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The Tell Tale Heart and Other Creepy Classics

Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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An anthology of chilling, classic horror stories, including "The Tale-Tell Heart", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving; "The Hand", "Was it a Dream?", and "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant; "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells; "Moon-Face" by Jack London; "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Public Domain (P)2019 Nancy Peterson

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Creepy classics, perfect for Halloween...

This creepy collection showcases classic horror stories from some of the genre's most vaunted authors.

My favourite stories were The Hand<.i> and The Horla by Guy de Maupassant, both narrated by B J Harrison. Harrison's clipped RP accent is perfect for horror, harking back to the creeping dread of some true classics. I will certainly keep an ear out for his other work. I also very much enjoyed the stories read by Tim Jackson, especially Poe's 'The Telltale Heart'. The deep timbre of his voice suited the dark, atmospheric tale. I'd love to hear him narrate a vampire story - either horror or PNR - as he has the kind of voice that can send shivers down your spine. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper was also haunting and very well read by Nancy Peterson.

Each of the narrators did well with these creepy stories, and it was a good collection to help get me into the mood for Halloween. I'd recommend it to those looking for a short anthology of classic tales to curl up with in the dark, especially at this time of year, when the eerie and unnatural lurks close beneath the surface...

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  • codie brown
  • 23-10-19

Stimulating Read!!

I loved every story told. Some new and some were good to have interacted with again. The stories are so stimulating to the imagination. It helps rekindle a love of the old ways of understanding and falling in love with an old story in a new day.

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