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Publisher's Summary

A spectacular collection of classic ghost stories from some of the masters of spooky fiction.

  • 'On the Brighton Road' by Richard Middleton
  • 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain
  • 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray
  • 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'Rose Rose' by Barry Pain
  • 'The Ghost Ship' by Richard Middleton
  • 'The Bus Conductor' by E. F. Benson
  • 'The Tarn' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Diary of Mr. Poynter' by M. R. James
  • 'Rattle of Bones' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'Shepherd’s Boy' by Richard Middleton
  • 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow
  • 'The Right Hand of Doom' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'My Adventure in Norfolk' by A. J. Alan
  • 'The House with the Brick Kiln' by E. F. Benson
  • 'Pigeons from Hell' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'A Very Black Business' by Ernest Bramah
  • 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E. & H. Heron
  • 'The Face' by E. F. Benson
  • 'The Staircase' by Hugh Walpole.

And over 20 more gripping ghost stories.

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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  • ME2018
  • 17-03-2017

Sound Quality is Too Soft

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The stories are good, but the speaker is hard to understand. Voice is lovely, but it is soft and often difficult to understand.

What did you like best about this story?

Classic, spooky stories.

What three words best describe Cathy Dobson’s performance?

Voice is lovely, but she is often difficult to understand. Had to turn volume all the way up, and could follow along, but not easily.

Was The Great Ghost Story Collection worth the listening time?

Yes, I just wish she would speak louder and clearer.

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  • Victoria Bellotti
  • 24-10-2015

Narrator's style not right for the content

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book might have been for me if only the way it was read didn't get in the way. My mood was totally affected by the narration style to the point where I couldn't assess the stories.

Would you recommend The Great Ghost Story Collection to your friends? Why or why not?

I wouldn't recommend this reading to anyone unless they were about 5-7 years old in which case it might be perfect.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

Doug Bradley

What character would you cut from The Great Ghost Story Collection?

Not an appropriate question for a book of stories

Any additional comments?

I couldn't finish listening to this. Cathy Dobson reads as if narrating a funny fairy story to a class of 6-year-olds. In fact she would be perfect for children's stories but her style, although not unskillful, ruins the mood of these stories for me and makes them all seem faintly comical.

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  • K. Lawson
  • 06-11-2015

The narrator ruins this

The stories are fine, but the performance is utterly dreadful. Ms. Dobson has an amateurish sing-song quality that makes each story sound alike. Hard to believe they're passing this off as a professional job and charging real money for it.

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  • Gidgetwidget
  • 25-12-2015

ONE RECORDING: 25 or more "Collections of...."

RED DOOR AUDIOBOOKS : Having recorded 48 hours of short stories read by Cathy Dobson, why not use the same content (over and over again) to produce Collections like this one? While it's a great strategy for the production company, the listener and consumer gets a rough deal. Spending $80 is your choice, but take a look at the other Collections first.

And Dobson's narration is rather bland, especially compared with other unabridged versions from various sources.

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  • P J Young
  • 11-10-2016

Couldn't stand the reader's dreary voice

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Another reader. I could only stand her for one and a half stories. Completely ruined the book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Only managed one complete story in this anthology, although I do know some of these stories already

What didn’t you like about Cathy Dobson’s performance?

Her voice was dreary in the extreme lacking, in any emotion or differentiation between characters

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

For stories of this sort I think a man's voice is preferable - the M R James recordings by Derek Jacobi are excellent.

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  • Steve Seaman
  • 07-01-2019

Ruined by the narration

I bought this book in spite of a number of reviews slating the narration, I could not believe Audio could really employ so poor a narrator and I love ghost stories. . Unfortunately I was wrong, it was so poor that I gave up at chapter three. The narrators voice was so monotone it, if you will excuse the pun, sucked all life out of the ghost stories.

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  • ann
  • 12-04-2017

Terrible

Waste of a credit!!! Hated the readers voice - so bad I was not able to listen

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  • VANESSA BROWN
  • 07-07-2020

shocking reader

Turned classic ghost stories to laughable dribble. so bad you could not follow the story, inflections all wrong!

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