Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires

  • by M. R. James, Eric Stanislaus Stenbock, Bram Stoker, Julian Hawthorne, Mary E. Braddon, E. F. Benson, Guy de Maupassant
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A terrifying collection of classic Victorian short stories about ghosts, werewolves and vampires.

The Wolf Book by Henry Chapman Mercer
Number Ninety by B. M. Croker
Ken's Mystery by Julian Hawthorne
The Piano Next Door by Elia W. Peattie
The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains by Frederick Marryat
The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
Absolute Evil by Julian Hawthorne
Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson
The Ghost Club by John Kendrick Bangs
A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Ghost at the Blue Dragon by William J. Wintle
The Death of Halpin Frayser by Ambrose Bierce
The Other Side by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock
Good Lady Ducayne by Mary E. Braddon
The Dolls' Castle by Henry Chapman Mercer
The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling
Count Magnus by M. R. James
The Wolf by Guy de Maupassant
The Sad Story of a Vampire by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock
To Let by B. M. Croker
The Striding Place by Gertrude Atherton
The White Dog by Fedor Sologub
Will by Vincent O'Sullivan
The Cold Embrace by Mary E. Braddon
The Diary of Mr. Poynter by M. R. James
Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker
The Black Dog by Stephen Crane
The Devil of the Marsh by H. B. Marriott-Watson
Room Number Ten by Bessie Kyffin-Taylor
Pomegranate Seed by Edith Wharton...and more spinechilling tales....


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A compelling book--frustrating narration

This is a solid collection of familiar classics and somewhat more obscure tales. Most are engaging and a few stand out as especially evocative, eerie, and gripping.

Dobson's narration is frustrating. She adopts a perhaps overly portentous voice that sounds like she's narrating a "This week on Random TV Show..." and doesn't really do accents. However, given that most of these stories are first person accounts, that didn't bother me as much as I expected. By the end, I didn't mind it. Still, it will be a deal breaker for many people, I suspect.

Overall, a worthy buy if using a monthly credit, especially given both the overall pricetag of this book and the wealth of content therein. But be sure to listen to the preview first.
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- Ryan

Not recommended because of narrator

What disappointed you about Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires?

I found Cathy Dobson's reading style extremely off-putting. Her enunciation is very mannered and unnatural. Perhaps her intention is to create an atmosphere of dread with these supernatural stories, but i really could not endure her voice. I should have returned the book

What did you like best about this story?

the quality of the stories is good

What didn’t you like about Cathy Dobson’s performance?

Weird and pretentious reading style

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

there's nothing wrong with the content - the stories are well-chosen classics

Any additional comments?

I would never again choose anything by this reader

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- Lee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2016
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks