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Because this is a collection of stories that were written by different authors and read by different narrators, I found that I either truly enjoyed or truly hated each story. There was very little middle ground.
In the second half of the book, I gave each story no more than 10 minutes. If I liked it by that point, I listened to the rest. If it did not capture my attention by then, I jumped to the next story.
This made the second half much more pleasant than the first.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
If you've heard one, you've heard 'em all...great classics that have been told a few too many times, already.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
Not sure about some of the stories in this collection. That is to say, I'm not sure that if I were editing them I'd necessarily have included some of them since to my mind they aren't, strictly speaking, ghost stories. I'll give an example. 'Open Window' is more about a woman with a fanciful imatination and a talent for telling convincing lies than about a real ghost. I felt the naration was flat in places and the accents were a mite strange. However they did their best and that's a lot. I'd read it again anyway. If you're an aspiring writer of short fictuion and you'll try your hand at anything then read this one. If you're an aspiring reader of audio books read this one. it'll show you how not to do it. If you just like ghost stories then give it a listen but don't be surprised if you find some you disagree with in terms of their inclusion in this collection.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I love a good ghost story, and among my favourite authors are Wilde, James & Poe. However I think this was a poor choice of narrator for such stories. Very monotone, with little inflection or suspense. I am not a anglophile, but I believe, as many of the stories are by English authors, this collection would have benefitted from a British narrator.