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Dark offers chilling stories about the things that scare us the most: murder, hauntings, insanity, and our own vulnerability. Examined through the eyes of some of the world's most gifted writers - Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, W.W. Jacobs, Iain Banks, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Will Self, Marjorie Bowen, A.M. Burrage, Blue Balliet - we feel the malice of serial murderers, the cold evil of the undead, the unreasoning hatred of the insane, and, most of all, the incomprehensible suffering of their victims.

Part of the Arenaline Book® Audio Series.

©2000 Clint Willis (P)2000 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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"Listening to [this series] is an armchair adventurer's dream...let your imagination go." ( Independent Publisher)
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Good stories, let down by random chapter setup :(

Interesting and thoughtful introduction plus a short biography of the authors before each story. Good stories a number I had never heard before (and I've heard a lot. (mostly - I skipped the 2 serial killer ones, a bit too 'dark' for me) and really great performances.

Unfortunately this collection is let down by poor chapter organisation. Annoyingly many of the stories start and stop mid-chapter so if you want to listen to a particular one again you have manually scroll through to find to next!

Stories included are:
'Smee' - Alfred M Burrage.
'The Crown Derby Plate' - Marjorie Bowen
'The Cafeteria' - Isaac B Singer
Extract from 'The Wasp Factory' - Iain Banks (skipped by me).
'Home Burial' - Robert Frost
'They' Blue Balliett.
'The Cask of Amontillado' - Edgar A Poe
'The Monkey's Paw' - W. W. Jacobs
'My Idea of Fun' - Will Self (skipped by me - contains strong language).
'They' - Rudyard Kipling.
'The Yellow Walpaper' - Charlotte P Gillman.

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  • Edmund
  • 11-08-05

Good selection

Good stories with some excellent narration. Great for shorter listens.

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  • PTS
  • 01-05-21

Shameful recording quality

I would’ve rated this audiobook at five stars overall if it’s a recording quality were not so low. I don’t know if the original recording was of substandard quality or the digitization process was rendered poorly. Regardless, it’s a real shame because the narrators are superb and the stories are wonderfully varied and interesting.