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    • Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day, it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. This collection of 10 stories exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of ghostly and macabre tales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy, sometimes disturbing, not for the timid

    • By Ms. E. Morgan on 26-11-16

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Gateway of the Monster

    • Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
    • By: William Hope Hodgson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “The Gateway of the Monster” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost-hunting exploits that first appeared serially in The Idler magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as the collection Carnacki the Ghost-Finder in 1913. After a good dinner, Mr. Carnacki relates his experiences of ghost finding to his limited circle of four friends whom he has summoned to his home in Chelsea.

    Regular price: £3.29

    • The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    • By: Rudolf Erich Raspe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is the first volume of The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe. The Baron relates his fantastical experiences and exploits, telling of the many singular incidents such as climbing to the moon on a beanstalk, riding on a cannon ball, being swallowed by a fish and being rescued from its insides, flying on an eagle from Margate to America, and many other incredible adventures, and challenges anyone who doubts him, asserting he is "a traveler of veracity!"

    Regular price: £5.49

    • 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

    • The Diary of a Nobody

    • By: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    George and Weedon Grossmith were born in London into a theatrical family, and it was natural that they should both take up careers on the stage. Weedon initially studied art but later joined his brother, George, in the theatre.

    Regular price: £10.29

    • Told After Supper

    • Ghost Stories on Christmas Eve
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The stories Told After Supper, related by the guests at a Christmas Eve party, are about ghosts and have all the wit and whimsy of Jerome K. Jerome's more famous works.

    Regular price: £3.29

    • The Tarn and Other Macabre Stories

    • By: Hugh Walpole
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • 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

    Hugh Walpole is best known for his Herries Chronicle, a saga of four books relating the history of the Herries family and set in the Lake District in the north of England, where Walpole settled in his later life. The Chronicle was extremely popular, as was another series of books for children, the Jeremy trilogy. Many of his novels were in the psychological horror genre. He also wrote many short stories that were published in several collections.

    Regular price: £11.59

    • Tales of the Supernatural

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was born in Dublin, Ireland and is acknowledged as an influential writer in the genre of gothic and supernatural fiction of the 19th century. Many of his short stories were originally published in various magazines. Here are six of them: “The White Cat of Drumgonnial”, “Dickon the Devil”, “The Drunkard's Dream”, “The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts”, “The Vision of Tom Chuff”, and “An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House”. 

    Regular price: £4.49

    • The Sanctuary

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic "Lucia" novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. The Sanctuary exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales, this one being particularly disturbing.

    Regular price: £3.29

    • Strange Tales

    • By: E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A collection of 17 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best known writers in these genres.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • More Tales in the Dark

    • The Gray Cat and Other Stories
    • By: Barry Pain
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Barry Pain was noted for his humorous tales of “Eliza” and her husband, but his tales of the weird and supernatural are equally noteworthy. This volume, More Tales in the Dark, contains eight of them.  

    Regular price: £5.19

    • The Thing Invisible

    • Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
    • By: William Hope Hodgson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    “The Thing Invisible” is a story featuring Thomas Carnacki, a detective who investigates cases of an occult or supernatural nature. It is one of five tales of Carnacki's ghost hunting exploits that first appeared serially in The Idler magazine in 1910 and were published together with one more as a collection Carnacki the Ghost-Finder in 1913. After a good dinner, Mr. Carnacki relates his experiences of ghost-finding to his limited circle of four friends whom he has summoned to his home in Chelsea.

    Regular price: £3.29

    • Ghost Stories - Volume One

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    M.R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. The seven stories in this Volume One are: "A School Story", "Rats", "A Warning to the Curious", "Two Doctors", "The Haunted Doll's House", "Casting the Runes", "There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard".

    Regular price: £8.99

    • Uncanny Tales

    • By: F. Marion Crawford
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer, born in Italy and educated in the USA. He also studied at the universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg. He was a prolific writer in many fields, but it was his novels that were most popular, commanding a large following. His stories of the macabre and supernatural are very highly regarded. Roy Macready reads five of them from Uncanny Tales.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Best of Saki - Volume 1

    • By: Saki
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • 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

    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful exquisite literary miniatures. In this first volume, there are 22 glittering examples. Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Monro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School.

    Regular price: £10.59

    • Ghost Stories - Volume Two

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    M. R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. The six stories in Volume Two are: "The Ash Tree", "Martin's Close", "Lost Hearts", "The Tractate Middoth", "After Dark in the Playing Fields", and "Wailing Well".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent MRJ readings - poor AUDIBLE quality

    • By APD on 23-03-17

    Regular price: £8.99

    • Naboth's Vineyard

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    E. F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day it was his ghost stories that were his most popular works. "Naboth's Vineyard" exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of supernatural and macabre tales.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Yet More Strange Tales

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A third collection of 18 classic tales of the weird and supernatural by some of the best known writers in these genres.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The story follows the eponymous hero and his tutor Doctor Pangloss through a series of adventures and misfortunes, all the time doggedly attempting, against the odds, to adhere to the doctor's philosophy that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds".

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Best of Saki – Volume 3

    • By: Saki
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful of exquisite literary miniatures. In this third volume, there are 21 glittering examples.

    Regular price: £10.89

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