🎃 Grey Reads "The Monkey's Paw" for Halloween 🎃

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"The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. Published 1902.
Also for Halloween, "The Yellow Wallpaper": noburn.info/id/video/t4fPe51plYSAjJQ.html
And for Pandemicween, "The Masque of the Red Death": noburn.info/id/video/t3WsqpVmZbCdn2U.html
Runtime: 19:51


Reaching Tree
Reaching Tree - 5 dager siden
I recall the first time I learned of this classic tale while in elementary school during the late 1970’s. I can hear the memory of reels from the projector, the tinny one speaker audio. Thanks for the reading Grey.
tommy karrick
tommy karrick - 6 dager siden
“Dear monkey’s paw, for my first wish I would like a perfect understanding of all of the rules of what wishes are and are not allowed, as well as a set of guidelines on the proper grammar for how a wish should be formatted to receive the intended result while minimizing the consequences”
Michael Winter
Michael Winter - 12 dager siden
FiddleRiddle DiddleDiddle
FiddleRiddle DiddleDiddle - 12 dager siden
This is why you don't make wishes from supernatural entities besides Cosmo and Wanda.
A duck with a YouTube channel
Plot twist: It was a late night salesman at the door. He just killed a dude with his last wish.
Gaasuba Meskhenet
Gaasuba Meskhenet - 18 dager siden
0:05 to skip title and author
(For me because my adhd ass keeps getting distracted and needing to start over)
Jay Bonn
Jay Bonn - 20 dager siden
Wait. It just ends there? Weird...
pepe the frog poops on right wingers
i hope there's a wish for a turkey sandwich :3
Red Ram
Red Ram - 21 dag siden
While I can appreciate the Victorian literary ethic of implication over explicitness, but this story was masturbation with no payoff
The Goodly Dragon
The Goodly Dragon - 23 dager siden
Monkeys don't have paws, they have hands.
Blue Kunt
Blue Kunt - 27 dager siden
Because I recently heard this story, I was able to predict these lines pretty easily.
Pranay N
Pranay N - Måned siden
Mr White when he gets £200 but in return his son dies: I've won but at what cost?
bobly 755
bobly 755 - Måned siden
Jesus I love this.
I love this story and I never expected this event, because I missed it, and I never thought I would want something like this.
But I love it.
yeetboy23536456 - Måned siden
I just read this story in class
thijs crienen
thijs crienen - Måned siden
I see this and I am like WHAT I missed a CGP Grey vid. and last week was watching monogatarie so I saw monkey paw and was intrested (I know it was the devels arm in the monogatarie series plz no hate)
squireZap - Måned siden
horny bisexual anime girl
Daisy Ellis
Daisy Ellis - Måned siden
Omg I remember reading this in high school!!
Chris Hammock
Chris Hammock - Måned siden
Please read a very enthusiastic "Night before Christmas" for my kids this year (you CAN get very excitable when it excites you!). Pretty please! Just a twinkling tree would be plenty o' animation. Better than old Scrooge.
Al - 2 måneder siden
okay, so what's your price to read an MLP fanfic?
zeppelincheetah - 2 måneder siden
Anyone else need to slow this down? I can't comprehend the reading at that speed.
Erdem Kurucu
Erdem Kurucu - 2 måneder siden
That very subtle zoom into the fireplace really elevate the immersion
British Thought
British Thought - 2 måneder siden
GCSE English Entencifies
Wondermittens - 2 måneder siden
This video: (exists)
English Literature GCSE students: **confused screaming**
Chris burn
Chris burn - 2 måneder siden
Dang I read this like a month ago
Kamanari - 2 måneder siden
My school actually did a small theatre production for this story. It was pretty interesting, actually.
Rowan - 2 måneder siden
Tiger I
Tiger I - 2 måneder siden
Dude wtf monkeys paw and red death are books my teacher made us read
Kenbujutsu - 2 måneder siden
I think it was a lil bit too fast. I mean the speed of your sentences. But I love this ASMR CGP Grey haha.
David Kolifrath
David Kolifrath - 2 måneder siden
Intro was a bit fast but this was very enjoyable before bed. Thank you.
Flower Power
Flower Power - 2 måneder siden
This dude was stupid, he should have just wished for the first wish to not have happened, or that the monkey paw had never existed in the first place.
Jay Kotadia
Jay Kotadia - 2 måneder siden
This brings back 8th grade, sadly.
Jonas - 2 måneder siden
1998 computer generated voice sounds better. This sucks.
Jonas - 2 måneder siden
Worst reading EVER.
Refrash - 2 måneder siden
"Your son was hurt badly, but he's not in pain" is possibly one of the most misleading ways to say someone died.
