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(4.5 stars; 22 reviews)

Written in 1912 by a famous ghost hunter who was also an occult fantasy writer, this interesting book collects together folktales and traditions from across Europe, starting in the British Isles, through Spain, France, Belgium and Norway to Russia. The "scientific" accounts (including "How to Become a Werewolf") are embellished by anecdotes of the author's personal experiences with werewolves, ghosts and vampires.

From Chapter 1: It is an old belief that the souls of cataleptic and epileptic people, during the body's unconsciousness, adjourned temporarily to animals, and it is therefore only in keeping with such a view to suggest that on the deaths of such people their spirits take permanently the form of animals. (Summary by Beth Thomas) (6 hr 34 min)


What is a Werwolf? 23:35 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
Werwolf Metamorphosis and other branches of Lycanthropy 37:05 Read by Mike Pelton
The Spirits of Werwolves 15:53 Read by Pamela Nagami
How to Become a Werwolf 22:58 Read by Benjamin Rausch
Werwolves and Exorcism 23:30 Read by vinemadder
The Werwolf in the British Isles 24:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Werwolf in France 21:03 Read by William Hahn
Werwolves, Vampires and Ghouls 24:17 Read by James K. White
Werwolves in Germany 24:34 Read by James K. White
The Case of The Countess Hilda von Breber 15:47 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
Werwolves in Austria, Hungary and the Balkans 26:09 Read by William Hahn
The Werwolf in Spain 24:33 Read by Mike Justice
The Werwolf in Belgium and the Netherlands 19:28 Read by Mike Pelton
The Werwolves and Maras of Denmark 15:25 Read by Linda Dougherty
Werwolves in Norway and Sweden 27:20 Read by Kristin G.
Werwolves in Iceland, Lapland and Finland 17:36 Read by Kristin G.
The Werwolf in Russia and Siberia 30:35 Read by Mike Justice



(4 stars)

Dome stories scared the crap out of me and me think that werewolves really exist. But some stories were not that scary as they should have been because some people didn't show any rmotion in the text.

not for me I'm afraid

(3.5 stars)

Might be interesting to some people of a scholarly and historical investigation point of view but as a listen not really that great. Thanks to readers who were good.

Afraid of wolves!

(4 stars)

Lovely horror stories mixed with international folklore! I loved the different volunteers for each chapter because it gave s lot of variety,