• Strange Tales of Scotland

  • Jack's Strange Tales
  • By: Jack Strange
  • Narrated by: George Ellington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Strange Tales of Scotland all deal with a particular aspect of Scottish mysteries.

You'll learn of the ghost that appeared at the wedding of King Alexander II, and of monsters such as the Shellycoat and Water-horse that were thought to inhabit Scotland’s lochs. 

Another part deals exclusively with Loch Ness, and the strange happenings at that mysterious body of water. Later, we have a look at the mysterious deaths at the Flannan Islands Lighthouse, and at the strange creatures that were once believed to infest the hills and glens of Scotland, including the terrifying brollachan and the slaugh.

Tales of Mermaids and Fin-men are unearthed, as are terrible stories of Scotland’s caves, including human sacrifice at Moray’s Sculptor’s Cave. The legends of Roslin Chapel and its nearby castle are examined, with the possible connection to the Knights Templar.

Finally, we have a look at the legend of the phantom armies of Scotland; soldiers who refuse to fade away even centuries after their wars have been fought, and their causes faded in history.

Welcome to the Strange Tales of Scotland.

©2017 Jack Strange (P)2019 Jack Strange

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Will listen again & again

Loved every story and especially appreciated the excellent narration. Can’t wait to visit Scotland again and visit some of the castles and locations storied here. And I plan to re-listen annually (maybe close to Halloween?) because I’m sure more detail will be revealed with each listen. Highly recommend!

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Love the narrator!

If you're into ghosts, monsters, blood and guts, or Scotland in general, then this is a must read. It profiles some of the most haunted places in Scotland, as well as providing a good bit of cryptozoology. And the narrator's sexy Edinburgh accent really makes it all come alive! I cannot recommend this one enough!

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Strange Tales

This was an excellent collection of stories told nicely by George EllingtonI enjoyed it.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Weird plus mysterious equals five stars

When you have a book that you know is a good one the only thing that could ruin it is the narrator. Thank God that wasn’t the case here George Ellington did a wonderful job. I thought his voice was inviting, clear and engaging to listen to. That is why I gave them all five stars across-the-board. Do you stories of weird mysterious strange obscure out the box and stories that make you say OMG this is the book it doesn’t get any better unless you’re reading one of his other books about England, Wales or the strange see. He has the perfect name for the perfect genre of books. I loved it and if you like the weird and mysterious you’ll love it too!

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HISTORY OF SCOTLAND

A collection of the myths, folk tales, and legends of Scotland. Some, one is more familiar with Loch Ness, the Roslin Chapel.to name a few. To hear of others was interesting, the haunting stories of the caves. The narration by Nigel Peever was superb. Given ARC audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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Fascinating Scottish stories in a Scottish accent!

This audiobook is a treasure trove of strange Scottish tales ranging from fae folklore to ghost stories to unusual history. On top of that, the narrator’s authentic Edinburgh accent perfectly brings these stories to life. Having an actual Scottish narrator assures me that the difficult place names in Gaelic were pronounced appropriately. The bite-sized stories are arranged according to geography and/or subject matter. Each story ranges from about one to ten minutes long. I don’t think there are any curse words, but some of the bloody historical or monster stories have content that is not appropriate for children under 13 years old. I found the subject matter entrancing, and I plan to buy the ebook version of this so that I know how to spell the names of all these cool places when planning a Scottish trip. I recommend this to all fans of Scotland and Scottish accents.

I love the voice of the narrator George Ellington. His Scottish brogue wraps around me like velvet and is so soothing. His voice is almost as lovely as that of one of my other favorite narrators, Craig Ferguson. Even though this book is full of bloody or creepy tales, George Ellington’s voice would be great to fall asleep to. He gave a wonderful performance, and I hope he narrates more audiobooks in the future. I did have to boost the bass on my speakers in the car so that his musical accent was fully audible over traffic noise.

I requested and received a free audiobook copy from the narrator via AuthorsXP, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Audio skips in various places

I finally gave up trying to listen because the audio skipping in places finally got to me.

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great book!

very interesting and great reading voice with Scottish accent, really well done. worth the listen!

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I've listened to this twice!

Very enjoyable. The author really knows how to tell a great story. The narrator is perfect. I'm sure I'll be listening to this many more times. Lots of Scottish history and lore.

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  • Renka
  • 10-25-20

spoilt by an excruciating accent

excellent content but the accent of the narrator is eargratingly awful. He can't decide whether he is Scottish, Irish, American or something else. whatever...his accent is definitely not Scottish. Just dreadful. I couldn't listen past the first story and gave up and bought the kindle version.

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  • Ben Hawthorn
  • 11-12-21

Not Scottish in any way. Avoid.

This was not wrriten by someone from Scotland, badly researched and then making it worse its spoken by someone whos not Scottish and does a poor accent and badly pronounced names.

Genuinely annoyed me - as a true Scot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-21

Fantastic stories, well read.

The stories are interesting and the way it is written and read suits the subject matter very well. Very engaging book, will definitely look at the others. I liked the narrator, his tone of voice matched the folktale atmosphere and he wasn’t dull, although I did feel it sounded better at 1.2x speed. His accent sounded fine and he was easy to understand.

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  • Melovebuy
  • 02-22-21

Interesting

The man speaking has an annoying way of saying Scottish words especially place names but the content of the book is interesting and made me endure the way it was read. It would be good if audible books had 2 spoken versions so you can change to the other oral version.