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Fifty Classic Horror Stories Audiobook

Fifty Classic Horror Stories

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Publisher's Summary

Fifty of the greatest classic horror stories ever written:

  • 1. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey
  • 2. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs
  • 3. "The Nightmare Room" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 4. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain
  • 5. "Bagnell Terrace" by E. F. Benson
  • 6. "Fingers of a Hand" by H. D. Everett
  • 7. "The Interruption" by W. W. Jacobs
  • 8. "Gavon's Eve" by E. F. Benson
  • 9. "The Ring of Thoth" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 10. "Moon's Gibbet" by Egerton Castle
  • 11. "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 12. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey
  • 13. "The Perfect Crime" by Seamark
  • 14. "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 15. "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
  • 16. "The 19 Club" by A. J. Alan
  • 17. "The Bath Chair" by E. F. Benson
  • 18. "The Death Mask" by H. D. Everett
  • 19. "The Green Light" by Barry Pain
  • 20. "The Hair" by A. J. Alan
  • 21. "The Haunted Doll's House" by M. R. James
  • 22. "The Other Bed" by E. F. Benson
  • 23. "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin
  • 24. "The Seventh Man" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
  • 25. "The Smile of La Gioconda" by Morley Roberts
  • 26. "The Squaw" by Bram Stoker
  • 27. "The Terror by Night" by E. F. Benson
  • 28. "The Voice" by A. J. Alan
  • 29. "The Watcher by the Threshold" by John Buchan
  • 30. "The Girl Who Was Tired of Love" by Leonard Merrick

And 20 more terrifying stories.

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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    AnnG Gillingham, United Kingdom 19/12/2015
    AnnG Gillingham, United Kingdom 19/12/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "The Narrator from Hell"
    What would have made Fifty Classic Horror Stories better?

    The Narrator


    What other book might you compare Fifty Classic Horror Stories to, and why?

    Fifty classic gothic stories


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I have never heard narration like it ..it's almost impossible to describle and apparently she has narrated many, many books her voice is so strange that you become obsessed with listening to her voice and not the story ...If I met her in real life ..I would have to have a word with her !


    What character would you cut from Fifty Classic Horror Stories?

    none ...just the narrator !


    Any additional comments?

    yes please re release these amazing collections with a different narrator, thank you, have a nice day :)

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    warren 22/11/2015
    warren 22/11/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "DON'T BUY THIS"

    it does not matter how good these short stories are ..the narrator is ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING... I am contacting audible to try and get a refund....it is the worst narration I have heard and I used to listen on the free apps.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Beth Williams
    09/08/15
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    "Great stories, but . . ."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was not time well spent because the narrator had a very annoying voice. These stories are wonderful classics and I so looked forward to listening to them, but the narrator had such a strange style of speaking, I just couldn't listen. The unfortunate thing is that she narrated all the stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Classic Horror Stories?

    The most memorable moment was when I stopped listening in the middle of the fourth story because of the narrator and made the decision to delete the collection from my library.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Not recommended. Don't waste your credit on this one.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Hady
    28/09/15
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    "Awful narrator!"

    Cathy Dobson should immediately consider other career options. She is quite possibly the worst narrator I have had the displeasure of listening to. A shame really given how riveting some of the stories in the book. I would return this audio book if I knew how to honestly

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
    18/06/15
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    "Horrible narration"

    I am used to listening to very long audiobooks - classics, lectures and the like. But I could not bring ,myself to go very far with this book because of the narrator. I believe I would have enjoyed the stories if the narration were improved, but as there is only one version I had to return this book.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Gidgetwidget on Kindle
    26/12/15
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    "Wasted Credits/$ - NO MORE DOBSON/RED DOOR!"

    Personally, I love this literary genre. But whomever is producing these audiobooks, makes no effort to hide a blatant indifference for its authors and their stories -- and YOU, the listener. I'm filing a complaint with Amazon and Audible. The same stories, read by Dobson, are used repeatedly in these collections. Don't make the mistake I did and waste your credit/$.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    05/12/15
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    "I was looking forward to this one but..."

    The narrator was horrible!!! As soon as she read the title for "The Beast With Five Fingers", I laughed. I could tell she was trying to be dramatic, but she tries to do it for almost every sentence. She draws out the ending of the words for dramatic effect, but it just ended up making me laugh. Not recommended.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Senoia, Georgia USA
    11/10/15
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    "Horrible narration"

    The narration was so horribly annoying, the vocal inflections so unnatural and irritating, that even though I attempted to listen several times I couldn't stand more than 10 minutes at a time, which is a shame because these are great stories. I am not a person who likes giving out negative reviews, either, but, honestly, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • castiel
    20/04/16
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    "Voice actor grating to the ears"

    I found the stories were interesting but the clearly fake accent the reader is using was like nails on a chalk board

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Debra J OConnor
    30/05/15
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    "50 Great Old Stories"

    Some of these are stories I have heard and some I had not heard until now. Either way, they have all been great to listen to.

    The narrator was one of the best I've ever heard. She deserves an award for best narrator. She made each story (all of the stories are not what we would call "horror " in this time ) come absolutely alive. I listened to them all without skipping even one.

    If you would like a good collection of older stories with excellent narration then this is for you and worth the credit at the very least.

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    27/07/16
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    "The worst"

    The heavy assent was hard to follow and very pitchy to an irritating effect. The stories stories some of which I'm familiar with were boring and it was quite a disappointment.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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