An occasional series of readings of ghost stories by a writer now better known for his social satire. Introduced and read by Richard Crowest
“With a sudden sinking of his heart, he heard behind him the step which he thought he had silenced for ever.”
The Flint Knife
“I went to sleep at once, and from dreamlessness awoke suddenly to a consciousness of terror and imminent peril.”
Outside the Door
“Terror, that was slowly becoming a little more definite, terror of some dark and violent deed that was momently drawing nearer to me held me in its vice.”
The House with the Brick-Kiln
“At that moment I saw the face of Fear; my mouth went dry, and I heard my heart leaping and cracking in my throat.”
The Shuttered Room
“All was not well with the house: in some strange manner the shadow that had come between her closed eyes and the sun as she sat on the garden-bench had entered, and was establishing itself more firmly day by day.”
In the Tube
“I could not stir, I could not speak. I could only strain my ears for the inaudible and my eyes for the unseen, while the cold wind from the very valley of the shadow of death streamed over me.” (Note: this story features a suicide.)
Evocative stories and storytelling.
All rolled up in one. No over the top plays acting accentuated by a quietly told yet penetrating foray into the darkest part of our collective past and future consciousness.
Also a lot of fun.
One of my favorites
I’m so glad I found this podcast! Host Richard Crowest does such a stupendous job of bringing each story to life. Every time I see a new episode come out I get excited to listen, but it’s also become a “comfort” podcast to me where I love relistening to past episodes where I’m trying to relax while traveling or trying to sleep. Not all the stories are as good as others (not every story can be The Man Who Went Too Far or The Room in the Tower), but each episode is always an incredibly enjoyable experience thanks to the professional audio design and Richard’s great talent as a narrator (not to mention probably the biggest allure, Richard’s incredible, enthralling voice!). Richard, if you’re reading this, your work is very appreciated! Please keep up the great work!
Astoundingly Good—no joke
This podcast is truly excellent in every way. The quality of the reader’s delivery and voice are matched by the quality of sound production and story selection. If you like high quality classic ghost stories from one of the greats read by a man who must surely be paid for voice acting or audiobook narration, you MUST subscribe to, and devour, this podcast. I only wish he would post more frequently! But hey, I can’t complain. We are lucky, very lucky, to get these gems for free! I would pay for this quality any day.