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Publisher's Summary

One Voice Recordings presents its premiere recording of William Hope Hogdson's ghost story "Carnacki the Ghost Finder: Gateway of the Monster". Carnacki's profession and delight is the eerie art and science of tracking down and dealing with the supernatural, and then relating his latest experience to an attentive group of friends...gathered together for just this purpose.
Public Domain (P)2009 One Voice Recordings

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a winner

As a fan of the Carnacki series, I have to say this one is a winner. There is no surprising denouement, just a solid, fun haunted house story. No one goes into The Gray Room after dark; that is, until Carnacki investigates the case of the door slamming, strangler entity. A really nice performance by Davies adds to the tone of the story.

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A Great Ghost Story.

Carnacki is a forgotten detective. He's just as smart and brave as Sherlock Holmes is. But instead of solving regular mysteries, he solves supernatural mysteries. Using some cool devices to help him in his cases. He doesn't have a sidekick like Dr Watson. But he tells how he solves his cases to the same group of people in every story as a a form of after dinner entrainment. One of them is the stories narrator who supposedly writing these stories down. Great little ghost story, plan to listen to more of Carnacki adventures soon.

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Good Carnacki Story!

I haven't read many stories about Carnacki the Ghost Finder, but this one encouraged me to order the book in order to get more of his adventures! Carnacki's character is definitely unique in the way that he uses magic and occult knowledge in order to thwart the supernatural threats - not what I was expecting! David Davies did a good job in narrating this short story, and the price is right - check it out!

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One of the best ghost stories ever written

I just discovered William Hope Hodgson, and my life has been greatly improved.
I will now hunt down everything he's ever written and read/or listen to it.

This audio book is one of his very best tales, and is read by an excellent narrator. Yes, a little short, but oh so well packed with delicious haunted detective details.

I "MUST" read/listen.

I didn't drop a whole credit. I plunked down the few $'s - and I'm a happy buyer.

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An Okay Ghost Story...

Grade: B-
Not a bad little yarn, and it helped to have the spooky parts about the monster and that poor cat.

Narrator was okay - All-in-all, Not a bad way to kill an hour! 😎

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Short, but a treat

I'd been looking for the Carnacki stories for a while on audible, and seeing as this is the only one currently available I feel perhaps I had to work with what I got, but not too bad if you ask me. The story is wonderful, Carnacki is rather like a supernatural Sherlock Holmes, and though the performance was a little lacking in quality that, along with the narration, gave it an air of an old radio horror anthology program. It's not terribly expensive at all, so even if you don't like it you won't waste much money, but I rather enjoyed it. A good start, but I would like to see more of the Carnacki stories available on audible in the future.

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hire professional actors

This is literally unlistenable. the narrator apes some kind of graveling voice which is impregnated by a supercilious reading of excellent material.

Hire professional actors, pls.

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Short but a good fireside tale!!

I haven't read any stories about Carnacki the Ghost Finder, but character is definitely unique in the way that he uses magic and occult knowledge in order to thwart the supernatural threats - not what I was expecting! Carnacki is a forgotten detective. He's just as smart and brave as Sherlock Holmes is. But instead of solving regular mysteries, he solves supernatural mysteries. Using some cool devices to help him in his cases. David Davies did a good job in narrating this short story, and the price is right - check it out!

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No, not even as short as it is.

If your told something by someone, why not listen to those that are experienced. meh

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Carnacki

I had heard of Carnacki but had not read or listened to any stories of him. I would definitely listen to more after hearing David Ian Davis reading of this tale.

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  • 08-15-22

Brilliant performance though a grim syory

Absolutely loved the performance. howevet,
*A SPOILER ALERT*
the story entails a death of a cat, presented almost as a result of an experiment.
Made me nauseous. Didn't like. Therefore just three stars.

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  • 07-28-22

Traditional horror

Not one to go to bed with. Unless you want sleepless night and nightmares

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  • Nathan Carr
  • 05-17-22

absolutely failed to grab my attention

I didn't enjoy the narration and I couldn't get into the story because of the terrible voices the narrator chose. I found my mind wondering and I lost interest long before the end of the story.