The Top Ten Short Stories - Horror (Audiobook)
Read by David Shaw-Parker, Richard Mitchley & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 6hrs 56mins)
Featuring stories by Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce & others.
The top 10 horror short stories of all time.
Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.
In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author?
The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our authors whether of instant recognition or new to you are all leviathans of literature.
Some you may disagree with but they will get you thinking; about our choices and about those you would have made. If this volume takes you on a path to discover more of these miniature masterpieces then we have all gained something.
Fear has a home – the human mind. Although we know the outcome will not be good, we DO open that door, we DO peek and go where others have severely warned us not to go. These ten masters of their art and craft await your presence.
In this compilation -
|1 - The Top 10 - The Horror Story - An Introduction by x|
|2 - The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe|
|3 - The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce|
|4 - The Horla by Guy de Maupassant|
|5 - August Heat by W F Harvey|
|6 - The Monkeys Paw by W W Jacobs|
|7 - Lost Hearts by M R James|
|8 - The Color Out of Space by H P Lovecraft|
|9 - The Vampyre by John William Polidori|
|10 - The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson|
|11 - The Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker|