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Jonathan

Jonathan Haywards Heath, United Kingdom Member Since 2007
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  • "A great collection of short horror ..."

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    I'm always hungry for collections of good short stories, especially horror, and often disappointed by what gets released. Thirteen, though, has everything I look for in a collection - good stories and great narration, with excellent sound effects and music as a very welcome (and effective) bonus.
    The stories themselves are pretty diverse in terms of content, and while some are inevitably stronger than others, none of them are less than enjoyable to listen to, delivering genuine scares and a lingering atmosphere of building tension throughout. The collection even includes a modern-day retelling of the much-loved "the monkey's paw" and, though personally this is my least favourite tale, I have to admire the effort to bring the classic to a new audience.
    The narration is excellent, as diverse as the stories themselves, and none of the actors involved deliver anything less than a brilliant performance. So many audio books suffer from poor narration, which, for me, can sometimes ruin a decent story entirely - I'm delighted to say that Thirteen doesn't fall in to this group.
    Overall - it's definitely worthy of a place in any horror fan's collection, and I only wish it was called 14 or 25 or 62. Really hoping for a Thirteen volume 2 in the near future.

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    Thirteen

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Scott Harrison, Dan Abnett, Cavan Scott, and others
    • Narrated By Gemma Arterton, Lalla Ward, Frances Barber, and others
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    In early 20th Century England Hamilton James Macaulay relates the tale of how he found himself in a Scarborough Bric-a-brac shop. The owner of the shop has 13 long playing records that each contain a hidden track at the end, that tell strange tales of future times. These 13 tales of terror will change Hamilton James Macaulay's life forever and he will leave the shop a murderer. Thirteen is a portmantaeu audio anthology, harking back to the classic horror albums of the 1970s.

    Jonathan says: "A great collection of short horror stories"
  • "Interesting horror fiction, very we..."

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    The Dreadtime Stories collections are the home of some brilliantly enjoyable horror fiction, imaginative and interesting and excellently written and performed. Some of it I saw coming, some of it genuinely surprised me, but I enjoyed all of it - "Wolf" was particularly clever in the way it leads you by the nose into your own conclusions, and then effortlessly trumps them. This is a must have for fans of horror stories or dramatized horror stories.



    If you enjoy this, Volume 2 is just as good, and you might want to check out Tales from Beyond the Pale, also on audible.

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    Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories, Volume One (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Steve Nubie, Max Allan Collins, Dennis Etchison, and others
    • Narrated By Malcolm McDowell
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    "A Fungus Among Us" by Steve Nubie: A mysterious fungus is causing people to act like zombies before their heads explode and spore - like snakes ooze out of their brains! "Wolf" by Max Allan Collins: A modern-day werewolf whose appetite for beautiful young women vacationing at a lodge retreat has guests and workers panic-stricken. "The Late Shift" by Dennis Etchison: A company takes flesh-peddling to a whole new level. Plus three more original short stories, fully dramatized to thrill and chill you.

    Jonathan says: "Interesting horror fiction, very well dramatised"
  • "Enjoyable blend of horror & comedy"

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    A lot of horror likes to call itself "not for the faint hearted" but this really isn't, and the easily squeamish may want to give it a miss as well. A lot of it was also conciously written to be funny rather than serious horror, so if that sort of thing annoys you, again maybe pass. The humour is generally pretty crude, mostly too crude for me to find amusing, but that's just me, and I think the level of humour fits the stories well.

    The stories themselves are by & large pretty good. They tend to deliver shocks rather than scares - I don't think I was ever scared, but was shocked constantly. For me it's the difference between something like The Grudge and a slasher flick like Friday the 13th - the gore in the latter is shocking, the more psychological nature of the former is scary, and the stories here all fall very squarely in the shocker category. They are all very original, very rarely predictable, which I prize highly in horror fiction. A lot of cannibalism though.

