Great Horror Stories

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Nesbit, Saki, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Great Horror Stories is a vintage collection of some of the finest ghost tales, horror stories, and supernatural legends ever written, by the best writers the genre has to offer. Stories include:

"They" - Rudyard Kipling
"The Yellow Wallpaper" - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"The Open Window" - Saki
"The Rocking Horse Winner" - D.H. Lawrence
"Markheim" - Robert Louis Stevenson
"A Terribly Strange Bed" - Wilkie Collins
"The Leather Funnel" - Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Old Man's Tale About the Queer Client" - Charles Dickens
"From the Dead" - Edith Nesbit
"The Half-Brothers" - Elizabeth Gaskell
"The Brown Hand" - Arthur Conan Doyle
"Number 17" - Edith Nesbit
"The Mystery of the Semi-Detached" - Edith Nesbit
"The Man of Mystery" - Barry Pain
"The Puzzle" - Anon
"Hurst of Hurstcote" - Edith Nesbit
"Number 13" - M.R. James
"Laura" - Saki
"The Judge’s House" - Bram Stoker
"The Suicide Club" - Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Physician and the Saratoga Trunk" - Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Adventure of the Hansom Cabs" - Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Lift" - Arthur Conan Doyle


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good Collection;Some you will remember a long whil

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The only thing that I would change is that I would add more stories to it! I was sorely disappointed when it was all over.

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

Any other short-story-collection-type of book. Since it's not a single novel or novella, it is a difficult question to answerm

Would you listen to another book narrated by Cathy Dobson?

I would, but only after having gotten used to her way of talking. Some may find the way she pronounces certain things kind of annoying. I found myself getting used to it and enjoying her narrating. (Although she is far from my favorite narrator)

Was Great Horror Stories worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?

This one is worth the money/token.

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- Kyle D Johnson

the narrator had such an irritating drone !

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator - over emphasised almost every sentence. Made the listening experience ghastlier than the stories.

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

Everything. She was atrocious to listen to. If I had tried this as my first ever audio book experience it would have made me leery of trying another one.
Her over - emphasis was like chalk on a blackboard and really made it hard to enjoy the content. I will have to look for the actual book and read it myself as I could not bear a re-run via the ears.

Was Great Horror Stories worth the listening time?

Not with the assault on the ears. If it was possible to get the same audio book with a decent narrator I would be asking Audible for a swap.

Any additional comments?

I think I should be able to get a refund on this - I took to letting it run for 10 minutes while I fell asleep and have not heard one whole story of the collection - I have no desire to repeat the experience.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2013
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks