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50 Classic Thriller Short Stories. Works by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Wallace, Edith Nesbit... And Many More!

50 Classic Thriller Short Stories 1
Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
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This Audiobook contains the following works:

  1. The Builder [Frank L. Packard],
  2. The Man Who Didn't Count [Frank L. Packard],
  3. Red Petals [Frederick Merrick White],
  4. The Other Man's Story [Frederick Merrick White],
  5. The Shebeeners [Frederick Merrick White],
  6. The Waterwitch [Frederick Merrick White],
  7. The Brand of the Wild [G.B Lancaster],
  8. A Fair Smuggler [George Newnes],
  9. A Castaway of the South [Gilbert Parker],
  10. As Deep As the Sea [Gilbert Parker],
  11. The Gift of the Simple King [Gilbert Parker],
  12. The Treasure of Sacramento [Nick Guy Boothby],
  13. A Personal Problem [H. Bedford-Jones],
  14. Gallegher of Beaver [H. Bedford-Jones],
  15. Sun, Sand and Soap [H. Bedford-Jones],
  16. The Image of Earth [H. Bedford-Jones],
  17. Said Afzel's Elephant [H. A. Lamb],
  18. Sir Albert's Fall [H. C. Bailey],
  19. The Devil of Marston [H. C. Bailey],
  20. The Lone Hand [H. C. Bailey],
  21. The Treasure in the Forest [H. G. Wells],
  22. Through a Window [H. G. Wells],
  23. The Jungle's Accolade [Charles Haven Liebe],
  24. An Unofficial Affair [Harold Edward Bindloss],
  25. Gillatly's March [Harold Edward Bindloss],
  26. The Man Who Wouldn't Stay Put [Harold Titus],
  27. Confession [Algernon Blackwood],
  28. S. O. S. [Algernon Blackwood],
  29. B. 24 [Arthur Conan Doyle],
  30. The Spider Arthur [O. Friel],
  31. The Vulture Arthur [O. Friel],
  32. Statement of Gabriel Foot, [Highwayman Arthur Quiller-Couch],
  33. The Affair of Bleakirk-on-Sands [Arthur Quiller-Couch],
  34. The Countess of Bellarmine [Arthur Quiller-Couch],
  35. The Adolescence of Number Eighty-Seven [Arthur Stringer],
  36. The Wire-Tappers [Arthur Stringer],
  37. The Nth Power [Arthur Cheney Train],
  38. The Mysterious Card [Cleveland Moffett],
  39. The Mysterious Card Unveiled [Cleveland Moffett],
  40. Carnage [Compton Mackenzie],
  41. A Locomotive as a War Chariot [Cy Warman],
  42. A Wild Night at Wood River [Cy Warman],
  43. Wakalona [Cy Warman],
  44. John Charrington's Wedding [Edith Nesbit],
  45. The Man at the Wheel [Edith Nesbit],
  46. The Man Who Died Twice [Edgar Wallace],Allan Poe],,
  47. The Man Who Died Twice [Edgar Wallace]
  48. The Man Who Hated Earthworms [Edgar Wallace],
  49. The Man Who Lived at Clapham [Edgar Wallace],
  50. The Man Who Was Acquitted [Edgar Wallace].
©2019 Edgar Allan Poe (P)2019 NTMC
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A Disappointment

I listen to a lot of audiobooks, but this is my first book of short stories from Audible. I am absolutely baffled. The narrator sounds like a computer with mispronounced words and impossible phrasing. Sentences run into one another. I sincerely hope my next book of short stories is far better than this. I'm sorry to be so negative but I almost always give books a second chance in case it is just me or my mood, or something else. But, I doubt I will go back to this one.

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Good Stories can be spoiled by poor reading

The narrator read in a monotone broken only by repeated phrases, nonexistent comma pauses and mispronounced words.
I could feel the earth shake as the authors rolled in their graves.

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  • Harrison
  • 2019-08-02

do not buy

narrator is terrible. You can't tell where one sentence begins or the next ends, its one run on sentence.

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  • El Samurai Loco
  • 2019-07-24

Bad recording

Reader keeps repeating sentences
Really bad and monotonous Intonation
Volume is super low
Breaks between stories are unidentifiable

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  • Joan
  • 2019-07-05

They should pay us to listen.

It is likely some of these stories are excellent, but there really is no way to tell. The narrator has a very pleasant voice, but beyond that he is worse at pronunciation and pausing than anyone else I've ever heard. Don't the producers do any "quality aasurance"? Clearly not, but they need to start - SOON.

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  • RubyNoire
  • 2019-07-22

Decent for sleeping background stories.

The reader is plain out of his depth, he mispronounces many words, and never gets it corrected. Also repeats himself if he gets lost while reading, and adds little to differentiate characters, which is okay but sub-par. His voice itself is neutral though, so it is pleasant enough to listen to these old familiar stories as a background noise while gaming or falling asleep. It's worth the few pennies to have a long playing non YouTube recording.

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  • Effrom Robinson
  • 2019-10-16

Sounds Like a Broken Record

Where to begin. I only got through one of the stories, but I did not enjoy any of it. The narrator is very boring and reads the story with no emphasis or cadence that gives you are real feel for the story. However, that is of little issue, the main problem with this audiobook is the narration repeating a sentence. Throughout the story, the narrator will read a sentence and then read the same exact sentence again. At first I thought it was transitioning between chapters where they would play a line from the previous chapter, but that is not the case. Within a single chapter, a single sentence is read twice in a row several times. So even if you were following the story, the flow is interrupted throughout the chapter. Save your time and effort and find something else.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-26

not worth the 89 cents!!!

usually when I listen to an audiobook I get lost in the story. this narrator READ the words, but does not tell the story. 2 short stories and I couldnt listen anymore!!

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  • Matt G
  • 2019-07-06

I'm volunteering, 'cause I can do better!

I've only gotten through the first nine stories by dint of effort and the ability to let my mind wander from time to time. Be assured nothing of importance was missed, as the stories are delivered in such a manner that meaning drops away in a flood of syllables.
Echoing other reviewers, it's easy to forget what you're listening to, as the narrator is unabashedly inept in pronunciation, phrasing, voicing and interest. Too bad, as his voice is actually quite pleasant in tone and timbre. It's like a Steinway being played by someone who has never had a lesson -- all the parts are there, but the results lack coherence, connection and life.

I may actually seek out the written form of this work, as I'd like to know what the stories were about. I might even take a crack at reading a few aloud... at 63 and a former smoker, my voice is no longer what it was, but it would STILL be better than what was heard.

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  • Joseph T.
  • 2020-01-31

painful to listen to

painful to listen to. The readers are terrible at interpreting punctuation much less adding any sort of life into their reading. You might as well have Siri read you this book

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  • Kenney
  • 2020-02-07

Not thrilling

None of the stories had much thrill. The narrators while decent readers none of them were performers. The first set of recordings had next to no editing, words, phrases and even sentences repeated 2 or more times while the reader tried to get it right. Most of the readers mispronounced words. And sound levels between the readers were uneven.

But for less than a dollar it could have been worse.

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  • katrina
  • 2019-11-16

not all thrillers

Rather an eclectic mix of random public domain stories put together in one volume.

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