A spine-tingling collection of weird and wonderful horror stories, featuring ghosts, curses, strange phenomena, ghouls, black magic, and demonic apparitions. Do you dare to listen?
(P)2013 Red Door Audiobooks
I don't mean to be unkind but the narrator was definitely not the right person for the job. Having someone else, anyone else, read it would have improved my rating.
My mind has blanked out all specific memory of the stories to protect me.
Her vocal rhythm is unendurable and monotonous. Every sentence sounds the same as the as the last and the next one; it starts off quietly and then reaches a crescendo and then quietens again. It's not her fault; she's obviously articulate. The fault lies with whoever gave her the job and whoever directed her. Her talents may be better deployed in the field of hypnosis?
Self confessed comic and cartoon loving geek.
The book WAS for me, the reader wasn't!
Back to an old favourite until I can bear to try this again
I don't know I couldn't bear to get past the 3rd chapter
Such a shame - looks like a great collection
Mostly the narration, but the stories are pretty unhorrific as well.
Absolutely not. Her performance doesn't make these dated tales to life.
"Ugh, more great material ruined by Cathy Dobson"
A better narrator without the strange cadence and random inflections!
Other great classic material ruined by Dobson's weird narration.
Everything. She has a British accent, which would usually bode well for this type of material, but in her case it's just awful.
The scene where Cathy Dobson enters the narrators booth.
"The narrator ruined this book."
If the narrator had made an effort to engage the reader with her voice.
This collection seemed like the perfect choice. Many of my favorite authors are featured in this anthology. I could not get past the narrator's constant, unchanging way of reading.
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