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Summary

The Green Book is a precious artefact procured from the possessions of a dead woman, and carefully kept in secret by the aged and studious Ambrose. Cotgrave is loaned the Green Book to further his understanding of the occult secrets that Ambrose is so reluctant to talk about.

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of this supernatural classic that's often cited as an inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft.

Public Domain (P)2017 FNH Audio

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  • BK
  • 08-04-18

A Wondrous Story

A story about the alchemy of faery, the bridge building between worlds, the power of innocent imagination, the drama of the hidden life. The story is woven of stories and kept in the collection of an Alchemist who discusses it with a friend. A tale about beauty and the terror of the unknown at the edge of existence. The reader created atmosphere, the sound of his voice corresponded very well with the content of the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-19

good but dense

i like the story, but it seems like the entire journal part is one huge run-on that never lets up. makes the storykinda hard to follow

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  • Christopher DiNote
  • 08-12-20

A Genuine Classic

I'm knocked on my backside. This is a story from an author who understands that the supernatural is genuinely strange and alien to our mode of existence. This is why so many of the old British weird tales types are so good, and why it was their work that you hear echoes of in bands like Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, gents who were well-read and steeped in a Classic- laden education who could convey that unsettling weirdness that no one born after 1980 seems to get.

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  • Paul
  • 09-10-20

Creepy and beautiful

Who would have thought that horror could be so luminosity beautiful? It's short but definitely worth the credit I spent on it.

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  • John Rinaldi
  • 05-08-20

If I Only Knew Then...

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The White People by Arthur Machen may have been something else 110 years ago but, then again, so were airplanes. The only reason I’m happy I listened to this story is that it’s over with.

Maybe I’ve been spoiled by stronger stuff but I see no reason why this story is referred to as something to be referred to!

Recommendation – if I only knew then what I know now…



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  • charles d.
  • 07-08-19

Forgotten Classic.

Loved it! I was pleasantly surprised to find this available for such an affordable price.