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Summary

Every story, no matter how far fetched, has a nugget of truth in it.

Just 18 percent of Americans admit to having seen a ghost, but we’re all connected to the spiritual world: a haunting could happen to any of us at any time.

Have you ever seen an unexplainable shadow, or a brief flicker of a face in a window when no one was around? We find logical explanations to account for strange happenings all the time, but the truth is, ghost stories don’t come from nowhere.

Ghost stories have been an important part of cultures across the world for centuries, but how many of them are truly fiction?

Understanding ghost stories helps us to understand the myths and legends woven throughout all cultures, and it helps connect us to a world that is wider than we like to imagine.

We’re drawn to the spiritual world for its mystery; stories help us to accept the unacceptable. But if you thought that ghost stories were nothing more than the imaginings of fanciful writers, think again.

Through a carefully curated selection of ghost stories from around the world, each supported by compelling evidence, you’re about to widen your connection to the spiritual world. Imagine the unimaginable. Think the unthinkable. Be prepared to be chilled to the bone.

In Ghost Stories: Compilation of Horrifyingly Real Ghost Stories - Truly Disturbing Hauntings and Paranormal Stories, you’ll find a rich history of powerful evidence for the existence of the spiritual world.

Prepare yourself to be enthralled by:

  • 21 stories that offer a reason to believe in ghosts
  • Dolls who are more than what they seem
  • The strange case of the haunted eBay painting
  • The bloody history of the Cecil Hotel
  • What really happened in Greenbrier County in 1897
  • The terrifying truth behind the tale of Snow White
  • How even ghosts can use email
  • What happens when science meets the paranormal
  • The ghostly secrets hidden beneath the city of romance
  • The single clearest EVP ever recorded

And much more.

If you were under any illusion that ghost stories were reserved for slumber parties and campfires, now’s the time to catch up.

The greatest writers of all time have penned stories of the supernatural. There’s a reason for that: we can’t always explain it, but there’s always an explanation.

Almost 50 percent of us believe in ghosts, and we only need to look at the stories to see why.

Immerse yourself in these terrifying truths that runs deeper than fiction, and get ready for a spine-chilling adventure.

©April 18, 2016 Night Terror Publishing (P)2017 Night Terror Publishing

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A really cool collection

These are a set of interesting tales of ghost sightings and experiences and it really does make things seem a little more believable. There were a few that did stick with me and give me a few uneasy feelings afterwards. They really were interesting to read though

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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awful narration

I love ghost stories, and this is probably a good collection but I fell asleep due to the narrators awful reading. He sounds like a child who is just learning to read, sounding out the words a syllable at a time, without proper inflection and even stopping and starting part way through sentences. It's so monotonous its hard to stay awake - listen to a sample before wasting your credit/cash.

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Appalling

Stories, seemingly read by a robot, full of padding and waffle. Utter rubbish. Don't bother.

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Narration horrendously robotic

Had to turn off after 10 minutes as the narration was so bad it was completely distracting. Waste of time (and money!)

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great collection of stories

great collection of stories, well researched & written shame the guy reading sounds like a robot :(

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Poorly compiled and presented

The subject matter was unconvincingly compiled and presented will little conviction. As a UK listener, the American accent and pronunciation was distracting and added nothing to the gravity of the text. It was as if he was simply reading Wikipedia entries.

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  • Matt Raftis
  • 15-11-19

A Spookums Dream

** I received this audiobook for free in exchange for my honest review **
This audiobook is a neat collection of spooky ghost & paranormal related stories at its core. Its a fun listen with a lot of interesting stories that I had no idea about.
The narration by Martin James is passable. My gripe with his narration is that he's an up-speaker but doesn't change it up. Its incredibly easy to zone out with the narration and miss something in the story. I would recommend that Martin would try to show more inflection in his reads. You're reading a book about creepy, spooky and paranormal related stories. Not the daily newspaper or speech at an office.
I'm not saying to go all spooky voice for 3-4 hours, but just try to shake up your narrations. It's easy to fall asleep to this read when it should be keeping me awake all night.

I would gladly recommend this audiobook.

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  • J.G.
  • 01-10-17

Describes different supernatural events.

The Author covers a variety of supernatural events as told by persons that experienced each event. She divides the events into categories and/or chapters that focus upon one specific event. Hauntings, EVPs, real world investigations, crimes that led to hauntings, and other phenomena are related in the narration with the author giving some explanations for the occurences. Several stories relate recent events; while others relate older material.
When I ordered this recording I had thought I was purchasing fiction crafted by the author. I was surprised to find the style was more like a reporter describing what is known about various occurences.
The narrator sounded a bit wooden and / or pedantic. I believe I would have enjoyed this book reading it myself rather than listening to it being read to me.

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  • William
  • 14-08-20

Don’t waste your time

It takes a stunning effort to make ghost stories boring. But they pulled it off here.

Flabby, passive, redundant, clinical, cliche-ridden writing murdered this book, which reads like a cross between a term paper and a police report.

Things like “a (grave) stone was set up and erected.”

Yup ... let’s stamp out and abolish redundancy ...

Turn a mess like that into an audiobook and it becomes fatiguing to listen to.

I couldn’t finish it ...

A good editor could have fixed this ...

I really was excited to read this ... but was disappointed to discover that the writing was more of a horror than the stories themselves ...


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  • Judy
  • 31-01-20

Big Title, Tiny Book

This is a small collection of mediocre stories that are neither "horrifying" nor "baffling".

The prose is sloppily written with several grammatical errors and a few instances where the author seems to have a weak understanding of the word she is using.

Narration is equally mediocre with several glaring missteps in pronunciation and inattention to the period as a full stop.

Waste of time and money.

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  • Peach
  • 24-05-19

Great!!

Very clear diction. Easy listen. Very organized. Nice dose of ghost stories and hauntings. Recommended read!

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  • jonathan
  • 19-07-18

It sounds like siri is reading me a book monotone

This book has good potential but the narrator sounds like the a clear eyes commercial

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  • Kimberly Christensen
  • 30-03-18

overall, satisfied

interesting stories, but most of the time left you hanging about the final outcome. narration was east to listen to.

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  • Spooky Mike
  • 03-09-18

Good collection of paranormal stories

As a fan of all things haunting, I really enjoyed these brief looks into paranormal stories. As typical with collections like these some are well known and others are less. I was about 50/50 which means I need to brush up more on my stories. I like how some were old and others were more recent. While I watch their shows, I wasn’t super excited that Ghost Adventures or TAPS evidence was cited. Don’t really believe reality shows provide any credible evidence, regardless of how entertaining they are.
In general this was a good mix of paranormal stories. The stories span a long enough time that some of the more recent stories involve places you can still go visit, prices are even offered for some of those locations. There were a few like Amityville and Winchester House, which while interesting, have been documented so many times I feel like adding them to a collection is unnecessary. As with any collection, you don't get enough of the stories you really like and I'm now on to do my own research.
The narrator did a good job. I didn’t notice the robotic tone others did and listened to him quite happily. Since this is told as a matter of fact story and doesn’t involve characters I was quite happy with the narration.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Joel Bizzell
  • 25-07-21

Pick a different book.

This was pitiful.
Writing okay, at best. Tired at worst. just tired.
And the narrator, is probably a nice enough fellow, but his voice borders on migraine inducing.
Like a drill.
So yeah, pick a different book.

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  • seth robinson
  • 15-07-21

Narrator is a robot.

If the narrator is an actual person, they sure fooled me. Most robotic voice that's so distracting it makes the stories hard to enjoy. Couldn't make it past a half hour.