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Dickens: Ghost Stories (Unabridged)


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Charles Dickens was a master of the macabre. His stories of madness, murder and revenge, often imbued with a sympathetic moral undertone, have continued to thrill and chill readers ever since they were written. Here then are 15 tales that display the full range of Dickens’s Gothic talents. The Signalman, perhaps the most well-known, is a chilling story about a mysterious figure and its deathly omen; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain shows the consequences for those who make deals with the dead; The Portrait-Painter's Story follows an artist who paints a non-living person by memory; and Captain Murderer and the Devil's Bargain, a bedtime story from Dickens’s own childhood, tells of a bloodthirsty man who kills his brides and bakes them into pies. Among others, the collection also includes A Christmas Carol, The Baron of Grogzwig from The Pickwick Papers, and The Ghost in the Bride’s Chamber, a novella co-written with Wilkie Collins.
Facts
Item number NA0329
Barcode 9781781981740
Release date 11/9/2018
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 14
Performers
Non-Classical Artist Timson, David
Disc: 1
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 A Christmas Carol 00:10:31 Timson, David
2 The clerk in the Tank involuntarily… 00:10:00 Timson, David
3 The office was closed in a twinkling… 00:09:09 Timson, David
4 The cellar-door flew open… 00:10:17 Timson, David
5 The Ghost, on hearing this, set up… 00:08:05 Timson, David
6 Stave II: The First of the Three Spirits 00:11:58 Timson, David
7 'These are but shadows of the things…' 00:10:18 Timson, David
Disc: 2
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 Although they had but that moment… 00:11:09 Timson, David
2 You fear the world too much,'… 00:10:36 Timson, David
3 Stave III: The Second of the Three Spirits 00:09:10 Timson, David
4 For, the people who were shovelling away… 00:09:17 Timson, David
5 What has ever got your precious father…' 00:10:08 Timson, David
6 Scrooge bent before the Ghost’s rebuke… 00:09:44 Timson, David
7 It was a great surprise to Scrooge… 00:09:48 Timson, David
Disc: 3
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 The Ghost was greatly pleased… 00:08:23 Timson, David
2 Stave IV: The Last of the Spirits 00:10:21 Timson, David
3 Sitting in among the wares he dealt in… 00:10:10 Timson, David
4 Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful Death… 00:10:14 Timson, David
5 He left the room, and went up-stairs… 00:09:27 Timson, David
6 Stave V: The End of It 00:08:21 Timson, David
7 'My dear sir,' said Scrooge, quickening… 00:07:39 Timson, David
Disc: 4
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain 00:11:25 Timson, David
2 'Who's that?' said he. 'Come in!' 00:11:38 Timson, David
3 Mr. Swidger, in his polite desire to seem… 00:10:26 Timson, David
4 Such a staid matter-of-fact housewife… 00:09:45 Timson, David
5 It paused, and seemed to tempt… 00:11:05 Timson, David
6 But having stood before him, silent… 00:09:18 Timson, David
7 Chapter 2: The Gift Diffused 00:09:12 Timson, David
Disc: 5
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 Softening more and more, as his own… 00:10:24 Timson, David
2 Mrs. Tetterby, without any remark… 00:11:25 Timson, David
3 The good woman, quite carried away… 00:09:31 Timson, David
4 He sat down on a chair near the door… 00:09:49 Timson, David
5 The student opened a frail door… 00:11:49 Timson, David
6 The creature lay in such a fiery heat… 00:11:58 Timson, David
Disc: 6
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 He drew a little off, and in doing so… 00:11:28 Timson, David
2 Redlaw could not reply by any word… 00:11:26 Timson, David
3 Chapter 3: The Gift Reversed 00:10:27 Timson, David
4 It seemed to look down upon the boy… 00:08:11 Timson, David
5 A diversion arose here among Johnny… 00:11:22 Timson, David
6 Mr. and Mrs. Tetterby were not a bit… 00:09:24 Timson, David
