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This collection is uneven at best. Some of the narrators are excellent, but most are forgettable. A few are the auditory equivalent of a migraine.
Note: The "unabridged" description on the graphic is frankly incorrect. Many of the stories are badly dramatized, i.e., Saki's "Tobermory." The Poe stories are dramatizations just short of Cormanesque camp.
The worst offender may be Lovecraft's narrator, followed closely by Bierce's.
Charlotte de Quincy's tasteless porno-satire is strangely out-of-place. I had this title playing on the computer and had to turn it off because of my children; fair warning about that.
It was Wharton's "Kerfol" that attracted me to the collection; the narrator is excellent. "Hoichi the Earless" and "The Body Snatchers" are well-done.
Because there is so little to recommend, I can only give two stars and wish you better luck with your own selections.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I love horror stories (new and old), but have to agree with the other review. The stories are boring and the narrators annoying. Don't waste your time on this one.
19 of 22 people found this review helpful
There are some fantastic stories here. Unfortunately many of them are painful, rather than frightening, to listen. Of particular note are the near-hysterical reading of Wharton's Kerfol, and the perhaps the worse Scottish accents ever committed to tape on The Body Snatcher.
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