Ghost stories continue to be a popular audiobook genre, and this group of four stories brings together some of the best. Reader Stephen Critchelow has spent a lifetime collecting and reading works like these and, with carefully chosen music, brings a strong sense of atmosphere to the recordings.
Mournful violin music opens this selection of lesser known ghost stories. In Dickens's "The Signal Man," Stephen Critchelow presents a truly terrified railroad worker. As his story unfolds, his co-workers' skepticism soon turns to incredulity. The final twist is Critchelow at his best. M.R. James in "Whistle And I'll Come" gives Critchelow an opportunity to present a distinctly otherworldly description of a blind ghost - "an intensely horrible face of crumpled linen that groped and waved until it hit home." Listeners, settle down and get ready to be moved to wakefulness and creepy pleasure.
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