    The narration - generally it's good solid stuff, with well defined character voices etc., but I find it hard to forgive the cockney accent in "The Screaming", which is a bit of a diction nightmare in any case - Konrath claims to have made a great effort to match the langauge for the setting, i.e. 1960s England, but I found it pretty horrendous. Don't get discouraged and stop listenening though, the rest is much better.

    All in all, if you like your horror stories to be gory, brutal and nasty, you should enjoy these. If you like something less visceral, I really wouldn't risk it. If you do end up liking these, I'd recommend Haunted by Chuck Palanuik, which is as nasty but a good deal more intelligent, or The Collection, by Bentley Little.

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    Horror Stories: Twenty Six Scary Tales

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    • By Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
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    Twenty-six horror stories by masters of fiction J.A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn.

    Gemma says: "Predictable but Entertaining"
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  • Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond

    "Every bit as brilliant as the other novels"

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    I was totally taken by surprise by this collection. In my experience, anthologies in this genre are usually short, overpriced, and poorly narrated with someone other than the main series books use.



    Into The Woods is rich and long, a huge collection of detailed stories about different Hollows characters, and is all narrated by Marguerite Gavin, who is simply the voice of all the Hollows characters to anyone who's been listening to them for a while.

    The stories are often from different points of view; I found it particularly fun to read from the POV of Al, and Trent, among the others.



    They contain insights, more world building, fantastic characterisation and glimpses into the relationships from a perspective other than Rachel's.



    If you're a fan of the Hollows books, this is absolutely worthwhile. It's a fantastic collection and wonderful to see it being given such attention so it really fits into the series.

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  • "For those who wish for twists and t..."

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    I have loved Neil's work for many many years and this doesn't disappoint. Strange tales some unknown and some that ring bells but have unexpected endings.



    This is short stories for grown ups. Smart intelligent some time funny often strange but always good.

    Word of warning if you are listing to this rather than reading it I would suggest NOT falling asleep whilst you listen as you end up with some very strange dreams!

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

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    Fragile Things

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
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    Here is a stunning collection of short stories by the acclaimed fantasy writer. The distinctive genius of Neil Gaiman has been championed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. These stories will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination, and move you to the very depths of your soul. This extraordinary compilation reveals one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.

    Tracey says: "Absolutely wonderful"

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  • 4.3 (93 ratings)
    Manhattan in Reverse: The Complete Collection (






UNABRIDGED) by Peter F Hamilton Narrated by Sean Barrett, Camilla Mathias, Damian Lynch, Steve Hodson
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    Manhattan in Reverse: The Complete Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Peter F Hamilton
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Camilla Mathias, Damian Lynch, and others
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    A collection of short stories from the master of space opera. Peter F Hamilton takes us on a journey from a murder mystery in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s to a brand new story featuring Paula Mayo, deputy director of the Intersolar Commonwealth's Serious Crimes Directorate. Dealing with intricate themes and topical subjects, this top-10 best-selling author is at the top of his game.

    Relativitydrive says: "Well Done Peter you have come back from the cold"
  • 4.3 (67 ratings)
    Halo: Evolutions (






UNABRIDGED) by Tobias Buckell, Kevin Grace, Jonathan Goff, Robt McClees, Eric Nylund, Eric Raab, Karen Traviss Narrated by Steve Downes, Holter Graham, Jen Taylor
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    Halo: Evolutions

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    • By Tobias Buckell, Kevin Grace, Jonathan Goff, and others
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    When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, they never dreamed what dangers they would encounter there. When the alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared holy war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost - but, millions of heroes rose to the challenge. In such a far-reaching conflict, not many of the stories of these heroes, both human and alien, have a chance to become legend.

    ryan says: "lots of great stories (couple of not so good ones)"
  • 4.2 (57 ratings)
    Casting the Runes (






UNABRIDGED) by M. R. James Narrated by David Suchet
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    Casting the Runes

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    The tale of a man who unwittingly angers a sorcerer, who is assumed by some Monty scholars to be based on the self-styled 'Great Beast,' occultist Aleister Crowley. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905-1918) and of Eton College (1918-1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

