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Lord Halifax's Ghost Book

The Two Books Complete in One Volume
Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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Summary

One of the hobbies of Charles Lindley Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax, was the collection of gruesome tales of the supernatural. These stories were told to him by friends, acquaintances and sent to him by strangers, and he duly recorded them in a book over the course of his long life - he lived to be 94.

This is the complete collection in one volume.

  • "The Harper of Inverary
  • "The Man in the Iron Cage"
  • "The Secret of Glamis"
  • "The Grey Man of Wrotham"
  • "The Haunting of Hinton Ampner
  • "The Death of Lord Tyrone"
  • "The Passenger with the Bag
  • "Marche!"
  • "The Man in a Silk Dress"
  • "The Strange Experience of the Reverend Spencer Nairne"
  • "The Renishaw Coffin"
  • "The Butler in the Corridor"
  • "The Telephone at the Oratory"
  • "The Strangling Woman"
  • and other stories...
Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks

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Good stories ....

l agree the narration isn't the best; the narration sounds very monotonous and whiney, so if your easily irritated this book will not be for you. The book would sound better narrated by someone such as Peter Yearsly.
l however, persevered with this book and found that after several stories the narration didn't seem to bother me as much.

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  • 24-02-19

The worst reading of any audible book ever...

These classic ghost stories are reduced to a joke by a woman who reads them as if impersonating the love-child of Stephen Toast and Frank Spencer. These are without a shadow of a doubt the strangest intonations and pronunciations ever included within Audible.

Case in point

' I enquired as to the weatheeeeeeeerrrrr'
' She heard futstahps and didn't know whaaaat to make of it'

Sack her, get a re-record Audible.


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Interesting catalogue but very strange reading.

A fascinating collection, but my partner and I were both convinced the reading was computer generated, like a bad tube announcement. Very grating intonation. Sorry if you are a real person, but wouldn't buy again. Audible really need to step up their quality control.