This recording contains fully dramatized versions of some the world's best loved classic tales of horror and suspense, complete with sound effects and music. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Tales of Poe which includes the classics The Gold Bug, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Cask of Amontillado.
The renderings of Dracula and the ghost ship stories (Douglas Fairbanks) are excellent. I was disappointed in James Mason's reading of Frankenstein as he sounds old and tired. He has a remarkable speaking voice but they must have recorded him very late in his life or on a bad day. Anthony Quale's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is also quite good.