The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales


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(4.4 stars; 8 reviews)

John Charles Dent, the author of the following remarkable stories, was born in Kendal, Westmorland, England, in 1841. His parents emigrated to Canada shortly after that event, bringing with them, of course, the youth who was afterwards to become the Canadian author and historian. Mr. Dent received his primary education in Canadian schools, and afterwards studied law, becoming in due course a member of the Upper Canada Bar. He only practised for a few years, then returned to England to pursue a literary career, writing mostly for periodicals. After remaining in England for several years, Mr. Dent and his family moved to Boston, in America, for about two years. But he finally returned to Canada, accepting a journalistic position in Toronto. Mr. Dent proceeded to write 'The Canadian Portrait Gallery', which ran to four large volumes, 'The Last Forty Years: Canada since the Union of 1841', and a 'History of the Rebellion in Upper Canada'.
This collected work of his short fiction, contributed by their author at considerable intervals to different periodicals, was published posthumously. The stories themselves are delightfully anchored in the physical geography of Upper Canada (or in the case of 'Gagtooth's Image', Illinois), and have a mystical and spooky air about them. (Summary by Pipesdreams)

(5 hr 27 min)

Chapters

00 - Prefatory Sketch 7:04 Read by Moira Fogarty
01-1 The Gerrard Street Mystery, Part 1 31:51 Read by Moira Fogarty
01-2 The Gerrard Street Mystery, Part 2 8:52 Read by Moira Fogarty
01-3 The Gerrard Street Mystery, Part 3 18:36 Read by Moira Fogarty
02 - Gagtooth's Image 47:19 Read by Becca B
03-1 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 1 & 2 6:30 Read by J. M. Smallheer
03-2 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 3 5:48 Read by J. M. Smallheer
03-3 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 4 4:48 Read by J. M. Smallheer
03-4 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 5 & 6 8:04 Read by J. M. Smallheer
03-5 The Haunted House on Duchess Street - Chapter 7 & 8 20:06 Read by J. M. Smallheer
04-01 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 1 11:45 Read by BrianaBird
04-02 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 2 7:55 Read by Jc Guan
04-03 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 3 5:15 Read by Isosceles
04-04 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 4 12:37 Read by Isosceles
04-05 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 5 6:11 Read by Alex Buie
04-06 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 6 6:16 Read by Alex Buie
04-07 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 7 10:39 Read by Anna Simon
04-08 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 8 15:39 Read by redabrus
04-09 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 9 9:59 Read by redabrus
04-10 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 10 7:29 Read by redabrus
04-11 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 11 21:12 Read by Bob Sage
04-12 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 12 10:24 Read by Bob Sage
04-13 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 13 17:20 Read by Bob Sage
04-14 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 14 17:08 Read by Bob Sage
04-15 Savareen's Disappearance - Chapter 15 8:44 Read by Bob Sage

Reviews

great to listen to. well read thanks

(4 stars)

(3 stars)

All were good stories but the last one. It just couldn't hold my interest.

Great stories

(5 stars)

It was lovely listening (with just a little sense of creepiness) to these stories.