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Publisher's Summary

A spine-tingling collection of weird and wonderful horror stories, featuring ghosts, curses, strange phenomena, ghouls, black magic, and demonic apparitions. Do you dare to listen?


"Nyarlathotep", by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Ship that saw a Ghost", by Frank Norris
"Lost in a Pyramid", by Louisa May Alcott
"The Girl Who Was Tired of Love", by Leonard Merrick
"The Brothers", by Stacy Aumonier
"The Devil’s Spectacles", by Wilkie Collins
"Glad Ghosts", by D. H. Lawrence
"The Mummy’s Foot", by Théophile Gautier
"The Ring of Thoth", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Famous Race Between the Hearse and the Steamroller", by Sidney Keyes
"Lot No. 249", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Pit and the Pendulum", by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Money’s Paw", by W. W. Jacobs
"My Favorite Murder", by Ambrose Bierce
"The Fall of the House of Usher", by Edgar Allan Poe
"Imprisoned with the Pharaohs", by Harry Houdini and H. P. Lovecraft
"The Story of Baelbrow", by E. & H. Heron
"The Idiot", by Arnold Bennett
"Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty" by Stacy Aumonier
"The Premature Burial", by Edgar Allan Poe
"Sredni Vashtar", by Saki
"The Masque of the Red Death", by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Lifted Veil", by George Eliot
"The Telltale Heart", by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Withered Arm", by Thomas Hardy
"Smith and the Pharaohs", by H. Rider Haggard
"A Professor of Egyptology", by Guy Boothby
(P)2013 Red Door Audiobooks
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By Chris on 03-30-14

Ugh, more great material ruined by Cathy Dobson

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better narrator without the strange cadence and random inflections!

What other book might you compare Horror Stories to and why?

Other great classic material ruined by Dobson's weird narration.

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

Everything. She has a British accent, which would usually bode well for this type of material, but in her case it's just awful.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Horror Stories?

The scene where Cathy Dobson enters the narrators booth.

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8 of 10 people found this review helpful


By Gary on 12-27-13

Boring

What disappointed you about Horror Stories?

Mostly the narration, but the stories are pretty unhorrific as well.

Has Horror Stories turned you off from other books in this genre?

Perhaps.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?

Absolutely not. Her performance doesn't make these dated tales to life.

What character would you cut from Horror Stories?

The narrator.

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By Miss Andrea McCarthty on 01-06-16

Listening to the narrator has damaged my sanity

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I don't mean to be unkind but the narrator was definitely not the right person for the job. Having someone else, anyone else, read it would have improved my rating.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My mind has blanked out all specific memory of the stories to protect me.

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

Her vocal rhythm is unendurable and monotonous. Every sentence sounds the same as the as the last and the next one; it starts off quietly and then reaches a crescendo and then quietens again. It's not her fault; she's obviously articulate. The fault lies with whoever gave her the job and whoever directed her. Her talents may be better deployed in the field of hypnosis?

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Katya on 02-28-14

Terrible reader so oils would could be a great col

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book WAS for me, the reader wasn't!

What will your next listen be?

Back to an old favourite until I can bear to try this again

Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?

No

What character would you cut from Horror Stories?

I don't know I couldn't bear to get past the 3rd chapter

Any additional comments?

Such a shame - looks like a great collection

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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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