The Light Invisible


Read by David Wales

(4.7 stars; 13 reviews)

Fifteen short ghost stories by the Anglican then Roman Catholic priest, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914). The form of the book is of an old English Roman Catholic priest telling stories to his young friend. Benson wrote prolifically in many genres. His horror and ghost fiction are collected in The Light Invisible (1903) and A Mirror of Shalott (1907) - David Wales (3 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:22 Read by David Wales
The Green Robe; The Watcher 24:06 Read by David Wales
The Blood-Eagle; Over The Gateway 28:55 Read by David Wales
Poena Damni; Consolatrix Afflictorum 27:12 Read by David Wales
The Bridge Over The Stream; In The Convent Chapel 28:35 Read by David Wales
Under Which King?; With Dyed Garments 27:00 Read by David Wales
Unto Babes; The Traveller 40:27 Read by David Wales
The Sorrows Of The World; In The Morning; The Expected Guest 40:38 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Quick Horror Read, Clear Narration


(4 stars)

The book is a series of supernatural short stories that blur the lines between the physical world and the spiritual world. The author was a late 19th century Anglican pastor turned Catholic priest, so his religious teachings turn up heavily in the subjects of his writing. His style reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe, only less “creepy” horror and more “wow that was weird” horror. The narrator speaks very deliberately with force, so it was easy to follow along.

a different type of supernatural


(4.5 stars)

I liked this collection of tales, interesting and thoughtful. It is also well read. Thank you for the enjoyable reading!