SpirusOfH - 8 dager siden
[Insert Arrested Development quote from the literal doctor]
Guitargutss T
Guitargutss T - Måned siden
He had a fall, but there are no broken bones
Haya-ul-Osman Qazi
Haya-ul-Osman Qazi - Måned siden
Ali the Heep
Ali the Heep - 2 måneder siden
“The silo fell on him, but he’s not having any difficulties breathing”
Average Toad
Average Toad - 2 måneder siden
You speak way to fast and I can’t focus on it
Mr. Hat
Mr. Hat - 2 måneder siden
@Average Toad on desktop, you set a specific speed
Average Toad
Average Toad - 2 måneder siden
@Mr. Hat 0.75 is still too fast and 0.50 its too slow
Mr. Hat
Mr. Hat - 2 måneder siden
Slow the video down then
S. GUSTAV - 2 måneder siden
There is a claimed from particular research stated that story teller (especially from story book) tend to attract more audience (especially children) when he/she mimic (or make up) his voice to be of the character within the story , listeners on the other hand will somewhat tend to enjoy the story more and cling to it till the end as they can imagine the picture in their head more clearly.
For Instance, In "The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant" both audience and yourself see a clear picture through the video so the emotion tend to transfer more easily (both the sender and receiver).
Sorry for the nerdy comment,
Just a friendly suggestion from your fan, if you want to develop this kind of content in the future.
Thomas Putney
Thomas Putney - 2 måneder siden
algorithmic punch!
2C (02) Chan Kwan Yu
2C (02) Chan Kwan Yu - 2 måneder siden
I studied this story for school last year, and the story still scares me every time I read it.
nonconcerned - 2 måneder siden
Hold up, I clicked thinking there was to it. Still not disappointed.
WGF inc.
WGF inc. - 2 måneder siden
Holy crap coincidentally we listened to the same book (but not the same video) at school!
Shhh Elizalde.
Shhh Elizalde. - 2 måneder siden
Ok so.... i have an assignment, who can tell me wtf is the ACTUAL climax here
Pamii Miap
Pamii Miap - 2 måneder siden
the knocking at the door after the second wish?
Ryah Green
Ryah Green - 2 måneder siden
piece of bread
piece of bread - 2 måneder siden
lol i read this a while ago for school
Knight of Svea
Knight of Svea - 2 måneder siden
McBoogle - 2 måneder siden
Wow you're a good book reader! You ever thought about reading books?
Omar Juvera
Omar Juvera - 2 måneder siden
I didn't know I subscribed to an audio book channel =(
Mlggamer1020 - 2 måneder siden
Yo like a month ago we had a choice to read this for an assignment
Raingram - 2 måneder siden
"I warn you of the consequences"
No, you didn't. You were vague AF.
Exnem - 15 timer siden
You must be a lawyer.
treehugger0241 - 22 dager siden
To be fair, there was no specific consequence; it depends on the specific wish.
Extra Cold
Extra Cold - 2 måneder siden
I suddenly remember the monogatari series.
FrozenZenBerry - 2 måneder siden
Where the hell were you in 2012 with this video? Could have used this for that English test.
JoeyTheTimelord - 2 måneder siden
I saw this as a play, along with the telltale heart. This holds the same level of chilling.
R Nickerson
R Nickerson - 2 måneder siden
Wish #2: why not be more specific? He literally feared his mauled son as a zombie, so why not be more specific about the state he would be alive in?
R Nickerson
R Nickerson - Måned siden
@Brian Nguyen That would actually be a very pleasant death since it'll be at the speed of light. He'll go from alive to dead without realizing it.
Brian Nguyen
Brian Nguyen - Måned siden
@R Nickerson That means not being able to die too. Humans will naturally evolve over decades but if he's stuck as an immortal young adult, he will miss out and be considered unnatural. There's also that thing where the sun grows and swallows the Earth with him in it.
R Nickerson
R Nickerson - Måned siden
@Brian Nguyen And not being able to age would be pretty sweet as a young adult... old enough to be an adult, not so old as to not appreciate immortality.
Brian Nguyen
Brian Nguyen - Måned siden
Wish 2: I wish my son as he was a month before. Monkey Paw: Brings his son back from the dead but he is trapped in his body a month before so he can't age or heal.
Stijn Rijnders
Stijn Rijnders - 2 måneder siden
would you please make more of these videos?
Fallbranch - 2 måneder siden
I feel like they could've specified their wishes better and gotten good outcomes.
Vinny Carwash
Vinny Carwash - 2 måneder siden
Grey, I'm gonna need you to start doing more voice work for audiobooks
epicwarredpanda01 - 2 måneder siden
Demoknight TF2
Tatiana - 2 måneder siden
I want all my books to be read by Grey!
Steve Hinkle
Steve Hinkle - 2 måneder siden
Random guy: If you can solve your own 4x4 Rubik's Cube that you just got, then I'm a monkey's bum.
Me: I just solved it, and a regular 3x3 too! I even solved a 2x2 that I just got along with the 4x4!
Same random guy: If Grey's videos aren't great, then I'm a monkey's bum.
Me: Well, I can't argue with THAT.
2C (02) Chan Kwan Yu
2C (02) Chan Kwan Yu - 2 måneder siden
Is that a 'Monkey's Bum Gambit' in chess reference?
Ender Mine
Ender Mine - 2 måneder siden
I’ve heard this before I think but I can’t remember when
lopeepso livi
lopeepso livi - 2 måneder siden
This guy has a good voice, he should become a Youtuber or something
Gilly Puente
Gilly Puente - 2 måneder siden
Why did you remove the video about why you can never own land? Where is the video? Why did you quietly remove it without saying anything?
stile8686 - 2 måneder siden
Sorry but I couldn't listen to this. This story has always terrified me. Great choice for Halloween and judging by the first few seconds well read too. Good job.
