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Vintage Vampire Stories

By: Richard Dalby - editor,Robert Eighteen-Bisang - editor
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
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Editor reviews

Performer Gildart Jackson's deep voice and British accent recalls a younger Vincent Price, and adds real ghoulish drama to this collection of bloodsucking tales from near and far. Alongside more familiar names such as Bram Stoker and Sabine Baring-Gould, there are tales from Pu Songling of China, Mary Fortune of Australia, George Whyte-Melville of Scotland, and more. All are presented with an in-depth introduction that adds context to the tale. Some stories involve a more subtle spook while others are more action-oriented, but all are likely to give you a delicious chill. A spine-tingling treat for fans of the vampire genre and supernatural horror in general.

Summary

Long lost to the public in out-of-print pulp magazines, dusty Victorian anthologies, and the pages of now defunct newspapers, these vintage vampire stories have truly proved immortal.

Resurrected now for the year 2011, this is a stunning collection of nineteenth-century vampire stories by heavyweights such as Sabine Baring-Gould and Bram Stoker. These rare stories are arranged in chronological order from 1846 to 1913 and are compiled by two of the world's leading vampire anthologists and experts.

©2011 Skyhorse Publishing (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Some excellent stories.

There are some excellent stories, some are of historical interest only, in my opinion.However, I listened all through and some I have gone back to listen again, one story 3 times.GJ Whyte Melville’s story ( chapter 7) is one of the best vampire stories I have ever read.Beautiful narration, just perfect for these supernatural stories.

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An enjoyable listen :)

Excellent narration, and a better collection than most other books compiling stories in this genre.

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Entertaining

Really liked the stories, narration and delivery.
It's interesting to hear the concepts from a century ago and it's somehow satisfying to know that people were looking for thrills with spooky stories. Although the I bet they were much more scarier by candle light.

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What a find!

Hours of stories with their authors' biogs. What an enjoyable anthology! All for free! Heaven!

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Interesting

I enjoyed this look into Vintage Vampire Tales, especially the different forms those vampires took.

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Good stories Spoiled

there are good Vampire stories sadly spoiled by bad narration which is a shame.

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