The Monkey's Paw

  • by W. W. Jacobs
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 0 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The paw of a dead monkey is a talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, but the wishes come with an enormous price. The Monkey's Paw is a classic horror short story written by author W. W. Jacobs, first published in England in 1902.


What the Critics Say

"'The Monkey's Paw' is one of the most dramatically poignant stories of the supernatural ever written." (Berg Esenwein, Studying the Short-story)


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A Perfect Reading

This is an old story - over 100 years old - and few antique ghost or horror stories can stand the test of time; most seem creaky and dated. Here is an exception, at least in this reading by Simon Prebble, whose rich voice is the perfect vessel for the narrative. Prebble brings the story to life in a way that few audiobooks achieve, first conjuring dark humor, then a genuinely eerie feeling, and finally real hair-raised-on-the-back-of-the-neck suspense as the story builds to its disturbing climax.

Turn out the lights, and listen. You're in for a treat.
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- Kurt

where is the ending?

this recording ends before the narrator finishes the story. this is one of my favorite sorry stories and it was disappointning when the story just ended. this is the 2nd book u have purchased that is missing party of the recording. simmon prebble is outstanding
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- Laura A.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2007
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.