Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense (Dramatized)

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by Richard Lewis, Rick Cimino, Bernard Mayes, Pat Franklyn, James Arrington, Joseph Gostanian, Carolyn Lewis
  • 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

This recording contains fully dramatized versions of some the world's best-loved classic tales of horror and suspense, complete with sound effects and music. "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Time Machine" by H. G. Wells, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, and "Tales of Poe", which includes the classics "The Gold Bug", "The Fall of the House of Usher", and "The Cask of Amontillado".


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Patchwork and sometimes unintentionally comical

This collection is notable for the mediocre quality of the dramatisations and narration. The Sherlock Holmes presentation at the beginning, in particular is lamentable: the actors sound as if they recorded their parts totally independently of each other, Holmes is merely passable doing an impression of Basil Rathbone, Henry Baskerville is comically nasal and his acting is dire. The crowning glory: Inspector Lestrade has a heavy French accent! It's hard to conceive that an English language speaker could have made such a massive error which leads me to believe the whole production was put together in some strange jurisdiction.

I suggest the publisher spun this together from old, unused or unusable recordings from the 50s and 60s. Then put a fancy cover on it.
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- Daniel

Still under the covers

Easy listening and reminds me of my youth
With things like mystery and imagination and all the other horror shows that used to be on the TV
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- Christopher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-11-2009
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books