Summary

Great Horror Stories is a vintage collection of some of the finest ghost tales, horror stories, and supernatural legends ever written, by the best writers the genre has to offer. Stories include:


"They" - Rudyard Kipling
"The Yellow Wallpaper" - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"The Open Window" - Saki
"The Rocking Horse Winner" - D.H. Lawrence
"Markheim" - Robert Louis Stevenson
"A Terribly Strange Bed" - Wilkie Collins
"The Leather Funnel" - Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Old Man's Tale About the Queer Client" - Charles Dickens
"From the Dead" - Edith Nesbit
"The Half-Brothers" - Elizabeth Gaskell
"The Brown Hand" - Arthur Conan Doyle
"Number 17" - Edith Nesbit
"The Mystery of the Semi-Detached" - Edith Nesbit
"The Man of Mystery" - Barry Pain
"The Puzzle" - Anon
"Hurst of Hurstcote" - Edith Nesbit
"Number 13" - M.R. James
"Laura" - Saki
"The Judge’s House" - Bram Stoker
"The Suicide Club" - Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Physician and the Saratoga Trunk" - Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Adventure of the Hansom Cabs" - Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Lift" - Arthur Conan Doyle
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1 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on 06-04-16

terrible worst story I have ever listened to. th

worst story I have ever listened too. The reader was even worse than the story. utter rubbish I am sorry to say.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Dr. O on 04-08-17

Cathy Dobson - Please, please stop narrating!

Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Cathy Dobson?

Written by the authors - absolutely. The only reason I gave a 2* was that I couldn't get past the first story because of the abysmal narration.

Narrated by Cathy Dobson? That's hilarious. NEVER, EVER AGAIN. (I always check now to make sure that she is not the narrator before I buy).

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not the authors fault - they will be spinning in their grave at someone chewing up their beautiful words and vomiting them back out into a microphone.

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

Everything. She has a terrible, whiny voice, which is totally unsuitable for narration. Her vocal inflections and/or emphases are usually misplaced, and she has an extremely irritating way of ending sentences.

What character would you cut from Great Horror Stories?

The narrator. I know, I know - not a character (per se!) but I just wanted to have another go at just how terrible Cathy Dobson reads.

Any additional comments?

Cathy Dobson has decided that she WILL continue to narrate no matter how many negative reviews she gets. As such, I feel my (admittedly, harsh) criticism is justified.

n.b. Cathy Dobson - for the love of God and all audible listeners, by all means continue to produce your short story collections (which are well-selected, I have to say) but hire a PROFESSIONAL narrator - I would be confident in saying that your sales would go up substantially and Red Door would have many more audiobook fans than I suspect it does at the minute.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Kyle D Johnson on 19-02-13

Good Collection;Some you will remember a long whil

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The only thing that I would change is that I would add more stories to it! I was sorely disappointed when it was all over.

What other book might you compare Great Horror Stories to and why?

Any other short-story-collection-type of book. Since it's not a single novel or novella, it is a difficult question to answerm

Would you listen to another book narrated by Cathy Dobson?

I would, but only after having gotten used to her way of talking. Some may find the way she pronounces certain things kind of annoying. I found myself getting used to it and enjoying her narrating. (Although she is far from my favorite narrator)

Was Great Horror Stories worth the listening time?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

This one is worth the money/token.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 14-03-13

the narrator had such an irritating drone !

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator - over emphasised almost every sentence. Made the listening experience ghastlier than the stories.

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

Everything. She was atrocious to listen to. If I had tried this as my first ever audio book experience it would have made me leery of trying another one.
Her over - emphasis was like chalk on a blackboard and really made it hard to enjoy the content. I will have to look for the actual book and read it myself as I could not bear a re-run via the ears.

Was Great Horror Stories worth the listening time?

Not with the assault on the ears. If it was possible to get the same audio book with a decent narrator I would be asking Audible for a swap.

Any additional comments?

I think I should be able to get a refund on this - I took to letting it run for 10 minutes while I fell asleep and have not heard one whole story of the collection - I have no desire to repeat the experience.

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