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A ghoulish collection of loathsome and macabre tales full of astounding skill and diabolical cleverness.

  • 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton
  • 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray
  • 'The Vampire' by Jan Neruda
  • 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher
  • 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E. & H. Heron
  • 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow
  • 'The Anticipator' by Morley Roberts
  • 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Conjurer' by Richard Middleton
  • 'A Considerable Murder' by Barry Pain
  • 'The Clock' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 'Three Pennyworth of Luck' by Basil Murray
  • 'The Ghost Ship' by Richard Middleton
  • 'His Unconquerable Enemy' by W. C. Morrow
  • 'The Voice' by A. J. Alan
  • 'Sea Curse' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'The Stranger' by Ambrose Bierce
  • 'The Evil Clergyman' by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain
  • 'A Madman’s Manuscript' by Charles Dickens
  • 'A Very Black Business' by Ernest Bramah
  • 'Double Demon' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'Bagnell Terrace' by E. F. Benson
  • 'Gabriel-Ernest' by Saki
  • 'My Adventure in Norfolk' by A. J. Alan
  • 'On the Brighton Road' - by Richard Middleton
  • 'Rattle of Bones' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'Shepherd’s Boy' by Richard Middleton
  • 'Query' by Seamark

Plus 40 other macabre stories.

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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  • 17-12-2015

A really great selection of stories

Would you listen to Macabre Tales again? Why?

yes but in small increments a story or two at a time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Since this is a story collection its not a relevant question.

Did Cathy Dobson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I had trouble staying focused during Ms. Dobson's narration to be honest. She has a lovely voice with a rich timbre but for some reason I could not stay focused and found myself having to rewind frequently because I would zone out during the listening session.

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  • Matthew Sholty
  • 01-06-2018

the speaker uses a strange accent that gets old

the stories need to be listened to in short times. listening to the back to back is hard because the reader is hard to listen to for long times.

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  • S. Barker
  • 22-07-2019

Avoid any books narrated by Cathy Dobson

I was looking forward to this collection but the narrators way of speaking is off putting in the extreme. I listened to 3 stories but i couldn't continue and got a refund. Shame.

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