Ghosts Audiobooks

Lost Hearts

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

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by M R James
24 minutes, 24 seconds
Unabridged Ghost Story
1895

MR James

An early ghost story by James about a kidnapper/dabbler in the occult who has a keen interest in removing the hearts of children. You’re welcome. Performed by Susie Berneis.




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The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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by John Kendrick Bangs
21 minutes, 41 seconds
Unabridged Christmas Ghost Story
1894

John Kendrick Bangs

A humorous ghost story in which a particularly damp apparition appears on Christmas Eve.

“Far be it from me to be impolite to a woman, madam, but I’m hanged if it wouldn’t please me better if you’d stop these infernal visits of yours to this house. Go sit out on the lake, if you like that sort of thing; soak the water-butt, if you wish; but do not, I implore you, come into a gentleman’s house and saturate him and his possessions in this way. It is damned disagreeable.”

Performed by Susie Berneis.



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The Haunted Dolls’ House

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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by M R James
29 minutes, 53 seconds
Unabridged Ghost Story
1923

MR James

Probably the most famous of the ghost stories of M R James. Commissioned by Queen Mary for her doll house library, which is still on display at 1:12 scale in Windsor Castle. Performed by Susie Berneis.



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The Romance of Certain Old Clothes

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

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by Henry James
44 minutes, 35 seconds
Unabridged Fantasy/Horror Story
1868

James

The first ghost story of Henry James, and was part of a gothic literature revival in the 1880s. First appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. Performed by Susie Berneis.



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The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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by H G Wells
32 minutes, 11 seconds
Unabridged Fantasy/Horror/SF Story
1902

Wells

A classic Victorian ghost tale, framed by Wells’s trademark love of mystery, adventure, and scientific philosophizing. Performed by Robert Bethune.

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Told After Supper

Friday, July 13th, 2012

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by Jerome K Jerome
1 hour, 2 minutes
Unabridged Humor/Ghost/Christmas Novella
1891

Jerome K Jerome

A Christmas mystery story where even the narrator can’t be trusted to stay sober or keep his clothes on.

“There must be something ghostly in the air of Christmas–something about the close, muggy atmosphere that draws up the ghosts, like the dampness of the summer rains brings out the frogs and snails.”

Performed by Susie Berneis and Robert Bethune.



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A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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by Charles Dickens
2 hours, 47 minutes
Unabridged Classic Novel
1843

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the classic tale of curmudgeon Ebeneezer Scrooge and the visitation of three ghosts (four if you include Marley) in the run up to Christmas. Read by James Spencer.

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Present at a Hanging & An Arrest

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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by Ambrose Bierce
8 minutes, 25 seconds
Two Unabridged Short Ghost Stories
1910

Ambrose Bierce

Two short, Civil War era ghost stories by one of the most mysterious authors in American history.

Read by Alex Wilson.





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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Monday, October 26th, 2009

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by Washington Irving
1 hour, 26 minutes
Unabridged Horror Story
1819

Washington Irving

Irving’s most famous story about Ichabod Crane–a timid schoolmaster and superstitious outsider in the the haunted Dutch community of Tarry Town–and his fateful encounter with the ghost of a Revolutionary War soldier: the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

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The Tell-Tale Heart

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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by Edgar Allan Poe
18 minutes, 39 seconds
Unabridged Horror Fiction
1843

Poe

“You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me.”

The Master of the Macabre’s most famous horror story, and a consistent favorite among Telltale listeners. Read by Alex Wilson.




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