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Sixteen supernatural stories set in the county of Cumbria. The collection includes classic ghost stories such as "A West Cumberland Coal Mine" as well as modern horror stories such as "The Derwentwater Haunting" or the "Highest Inn in England" and stories based on local legends such as the "Mallerstang Boggle" and the "Little Man of Carlisle" and some folk horror-themed stories such as the "Grizedale Wedding".

©2014 Tony Walker (P)2019 Tony Walker

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Great book!

Very good book and well narrated. Some of the stories were very creepy and good to listen to on my early winter morning walks to the station

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Nice selection of chilling stories

Very good selection of ghost stories and local folklore, Tony Walker does a really good job of narration for the genre. Will explore others from him!

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Good listening if you like ghost story

Well narrated. Good old ghost stories listen in the dark if you dare. Go on

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Very well narrated

A very well narrated and written series of chilling ghost stories. Thoroughly enjoyed them, I would recommend them 🤙

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Great Ghost Stories

I loved all these stories,all different, and all are very good. Narration is excellent too.

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Spooky and atmospheric

Really enjoy Tony Walkers books, love that these are set in places i know and love. The stories are original and interesting and the narration is excellent

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Stick with it. Very good

Overall I loved these narrated stories. Took me one or two before I really got into it. But would really recommend sticking with it to the end. I was rivetted.

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Great ghost stories

Tony Walker narrates these stories very well and i love listening as i drive. They are all based in Cumbria obviously and most are eerie to say the least

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I love this book

Tony Walker, I can't get enough. Just wonderful, great stories, smart and very well written

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  • MamaBear
  • 29-11-21

Perfect for dark nights!

These are newly written ghost stories with deep roots - new classics. Don’t let the title fool you. While all of the stories are set in Cumbria, there is nothing dry or geographical about this book. It isn’t a sightseeing catalog. It’s full of stories that made me add a log to the fire and draw the blinds over the windows.

Cumbria itself is ancient. It’s on the border with Scotland, and was part of Scotland when the Normans invaded. It’s about as far from London as you can get and still be in England today. It’s full of wonderful settings for haunts.

The narrator’s voice is one of my favorite parts of this audiobook. He lives in Cumbria, and has a great ear for dialect. If you haven’t already, go listen to his podcast “Classic Ghost Stories.” I miss his podcast commentary in his books, but I love diving into a whole book of new ghost stories!

If you’re a glutton for ghost stories like I am, anthologies have fewer and fewer new stories for me every year. Fresh written ghost stories, a new supply…. I just want to cackle with glee!

So pull the blinds, build up the fire, make a cup of tea, and then settle back and enjoy this collection of new Ghost Stories set in the ancient land of Cumbria.

PS: “More Cumbrian Ghost Stories” is just out!

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  • AAA
  • 22-08-21

Phenomenal!Grab yr comfy blanket & sit by the fire

BTW....Tony Walker's podcast Classic Ghost Stories is amazing. His voice and multiple character and accent capabilities is outstanding!

Cumbrian Ghost Stories: Excellent collection of stories narrated by a wonderful storyteller. Things that make you go; hmmmm🤔 Guttural sounds, bangs in the night, and dark figures in the distance....This is a must read!

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  • Paula S.- W.
  • 07-03-22

Absolutely fabulous!

Amazing set of classic ghost stories! The contemporary tales cannot compete with the old classics, except Mr. Walker’s, which are expertly written and fascinating! He is also a wonderful narrator! Totally recommend!!

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  • Linda P-C
  • 03-01-22

I Love Ghost Stories

I found Tony Walker online somehow, can't recall exactly, but I'm really glad I did! Not only do I love the stories, I love his reading of them - always pitch perfect. If you enjoy ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night - this is the book for you.

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  • Frerin
  • 20-12-21

Always Great!!

Tony Walker is an amazing author and has a great way of narrating his work and another book he gets his hands on. I can't recommend him enough!

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  • Joan
  • 23-11-21

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Very talented writer and narrator! love his writings! Good Luck to you, Tony! Highly recommended!

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  • Greg Bascom
  • 15-05-21

Consistently excellent.

I have yet to hear anything less than fantastic (in every sense of the word) from Tony Walker. I’m not an easy reviewer, Mr Walker is just that good. Written well and performed well, spine-tingling, thought provoking and a deep understanding of the genre. I am anxiously awaiting novel length works to hear how he does with extended character development.

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  • Melissa Eisner
  • 10-02-21

tony walker is the best!

these stories are all a lot of fun, and tony Walker is a wonderful narrator.

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  • March Hare
  • 13-12-19

excellent

So enjoyable and narrated by the author who was also enjoyable. I do heartily recommend.