A collection of 50 of the world's great creepy stories. "Creepy" does not necessarily mean ghost or horror stories but rather stories that literally make our flesh creep by shaking our false sense of security and comprehension of the world.
- 'The Tarn' by Hugh Walpole
- 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft
- 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett
- 'Pigeons from Hell' by Robert E. Howard
- 'Rose Rose' by Barry Pain
- 'The Well' by W. W. Jacobs
- 'August Heat' by W. F. Harvey
- 'Bagnell Terrace' by E. F. Benson
- 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole
- 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell
- 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain
- 'Sea Curse' by Robert E. Howard
- 'Double Demon' by W. F. Harvey
- 'Pickman’s Model' by H. P. Lovecraft
- 'This is All' by Barry Pain
- 'The Right Hand of Doom' by Robert E. Howard
- 'The Bus Conductor' by E. F. Benson
- 'My Adventure in Norfolk' by A. J. Alan
- 'The Silver Mask' by Hugh Walpole
- 'The Dream Snake' by Robert E. Howard
- 'Gavon’s Eve' by E. F. Benson
- 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton
- 'His Brother’s Keeper' by W. W. Jacobs
- 'The Hair' by A. J. Alan
- 'The Green Light' by Barry Pain
- 'The Horror Horn' by E. F. Benson
- 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe
- 'Dead of Night' by W. F. Harvey
- 'Old Fags' by Stacy Aumonier
- 'The Mark of the Beast' by Rudyard Kiplingand
What listeners say about The Creepiest Stories Ever Written
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Cathy Dobson has grown into a master reader
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
There is a distinct change in Cathy Dobson's style in this one: the cockney accent has been reined in a great deal, to the point of being eliminated, and the vowels are now crystal clear. I'm far from anti cockney, and love that accent, but it does not suit upper class or American mystery stories. Now in this new approach, her driving, slightly wavering voice works really well in keeping the attention and driving the plot forward. It creates a mood of tension and suspense well suited to the stories. She has become one of my favourite narrators.
What did you like best about this story?
The variety and sheer number of names,
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Anything by W W Jacobs, Lovecraft, Howard, and so forth
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Too many to name
Any additional comments?
This narrator has been sadly criticised by me in other reviews and many others; but some of us have come to see she is brilliant.
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Appallingly bad narrator
Of all the hundreds of audio books I have listened to, I've never felt the need to leave a review - good or bad - until now .
The intonation of the narrator made this reading unlistenable .
Some of these stories are classics which I would of loved to hear but at this price too the publishers should be ashamed .
What were they thinking !
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