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  • Ghostly Tales

  • Audible Christmas Gift 2017
  • By: Charles Dickens, E. F. Benson, J. H. Riddell, and others
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Sally Phillips, John Banks, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,699

The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and as Christmas approaches the time is high for some ghostly tales. As an exclusive gift for Audible members, settle down, snuggle up and listen to four chilling ghost stories, read by Simon Callow. Four great stories, one master storyteller - what could be simpler than that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well read

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-12-17

Ghostly tales.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-17

A brilliant trip into the demo monde with the master of story telling Simon callow.

  • Christmas Present

  • A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

It's Christmas Eve at St Mary's. And all through the house. Nothing is stirring.... Except for Max, Peterson, and Markham, sneaking out at midnight for an assignment that is very definitely off the books. It was ten years ago tonight that senior historians Bashford and Grey went missing in 12th century Jerusalem. So how did they end up in AD 60 Roman Colchester? Max has a theory. Peterson has a plan. Markham has bacon sandwiches. Colchester has Boudicca and her bloodthirsty Iceni hordes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Greatest Story Ever Told?

  • By David on 01-07-15

Christmas present

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-17

As always a most enjoyable mixture of comedy and drama. Jodi Taylor at her best.

  • Wayward

  • Wayward Pines, Book 2
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought this would go stale.I was wrong.

  • By Colin on 10-07-14

Wayward by Blake crouch

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-17

A stunning thrill ride of drama ,sifi and horror. Up there with Stephen king .

  • Crimson Peak

  • By: Nancy Holder
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully descriptive and creepy.

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-11-15

Crimson peak

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-17

A thoroughly riveting listen. A dark and beautifully Gothic work of horror by the master himself. And brilliantly novelized by Nancy Holder. In the tradition of Victorian Gothic romance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tractate Middoth

  • By: M. R. James
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

A young librarian receives a request for an obscure Hebrew book from a sinister gentleman, unaware of its contents. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not engaging enough

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-14

The tractate midohte

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-17

David suchet has a wonderful voice that is perfect for conveying the sinister air of this one of M R James greatest ghost stories.

  • Roman Holiday

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928

Another rollicking short story from the Chronicles of St Mary’s author Jodi Taylor. Question: What sort of idiot installs his mistress in his wife’s house? Especially when that mistress is Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, queen of Egypt and the most notorious woman of her time? Answer: Julius Caesar - poised to become king of Rome. Or as good as.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another piece of the St Marys puzzle

  • By UsefulThings on 29-05-15

Roman holiday

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-16

Brilliantly funny and a great way at looking at history. Wouldn't it be great if you could go back in time for a holiday?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Boy

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

How do you systematically destroy a child with love? It's not something that any parent aspires to do, yet a surprising number come perilously close to achieving it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Truth Glimpsed Through the Eyes of a Child

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-15

Pretty boy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

A strange story reminiscent of George Orwell's 1984. Where children are taught to spy on there parents.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • grabs you instantly

  • By M O. on 24-10-16

The dispatcher

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

A brilliant and stylish thriller set in the near future. Zachary quinto was brilliant in narrating the noir Sufi drama .

  • FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 453

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By Georgya on 20-01-16

Yesterday's gone ep1

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-16

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Can't wait for ep 2 . the way that you are kept guessing throughout the story is achingly crazy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • FREE: The Undead

  • Deleted Scene
  • By: R R Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 453

After a tense day of fighting off a horde of Undead, Howie and his group of survivors must find shelter before night falls. Moving through a desecrated town, they come across an industrial estate, break into a low building and find themselves in an abandoned radio station. They decide to record their voices for posterity. Meet Howie, Dave, their group of survivors and Meredith the dog in this free, exclusive Audible short.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Palmerstone's Follies

  • By artemisrhi on 15-12-15

the undead. deleted scene. by RR Heywood. narrated by Dan Morgan

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this Short story. I was emersed in a world of dark grasping, biting,shambling and screaming world of zombies. And up against them a motley band from people lead by a man Howie who used to work at Tesco's . who become a sort of urban army. Running and fighting the zombie hoard. Their is gore, terror and humor. And I was captivated from the word go.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful