Famous Modern Ghost Stories

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 32 reviews)

An entertaining selection of "modern" ghost stories selected "to include specimens of a few of the distinctive types of modern ghosts, as well as to show the art of individual stories."

Sure to please the love of the supernatural in all of us! (summary by J. M. Smallheer) (9 hr 44 min)


Introduction: The Imperishable Ghost 19:22 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, part 1 41:02 Read by Ken Crooker
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, part 2 44:10 Read by Ken Crooker
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, part 3 39:56 Read by Ken Crooker
The Shadows on the Wall by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman 27:16 Read by Jc Guan
The Messenger by Robert W. Chambers 1:13:16 Read by Marian Brown
Lazarus by Leonid Andreyev 41:42 Read by Kathy Jacobs
The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey, Part 1 27:50 Read by Jc Guan
The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey, Part 2 32:01 Read by Jc Guan
The Mass of Shadows by Anatole France 13:18 Read by Sage Tyrtle
What Was It? by Fitz-James O-Brien 39:23 Read by Igor Teaforay
The Middle Toe of the Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce 19:35 Read by Matthew Howell
The Shell of Sense by Olivia Howard Dunbar 26:08 Read by Sarah Jennings
The Woman at Seven Brothers by Wilbur Daniel Steele 46:04 Read by Anna Simon
At the Gate by Myla Jo Closser 17:14 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe 35:24 Read by Kelly Elizabeth
The Haunted Orchard by Richard Le Gallienne 18:20 Read by Sibella Denton
The Bowmen by Arthur Machen 7:49 Read by Sibella Denton
A Ghost by Guy de Maupassant 15:05 Read by Sibella Denton


An HP Lovecraft Primer

(4 stars)

Here are some of HP Lovecraft's, (and a few others,) greatest influences, and nicely done. Very enjoyable if you are interested in early horror works. These are stories from a time when people had delicate sensibilities, and any thoughts of the outré were enough to deprive one of a good nights sleep.

Well read

(4 stars)

A feast for the imagination, and very enjoyable. Some interesting ideas, and I especially liked what is it-had me laughing at the furtiveness at the beginning :)

Good Listen

(4 stars)

These are well selected classics. Most of them were unknown to this reader. A few of the recordings bare difficult to hear, most are fine.

(3 stars)

contains some good stories, some not so good,likewise the readers.big thanks to librivox and all their volunteers.

neat little collection

(5 stars)

some real gems in there. all the readers do a great job.

An interesting and ecclectic collection

(4 stars)

Many classic stories, well told.

good collection

(4 stars)

well read by variety of readers