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Ghost Stories: Original Tales & Ghostly Urban Legends

Narrated by: Seth Andrews
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Summary

Producing an immersive audiobook experience (with narration, actors, music, and sound effects), Seth Andrews has drawn upon his decades-long experience as a broadcaster and storyteller to conjure an eerie otherworld of ghosts, spirits, devils, and supernatural beasts. A mix of original tales and popular urban legends, these 14 freestanding chapters favor ghouls over gore, providing easily digestible vignettes of supernatural fiction, ghostly lore, and creepy fun for anyone who has ever enjoyed a scary film, haunted house, or Halloween campfire story.

©2018 Seth Andrews (P)2018 Seth Andrews

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Genuinely scary and even traumatising in places

I’ve been looking forward to listening to this since hearing Seth’s annual Halloween Ghost Stories episodes on The Thinking Atheist podcast.
The stories themselves are very good but it’s the music and sound effects that really make the stories terrifying.
I dare you to plug in your headphones and listen to Arabella the Black (chapter 14) alone in a darkened room in the middle of the night. It’ll make your heart race and your ears ring!
I highly recommend this if you like horror or dramatised audiobooks.

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Scared to Hell!

Every hair on my body was standing! Seth voice has its way to scare you to Hell! Don't close your eyes listening. Great Job Seth.

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  • Mr
  • United Kingdom
  • 16-10-18

Ghost stories! Night prowlers and clowns.

Loved it. Mr Andrews' Halloween podcast is a delight but this is even better.
No spoilers! Just liiiiisteeenn.......aw aw aw aw harrrrr!

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Creepiness at its best

I've been listening to Seth Andrews for a number of years on his Thinking Atheist podcast and was manually curious to see what this title would turn out like..... I wasn't disappointed.
A mix of brand new fiction and reworking of older stories, combined with some background information and writers notes, it doesn't fail to entertain.
Well worth the listen.

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Spooky fun!

I very much enjoyed the format; a mixture of styles and really immersive production. Great fun!

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Great audiobook.

I lived it. I finished it too fast xD. I'm going 2 wait 4 another one!

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Young people will enjoy this.

Ideal for young teenagers. The stories are very predictable if you have ever read supernatural literature before. VERY disappointed as all the reviews were quite positive.

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Good selection of stories

Seth has a great voice for this type of book. The stories are great and the other narrators well chosen.

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Spooky and heartbreaking

Regular listeners of Seth Andrews' podcast will find old Halloween favourites here, some of them rewritten a little and rerecorded as well as some new stories and urban legends we haven't heard before. This collection is much more like an old fashioned radio horror show than what you might usually expect from an audio book as it is highly produced with a soundscape that creates atmosphere and enhances the tales.I can't recommend this book highly enough.

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  • Donna Bachler
  • 22-08-18

Do what you love

First, before we get into the stories, Seth's voice made me pregnant. Okay okay, his voice doesn't have supernatural powers, but it's close. Beyond that he's not just a sexy voice with nothing to say, he performs his readings well and in a wildly entertaining fashion.

Which could have a lot to do with the fact that he wrote them and adores this genre. Seth's enthusiasm for the topic comes through loud and clear, you will be entertained, and a little creeped out, but in a good way.

Give it a listen! Just not while taking a midnight jog.

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  • R. Kandefer
  • 02-09-18

Worth it for the Performances Alone!

This audio book is a delightful compilation of ghost stories, some familiar, some completely new, and all wonderfully creepy in their own ways. While I did find that a couple of the stories had predictable story paths or endings (only one of which was because I had heard that particular tale before), I felt they were all worth listening to for the absurdly good performance Seth and his compatriots bring to the table. Seth does a wonderful job not just telling you a story, but dragging you kicking and screaming into the middle of it with well written dialogue and visuals, as well as atmosphere enhancing sound effects. I wasn't just listening to a ghost story, I was present within it, experiencing it just the same as the characters were. Even the stories where I was aware what was going to happen, or predicted as much, I still found myself shouting "get out of the house!!" or some other such pleading, as though the characters would hear me and heed my advice. I cannot recommend this Audiobook enough.

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  • Gregory Schiedenhelm
  • 12-09-18

A great collection.

A fantastic collection of stories, old and new. There is enough here for fans of Seth and newcomers alike to enjoy, from original stories previously found and expanded upon from his October shows to retellings of classic urban legends. Highly recommended for a quick chill.

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  • Jeff Koeppen
  • 18-10-18

Spooky fun! Great production!

I'm not much of a horror fan but I enjoy Seth Andrews' annual Ghost Stories show on his podcast so I decided to invest an Audible credit on his recently-released collection of stores. There are fourteen stories in this collection, with some original stories and some spooky urban legends.

The production is excellent, very professional. Seth has an amazing voice and his narration is fantastic. In addition to Seth, there were nine other voice actors involved. The stories also featured realistic sound effects and chilling background music. He also credits a Georgia law enforcement officer for providing consultation for police procedures.

I listened to this on my recent road trip to Wisconsin and it kept me entertained and awake along the lonely deer carcass-lined roads. It was a lot of fun.

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  • Shannon
  • 13-09-18

Fantastically spooky

Seth Andrews has one of the hands down best voices in podcasts. To hear him read his own stories on this audible book is a treat of the best kind and well worth triple the cost of the book. The background music and sounds are very well done and add to the suspense of each story. You will find yourself enthralled from beginning to end. I'm not sure which story is my favorite since I like them all.

I've heard many of Andrews' Ghost Stories podcasts over the years and was glad to get these stories in an audible book.

Though I probably should NOT have listened to them while in the dentist's chair,....

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  • Genevieve
  • 28-06-19

Loved it!

I love listening to these stories, they are really well produced. My favorites are read by Seth himself!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-05-19

I loved it

Great book I enjoyed it alot. I enjoy The Halloween special shows as well. I thought it was also well written.

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  • amanda
  • 17-04-19

Seth, You're Amazing in all you do!

I'm listening to this in April. Love it! I'm recommending it to everyone at my workplace. love ya!

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  • Heili Lehr
  • 01-03-19

Delightfully Creepy

Fun and Creepy with cool plot twists and of course the voice of Seth Andrews..... nothing like it!

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  • adepezA
  • 20-02-19

Chilling...

these stories were perfect for a cold dark night around a campfire. Though , I listened to them while cleaning and rearranging my kitchen. I missed quite a few messages and phone calls because I was glued to the stories. I defiantly recommend if you like eerie ghost stories.....👻👻