A spectacular collection of classic ghost stories from some of the masters of spooky fiction.
And over 20 more gripping ghost stories.
Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks
Another reader. I could only stand her for one and a half stories. Completely ruined the book.
Only managed one complete story in this anthology, although I do know some of these stories already
Her voice was dreary in the extreme lacking, in any emotion or differentiation between characters
For stories of this sort I think a man's voice is preferable - the M R James recordings by Derek Jacobi are excellent.
"Narrator's style not right for the content"
The book might have been for me if only the way it was read didn't get in the way. My mood was totally affected by the narration style to the point where I couldn't assess the stories.
I wouldn't recommend this reading to anyone unless they were about 5-7 years old in which case it might be perfect.
Not an appropriate question for a book of stories
I couldn't finish listening to this. Cathy Dobson reads as if narrating a funny fairy story to a class of 6-year-olds. In fact she would be perfect for children's stories but her style, although not unskillful, ruins the mood of these stories for me and makes them all seem faintly comical.
"ONE RECORDING: 25 or more "Collections of....""
RED DOOR AUDIOBOOKS : Having recorded 48 hours of short stories read by Cathy Dobson, why not use the same content (over and over again) to produce Collections like this one? While it's a great strategy for the production company, the listener and consumer gets a rough deal. Spending $80 is your choice, but take a look at the other Collections first.
And Dobson's narration is rather bland, especially compared with other unabridged versions from various sources.
"The narrator ruins this"
The stories are fine, but the performance is utterly dreadful. Ms. Dobson has an amateurish sing-song quality that makes each story sound alike. Hard to believe they're passing this off as a professional job and charging real money for it.
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