Tales for a Stormy Night : A Pandora’s Box of Classic Chillers

various authors, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James...(+more)

a full cast (Narrator)

09-01-03

7hrs 53min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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09-01-03

7hrs 53min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Acting skills and sound effects here can only be described as astonishing. Five stars.” Audio Book Review

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

It’s midnight. Turn out the lights, cuddle with your true love, and shiver to fright-meisters Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H. P. Lovecraft.

Quicken your pulse with the elegant terror of Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Guy de Maupassant. Chortle at the black glee of H. H. Munro and Ambrose Bierce.

These fourteen tales, plays, and poems, gleaned from cultures around the world, range from wickedly comic to deathly serious, from New England reserve to Gallic passion. This volume of late-night listening is a witch’s brew of readings and dramatizations seasoned tastefully, and—where appropriate—not so tastefully, with music and sound effects, under the direction of award-winning producer Yuri Rasovsky and his coven of twenty-odd—some very odd—performers.

Shut your eyes and give your mind a listen—if you dare.

Praise

“Acting skills and sound effects here can only be described as astonishing. Five stars.” Audio Book Review

“As entrancing as any Hollywood film and better than most…Tales for a Stormy Night is a masterpiece.” Audiobook Café

“Every reader is excellent; and many are unique in both their technique and the quality of their voices. One in particular has a voice so dark and deep that it sounds like it originates from the grave itself. Good fun.” Kliatt

“Yuri Rasovsky has created a wonderful anthology that includes gothic tales and dramatic adaptations with music by William Walton. The diversity and pleasure of these 14 selections are matched by the vocal talents of the 20-plus voices…enriched with sound effects enliven the collection, too…By embracing multiple genres and tones, performance styles, and national literatures, this audio Pandora’s box consistently stimulates, surprises, satisfies, and even stretches our sense of what an audiobook can be. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Aug 31, 2003
Release Date September 1, 2003
Release Date Machine 1062374400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Bestselling Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Horror, Bestselling Mysteries
Author Bio
Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Scotland. He studied engineering and law at the University of Edinburgh and then began writing while traveling in France. The publication of Treasure Island in 1883 brought him fame and entered him on a course of romantic fiction beloved by young and old alike.

Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916), American novelist, short-story writer, and man of letters, was born in Washington Place, New York, to a family of distinguished philosophers and theologians. He attended schools in New York, Boston, and throughout Europe, where he later settled. A major figure in the history of the novel, he is celebrated as a master craftsman who brought his great art and impeccable technique to bear in the development of abiding moral themes.

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) is the author the novels The Age of Innocence and Old New York , both of which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She was the first woman to receive that honor. In 1929 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. She was born in New York and is best known for her stories of life among the upper-class society into which she was born. She was educated privately at home and in Europe. In 1894 she began writing fiction, and her novel The House of Mirth established her as a leading writer.

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1848) transformed the American literary landscape with his innovations in the short story genre and his haunting lyrical poetry, and he is credited with inventing American gothic horror and detective fiction. He was first published in 1827 and then began a career as a magazine writer and editor and a sharp literary critic. In 1845 the publication of his most famous poem, “The Raven,” brought him national fame.

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

It’s midnight. Turn out the lights, cuddle with your true love, and shiver to fright-meisters Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H. P. Lovecraft.

Quicken your pulse with the elegant terror of Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Guy de Maupassant. Chortle at the black glee of H. H. Munro and Ambrose Bierce.

These fourteen tales, plays, and poems, gleaned from cultures around the world, range from wickedly comic to deathly serious, from New England reserve to Gallic passion. This volume of late-night listening is a witch’s brew of readings and dramatizations seasoned tastefully, and—where appropriate—not so tastefully, with music and sound effects, under the direction of award-winning producer Yuri Rasovsky and his coven of twenty-odd—some very odd—performers.

Shut your eyes and give your mind a listen—if you dare.

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