The Monkey's Paw is a classic horror short story written by author W. W. Jacobs, first published in England in 1902.
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"'The Monkey's Paw' is one of the most dramatically poignant stories of the supernatural ever written." (Berg Esenwein, Studying the Short-story)
Yes. The reader adds greatly to the enjoyment of the story; a very gifted voice actor.
It's a short story, set over three or four scenes so none really memorable than others.
As my comment above, but enjoyed all of it from beginning to end. The reader sets the scene and creates atmosphere.
Too short to be a film, methinks, but probably something along the lines of Be careful what you wish for.
Sadly, the last three minutes was missing, but hopefully I didn't miss too much at the end as the main point of the story had been made.
"A Perfect Reading"
This is an old story - over 100 years old - and few antique ghost or horror stories can stand the test of time; most seem creaky and dated. Here is an exception, at least in this reading by Simon Prebble, whose rich voice is the perfect vessel for the narrative. Prebble brings the story to life in a way that few audiobooks achieve, first conjuring dark humor, then a genuinely eerie feeling, and finally real hair-raised-on-the-back-of-the-neck suspense as the story builds to its disturbing climax.
Turn out the lights, and listen. You're in for a treat.
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