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Ghost Stories

Narrated by: David Timson
Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
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Charles Dickens was a master of the macabre. His stories of madness, murder and revenge, often imbued with a sympathetic moral undertone, have continued to thrill and chill fans ever since they were written. 

Here then are 15 tales that display the full range of Dickens' Gothic talents. "The Signalman," perhaps the most well-known, is a chilling story about a mysterious figure and its deathly omen; "The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain" shows the consequences for those who make deals with the dead; "The Portrait-Painter's Story" follows an artist who paints a non-living person by memory; and "Captain Murderer and the Devil's Bargain," a bedtime story from Dickens' own childhood, tells of a bloodthirsty man who kills his brides and bakes them into pies. Among others, the collection also includes "A Christmas Carol," "The Baron of Grogzwig" from "The Pickwick Papers," and "The Ghost in the Bride's Chamber," a novella co-written with Wilkie Collins.

Public Domain (P)2018 Naxos Audiobooks

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Terrible chapter listing

Superb stories, excellent narration but spoilt by the chapter organisation. Chapters are listed numerically making it impossible to find individual stories without placing bookmarks periodically. A Christmas Carol ends part way into chapter 5 followed by the start of The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain!!!! This lets the title down and does a disservice to a master storyteller.

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Excellent..

Very well narrated with expression and drama spoken clearly and cleanly.... With excellent stories read by a first class reader with an excellent voice...

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  • 25-10-19

Finally a definitive Dickens ghost story collectio

This is the most complete collection ever made available! And Timson remains the PERFECT narrator for this style of Dickens. His characterization is sublime and his comprehension of the source material is clearly evident in his charming conveyance that will whisk you away into the Victorian realms of the supernatural. Funny, spooky, touching, delightful, and haunting! Cozy up with a warm mug and the hours will vanish like a ghost in the fog!!!