AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Peter Wickham

Classics • 13.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1894

In a comfortable, approachable style, actor Peter Wickham creates the feeling of relaxing in a nineteenth-century English drawing room while swapping tales of the macabre, fairy folk, and undiscovered worlds. In a tone that is equal parts beguilement and wonder, Wickham leads listeners through this late-nineteenth-century collection of nine short stories, including the title tale and the superb "White People." The works focus on Arthur Machen's early influences: his vast knowledge of Welsh folklore, the occult, and a short stint in medical school. Long a favorite of horror meisters from H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King, Machen was one of the primary architects of modern horror and dark fantasy. This collection is an excellent introduction to his gentle and eerie worlds. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2018

CD ISBN 9781781981160 $67.98 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9781781981177 $44.00

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×