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Talking Books

The titles in this booklist are just a selection of the titles available for loan from the RNIB National Library Talking Book Service.

Don’t forget you are allowed to have up to 6 books on loan. When you return a title, you will then receive another one.
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Best horror stories. 1972. Read by John Dunn, 9 hours 35 minutes. TB 233.

A collection of macabre and hair-raising stories by old and new writers. TB 233.

Classic tales of ghosts and vampires; compiled by The Story Circle. Read by multiple narrators, 9 hours 21 minutes. TB 13282.

Sixteen stories by authors such as Ambrose Bierce, F. Marion Crawford and H. P. Lovecraft. TB 13282.

Classic tales of ghosts and vampires: volume two. Read by multiple narrators, 9 hours 6 minutes. TB 15320.

The Mammoth book of Victorian and Edwardian ghost stories. 1995. Read by Multiple narrators, 26 hours 14 minutes. TB 10953.

This anthology contains the cream from the golden age of the ghost story, spanning the Victorian era from 1839 right up to the end of the Edwardian decade in 1910. Many of literature's greatest names are in this collection, and these masters promise delicious - and chilling - entertainment. TB 10953.

The omnibus of 20th-century ghost stories. 1990. Read by Multiple narrators, 14 hours 59 minutes. TB 10316.

Haunted houses and rooms, demon lovers, childrens' visions, ghosts of the self revenge, guilt and love from beyond the grave are the themes of the 20th century ghost story. Graham Greene, Dylan Thomas, Walter de la Mare, Muriel Spark, John Updike, Truman Capote, Jean Rhys, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, Tennessee Williams and E.M. Forster all wrote about ghosts and the supernatural. This omnibus collates 27 stories from these authors and many more. TB 10316.

The Oxford book of English ghost stories. 1986. Read by Multiple narrators, 24 hours 56 minutes. TB 10364.

Ghost stories have a universal fascination, but the literary ghost story, as opposed to the tales of oral tradition, is of relatively recent origin. This selection of 42 stories written between 1829 and 1968 is the first to present the full range of the English tradition by demonstrating its historical development as well as its major themes and characteristics. TB 10364.

Tales of terror from Blackwood's Magazine. 1995. Read by Geoffrey Harris, 13 hours 21 minutes. TB 10867.

These tales of terror and hysteria, selected from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in its first fifteen years of publication from 1817, set the standards for concentrated dread and calculated alarm for all such tales. Authors include the famous (Walter Scott) and the talented but forgotten (William Mudford, Samuel Warren). TB 10867.

Ajvide Lindqvist, John

Let the right one in. 2009. Read by Mark Elstob, 17 hours 8 minutes. TB 16908.

Oskar is a 12 year old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened. Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200 year old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood. Contains violence and passages of a sexual nature. TB 16908.

Ajvide Lindqvist, John

Harbour. 2011. Read by Sherry Baines, 20 hours 38 minutes. TB 19227.

Two years after the mysterious disappearance of his young daughter, Anders is a broken alcoholic, his life ruined. He returns to the home of his childhood and his family and through a haze of memory, loss and alcohol, he realises that someone - or something - is trying to communicate with him. Contains strong language. TB 19227.

Amis, Martin

Einstein's monsters. 1987. Read by Antony Higginson, 5 hours 2 minutes. TB 7454.

A collection of five stories that create perplexing visions of a post-nuclear holocaust world, highlighting schizophrenia, rape, brutality and suppurating despair. Contains passages of a sexual nature. TB 7454.

Andrews, V C

My sweet Audrina. 1982. Read by Pat Starr, 13 hours 53 minutes. TB 8089.

The house in the wood is picturesque and charming and the family who live there seem to be happy and affluent. But what is the secret of the room empty of everything but the rocking chair? What is the secret that everyone knows? Everyone except my sweet Audrina? TB 8089.

Aycliffe, Jonathan

A garden lost in time. 2004. Read by Nick Rawlinson, 10 hours 18 minutes. TB 14457.

Cousin Tom soon takes Simon under his wing, showing him the grounds and estate of Trevelyan Priors. Exploring further one day, the boys enter an enclosed garden, long abandoned and overgrown. In the untouched snow lies a set of footprints with no discernible beginning or end. Weeks later, Simon encounters a girl in the same garden. She tells him her name is Lily, a fisherman's daughter from nearby Porthmullion. As they strike up a friendship, Simon soon learns that Trevelyan Priors and its inhabitants have much to hide. TB 14457.

Bachman, Richard

The regulators. 1996. Read by William Roberts, 10 hours 47 minutes. TB 10955.

Wentworth, Ohio: just a small friendly town where the Carver children bicker over sweets and writer Johnny Marinville is about the only resident who minds his own business. On Poplar Street it's just a normal summer's day with lawnmowers humming, Little League bats 'tinking', frisbees flying and barbecues being readied. But for young Cary Ripton on his paper round it won't be a normal day at all. Contains strong language. TB 10955.

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