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Summary

Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist, and short story writer, best known for his evocative and beautifully narrated ghost stories. This collection brings together twenty of his most brilliant works.

  • 1.The Room in the Tower
  • 2.The Dust Cloud
  • 3. Gavon’s Eve
  • 4. The Other Bed
  • 5. The Bus Conductor
  • 6.The Confession of Charles Linkworth
  • 7.Caterpillars
  • 8. The Cat
  • 9. The House with the Brick Kiln
  • 10. The Bath Chair
  • 11. The Man who went too Far
  • 12. Outside the Door
  • 13. The Gardener
  • 14. Bagnell Terrace
  • 15. The Terror by Night
  • 16. The Thing in the Hall
  • 17. The Step
  • 18. The Horror Horn
  • 19. The Face
  • 20. At the Farmhouse

©1911 Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks

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Great stories, narration average

I love the stories of E F Benson, so I was delighted to find a complete set of the ghost stories. I do find the diction of the narrator and her ability to demonstrate the characters somewhat lacking: Not terrible, but not great either. Really wish Greg Wagland would narrate the full set!

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Terrible reading

I am very sorry I spent £20 on this version of Bensons excellent ghost stories. The narrator is using a constant crescendo and decrescendo which is not warranted by the text. This occurs in every single sentence. The pronunciation is peculiar, maybe supposed to sound sinister, but appears almost farcical. The overall effect is so bad that I can hardly continue listening. If I had the chance to exchange this audiobook I would do so immediately. Definitely to be avoided!