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    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly Narrated

    • By Ms CLARE J CLEMENS on 25-10-15

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Fifty Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Fifty of the world's greatest classic short stories: 1.The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant 2.The One Million Pound Banknote by Mark Twain 3.The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling 4.The Fly by Katherine Mansfield 5.The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe 6.My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce 7.The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 8.One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry 9.Regret by Kate Chopin 10.The Nose by Nikolai Gogol 11.The Mezzotint by M. R. James 12.The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Stories by Heart

    • By: John Lithgow, Ring Lardner, P. G. Wodehouse, and others
    • Narrated by: John Lithgow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor John Lithgow (The Crown, Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun) brings his latest critically acclaimed Broadway performance to Audible. Stories by Heart celebrates the transcendent power of great literature and serves as a touching tribute to Lithgow’s late father, actor and director Arthur Lithgow. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent stories

    • By luizav on 20-09-18

    Regular price: £7.29

    • The Best of British Short Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A fascinating collection of tales from some of Great Britain's finest classic authors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • bad narration

    • By Mr. A. Moore on 14-07-18

    Regular price: £49.99

    • The Monkey's Paw: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers: Level 1, Simplified Chinese Edition

    • By: W.W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Zhang Xiuye
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Mr. and Mrs. Zhang live with their grown son Guisheng who works at a factory. One day an old friend of Mr. Zhang comes to visit the family after having spent years traveling in the mysterious hills of China’s Yunnan Province. He tells the Zhang family of a monkey’s paw that has magical powers to grant three wishes to the holder. Against his better judgement, he reluctantly gives the monkey paw to the Zhang family, along with a warning that the wishes come with a great price for trying to change ones fate.

    Regular price: £3.69

    • The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W. W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The paw of a dead monkey is a talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, but the wishes come with an enormous price. The Monkey's Paw is a classic horror short story written by author W. W. Jacobs, first published in England in 1902.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed immensely but last 3 minutes is missing !

    • By Mrs Kate Evans on 22-04-16

    Regular price: £2.69

    • Fifty Spellbinding Stories

    • By: J. S. Fletcher, Arthur Morrison, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A fast-paced and varied collection of captivating short stories ranging from action thrillers to poignant tear-jerkers to the downright weird, including: "Jerry Bundler" by W. W. Jacobs, "The Umbrella Mender" by Beatrice Harraden, "Green Ink" by J. S. Fletcher, "Why Herbert Killed His Mother" by Winifred Holtby, "The Red Mark" by Israel Zangwill, "The White Kid Glove" by J. S. Fletcher, "Sophy Mason Comes Back" by E. M. Delafield, plus many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • unbearable reading. most irritating repetitive

    • By paul morgan on 08-04-18

    Regular price: £79.99

    • 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

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully read, wonderfully chosen

    • By Ash Pryce on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Haunting Stories

    • 25 of the greatest classic ghost stories ever written
    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    A creepy anthology of 25 of the most hauntingly scary ghost stories ever written. 1.Afterward by Edith Wharton 2. Bagnell Terrace by E. F. Benson 3.His Brother’s Keeper by W. W. Jacobs 4.A Coincidence by A. J. Alan 5.The Confession of Charles Linkworth by E. F. Benson 6.The Death Mask by H. D. Everett 7.The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson 8.The Furnished Room by O. Henry 9.The Thing in the Hall by E. F. Benson 10.The Eyes by Edith Wharton 11. The Wind in the Portico by John Buchan.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • difficult to listen to

    • By Helen on 26-01-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W.W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Josh Agliar
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The Monkey's Paw is the classic American tale that warns listeners to be careful what they wish for. Both a tale of magic and of horror, a family is thrown in shambles after they receive a mysterious gift: a monkey's paw that can grant the user three wishes. However, their greed overcomes them, and they soon learn that what you wish for is not always what you wanted.   

