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Publisher's Summary

Fifty terrifying short stories from the great classic horror writers:

1. 'Pigeons from Hell' by Robert E. Howard
2. 'Pickman’s Model' by H. P. Lovecraft
3. 'The Horror Horn' by E. F. Benson
4. 'The Fearsome Touch of Death' by Robert E. Howard
5. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft
6. 'The Step' by E. F. Benson
7. 'Dagon' by H. P. Lovecraft
8. 'The Dream Snake' by Robert E. Howard
9. 'Caterpillars' by E. F. Benson
10. 'The Clock' by W. F. Harvey
11. 'In the Forest of Villefore' by Robert E. Howard
12. 'The Book' by H. P. Lovecraft
13. 'Memory' by H. P. Lovecraft
14. 'The Thing on the Roof' by Robert E. Howard
15. 'The Face' by E. F. Benson
16. 'The Cats of Ulthar' by H. P. Lovecraft
17. 'The Cask of Amontillado' by Edgar Allan Poe
18. 'Nyarlathotep' by H. P. Lovecraft
19. 'The Beast in the Cave' by H. P. Lovecraft
20. 'Rattle of Bones' by Robert E. Howard
21. 'The Man Who Hated Aspidistras' by W. F. Harvey
22. 'The Tell-tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe
23. 'The Beast with Five Fingers' by W. F. Harvey
24. 'Cool Air' by H. P. Lovecraft
25. 'The Thing in the Hall' by E. F. Benson
26. 'Sea Curse' by Robert E. Howard
27. 'The Bath Chair' by E. F. Benson
28. 'The Right Hand of Doom' by Robert E. Howard
29. 'The Bus Conductor' by E. F. Benson
30. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft

And 20 more terrifying tales….< /p>
Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks
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1 out of 5 stars
By Gidgetwidget on 12-25-15


The production company obviously had Ms. Dobson read as many Victorian and Edwardian short stories as possible. She probably did most of these recording sessions 10 years ago.

** Since then, each recorded story is being used repeatedly, spread out across multiple collections of audiobooks such as this one . **

Therefore, be careful which one you pick. I have several of the earlier audiobooks. Frankly, it's insulting: the repetition of the same recordings, all used to "pad" the majority of what you will find here, and in the many collections read by Ms. Dobson. ( I wonder if she actually owns the production content herself.... If so, I'm in the wrong business! )

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2 out of 5 stars
By LNI S. on 11-07-15

Awesome stories destroyed by HORRIBLE narration

What disappointed you about Tales of Horror and Suspense?

The Narrator sounded like the stand-in for Esmerelda on Bewitched, or some self indulgent acting teacher from the 20s. Actually painful to listen to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Couldn't say, the narration kept yanking me out of the stories

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

Yes right after I sign up for a mugging

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Regret for purchasing it

Any additional comments?

My own fault. I must remember to listen to samples before buying. In the hands of another narrator this could have been a great collection

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1 out of 5 stars
By anthony mcsweeney on 10-06-15

Very bad narratiooooonnnnnnn

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

Can audio books be patched like software? Seriously, who choose this narrator? I don't know if the stories are any good because she takes me out of it so much I couldn't finish. I seriously recommend avoiding this and use your credits on something else.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

Not from this narrator.

How could the performance have been better?

By using a different narrator.

What character would you cut from Tales of Horror and Suspense?

I don't know, I couldn't stand listening to the narrator after 10 minutes so I gave up listening.

Any additional comments?

Never use this person again...I don't know what she's like as a human being, she could be the nicest person in the world but she seriously needs to find a new line of work

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1 out of 5 stars
By Kt on 04-21-17

Great old tales

But the narrator is terrible and annoying! I couldn't force myself to listen to her voice so had to buy alternative book with a decent narrator.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mitchell on 08-29-16

Terrible performence

Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Cathy Dobson?

Written by the same authors, sure, I bought it because of the authors. I would not listen to a book of the same genre at least narrated by Cathy Dobson. Her pacing was terrible and threw me off listening to the full audiobook before managing to make it through the first short story. Her perfermonce was jittery at best, it would better suit a lymmerick for the jilting pattern she adopts.

Would you recommend Tales of Horror and Suspense to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend they try the same book, but not narrated by Cathy Dobson for reasons I stated before

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

I don't know many narratters, let alone of the eerie/creepy style of story you'd expect from authors like Lovecraft and Poe. Someone with a steadier, more commanding voice and performence.

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

I love the authers I know of the list, and have enjoyed their work. I'm sure there are great stories to experience here, but I just couldn't get through them, and they would have been ruined for me if I tried pressing myself through.

Any additional comments?

I wouldn't recommend purchasing this audiobook to anyone.

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