Feel the breathtaking tingle of suspense. Share the captivating horror of the supernatural in these six complete stories presented by a masterful reader.This audio recording includes: A Watcher by the Dead by Ambrose BierceA corpse brings death, dereliction, and madness to those who would play with it. The Body-Snatchers by Robert Louis StevensonA never-ending demand for bodies for medical dissection delivers nightly horrors. Adventure of the German Student by Washington IrvingA German student, caught up in the tempestuous times of the French Revolution, is intoxicated by the beauty of a stranger, and pledges himself to her forever. Dick on the Devil by J. Sheridan Le FanuBarwyke Hall, isolated and sinister, is haunted by both the living and the dead. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan PoeThe melancholy House of Usher afflicts its owner with a morbid gloom. Justifiably considered one of the best stories of this genre ever written. The Open Window by SakiA nervous newcomer is overcome by a surprising visit!
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HAUNTINGS was the original name of this collection recorded in the 1980s with Welsh-American actor Geraint Wyn Davies. He gives these tales of horror and suspense an astute performance, underscoring the timeless power of these nineteenth-century works. Davies tunes his emotional flourishes to the language of each story, such as the romantic declarations of Washington's Irving's "Adventure of the German Student." Both Stevenson's "Body-Snatchers" and Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher" ramble through social conventions of the times, in gothic detail. Davies allows listeners to fully appreciate the lushness of the language and the sharply defined images that have haunted generations. Discover and enjoy the performances and each terrifying detail of these classics. R.F.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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