    Regular price: £4.49

    • 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
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      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

    • The Monkey's Paw

    • By: W. W. Jacobs
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When Sergeant Major Morris brings a mummified monkey’s paw to the White family, they embrace it as a morbid curiosity. When they learn that an old Fakir has enchanted the paw, they continue to treat the thing lightly. But the workings of the paw, once set in motion, cannot be undone, no matter what they try.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Stories to Tell in the Dark

    • 50 Terrifying Tales
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A creepy collection of 50 classic ghost, horror and mystery stories which will keep you up all night. 1. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; 2. "This Is All" by Barry Pain; 3. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F .Harvey; 4. "The Reticence of Lady Anne" by Saki; 5. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain; 6. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey; 7. "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson; 8. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey; 9. "The Idiot" by Arnold Bennett; 10. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe...and many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narrator on Audible

    • By Maxwell Justus Mitchell on 06-10-18

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Fifty Classic Horror Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Fifty of the greatest classic horror stories ever written: 1. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 2. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 3. "The Nightmare Room" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain 5. "Bagnell Terrace" by E. F. Benson 6. "Fingers of a Hand" by H. D. Everett 7. "The Interruption" by W. W. Jacobs 8. "Gavon’s Eve" by E. F. Benson 9. "The Ring of Thoth" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. "Moon’s Gibbet" by Egerton Castle 11. "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator from Hell

    • By AnnG on 19-12-15

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 3: Classic Horror Stories

    • By: Montague Rhodes James, W. W. Jacobs, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Doug Bradley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    This volume starts with the famous M. R. James story of occult revenge, "Casting the Runes", about a slighted occultist out for murderous revenge using his diabolical black arts to achieve it. It was adapted into the equally chilling movie Night of the Demon in 1957. Next up is another famous classic, W. W. Jacobs' "The Monkeys Paw", a brilliantly written tale of greed and getting what you wish for. The third story is "Hop-Frog" by Edgar Allan Poe - a classic yarn about the grisly revenge conjured up by a mistreated court jester.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Fifty Gothic Tales

    • By: E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A creepy collection of the very best Gothic tales from the masters of suspense, horror, supernatural and occult fiction. 1.The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson 2. Afterward by Edith Wharton 3.The Green Light by Barry Pain 4. Fingers of a Hand by H. D. Everett 5. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 6. The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 7. Lost in a Pyramid by Louisa M. Alcott 8. The Girl who was Tired of Love by Leonard Merrick 9. The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. The House with the Brick Kiln by E. F.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent collection horribly performed

    • By Leon van Schoonneveldt on 06-05-16

    Regular price: £59.99

    • Stories of the Sea

    • Great Maritime Mysteries and Adventures
    • By: W. W. Jacobs, J. G. Lockhart, Joseph Conrad, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A riveting collection of stories of ships, sailors, adventures on the high seas and maritime mysteries. The Tale by Joseph Conrad. The Saloon Passenger by E. W. Hornung. The Terrible Story of the "Mary Russell" by J. G. Lockhart. Marooned by J. G. Lockhart. A Rash Experiment by W. W. Jacobs. The Mystery of the Mary Celeste by J. G. Lockhart. Smoked Skipper by W. W. Jacobs. The Flying Dutchman by J. G. Lockhart. The Cabin Passenger by W. W. Jacobs. The Ship that saw a Ghost by Frank Norris.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Masterpieces of Humour

    • By: Mark Twain, W. W. Jacobs, F. Anstey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A delightful collection of humorous classic tales by some of the world's greatest racconteurs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bumper collection

    • By BJShalts on 15-01-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Fifteen Minute Stories

    • 45 Gigantic Little Tales
    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, A. J. Alan, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    A rich anthology of forty-five great stories by some of the most renowned storytellers in the world. Saki, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, M. R. James, A. J. Allan, Guy Boothby, Jerome K. Jerome and many more giants of the piterary world contribute to this collection of tiny tales which pack a huge punch.

    Regular price: £22.99

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