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Read By: various narrators, Amy Soakes, John Burlinson, Martin Gooding Publisher: Voices of Today Pty LTD Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9798212513401

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53:38 minutes

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19 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

22:32 minutes

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Publisher Description

This collection of sixteen stories contains a mixture of stories about ghosts and contacts from spirits, some by celebrated authors, together with essays on psychical research.  

As Joseph French notes in the preface, even for the skeptic, tales of ghostly activity retain a distinct fascination. The widespread interest in psychic phenomena in the early twentieth century proved to be a significant stimulus to literary production.


1) “When the World was Young” by Jack London

2) “The Return” by Algernon Blackwood

3) “The Second Generation” by Algernon Blackwood

4) “The Clavecin-Bruges” by George Wharton Edwards

5) “Ligeia” by Edgar Allan Poe

6) “The Sylph and the Father” by Elsa Barker

7) “A Ghost” by Lafcadio Hearn

8) “The Eyes of the Panther” by Ambrose Bierce

9) “Photographing Invisible Beings” by William T. Stead

10) “Ghosts in Solid Form” by Gambier Bolton

11) “The Phantom Armies seen in France” by Hereward Carrington

12) “The Portal of the Unknown” by Andrew Jackson Davis

13) “The Supernormal: Experiences” by St John D. Seymour

14) “Nature-spirits, or Elementals” by Nizida

15) “A Witch’s Den” by Helena Blavatsky

16) “Some Remarkable Experiences of Famous Persons” by Walter F. Prince

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About the Authors

Ambrose Bierce (1842–ca. 1914) was an American journalist, short-story writer, and poet. Born in Ohio, he served in the Civil War and then settled in San Francisco. He wrote for Hearst’s Examiner, his wit and satire making him the literary dictator of the Pacific coast and strongly influencing many writers. He disappeared into war-torn Mexico in 1913.

Jack London (1876–1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. Before making a living at his writing, he spent time as an oyster pirate, a sailor, a cannery worker, a gold miner, and a journalist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction writing. He is best known for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set during the Klondike gold rush, as well as the short stories “To Build a Fire,” “An Odyssey of the North,” and “Love of Life.”  He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as “The Pearls of Parlay” and “The Heathen.” He was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, including The Iron Heel, The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951) led a rich and varied life. Storyteller, mystic, adventurer, and radio and television personality, he is best remembered for his two superlative horror stories, “The Willows” and “The Wendigo.” But in his lifetime he wrote over 150 stories, at least a dozen novels, two plays, and quite a few children’s books as well. By the time of his death, he had become one of the greatest writers of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century.

Colleen Delany has been a sparkling jewel in the crown of Washington’s vastly talented acting community for thirty-seven days now and will confidently challenge to a fierce best out of three in “paper-rock-scissors” anyone wishing to topple her from that lofty perch. Primarily a stage actress,—having played roles at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Theater J, Washington Stage Guild, Theater of the First Amendment, and Source Theatre, among others—Ms. Delany does a you-name-it of various acting jobs, including audiobook narration.

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.

Jacques Roy is a audio narrator and actor, known for The Lower Angels and Room and Board.

About the Narrators

Leon Nixon is a professional actor, playwright, and filmmaker. A Los Angeles native, he has performed in short films, web series, and on stage in dramatic and comedic roles. He is also an improviser and part of the group that appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Continuous Improv Show.

John Burlinson is an American audiobook narrator.