, 66, 77, 60.

    Regular price: $2.10

    • The Black Cat

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 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

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is known for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural. "The Black Cat" is one of his most celebrated. In it the narrator tells of his growing hatred for his pet cat and how in a drunken rage he maims the animal by cutting out one of its eyes. Worse is to follow when, in an episode of alcohol-induced depravity, he kills the cat by hanging it from a tree, with the most horrifying of consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Narration

    • By Texas Writer on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $2.10

    • Uncanny Tales

    • By: F. Marion Crawford
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer, born in Italy and educated in the USA. He also studied at the universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg. He was a prolific writer in many fields, but it was his novels that were most popular, commanding a large following. His stories of the macabre and supernatural are very highly regarded. Roy Macready reads five of them from Uncanny Tales.

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Favorite Children's Poems

    • By: Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is a collection of 41 favorite classic children's poems by some of our best loved writers, including Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, and others.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Ligeia

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this example of the genre, the narrator tells of his adored wife, Ligeia, of her tragic death, and of his remarrying another beautiful woman, Rowena, who after a short and loveless marriage also dies but returns from the dead metamorphosed into his true love, Ligeia. 

    Regular price: $2.80

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