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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
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    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

    • The Red Hand

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author known for his works of horror and the fantastic. He is acknowledged as an influence on modern writers of supernatural fiction. His story "The Red Hand" (1895) tells of a grisly murder committed with the most unusual of weapons, an ancient stone axe.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day, it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. This collection of 10 stories exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of ghostly and macabre tales.

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    The story follows the eponymous hero and his tutor Doctor Pangloss through a series of adventures and misfortunes, all the time doggedly attempting, against the odds, to adhere to the doctor's philosophy that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best possible reading of this best possible story

    • By Z. Peterson on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Judge's House and Other Stories

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    The creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker, wrote many other novels and works of short fiction. Here are four of his short stories which have some of the same weird, unsettling, and entertaining qualities as his gothic masterpiece. They are "The Judge's House", "The Secret of the Growing Gold", "The Squaw", and "A Dream of Red Hands."

    Regular price: $4.20

    • 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

    • Holy Terrors

    • Nine Stories
    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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 Pied Piper of Hamelin

    • By: Robert Browning
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Robert Browning (1812-1889), playwright and poet, is known and admired for his dramatic monologues in blank verse, of which he is a recognized master. He also wrote many lighter poems with a humorous touch. Here is one of his best known, The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

    Regular price: $1.40

    • 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

    • Ghost Stories - Volume Two

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    M. R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. The six stories in Volume Two are: "The Ash Tree", "Martin's Close", "Lost Hearts", "The Tractate Middoth", "After Dark in the Playing Fields", and "Wailing Well".

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Black Cat

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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 Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Tales in the Dark

    • The Undying Thing and Other Stories
    • By: Barry Pain
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Barry Pain was noted for his humorous tales of "Eliza" and her husband, but his tales of the weird and supernatural are equally noteworthy. This volume contains seven of them.

    Regular price: $5.60

    • The Death of Halpin Frayser

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. One of its most notable inclusions is "The Death of Halpin Frayser" a gothic tale of the murder of the fated hero by the reanimated corpse of his beloved mother.

    Regular price: $3.50

    • 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 Moth and Other Stories

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    H. G. Wells, best known for his science fiction novels, wrote many short stories which had the same engaging qualities as his major works. Strange, disturbing, but full of wit and humour, here are nine of them: "The Moth", "In the Avu Observatory", "The Stolen Bacillus", "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid", and five more.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • The Diary of a Nobody

    • By: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    George and Weedon Grossmith were born in London into a theatrical family, and it was natural that they should both take up careers on the stage. Weedon initially studied art but later joined his brother, George, in the theatre.

    Regular price: $11.20

    • William Shakespeare - Sonnets

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 20 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

    • Eliza

    • By: Barry Pain
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Eliza was the first volume of the Eliza Stories by Barry Pain (1864-1928). It was published in 1900 and was the first of these stories that appeared in cheap editions and were sold on railway bookstalls. The stories were hugely popular and made Pain's name. Although the book is titled Eliza, it is her husband who is its comic hero.

    Regular price: $4.20

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