The Best Ghost Stories

  • by Arthur B. Reeve, Daniel Defoe, M. R. James, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Leopold Compert, E. F. Benson, Algernon Blackwood
  • Narrated by Cindy Hardin Killavey, Jim Killavey, Jim Roberts, Walter Covell
  • 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Still wildly popular today, this collection of ghost stories was first published in 1919. A few of the stories reflect the prejudices and language of the era and would not be considered "politically correct" now but are nonetheless excellent stories. Arthur B. Reeves, an American writer who also wrote screenplays compiled this anthology. His introduction is considered by many to be the definitive explanation of the popularity and diversity of this genre. Turn off the lights and prepare to be thrilled and chilled by this unique assemblage of spooky tales. Included in this volume are:

"Introduction", by Arthur B. Reeve
"The Apparition of Mrs.Veal", by Daniel Defoe
"Canon Alberic's Scrapebook", by M.R. James
"The Haunted and the Haunters", by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton
"The Silent Woman", by Leopold Compert
"Banshees" by Anonymous
"The Man Who Went Too Far", by E.F. Benson
"The Woman's Ghost Story", by Algernon Blackwood

"The Phantom Rickshaw", by Rudyard Kipling
"The Rival Ghosts", by Branda Matthews
"The Damned Thing", by Ambrose Bierce
"The Interval", by Vincent O'Sullivan
"Dey Ain't No Ghosts", by Ellis Parker Butler
"Some Real American Ghosts", by The Philadelphia Press