The Victorian era is remembered for many things, but one of the fondest is the wide and varied array of short, ghostly, suspenseful tales…often enjoyed around the fireside at Christmas time.

In this new anthology, John Banks performs twelve of the very best, all written by incredibly talented, but oft-times overlooked or forgotten, authors. Once you tire of Dickens and James, these are the true masters of short-form suspense:

  1.  “The Steel Mirror” by W.W. Fenn
  2. “A Real Country Ghost Story” by Albert Smith
  3. “The Weird Violinist” by Anonymous
  4. “Walsham Grange: A Real Ghost Story” by E. Morant Cox
  5. “Haunted” by Coulson Kernahan
  6. “Nicodemus” by Alfred Crowquill
  7. “The Veiled Portrait” by James Grant
  8. “The Ghost Chamber” by Anonymous
  9. “The Doll’s Ghost” by F. Marion Crawford
  10. “How Peter Parley Laid A Ghost: A Story of Owl’s Abbey” by Anonymous
  11. “The Ghost’s Summons” by Ada Buisson
  12.  “A Terrible Retribution; or, Squire Orton’s Ghost” by Anonymous


About The Narrator

John Banks is one of the UK’s most prolific audiobook narrators, working for the likes of Big Finish, Audible, Random House and Games Workshop. He is a true multi-voice, creating everything from monsters to marauding aliens. He is also an accomplished stage and TV actor. He has narrated over 150 audiobooks.

You can find our more about John by CLICKING HERE




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We hope you enjoy your audiobook and come back for more soon!


Ada Buisson, Albert Smith, Alfred Crowquill, Coulson Kernahan, E Morant Cox, F Marion Crawford, James Grant, WW Fenn


John Banks


Neil Gardner



File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)


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