7 He saw the children throng about her… 00:07:21 Timson, David
Disc: 7
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 The boy still held back at first… 00:09:55 Timson, David
2 In the few moments that elapsed… 00:09:15 Timson, David
3 The Ghost in the Bride's Chamber 00:10:36 Timson, David
4 Her mother had taken care to secure…' 00:10:08 Timson, David
5 He sat before her in the gloomy bride's…' 00:09:15 Timson, David
6 He buried the body in the night…' 00:10:04 Timson, David
7 The youth was there, likewise.' 00:08:13 Timson, David
Disc: 8
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 The Signalman 00:11:03 Timson, David
2 Said I, when I rose to leave him… 00:11:11 Timson, David
3 Then he went on. 'I have no peace…' 00:11:51 Timson, David
4 To Be Read at Dusk 00:09:57 Timson, David
5 But, one day she told me the secret. 00:10:33 Timson, David
6 To make an end, the signore came again… 00:11:55 Timson, David
7 Captain Murderer and the Devil's Bargain 00:06:53 Timson, David
Disc: 9
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 On his marriage morning, he always… 00:11:20 Timson, David
2 What are you doing, Chips?' said the rat… 00:12:36 Timson, David
3 Christmas Ghosts 00:09:27 Timson, David
4 Or thus, it came to pass how Lady Mary… 00:08:41 Timson, David
5 The Trial for Murder 00:10:59 Timson, David
6 I was not very comfortable that night… 00:10:18 Timson, David
7 At table, and generally when we were… 00:09:39 Timson, David
Disc: 10
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 The Haunted House 00:09:25 Timson, David
2 Besides that there is something awful… 00:09:18 Timson, David
3 One of these bells was labelled… 00:08:57 Timson, David
4 I repeat; the contagion of suspicion… 00:09:04 Timson, David
5 Some of these ideas I really believe our… 00:09:09 Timson, David
6 The Ghost in Master B's Room 00:13:02 Timson, David
7 Now, Miss Pipson, having curly light hair… 00:11:30 Timson, David
Disc: 11
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 Under these circumstances, we were… 00:05:07 Timson, David
2 Mr. Testator's Visitation 00:09:51 Timson, David
3 A Child's Dream of a Star 00:09:11 Timson, David
4 Well-Authenticated Rappings 00:10:15 Timson, David
5 Question: 'Do I know your name?' 00:10:23 Timson, David
6 Four Ghost Stories. The First Story 00:10:40 Timson, David
7 The Second Story 00:02:59 Timson, David
8 The Third Story 00:04:31 Timson, David
9 The Fourth Story 00:05:59 Timson, David
10 Next morning the countess awoke… 00:04:10 Timson, David
Disc: 12
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 'I had a long and weary journey…' 00:04:52 Timson, David
2 The Portrait-Painter's Story 00:09:05 Timson, David
3 The next few minutes were occupied… 00:09:31 Timson, David
4 The evening being by this time… 00:09:06 Timson, David
5 The train arrived punctually, and I got out… 00:07:54 Timson, David
6 After a while she continued… 00:08:25 Timson, David
7 The Baron of Grogzwig 00:08:06 Timson, David
8 '"My dear," said the baroness.' 00:08:25 Timson, David
9 '"Halloa!" said the baron, stamping…' 00:08:00 Timson, David
Disc: 13
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 The Queer Chair 00:10:58 Timson, David
2 All these things passed rapidly… 00:12:59 Timson, David
3 As the old gentleman solemnly uttered… 00:09:37 Timson, David
4 A Madman's Manuscript 00:13:29 Timson, David
5 'Doctors were called in – great men…' 00:10:45 Timson, David
6 The Lawyer and the Ghost 00:06:58 Timson, David
Disc: 14
Ghost Stories16:20:00
1 The Goblins who Stole a Sexton 00:08:57 Timson, David
2 'What have you got in that bottle?'… 00:10:02 Timson, David
3 Slowly and peacefully, the father sank… 00:09:01 Timson, David
4 The Ghosts of the Mail 00:09:11 Timson, David
5 A few oil lamps were scattered… 00:09:01 Timson, David
6 Hallo!' said my uncle, falling back a step… 00:08:18 Timson, David
7 This answered better; it whiled away… 00:09:15 Timson, David
8 As you may guess from what you have… 00:07:46 Timson, David
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