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  • 50 Classic Horror Short Stories 1

  • Works by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Conan Doyle and Many More!
  • Written by: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Anthony Maher
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Literature & Fiction, Horror
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CONTENTS: 

  1. A Suspicious Gift [Algernon Blackwood],
  2. Skeleton Lake: An Episode in Camp [Algernon Blackwood],
  3. The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood],
  4. A Baby Tramp [Ambrose Bierce],
  5. The Damned Thing [Ambrose Bierce],
  6. Dagon [H.P Lovecraft],
  7. The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle],
  8. The_Descendant [H.P Lovecraft],
  9. The Cats of Ulthar [H.P Lovecraft],
  10. The Evil Clergyman [H.P Lovecraft],
  11. He [H.P Lovecraft],
  12. The Book [H.P Lovecraft],
  13. In the Vault [H.P Lovecraft],
  14. Nyarlathotep [H.P Lovecraft],
  15. Death and the Woman [Gertrude Atherton],
  16. The Striding Place [Gertrude Atherton],
  17. Hop-Frog [Edgar Allan Poe],
  18. The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe],
  19. The Tell-Tale Heart [Edgar Allan Poe],
  20. Shadow [Edgar Allan Poe],
  21. The Beast in the Cave [H.P Lovecraft],
  22. The Doom That Came to Sarnath [H.P Lovecraft],
  23. The Vampire Maid [Hume Nisbet],
  24. A Tale of the Ragged Mountains [Edgar Allan Poe],
  25. The Demon Spell [Hume Nisbet],
  26. Out of the Earth [Arthur Machen],
  27. The Signal-Man [Charles Dickens],
  28. The Colloquy of Monos and Una [Edgar Allan Poe],
  29. Demons of the Sea [William Hope Hodgson],
  30. Glámir [Sabine Baring-Gould],
  31. Colonel Halifax's Ghost Story [Sabine Baring-Gould],
  32. Tales of Secret Egypt [Sax Rohmer],
  33. Some Words with a Mummy [Edgar Allan Poe],
  34. In the Dark [Edith Nesbit],
  35. The Sea Raiders [H. G. Wells],
  36. The Baron of Beauguard [Gilbert Parke],
  37. The Vampire [Jan Neruda],
  38. A Journey of Little Profit [John Buchan],
  39. The Keeper of Cademuir [John Buchan],
  40. Dickon the Devil [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu],
  41. The Child That Went With The Fairies [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu],
  42. Wicked Captain Walshawe, Of Wauling [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu],
  43. Two Doctors Montague [Rhodes James],
  44. A School Story Montague [Rhodes James],
  45. The Diary of Mr. Poynter Montague[ Rhodes James],
  46. In the Forest of Villefére by [Robert Robert E. Howard],
  47. The Dream Snake [Robert E. Howard],
  48. The Thing On the Roof [Robert E. Howard],
  49. The Imp of the Perverse [Edgar Allan Poe],
  50. The Devil in the Belfry [Edgar Allan Poe].
©2019 H.P Lovecraft (P)2019 Doom Classics

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  • Korey
  • 2020-01-06

ehhh....

Right for the price, the narration isn't terrible, but it lacks interest or emotion, though not unpleasant. This audio book has plenty of content. Some of these stories are genuinely interesting, but many are only so-so. I wish chapters were named, it would make revisiting the good stories easier. I have one more thing to say, in this reading of H.P Lovecraft's, Decendents, they pronounced it necro-MONIC-con and it made me a little sad, especially since 30 seconds prior they had pronounced it correctly, odd.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-12-06

Do NOT buy this if you are expecting MODERN horror

This is not a collection of modern horror stories, as some buyers are expecting (understandable considering the lurid picture the publishers chose for the cover, bordering on false advertising!) These are old classics, written more than a hundred years ago, and are for fans who like the language, pacing, and subtle, atmospheric chills found in these stories---as I do. And at this price (less than 70 cents for over 15 hours of audio), it is a must have for my collection. As in all anthologies, there will be some stories that you skip over. There is also a volume 2 in this series, also at an unbelievable price. (There are some problems with the pauses in this audio. Is a long pause a cue to tell you that a new story is beginning or is it just a pause in the story you are reading? At other times, there may be no pause between stories. This can be confusing. For the price, I can live with this.) The narration is more than adequate for this bargain selection.

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  • Counselor
  • 2020-03-21

Excellent old stories using archaic words.

Difficult read for narrator, but many mispronounced words and repeated phrases. Enunciation good. So little pause between stories that it is difficult to catch the transition.

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  • Steve-o
  • 2021-02-03

Some stories are pretty good

There are some great stories in this collection. Also some not so great ones. Struggled to get through entire book. After all it did have 50 chapters and many many hours of recordings. Took me weeks 😁

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  • Wes Brummer
  • 2021-06-06

Mostly moldy old gothics

A few classic horror stories. Mostly gothic classics (or B list gothics). Lots of stories so you can be choosey. Hardly a break between stories. It is a good value of you like old old stories.

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  • dardar1116
  • 2020-10-27

Not great...but not terrible either

This book would have potential, however, it is very monotone...there is no excitement. The reader shows no emotion, so it is not scary at all, which is what I was looking for Halloween.

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  • shawn hayes
  • 2020-08-18

terrible stories

most of the stories in this collection are so boring and hard to follow along with that i tent to stop even paying attention to it i would not recommend this

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  • ER
  • 2020-07-15

horrible!

if the stories are good I can't tell because the reader is so bad you don't want to listen....

worst book I have her on Audible. It should be banned from Audible

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  • Jerry
  • 2020-04-14

The performer is not great

While the texts are good the narrator does not pause between stories. It is very difficult to tell when you have left one story after another.

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  • jason
  • 2020-03-06

Dull

I guess I have to read this on my own. Narrator is so dull, it is hard to keep my attention. almost robotic.