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Summary

Few ghost stories are as chilling as the ones written by Victorian writers. 

Featuring work by M. R. James, Edith Nesbit, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Atherton and many more, this enhanced audio collection of eight enduring stories - some well-known, others less familiar - transport you to a candlelit fireside to hear tales of lonely coastlines, deadly rivers, dark, creaking corridors, horrific, everlasting love and unknown entities lurking in black velvet shadows. 

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Unfortunately this book has made me realise how vital the narration is. These were mostly poorly read, especially the last story.

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  • Periozam
  • 31-12-20

List of stories

Here is a list of the stories in this anthology.

The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens
Oh, Whistle! And I'll Come to You, My Lad by E. R. James
Reality or Delusion? by Mrs. Henry (Ellen) Wood
John Charrington's Wedding by Edith Nesbit
The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Striding Place by Gertrude Atherton
Thurnley Abbey by Perceval Landon
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

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  • R&K
  • 27-06-20

Choice of stories needs sorting

The narrations and slight background music/effects are wonderful. My disappointment is with the choice of stories. I had read/listened to most of these before encountering this anthology but that was not a deal-breaker in itself. One was absurdly short and another was a comedy. So in all the experience wasn’t the thrill I had anticipated. Then again, if terrific narration is all you are looking for - which admittedly in most instances is the most essential component of an audiobook of my choosing - don’t hesitate. I would certainly give the second collection of these Victorian anthologies a listen if only the selection of stories is more thrilling or chilling as advertised, whilst keeping the narrative quality at this stellar level.

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  • Diana
  • 08-06-20

You can't beat the classics

Nobody wrote horror quite like the Victorians. It's the kind of fear that is so intangible - you cannot banish it if you tried. Can't complain about the narration either. Only wished it was longer!

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