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    • The Haunting of Hill House

    • By: Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 536
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      4 out of 5 stars 479
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    Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning

    • By Stephen on 09-01-11

    Regular price: £16.39

    • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    • By: Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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      4 out of 5 stars 184

    Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods—elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and 18-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat—live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives—cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An oppressive dream - or is it real?

    • By Kaggy on 23-01-17

    Regular price: £11.29

    • The Lottery, and Other Stories

    • By: Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Kathe Mazur, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    "The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with 24 equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range - from the hilarious to the truly horrible - and power as a storyteller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By JDS on 14-09-18

    Regular price: £21.69

    • The Witchcraft of Salem Village

    • By: Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A chilling, fascinating non-fictionalised account.

    • By EvaGM on 03-01-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Selected Shorts

    • Family Matters
    • By: Shirley Jackson, Frank O'Connor, Toure, and others
    • Narrated by: Lois Smith, Malachy McCourt, Daniel Alexander Jones, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hilarious and colorful episodes in the lives of families, many depicted from a kid's-eye-view, are the theme for this compilation. Being part of a family is often trying, and stranger than any fiction, but never dull and always worth it in the end. Join these very different families as they face the shrinking of parents, the pre-emptive guilt of First Confession, the secret worlds of children, and more!

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Selected Shorts

    • Whodunit?
    • By: C. S. Montanye, Dashiell Hammett, Ed McBain, and others
    • Narrated by: Fionnula Flanagan, John Shea, Isaiah Sheffer, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Selected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Lottery and Seven Other Stories

    • By: Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated by: Carol Jordan Stewart
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's just townspeople picking numbers for the annual lottery...why, then, is there an ominous feeling to "The Lottery"? Find out just what this lottery is for, and listen to seven other unique stories. The collection reveals Jackson's remarkable range, from hilarious to horrifying, dealing with modern issues of alienation, empowerment, racism, and economic class.

    Regular price: £9.49

    • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 3

    • By: Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Shirley Jackson, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    An astounding collection American Short Stories, classics from the best authors of modern history. Includes stories from Mark Twain, O. Henry, Katherine Porter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and many more of the greats.

    Regular price: £16.29