    Paul D says: "Classic spook tale"
  • 4.6 (34 ratings)
    Winterfair Gifts: A Vorkosigan Adventure (






UNABRIDGED) by Lois McMaster Bujold Narrated by Grover Gardner
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    Winterfair Gifts: A Vorkosigan Adventure

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    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
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    In the festive season of Winterfair on the planet Barrayar, Lord Miles Vorkosigan is making elaborate preparations for his wedding. The long-awaited event stirs up romance and intrigue among his eccentric family and friends, particularly for bioengineered space mercenary Sergeant Taura and shy, diffident Armsman Roic.

    Amree says: "Much better standing on its own"
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  • 4.7 (28 ratings)
    Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series (






UNABRIDGED) by Lois McMaster Bujold Narrated by Grover Gardner
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    Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    The popular adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, a clever and outlandish science fiction hero for the modern era, continue in these three tales. In The Mountains of Mourning, Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a controversial murder case. In Labyrinth, Miles adopts his alternate persona as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an important research geneticist from Jackson's Whole.

    Catriona says: "I can just keep coming back to her books"
  • 4.4 (23 ratings)
    The Hound of Death (






UNABRIDGED) by Agatha Christie Narrated by Christopher Lee
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    The Hound of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Christopher Lee
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    A collection of Agatha Christie's stories of the macabre and the occult, from the story "The Red Signal", in which an omen from "the other side" unmasks an insane killer, to "The Hound of Death", in which a convent blows up - and on the remaining wall is left a black powder mark, in the shape of a great dog. The other spine-chilling mysteries are "The Fourth Man", "The Gipsy", and "The Lamp".

    Joceline says: "Perfect late night listening"
  • 4.6 (19 ratings)
    First Meetings: In the Enderverse (






UNABRIDGED) by Orson Scott Card Narrated by Gabrielle De Cuir, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
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    First Meetings: In the Enderverse

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Gabrielle De Cuir, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
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    First Meetings is a collection of three novellas (plus the original "Ender's Game") that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

    Adrian says: "A Treat For Fans Of The Enderverse"
  • 4.5 (19 ratings)
    Changer of Worlds: Worlds of Honor #3 (






UNABRIDGED) by David Weber, Eric Flint Narrated by Allyson Johnson, Victor Bevine, Lauren Fortgang, L. J. Ganser
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    Changer of Worlds: Worlds of Honor #3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Weber, Eric Flint
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson, Victor Bevine, Lauren Fortgang, and others
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    Lady Dame Honor Harrington - starship captain, admiral, Steadholder, and Duchess - has spent decades defending the Star Kingdom of Manticore against all comers. Along the way, she has become the legend known as "the Salamander" from her habit of always being where the fire is hottest... and also a national best seller.

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  • 4.4 (19 ratings)
    Cat o' Nine Tales: The Jane Yellowrock Stories (






UNABRIDGED) by Faith Hunter Narrated by Khristine Hvam
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    Cat o' Nine Tales: The Jane Yellowrock Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
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    For the first time - in one Audible-exclusive collection - it's 13 stories of Jane Yellowrock, the shape-shifting skinwalker and vampire hunter for hire whose business card reads, "Have Stakes - Will Travel". Jane carries inside her the soul of her Beast, the mountain lion's soul which merged with hers when she accidently performed black magic as a child. Now, she and her Beast stalk the dark streets of New Orleans, bringing rogue vampires true death.

    Naomi says: "Lots of Background"
  • 4.3 (19 ratings)
    Burning Chrome (






UNABRIDGED) by William Gibson Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, Victor Bevine, Jay Snyder, Brian Nishii, L. J. Ganser, Oliver Wyman, Eric Michael Summerer, Marc Vietor
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    Burning Chrome

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, and others
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    William Gibson's dark visions of computer cowboys, bio-enhanced soldiers of fortune, and hi-tech lowlifes have won unprecedented praise. Included here are some of his most famous short fiction and novellas by the author of Count Zero and Neuromancer.