Alejandro Molina
Alejandro Molina - 2 måneder siden
When I was in middle school, I remember going on a field trip to a theater and they played two horror stories: The Monkey's Paw and The Tell Tale Heart. The Monkey's Paw scared me the most. I still remember the son pounding the door.
luszczi - 2 måneder siden
Check out the Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories audiobook. You'll see why this is a bad reading of a mediocre story.
KingOCookies - 2 måneder siden
i know mr. white isn't a breaking bad reference. i just like to think that it is
AlphaSquadZero - 2 måneder siden
The real horror is that the video is not zooming in, the house is just moving... on it's own. Notice how the trees in the background do not shift.
martijn van weele
martijn van weele - 2 måneder siden
I don't understand why, when faced with the possiblity of the supernatural and the warning of karmic retribution, the first thing people in stories wish for is almost always mundane and greedy...
Ryan Marie
Ryan Marie - 2 måneder siden
ok so theory time for the HI listeners: both the other stories have links to the corona pandemic. Masque of The Red Death is about plauge; The Yellow Wallpaper, quarantine. But does anyone remember Grey wishing westerners wore masks when ill? Monkey's Paw.
Cameron Dohrman
Cameron Dohrman - 2 måneder siden
The Dunkey’s paw:
With 200 pounds, we can shop in town
Phoenix YT
Phoenix YT - 2 måneder siden
What is up with these family relations.
Darlo's World
Darlo's World - 2 måneder siden
My favourite of the three reads
George Carpelan
George Carpelan - 2 måneder siden
Do these videos justify the insane amount of money people are giving you?
blondies bookshelf
blondies bookshelf - 2 måneder siden
Me: had this book as an assignment last 9 weeks and couldn't find a good audiobook of it
Grey: posts this 2 months later
Evan Wang
Evan Wang - 2 måneder siden
My teacher told this story last year kind of upset that CPG Grey did not read the Monkey's Paw last year
So we get to listen to him reading instead of our teacher reading the story to us.
Azriel Aux
Azriel Aux - 2 måneder siden
Omg he's reading us stories!! That's awesome
Downstream01 - 2 måneder siden
Maybe a bit too fast.
Celso. P. N.
Celso. P. N. - 2 måneder siden
I wish to be faster than everyone else
Android480 - 2 måneder siden
I miss Hello Internet :'(
Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee - 2 måneder siden
Can you post this on your podcast
Tradroid - 2 måneder siden
Do this more often
Huntracony - 2 måneder siden
So that Buffy episode was based on this!
Sleepteiner - 2 måneder siden
Quite enjoyable story. Thanks for reading it!
Sam Rakita
Sam Rakita - 2 måneder siden
I don't why I'm surprised, Grey's voice is perfect for audio books!
Roberto Louis Moran
Roberto Louis Moran - 2 måneder siden
The monkey’s chain 🔗
The monkey’s paw 🐾
The monkey! 🐒
I’m already Sans Undertale
I’m already Sans Undertale - 2 måneder siden
The class
Noah Rimac
Noah Rimac - 2 måneder siden
I remember reading this in school
UnoriginalUsername373 - 2 måneder siden
I’ve seen the monkey’s paw subreddit and the monkey’s paw Simpsons treehouse of horror episode but I never knew where it came from until now
Lucas Lim
Lucas Lim - 2 måneder siden
so this is what audible feels like
John Cortez
John Cortez - 2 måneder siden
This is funny because my reading teacher read this to us
Mitchell Nelson
Mitchell Nelson - 2 måneder siden
we read this in ELA
Liam Wood
Liam Wood - 2 måneder siden
When I was in 6th grade, my teacher posted a link to a video of someone reading this on our Google Classroom page.
Kurt Schawacker
Kurt Schawacker - 2 måneder siden
Loved this story as a kid! Thanks!
L Dane
L Dane - 2 måneder siden
How to neutralize the monkey's paw's curse in one wish:
1. Wish for no negative effects to happen when anything that has the ability to wish on the monkey's paw wishes on the monkey's paw.
SK66 Gaming
SK66 Gaming - 2 måneder siden
Such a good book! Read it in grade 7
fnmf Animate
fnmf Animate - 2 måneder siden
Where was this when I had to do an assessment on it
Triamcinolone Acetonide
Triamcinolone Acetonide - 2 måneder siden
Hm yes, going from being sponsored by Audible to becoming Audible
A_987 - 2 måneder siden
What was the third wish?? damn it!!!!!
Atoll 9001
Atoll 9001 - 2 måneder siden
I remember reading this in school. I used the term "mulched" and just about made the teacher throw up.
uelssom - 2 måneder siden
eh, that article on supreme justice was scarier
Wooper - 2 måneder siden
Your reading voice is so good that i downloaded this video and put it on my sleeping music playlist. Put some rain sounds in the backround and you have a succesful horror reading/sleep podcast series