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Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories [Epub] ➜ Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories ➡ John Kendrick Bangs – Buyprobolan50.co.uk unabridged tales The Traveller by RH Benson The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall by John Kendrick Bangs The Oval Portrait The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe A Ghost Story by Mark Twain The Wolf by Guy de M unabridged A Collection of Ghost eBook ó tales The Traveller A Collection Kindle Ô by RH Benson The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall by John Kendrick Bangs The Oval Portrait The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe A Ghost Story by Mark Twain The Wolf by Guy de Maupassant The Adventures of the German Student by Washington Irving The Monkey s Paw by WW Jacobs From the Tideless Sea by WH Hodgson Madam Crowl s Ghost Dark Holidays: eBook ó by JS Le Fanu The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde Dr Heidegger s Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Old Nurse s Story by Mrs Gaskell The Black Veil The Signalman by Charles Dickens Selecting a Ghost by Arthur Conan Doyle read by Tom Casaletto, Sandra Burr, Leanor Reizen, Jim Bond, Roger Dressler Michael Page.


10 thoughts on “Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories

  1. Michael Michael says:

    Sadly this ghostly anthology opens with R.H.Benson s The Traveller, standing like Charon demanding payment before the journey begins, as it does in so many such collections Benson s prophetic works such as Lord of the World may have secured his place in literary regard, but his ghost story only succeeds in being a right bore The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall by John Kendrick Bangs is not in the least bit scary As amusing as your mood allows in my case not very If overly prim and chatty Sadly this ghostly anthology opens with R.H.Benson s The Traveller, standing like Charon demanding payment before the journey begins, as it does in so many such collections Benson s prophetic works such as Lord of the World may have secured his place in literary regard, but his ghost story only succeeds in being a right bore The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall by John Kendrick Bangs is not in the least bit scary As amusing as your mood allows in my case not very If overly prim and chatty is your kind of ghost then you might crack a smile but Bangs is no Oscar Wilde.Poe s The Oval Portrait is a short but powerful piece exploring what the love of art over life might cost The spark that was fanned into Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray can be found here There is little sign of a ghost though.Mark Twain delivers the required spook though in his simply titled A Ghost Story along with a few chills and chuckles The Wolf by Guy de Maupassant is not a ghost story, neither is it a werewolf story It s a spare little tale about obsession end insanity It s included here for one reason It gets another short story master s name onto the book cover Washington Irving s German Student at least manages to squeeze a ghostly encounter into the brief eight pages but hasto say about the morals of men than supernatural chills The Monkey s Paw by W W Jacobs is a true horror classic, much adapted, imitated or referenced Be careful what you wish for the saying goes I wish for a ghost story with genuine chills and of a length enough to engage me So far this is the first to hit the marks in this collection.Next up is William Hope Hodgson s 48 page From the Tideless Sea Nearly two hours of the narrator s bass rumble with giant sea creatures prowling the vast Sargasso and no damn ghosts By about the hour mark I m firmly rooting for the giant Octopuses For pete s sake eat him already Beyond their place in superstition and mythology the cats from Edgar Allan Poe s The Back Cat have no certain supernatural role to play A masterful horror story nonetheless with insanity and alcoholism being the true haunters of the mind Perfectly constructed and paced it s a dark tale of terror that is hard to beat.If linguistics were an Olympic sport then I m sure Madam Crowl s Ghost by J.S Le Fanu would be a good test It s an atmospheric tale but read out loud it s a challenge Le Fanu is merciless with his transcription of regional dialect One perhaps better read than listened to The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde doesn t really need another recommendation from me Love it.With the inclusion of Doctor Heidegger s Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne I do begin to despair It s most definitely not a ghost story It s not even a horror story The only possible reason for its inclusion is to place another literary name on the cover The Old Nurse s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell is a superbly written ghostly story which is a step above Much imitated Two stories from Dickens begin with The Black Veil, Though it is a fine piece of writing it has no ghost and isn t even a horror story though it has a dark moodiness and its theme has a macabre impact The Signalman, is as good a ghost story as you will hear.The last story is Arthur Conan Doyle s Selecting a Ghost which is very funny and the narrator does a good job of delivering the text in a suitably humorous manner This proved to be as poorly assembled an anthology as I ve come across Many of the stories are either too long, too short or in the case of at least six of the tales have no ghost at all Most of the stories that do hit the mark are ones that have been over exposed in anthologies already Maybe I m being a bit picky but I feel a bit like Mr Doyle s man at the conclusion of Selecting a ghost


  2. Daniel Daniel says:

    The Traveller by R H Benson 1903 1 too dull and dated to finish The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall by John Kendrick Bangs 1894 4 very fun The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe 1850 3 over before you knew it A Ghost Story by Mark Twain 1843 3 witty The Wolf by Guy de Maupassant 1889 2 ehh I have read better Maupasant The Adventures of the German Student by Washington Irving 1825 2 ehh The Monkey s Paw by W W Jacobs 1902 4 Great St The Traveller by R H Benson 1903 1 too dull and dated to finish The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall by John Kendrick Bangs 1894 4 very fun The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe 1850 3 over before you knew it A Ghost Story by Mark Twain 1843 3 witty The Wolf by Guy de Maupassant 1889 2 ehh I have read better Maupasant The Adventures of the German Student by Washington Irving 1825 2 ehh The Monkey s Paw by W W Jacobs 1902 4 Great Story From the Tideless Sea by W H Hodgson 1906 3 OK The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe 1903 4 One of Poe s best Madam Crowl s Ghost by J S Le Fanu 1870 3 Interesting The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde 1887 4 A classic A ghost story w humor Doctor Heidegger s Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1837 3 OK The Old Nurse s Story by Mrs Gaskell 1852 3 OK The Black Veil by Charles Dickens 1836 3 Atmospheric The Signalman by Charles Dickens 1866 4 Atmospheric and oft copies Selecting a Ghost by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1883 4 Hilarious, who knew Doyle could write comedy


  3. Joy Joy says:

    God, I hate Dickens What a pious sap he is I know he wrote to a very particular audience, but he just makes me want to hurl I nearly stopped listening, but I really wanted to hear the rest of the stories and I figured I give him another chance since I ve changed my mind about so many other authors as I ve aged Nope Still an emotional wreck with haughty characters Boo Hoo.There were strong entries and weak I ve never read any Oscar Wilde, but from now on I will seek him out The Canterbury God, I hate Dickens What a pious sap he is I know he wrote to a very particular audience, but he just makes me want to hurl I nearly stopped listening, but I really wanted to hear the rest of the stories and I figured I give him another chance since I ve changed my mind about so many other authors as I ve aged Nope Still an emotional wreck with haughty characters Boo Hoo.There were strong entries and weak I ve never read any Oscar Wilde, but from now on I will seek him out The Canterbury Ghost was a clever, clever story The Tideless Sea by W.H Hodgson left me wondering if I was thinking of the wrong Sargasso Sea I wasn t Hodgson was just writing to a myth It was a story full of suspense and with a bit of retrofitting would make a pretty good movie I will also be looking forof Hodgson s stories.I was familiar with the other authors stories for the most part and most were good


  4. Craig Craig says:

    This is a collection of readings of sixteen classic horror stories with sometimes somewhat tenuous Christmas themes or connections The selections are for the most part from early literary icons including Poe, Irving, Dickens, Doyle, Hawthorne, etc My favorites were The Monkey s Paw by Jacobs, The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde which I d somehow never before read , and a wonderful and eerie story by William Hope Hodgson, From the Tideless Sea Some of the writing styles are so old that they This is a collection of readings of sixteen classic horror stories with sometimes somewhat tenuous Christmas themes or connections The selections are for the most part from early literary icons including Poe, Irving, Dickens, Doyle, Hawthorne, etc My favorites were The Monkey s Paw by Jacobs, The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde which I d somehow never before read , and a wonderful and eerie story by William Hope Hodgson, From the Tideless Sea Some of the writing styles are so old that they re difficult to keep your interest held solidly, but the season is all about tradition and the ghosts of the past, right


  5. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    This story focuses on Ghosts, not really horror, so I wouldcorrectly put this under fiction or paranormal All of the stories in this audiobook are good Some are very excellent I listened to the audiobook which is recorded with different narrators all digitization came from tape with various clarity Still, easy enough to understand even with a hearing issue.


  6. MountainShelby MountainShelby says:

    I agree with Daniel s review.


  7. Vinnydbullet Vinnydbullet says:

    Great short stories best listed too Brought chills down my spine.


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