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Narrator Anthony Donovan gives a magnetic performance that will grab hold of listeners' imaginations in this creepy, spine-tingling tale from Edgar Allan Poe. Egaeus has a disorder that causes him to obsess over objects, and when his beautiful wife, Berenice, gradually weakens from an illness that includes episodes of death-like trances, he begins to focus on her teeth, unable to stop thinking about them. Donovan's smoke-textured voice teases out the sinister tones of this story, and his pacing builds up relentlessly to its horrifying climax.

Summary

This is a story from the Chilling Ghost Stories collection.

A chilling collection of ghost stories containing Rats by MR James, The Raven and Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe, The Birthday of the Infanta by Oscar Wilde, A Tough Tussle by Ambrose Bierce and The Signalman by Charles Dickens. In Rats, Mr Thompson comes to regret his decision to investigate a locked room in a country inn, and in The Signalman, the subject of the story is haunted by ghostly appearances that always precede tragic events.

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