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    • Rogue Herries

    • By: Hugh Walpole
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Rogue Herries tells the story of the larger-than-life Francis Herries, who uproots his family from Yorkshire and brings them to live in Borrowdale, where their life is as dramatic as the landscape surrounding them.

    Proud, violent, and impetuous, he despises his first wife, sells his mistress at a county fair, and forms a great love for the teenage gypsy Mirabell Starr. Alongside this turbulent story, runs that of his son David, with enemies of his own, and that of his gentle daughter, Deborah.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is my favourite book of all time.

    • By A.H.VICKERS on 11-11-13

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Judith Paris

    • By: Hugh Walpole Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 23 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Newly born Judith is found in by eccentric Squire Gauntry in the chilled sombre ruin of a house on a bitter winter's night, her parents having died at her birth. With such a tenuous start, the child grows up to have an intense lust for life and curiosity for every new experience. She is the natural heir to both her parents' temperaments. With the wilfulness of her mother and the stubbornness of her father, she is redeemed by a compulsion to tell the truth and a willingness to help anyone she loves in time of trouble or distress.

    Regular price: £26.99

    • The Fortress

    • By: Hugh Walpole Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Walter Herries establishes himself in Keswick and constructs an imposing property overlooking Uldale, further encroaching upon the peaceful lives of Jennifer and the children. Adam resolves to pursue a career in London, much to his mother's displeasure. He meets the Chartist campaigner Caesar Kraft and lives with him and his daughter Margaret. On a visit to the capital, Elizabeth Herries chooses the opportunity to escape from her unhappy life but is finally pursued by John.

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A wonderful collection of 50 of the best classic ghost stories ever written. 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton, 'The Screaming Skull' by F. Marion Crawford, 'The Ghost in the Cupboard Room' by Wilkie Collins, 'The Shadow on the Blind' by Louisa Baldwin, 'A Ghost's Revenge' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Lost Ghost' by Mary Wilkins-Freeman, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Dust Cloud' by E. F. Benson, and many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Text to speach

    • By Joseph Jewell on 28-02-16

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Very Strange Stories

    • Fifty Astoundingly Queer Tales
    • By: W. F. Harvey, Jerome K. Jerome, H. P. Lovecraft, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    There are certain stories which stand out from the crowd owing to the unique creativity of the plot and the skill with which the author unfolds his tale. This selection contains 50 of the most ingenious short stories ever written. Includes: 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher; 'The Umbrella' by Arnold Bennett; 'The Lovely Lady' by D. H. Lawrence; 'The Lake' by W. F. Harvey; 'A Tiger’s Skin' by W. W. Jacobs; and 'The Strange Case of Mr. Todmorden' by F. Britten Austin.

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Thirty Great Detective Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Ernest Bramah, R. Austin Freeman, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    A wonderful collection of 30 of the greatest detective and mystery stories ever written. Featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, Dr. Thorndyke and Madame Rosika Storey. 1. 'Who killed Charlie Winpole?' By Ernest Bramah 2. 'The Blue Cross' by G. K. Chesterton 3. 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post 4. 'The Comedy at Fountain Cottage' by Ernest Bramah 5. 'The Mysterious Card' by Cleveland Moffett 6. 'The Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Stories - horrible narration.

    • By AMcT on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £89.99

    • The Great Ghost Story Collection

    • Over 40 Spooky Tales
    • By: Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    A spectacular collection of classic ghost stories from some of the masters of spooky fiction. 'On the Brighton Road' by Richard Middleton; 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain; 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray; 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole; 'Rose Rose' by Barry Pain; 'The Ghost Ship' by Richard Middleton; 'The Bus Conductor' by E. F. Benson; 'The Tarn' by Hugh Walpole; 'The Diary of Mr. Poynter' by M. R. James.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stand the reader's dreary voice

    • By P J Young on 11-10-16

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Unlikely Stories

    • 44 Tales of the Weird and Fantastical
    • By: Edith Wharton, Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A gripping collection of weird and fantastical stories of supernatural and unbelievable happenings. "Pomegranate Seed" by Edith Wharton; "The Tiger" by Hugh Walpole; "When I Was Dead" by Vincent O'Sullivan; "The Fire" by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne; "Satan's Circus" by Eleanor Smith; "The Coffin Merchant" by Richard Middleton; and more tall stories....

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Fifty Tales of Mystery and Adventure

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A gripping collection of the very best classic mystery and adventure stories. 1. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain 2. "The Perfect Crime" by Seamark 3. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 4. "The Tea-Leaf" by Edgar Jepson and Robert Eustace 5. "The Step" by E. F. Benson 6. "The Queer Feet" by G. K. Chesterton 7. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 8. "The Enemy" by Hugh Walpole 9. "An Impromptu Dance" by A. J. Alan 10. "The Red-Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 11. "The Wedding Guest" by Guy Boothby

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your time!