    Benjamin says: "Stunning and brilliant"
  • I Am Legend (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Matheson Narrated by Robertson Dean
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    I Am Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    Rabea says: "Excellent first listen"
  • A Warning to the Curious (






UNABRIDGED) by M. R. James Narrated by David Suchet
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    A Warning to the Curious

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By M. R. James
    • Narrated By David Suchet
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    The story of Paxton, an antiquarian and archaeologist who holidays in "Seaburgh" and inadvertently stumbles across one of the lost crowns of Anglia, which legendarily protect the country from invasion. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905-1918) and of Eton College (1918-1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

    Magdala says: "Fabulous"
  • The State of the Art (






UNABRIDGED) by Iain M. Banks Narrated by Peter Kenny
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    The State of the Art

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated By Peter Kenny
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    The first ever collection of Iain Banks's short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art. This is a striking addition to the growing body of Culture lore, and adds definition and scale to the previous works by using the Earth of 1977 as contrast. The other stories in the collection range from science fiction to horror, dark-coated fantasy to morality tale. All bear the indefinable stamp of Iain Banks's staggering talent.

  • H. P. Lovecraft's Short Tales of Terror (






UNABRIDGED) by H. P. Lovecraft Narrated by Rupert Degas
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    H. P. Lovecraft's Short Tales of Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    H. P. Lovecraft was one of the greatest ever writers of terror-filled short stories. In this collection you will hear 10 of his finest works read by acclaimed British actor, Rupert Degas. From mysterious hounds and dank dark caves, to strange family ties and a spectral ship.

    Paul W Mitchell says: "Great atmospheric collection"
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  • Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, Jacqueline Carey, R.A. Salvatore, Naomi Novik, Peter V. Brett, Shawn Speakman (editor) Narrated by Peter Ganim, Marc Vietor, Bronson Pinchot, Jay Snyder
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    Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, and others
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Marc Vietor, Bronson Pinchot, and others
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    You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakman's case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That's when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills-and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends. Unfettered is the result: an anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

    Paul says: "Brilliant!"
  • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Wilkie Collins, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Howard Philip Lovecraft Narrated by Doug Bradley
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    Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Doug Bradley
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    Doug Bradley's Spine Chillers, Volume 2, presents 4 classic stories from the masters of horror literature. Kicking off with Charles Dickens's friend and collaborator Wilkie Collins' eerie tale of a man's dream of his own murder that comes too true 'The Dream Woman'. Second on the bill is the master of American literature Edgar Allan Poe's classic story of doomed love 'The Oval Portrait'.

  • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 3: Classic Horror Stories (






UNABRIDGED) by Montague Rhodes James, W W Jacobs, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson Narrated by Doug Bradley
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    Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 3: Classic Horror Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Montague Rhodes James, W W Jacobs, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated By Doug Bradley
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    Welcome to Volume 3 of what is on the way to becoming the world's largest collection of quality classic short horror story audiobooks. This volume starts with the famous M R James story of occult revenge 'Casting the Runes', about a slighted occultist out for murderous revenge using his diabolical black arts to acheive it.

  • The Diary of Mr Poynter: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James (






UNABRIDGED) by Montague Rhodes James Narrated by David Collings
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    The Diary of Mr Poynter: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James

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    • By Montague Rhodes James
    • Narrated By David Collings
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    This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "The Diary of Mr Poynter". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure.

