Black Spirits and White: A Book of Ghost Stories


Read by Andrew Gaunce

(4.4 stars; 20 reviews)

A collection of six ghostly tales by Ralph Adams Cram, ranging from the demonic to the deeply sad. Gruesome apparitions, oppressive atmosphere, and throughout it all, a profound appreciation for the haunting beauty of Europe through the eyes of an American architect. Includes The Dead Valley, a story singled out as "memorably potent" by H.P. Lovecraft.
Black spirits and white - Red spirits and gray - Mingle, mingle, mingle - Ye that mingle may. (Summary by Andrew Gaunce, with excerpt from Shakespeare's Macbeth) (2 hr 44 min)

Chapters

No. 252 Rue M. le Prince 33:33 Read by Andrew Gaunce
In Kropfsberg Keep 24:29 Read by Andrew Gaunce
The White Villa 30:39 Read by Andrew Gaunce
Sister Maddelena 35:07 Read by Andrew Gaunce
Notre Dame des Eaux 18:16 Read by Andrew Gaunce
The Dead Valley 21:20 Read by Andrew Gaunce
Postscript 0:57 Read by Andrew Gaunce

Reviews

pleasantly surprised


(4 stars)

both the author and reader were new to me, but I was fortunate and well rewarded. some will be repeat listens in the future.

Spooky & Atmospheric


(4.5 stars)

These are some good, early, cosmic horror stories. Not very plot-heavy, but very evocative. Well read and enjoyable.

Ghostly and delectable


(5 stars)

Eerie well-written stories and an enjoyable reader. Hooray!