    • By rachel grinham on 07-01-17

    Regular price: £89.99

    • British Classic Short Stories

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A rich and varied collection of classic short stories by British writers: 'Quality' by John Galsworthy, 'The Mark on the Wall' by Virginia Woolf, 'The Horse Dealer’s Daughter' by D. H. Lawrence, 'The Ticking of the Clock' by Louisa Baldwin, 'The Fiddler of the Reels' by Thomas Hardy, 'The Return' by R. Murray Gilchrist, 'Kew Gardens' by Virginia Woolf, 'Seashore Macabre' by Hugh Walpole, 'Satan’s Circus' by Eleanor Smith, 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • who let this woman monotone these stories<br />

    • By Adam Mcneill on 19-08-18

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Stories for Winter Evenings

    • By: Hugh Walpole, W. F. Harvey, Mary E. Braddon, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A haunting collection of strange and macabre short stories, ideal for listening to around the fire on a cold winter evening.... 'The Last Leaf' by O. Henry, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Fire' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Tiger' by Hugh Walpole, 'Cool Air' by H. P. Lovecraft, 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole, 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow, 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton.

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Fifty Phenomenal Stories

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, J. S. Fletcher, Arthur Machen, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A wonderful collection of 50 phenomenal stories by the world’s great short story writers. 

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Fifty Fantastic Tales

    • By: H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    A superb collection of classic short stories showcasing the variety, depth and imagination of great Victorian writers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • absolute rubbish

    • By Tanya on 20-11-18

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Compelling Short Stories

    • Forty Great Classic Tales
    • By: H. G. Wells, H. Rider Haggard, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A rich and varied anthology of inventive classic tales by some of the world's top storytellers. 'A Deal in Ostriches' by H. G. Wells, 'The Scarecrow' by G. Ranger Wormser, 'Only a Dream' by H. Rider Haggard, 'The Magic Shop' by H. G. Wells, 'The Business of Madame Jahn' by Vincent O'Sullivan, 'The Old Portrait' by Hume Nisbet, 'The Yellow Globe' by Alexander W. Drake, 'The Last Trump' by Hugh Walpole, 'The White Cat' by W. W. Jacobs.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Vanessa

    • By: Hugh Walpole Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 27 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Vanessa Paris is besotted with Benji, the devil-may-care son of John and Elizabeth Herries. Despite returning her all-consuming passion, Benji will not commit himself to marriage because he fears he can never remain constant and will eventually betray her. Benji's actions finally prompt Vanessa to leave Cumbria and seek a life in London. She stays at Hill Street with the ever persistent Ellis, who worships her.

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Favourite Short Stories

    • 50 Classic Tales
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Anthony Trollope, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A thoroughly engaging collection of classic short stories from some of the greatest writers who lived.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator

    • By Ionaeds on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Great Half Hour Stories

    • By: H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, J. S. Fletcher, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A gripping collection of 30 minute stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the English language....

    Regular price: £59.99

    • Fifty Supernatural Stories

    • By: Edith Wharton, Bessie Kyffin-Taylor, Elia W. Peattie, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A gripping collection of Victorian supernatural stories from the greatest ghost story writers of the age. 'Room Number Ten' by Bessie Kyffin-Taylor, 'Kerfol' by Edith Wharton, 'A Child of the Rain' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Mummy of Thompson-Pratt' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'When I Was Dead' by Vincent O'Sullivan, 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray, 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E & H Heron, 'The Staircase' by Hugh Walpole....

    Regular price: £89.99

    • More Strange Tales

    • By: E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Uncanny Short Stories

    • By: B. M. Croker, Gertrude Atherton, William J. Wintle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A spine-chilling collection of creepy, unsettling and unnerving stories. 'If You See Her Face' by B. M. Croker. 'The Ghost at the Blue Dragon' by William J. Wintle. 'The Shadows' by Henry S. Whitehead. 'The Grey Cat' by Barry Pain. 'The Yellow Globe' by Alexander W. Drake. 'The Devil of the Marsh' by H. B. Marriott-Watson. 'The Spectre Spiders' by William J. Wintle. 'The Curious Vehicle' by Alexander W. Drake. 'Number Ninety' by B. M. Croker. 'The Black Cat' by William J. Wintle. 'The Permanent Stiletto' by W. C. Morrow. 'Passing of a God' by Henry S. Whitehead. 'The Chamber of Doom' by William J. Wintle. 'The White Cat' by Hugh Walpole. 'The Loosened Cord' by Alexander W. Drake. 'Mrs. Brassington-Claypott's Children's Party' by F. Anstey. 'The Inmate of the Dungeon' by W. C. Morrow. 'The Red Rosary' by William J. Wintle. 'Caveat Emptor' by F. Anstey. 'The Former Passengers' by B. M. Croker...and over 20 more unsettling tales.

    Regular price: £79.99

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