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  • The Ash Tree (






UNABRIDGED) by M. R. James Narrated by David Suchet
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    The Ash Tree

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    • By M. R. James
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    The tale of a man who unwittingly angers a sorcerer, who is assumed by some Monty scholars to be based on the self-styled 'Great Beast,' occultist Aleister Crowley. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905-1918) and of Eton College (1918-1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

    Paul D says: "Traditional ghost yarn"
  • Full Dark, No Stars (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
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    Full Dark, No Stars

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    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
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    'I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger....' writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up '1922', the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerising tales from Stephen King, linked by the theme of retribution. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

    Lee says: "Slow read"
  • The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published (






UNABRIDGED) by Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Neil Gaiman (preface), Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Stephen King Narrated by Scott Brick, Jonathan Cowley, Erik Davies
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    The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published

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    • By Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Neil Gaiman (preface), and others
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    The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there's no escape.

    Chris says: "There's so much"
  • Casting the Runes (






UNABRIDGED) by M. R. James Narrated by David Suchet
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    Casting the Runes

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    The tale of a man who unwittingly angers a sorcerer, who is assumed by some Monty scholars to be based on the self-styled 'Great Beast,' occultist Aleister Crowley. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905-1918) and of Eton College (1918-1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

    Paul D says: "Classic spook tale"
  • The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands (






UNABRIDGED) by Ursula K. Le Guin Narrated by Tandy Cronyn
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    The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands

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    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
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    Outer Space, Inner Lands includes many of the best known Ursula K. Le Guin nonrealistic stories (such as "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," "Semley' s Necklace," and "She Unnames Them") which have shaped the way many listeners see the world. She gives voice to the voiceless, hope to the outsider, and speaks truth to power - all the time maintaining her independence and sense of humor.

  • The Visitor, Tobacco and Electronic Warfare (






UNABRIDGED) by Alexander Tulloch Narrated by Tom Bertram
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    The Visitor, Tobacco and Electronic Warfare

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    • By Alexander Tulloch
    • Narrated By Tom Bertram
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    These three fictional stories, with their wry sense of humour and, at times, chilling aspects, will leave the listener waiting for more stories to emanate from the pen of Alexander Tulloch. The Visitor: Death knocks at the door. He has come to take John away. But John is not ready to accompany him. "I'm too young and there's nothing wrong with me. I'm perfectly healthy; very fit, even," he explains. Death is not to be persuaded as he needs John's footballing skills for the Inter-Stellar Cup eliminator rounds which start next week.

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UNABRIDGED) by James P. Blaylock Narrated by James Gillies
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    • Narrated By James Gillies
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    The first short story collection from Philip K. Dick Award-winning author James Blaylock features sixteen thought-provoking forays into the fantastic-from a tale of alien influence on an ordinary neighborhood to the story of one man's self-destructive obsession with a dragon.

  • Tales of the Future: Judgement Day and Other Short Stories (






UNABRIDGED) by Francis Beckett Narrated by David Robins
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    Tales of the Future: Judgement Day and Other Short Stories

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    • By Francis Beckett
    • Narrated By David Robins
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    Francis Beckett, an author, journalist, and playwright, edits Third Age Matters, the UK national magazine published by the University of the Third Age. His latest book is What Did the Baby Boomers Ever Do For Us ("Grey-haired hippies will read this book and shudder; the rest of us, though, will read it for the splendid stories and shafts of insight" - Dominic Sandbrook, BBC History) and his latest play is The London Spring ("The virtue of Beckett's nightmare vision lies in its Orwellian detail" - Michael Billington, The Guardian).

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  • Mine (






UNABRIDGED) by Regina Puckett Narrated by Hollie Jackson
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    • By Regina Puckett
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    Alle had no idea a date with her hot coworker, James, was going to go so terribly wrong. She should have refused to go as soon as he told her they were going ghost-hunting in an old abandoned mental hospital. It didn't take long to discover that they are the ones who are being hunted

  • The Leopard's Paw (






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    • By Jay Lake
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    Written by multiple Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, "The Leopard's Paw" was first published in the April 2007 issue of Subterranean Magazine.

    Over his long career, Jay Lake has published 10 novels and more than 300 stories. He was honored with the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

  • Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft (






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    Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft

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    This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H. P. Lovecraft, the master of twentieth-century horror, including some of his most fantastic tales.