Fifty of the greatest classic horror stories ever written:
And 20 more terrifying stories.
Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks
Fifty classic gothic stories
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 !
none ...just the narrator !
yes please re release these amazing collections with a different narrator, thank you, have a nice day :)
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.
"Great stories, but . . ."
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.
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.
Not recommended. Don't waste your credit on this one.
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.
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
"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.
"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
"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/$.
"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.
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!!!
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.
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