Tales of Mystery and Horror


Read by Ben Tucker

(4.6 stars; 6 reviews)

Maurice Level was a French writer of supremely twisted and macabre fiction with demented plotting and gruesome violence reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe and admired by the likes of H. P. Lovecraft. But beyond the Grand Guignol set pieces and O' Henry-esque twist endings, Level was a humanist at heart, giving us truly empathic characters, full of sadness and regret, and showing us who these people really are at their core once all trace of society has been stripped away. Here presented are 26 of his tales of terror and madness, many of which were translated into English for the first time for this collection. (Summary by Ben Tucker) (5 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Introduction 10:56 Read by Ben Tucker
The Debt Collector 12:56 Read by Ben Tucker
The Kennel 13:34 Read by Ben Tucker
Who? 12:43 Read by Ben Tucker
Illusion 11:03 Read by Ben Tucker
In the Light of the Red Lamp 10:26 Read by Ben Tucker
A Mistake 13:22 Read by Ben Tucker
Extenuating Circumstances 13:29 Read by Ben Tucker
The Confession 13:17 Read by Ben Tucker
The Empty House 13:30 Read by Ben Tucker
The Test 8:21 Read by Ben Tucker
Poussette 11:18 Read by Ben Tucker
The Father 12:37 Read by Ben Tucker
"For Nothing" 11:51 Read by Ben Tucker
In the Wheat 10:38 Read by Ben Tucker
The Beggar 11:21 Read by Ben Tucker
Under Chloroform 11:38 Read by Ben Tucker
The Man Who Lay Asleep 11:12 Read by Ben Tucker
Fascination 12:06 Read by Ben Tucker
The Bastard 13:31 Read by Ben Tucker
That Scoundrel Miron 15:34 Read by Ben Tucker
The Taint 11:56 Read by Ben Tucker
The Kiss 11:39 Read by Ben Tucker
A Maniac 8:48 Read by Ben Tucker
The 10.50 Express 11:03 Read by Ben Tucker
"Blue Eyes" 12:56 Read by Ben Tucker
The Last Kiss 13:59 Read by Ben Tucker