• The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories

  • By: Algernon Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Hugh Ross
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 13-05-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (22 ratings)


An abandoned house whose horrific past is reenacted for those who dare visit; a terrifying trip down the Danube River; a malevolent half-beast creature who abducts a member of a hunting party; and a tale of paranoia, mental deterioration, and all-consuming feelings of doom: Here are four feverish, spine-tingling tales that will chill the blood and make the flesh creep. The collection includes "The Empty House," "The Willows," "The Listener", and "The Wendigo".
"The Willows" was the personal favorite story of H. P. Lovecraft, who called it the finest supernatural tale in English literature. Distinguished actor Hugh Ross perfectly captures the chilling atmosphere of Blackwood's writing and the moods of dread and suspense.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Public Domain (P)2016 Naxos AudioBooks
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4 out of 5 stars
By Helena on 11-01-17

Beware of the Wendigo!

These are old-fashioned (19th or early 20th century stories) expertly narrated by Hugh Ross, evoking a bygone world of hunters, explorers and mythical creatures. The first story, the Empty House, created an atmosphere of terror but ended rather abruptly, and the explanation had already been given away.
From there on in, though, the ante was upped, and the final story, the Wendigo, was spine-chilling, dealing with the legend of the Wendigo, a spirit or mythical creature of the North American and Canadian wilderness. The Willows, although very long, creates a similar atmosphere of terror, dealing with purely supernatural events that have no rational explanation.
Summary: If you like old-world ghost stories and haven't come across Algernon Balckwood before, give this a go. You won't regret it, though you might not sleep afterwards!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-11-17

Haunted Nights

a great listen, great narration and a great variation in stories. #bedtime #scarey #cosy #openfire

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1 out of 5 stars
By Cassandra Morrison on 15-11-17

Worth the Price of Admission

Hugh Ross is good as a Narrator. Perhaps not the right one for the last story on here "The Wendigo." But that is a difficult story to present at best. Especially "The Cry of the Wendigo" which Mr. Ross presents poorly. Otherwise this set of tales by Blackwood is presented in a workmanlike and occasionally inspired way by the narrator. And the stories are uniformly excellent. As is usual with Algernon Blackwood. He can always chill your blood in a delightful way.

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