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50 Classic Thriller Short Stories. Works by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Wallace, Edith Nesbit... And Many More!

50 Classic Thriller Short Stories 1
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Summary

This Audiobook contains the following works:

  1. The Builder [Frank L. Packard],
  2. The Man Who Didn't Count [Frank L. Packard],
  3. Red Petals [Frederick Merrick White],
  4. The Other Man's Story [Frederick Merrick White],
  5. The Shebeeners [Frederick Merrick White],
  6. The Waterwitch [Frederick Merrick White],
  7. The Brand of the Wild [G.B Lancaster],
  8. A Fair Smuggler [George Newnes],
  9. A Castaway of the South [Gilbert Parker],
  10. As Deep As the Sea [Gilbert Parker],
  11. The Gift of the Simple King [Gilbert Parker],
  12. The Treasure of Sacramento [Nick Guy Boothby],
  13. A Personal Problem [H. Bedford-Jones],
  14. Gallegher of Beaver [H. Bedford-Jones],
  15. Sun, Sand and Soap [H. Bedford-Jones],
  16. The Image of Earth [H. Bedford-Jones],
  17. Said Afzel's Elephant [H. A. Lamb],
  18. Sir Albert's Fall [H. C. Bailey],
  19. The Devil of Marston [H. C. Bailey],
  20. The Lone Hand [H. C. Bailey],
  21. The Treasure in the Forest [H. G. Wells],
  22. Through a Window [H. G. Wells],
  23. The Jungle's Accolade [Charles Haven Liebe],
  24. An Unofficial Affair [Harold Edward Bindloss],
  25. Gillatly's March [Harold Edward Bindloss],
  26. The Man Who Wouldn't Stay Put [Harold Titus],
  27. Confession [Algernon Blackwood],
  28. S. O. S. [Algernon Blackwood],
  29. B. 24 [Arthur Conan Doyle],
  30. The Spider Arthur [O. Friel],
  31. The Vulture Arthur [O. Friel],
  32. Statement of Gabriel Foot, [Highwayman Arthur Quiller-Couch],
  33. The Affair of Bleakirk-on-Sands [Arthur Quiller-Couch],
  34. The Countess of Bellarmine [Arthur Quiller-Couch],
  35. The Adolescence of Number Eighty-Seven [Arthur Stringer],
  36. The Wire-Tappers [Arthur Stringer],
  37. The Nth Power [Arthur Cheney Train],
  38. The Mysterious Card [Cleveland Moffett],
  39. The Mysterious Card Unveiled [Cleveland Moffett],
  40. Carnage [Compton Mackenzie],
  41. A Locomotive as a War Chariot [Cy Warman],
  42. A Wild Night at Wood River [Cy Warman],
  43. Wakalona [Cy Warman],
  44. John Charrington's Wedding [Edith Nesbit],
  45. The Man at the Wheel [Edith Nesbit],
  46. The Man Who Died Twice [Edgar Wallace],Allan Poe],,
  47. The Man Who Died Twice [Edgar Wallace]
  48. The Man Who Hated Earthworms [Edgar Wallace],
  49. The Man Who Lived at Clapham [Edgar Wallace],
  50. The Man Who Was Acquitted [Edgar Wallace].
©2019 Edgar Allan Poe (P)2019 NTMC

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-19

not worth the 89 cents!!!

usually when I listen to an audiobook I get lost in the story. this narrator READ the words, but does not tell the story. 2 short stories and I couldnt listen anymore!!

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  • Matt G
  • 06-07-19

I'm volunteering, 'cause I can do better!

I've only gotten through the first nine stories by dint of effort and the ability to let my mind wander from time to time. Be assured nothing of importance was missed, as the stories are delivered in such a manner that meaning drops away in a flood of syllables.
Echoing other reviewers, it's easy to forget what you're listening to, as the narrator is unabashedly inept in pronunciation, phrasing, voicing and interest. Too bad, as his voice is actually quite pleasant in tone and timbre. It's like a Steinway being played by someone who has never had a lesson -- all the parts are there, but the results lack coherence, connection and life.

I may actually seek out the written form of this work, as I'd like to know what the stories were about. I might even take a crack at reading a few aloud... at 63 and a former smoker, my voice is no longer what it was, but it would STILL be better than what was heard.

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  • Joan
  • 05-07-19

They should pay us to listen.

It is likely some of these stories are excellent, but there really is no way to tell. The narrator has a very pleasant voice, but beyond that he is worse at pronunciation and pausing than anyone else I've ever heard. Don't the producers do any "quality aasurance"? Clearly not, but they need to start - SOON.

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  • M. Case
  • 15-07-19

Don't waste your time

Horribly read with numerous miss- pronunciations and stuttering. the stories themselves are terrible.There is only one story "the fall of the house of usher" by Poe.
To make matters worse many of the stories are very racist. Normally this kind of thing wouldn't bother me if it was just trying to represent the speech of people in the past However this racism, which is rampant in many of the stories, is clearly the intention and mindset of the author and often the subject of the plot.
Dark skinned people are referred to as sub- human and often the villains in the stories. There is in some the N-word used courageously by the heroes in the story. It's obvious why this was novel was free, but I'm very disappointed with audible for not having reviewed this trash.

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  • J-me
  • 15-07-19

A narrator who has never traveled outside his small town

Pronunciation is horrific. Stories are interesting. 66cents and still it was too much.
Could be so much more...

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  • Mpatient1
  • 09-07-19

Horrid Narration

honestly I couldn't say how good the stories were which is why I gave them a 3-star rating. the narration sounded like something my GPS would do. there's no inflection no change in tone just the same monotonous sleep inducing voice,. I'm pretty sure I paid less than a dollar for this and will be requesting a refund.

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  • Stephen Durant
  • 06-07-19

Amazing

50 Classics for $0.94??!!! Irresistible. Good reading for summertime, on the beach, on the train, where ever you are.

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  • Sunshine
  • 06-07-19

I really enjoyed listening to this one

A very fine collection of classics and a great buy for the money. I really recommend it