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Classic Ghost Stories
Classic Ghost Stories
Tony Walker

A weekly podcast which reads out ghost stories, horror stories and weird tales every week. Classic stories from the pens of the... more

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Episodes

The Magic Shop by H G Wells

The Magic Shop by H G Wells was published in 1903. "The Magic Shop" is a fantasy short story about... more

02 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is the classic Halloween story. It appears to be a ghost story,... more

25 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
The Dead by James Joyce

The Dead is is the last story, and the longest from James Joyce's 1914 short stories collection: Dubliners. It is... more

18 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 59 minutes
The Company Of Wolves by Angela Carter

The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter is a work of genius. There, I've said it.The Company of Wolves by... more

11 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
The Witch Door by Ray Bradbury

 Ray Bradbury wrote "The Witch Door" in 1995.The main characters live in a dilapidated New England farmhouse. They've come to... more

04 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
The Stalls Of Barchester Cathedral by M R James

The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral by M R James was published in 1910. It is one of Montague Rhodes James's... more

31 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
The Whitehaven Bodysnatcher by Tony Walker

Happy Halloween! A disturbing and scary tale that will be performed live in Whitehaven this Halloween as part of our... more

27 Oct 2022 · 32 minutes
Sardonicus By Ray Russell

Sardonicus by Ray Russell is possibly the best Gothic horror story written in the 20th century.  Ray Russell's mastery of... more

20 Oct 2022 · 2 hours, 4 minutes
Basil Netherby By A C Benson

Basil Netherby is a masterpiece of brooding supernatural fiction. This unabridged audio book style story narrates a ghost story or... more

13 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Brickett Bottom by Amyas Northcote

Brickett Bottom by Amyas Northcote is about a mysterious house deep in the woods that no one but lonely young... more

06 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
One, Two Buckle my Shoe by Nugent Barker

This story by Nugent Barker comes from his anthology Written By My Left Hand, which I guess is a pointer... more

29 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
The Birds By Daphne Du Maurier Audiobook

The Birds by Daphne du Maurier was adapted into the 1963 horror thriller movie The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock. Daphne... more

22 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
The Outcast by E F Benson

The Outcast by E F BensonFirst we are introduced to Mrs Bertha Acres through the eyes of Tony and his... more

16 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Pallinghurst Barrow by Grant Allen

Pallinghurst Barrow by Grant AllenA horror story about spirits who linger in old places in the English countryisde. Published 1892.... more

08 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The Doll by Daphne du Maurier

The Doll by Daphne du MaurierDame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning was born in 1907 in London in 1931 and... more

02 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
A Pair of Muddy Shoes by Lennox Robinson

A Pair of Muddy Shoes by Lennox RobinsonLennox Robinson was an Irish author, poet, dramatist and theatre produce who was... more

25 Aug 2022 · 32 minutes
The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

The Ghost Ship by Richard Barham MiddletonRichard Barham Middleton was born in 1882 in Staines then in Middlesex, but since... more

19 Aug 2022 · 40 minutes
The Milk White Child of Ravenglass by Tony Walker

The Milk-White Child of Ravenglass by Tony Walker, is one of mine. As I explain in the notes, this is... more

05 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
The Entrance by Gerald Durrell

The Entrance by Gerald DurrellGerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur which was then part of British India, in 1925 and... more

29 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 24 minutes
The Nameless Offspring by Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton SmithClark Ashton Smith was an American writer born in Long Valley, California in 1893 who died in Pacific... more

22 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan PoeThe Masque of the Red Death was published in 1842 by... more

15 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
The Eye of The Cat by Ruskin Bond

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond was born in 1934 in Kasauli in Punjab, India. His first novel was published when he was... more

08 Jul 2022 · 46 minutes
A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B Edwards

Amelia B EdwardsBorn in 1831 in London and died in 1892 aged 60 in Weston Supermare at the seaside near... more

01 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The Catacomb by Peter Shilston

The Catacomb by Peter Shilston was recommended by one of my Patreons but it was hard to get hold of.... more

24 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
The Middle Toe of the Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce

The Middle Toe of the Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce is a ghost story set in the late 19th Century... more

17 Jun 2022 · 35 minutes
Mean Mr Mullins by Cathu Sahu

Mean Mr Mullins by Cathu Sahu is an original story by a living author: Cathy Sahu. A tale of a... more

10 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Secret of the Vault by J Wesley Rosenquest

The Secret Of The Vault by J Wesley RosenquestRecommended by Mary Ware in August 2021. Published in Weird Tales, May 1938J... more

03 Jun 2022 · 59 minutes
The Call of Cthulhu by H P Lovecraft

The Call of Cthulhu by H P Lovecraft was commissioned by Gavin Critchley for me to read for all of... more

27 May 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
They Bite by Anthony Boucher

Anthony BoucherAnthony Boucher known as was the pen name of William Anthony Parker White and he was known at Tony.... more

20 May 2022 · 45 minutes
The Crown Derby Plate by Marjorie Bowen

The Crown Derby Plate by Marjorie Bowen is a classic ghost story and much requested. It has a ghost, a... more

13 May 2022 · 43 minutes
How Fear Departed The Long Gallery by E F Benson

E F BensonEdward Frederic Benson was born in 1867 at Wellington College, where his father was headmaster,  in Berkshire just... more

06 May 2022 · 55 minutes
The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long

The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap LongFrank Belknap  Long was born in 1901 in Harlem, New York (not the... more

29 Apr 2022 · 50 minutes
The Sandman by E T A Hoffman

Ernst Theodor Amadeus HoffmanE T A Hoffman, as he is known, was born in 1776 in Konigsberg, East Prussia, Germany... more

22 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Out of the Deep by Walter de la Mare

Walter de la MareWalter de la Mare is most famous as a poet. He was born in 1873 in Charlton... more

15 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
The Music of Erich Zann by H P Lovecraft

The Music of Erich Zann by H P Lovecraft. I recorded it ages ago and I can't believe I never... more

08 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
Thirteen At Table by Lord Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron DunsanyEdward John Moreton Draw Plunkett, or Lord Dunsany was known to his friends... more

01 Apr 2022 · 37 minutes
The Crowd by Ray Bradbury

A man in a car crash starts wondering how come the crowds gather so fast, and then he wonders why... more

25 Mar 2022 · 34 minutes
SO311. The Man Whom The Trees Loved by Algernon Blackwood

A tale of the New Forest in England where Mr and Mrs Bittacy settle after years abroad. A painter with... more

18 Mar 2022 · 3 hours, 2 minutes
S03010 The Picture of Dorian Gray Chapters 16-20

The Picture of Dorian Gray is now done. Hooray. That's it done. The commentary at the end is slightly nutty... more

11 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
S0309 The Picture of Dorian Gray Chapters 13-15

The Picture of Dorian Gray. Here's the latest. For those of you who are loving it, I hope you continue... more

04 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
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The Crowd by Ray Bradbury
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A man in a car crash starts wondering how come the crowds gather so fast, and then he wonders why they all... more