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


"The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. Published 1902.
Also for Halloween, "The Yellow Wallpaper": issofts.info/video/v-deo/iIWfrnFwmK6rt5Q
And for Pandemicween, "The Masque of the Red Death": issofts.info/video/v-deo/iHN83WltaNrIymU


  • Thylacine Plays Games
    Thylacine Plays Games13 dögum síðan

    “The Monkey’s Paw” does not have “Green” in the title, Grey. You ruined the similarity between the covers, Grey. (I really enjoyed the reading, though.)

  • Emperor Pingu's math channel
    Emperor Pingu's math channel24 dögum síðan

    The ending is some cosmic horror. We'll never know what kind of abomination the wish entailed or was it rather the fear of the father of what it might be. The third wish must have sent his son to hell.

  • Monke69 420
    Monke69 42029 dögum síðan

    I just studied this short story in my English class while in the topic of gothic stories.

  • Argonian Gamer
    Argonian GamerMánuði síðan


  • Luthar Wiberg
    Luthar WibergMánuði síðan

    I have an English assignment on this story so thank you

  • Frederico K
    Frederico KMánuði síðan

    I wish there were more Grey Reads

  • Noriaki Kakyoin
    Noriaki Kakyoin2 mánuðum síðan

    *Kanbaru Suruga has entered the chat*

  • Youtube User
    Youtube User2 mánuðum síðan

    Omg I had to read this in school

  • ßruh
    ßruh3 mánuðum síðan

    Could you please read "The Raven"?

  • Reaching Tree
    Reaching Tree4 mánuðum síðan

    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 karrick4 mánuðum síðan

    “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 Winter4 mánuðum síðan


  • FiddleRiddle DiddleDiddle
    FiddleRiddle DiddleDiddle4 mánuðum síðan

    This is why you don't make wishes from supernatural entities besides Cosmo and Wanda.

  • A duck with a YouTube channel
    A duck with a YouTube channel4 mánuðum síðan

    Plot twist: It was a late night salesman at the door. He just killed a dude with his last wish.

  • Gaasuba Meskhenet
    Gaasuba Meskhenet4 mánuðum síðan

    0:05 to skip title and author (For me because my adhd ass keeps getting distracted and needing to start over)

  • Jay Bonn
    Jay Bonn4 mánuðum síðan

    Wait. It just ends there? Weird...

  • pepe the frog poops on right wingers
    pepe the frog poops on right wingers4 mánuðum síðan

    i hope there's a wish for a turkey sandwich :3

  • Red Ram
    Red Ram4 mánuðum síðan

    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 Dragon4 mánuðum síðan

    Monkeys don't have paws, they have hands.

  • Blue Kunt
    Blue Kunt4 mánuðum síðan

    Because I recently heard this story, I was able to predict these lines pretty easily.

  • Pranay N
    Pranay N5 mánuðum síðan

    Mr White when he gets £200 but in return his son dies: I've won but at what cost?

  • bobly 755
    bobly 7555 mánuðum síðan

    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
    yeetboy235364565 mánuðum síðan

    I just read this story in class

  • thijs crienen
    thijs crienen5 mánuðum síðan

    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)

  • bruhruhragi
    bruhruhragi5 mánuðum síðan

    horny bisexual anime girl

  • Daisy Ellis
    Daisy Ellis5 mánuðum síðan

    Omg I remember reading this in high school!!

  • Chris Hammock
    Chris Hammock5 mánuðum síðan

    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
    Al6 mánuðum síðan

    okay, so what's your price to read an MLP fanfic?

  • zeppelincheetah
    zeppelincheetah6 mánuðum síðan

    Anyone else need to slow this down? I can't comprehend the reading at that speed.

  • British Thought
    British Thought6 mánuðum síðan

    GCSE English Entencifies

  • Wondermittens
    Wondermittens6 mánuðum síðan

    This video: (exists) English Literature GCSE students: **confused screaming**

  • Chris burn
    Chris burn6 mánuðum síðan

    Dang I read this like a month ago

  • Kamanari
    Kamanari6 mánuðum síðan

    My school actually did a small theatre production for this story. It was pretty interesting, actually.

  • Rowan
    Rowan6 mánuðum síðan


  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt6 mánuðum síðan

    Dude wtf monkeys paw and red death are books my teacher made us read

  • Kenbujutsu
    Kenbujutsu6 mánuðum síðan

    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 Kolifrath6 mánuðum síðan

    Intro was a bit fast but this was very enjoyable before bed. Thank you.

  • Flower Power
    Flower Power6 mánuðum síðan

    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 Kotadia6 mánuðum síðan

    This brings back 8th grade, sadly.

  • Jonas
    Jonas6 mánuðum síðan

    1998 computer generated voice sounds better. This sucks.

  • Jonas
    Jonas6 mánuðum síðan

    Worst reading EVER.

  • Refrash
    Refrash6 mánuðum síðan

    "Your son was hurt badly, but he's not in pain" is possibly one of the most misleading ways to say someone died.

  • ธนาเดช ศุภนัทนพร

    ธนาเดช ศุภนัทนพร

    2 mánuðum síðan

    “Your wife is sick But She’s not suffering anymore”

  • SumKoon


    3 mánuðum síðan

    Also, a doctor coming out of the OR and informing a family that their loved one doesn't have cancer anymore.

  • SpirusOfH


    4 mánuðum síðan

    [Insert Arrested Development quote from the literal doctor]

  • Guitargutss T

    Guitargutss T

    5 mánuðum síðan

    He had a fall, but there are no broken bones

  • Haya-ul-Osman Qazi

    Haya-ul-Osman Qazi

    5 mánuðum síðan


  • Average Toad
    Average Toad6 mánuðum síðan

    You speak way to fast and I can’t focus on it

  • Mr. Hat

    Mr. Hat

    6 mánuðum síðan

    @Average Toad on desktop, you set a specific speed

  • Average Toad

    Average Toad

    6 mánuðum síðan

    @Mr. Hat 0.75 is still too fast and 0.50 its too slow

  • Mr. Hat

    Mr. Hat

    6 mánuðum síðan

    Slow the video down then

    S. GUSTAV6 mánuðum síðan

    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 Putney6 mánuðum síðan

    algorithmic punch!

  • 2C (02) Chan Kwan Yu
    2C (02) Chan Kwan Yu6 mánuðum síðan

    I studied this story for school last year, and the story still scares me every time I read it.

  • nonconcerned
    nonconcerned6 mánuðum síðan

    Hold up, I clicked thinking there was to it. Still not disappointed.

  • WGF inc.
    WGF inc.6 mánuðum síðan

    Holy crap coincidentally we listened to the same book (but not the same video) at school!

  • Shhh Elizalde.
    Shhh Elizalde.6 mánuðum síðan

    Ok so.... i have an assignment, who can tell me wtf is the ACTUAL climax here

  • Pamii Miap

    Pamii Miap

    6 mánuðum síðan

    the knocking at the door after the second wish?

  • Ryah Green
    Ryah Green6 mánuðum síðan


  • piece of bread
    piece of bread6 mánuðum síðan

    lol i read this a while ago for school

  • Knight of Svea
    Knight of Svea6 mánuðum síðan


  • McBoogle
    McBoogle6 mánuðum síðan

    Wow you're a good book reader! You ever thought about reading books?

  • Omar Juvera
    Omar Juvera6 mánuðum síðan

    I didn't know I subscribed to an audio book channel =(

  • Mlggamer1020
    Mlggamer10206 mánuðum síðan

    Yo like a month ago we had a choice to read this for an assignment

  • Raingram
    Raingram6 mánuðum síðan

    "I warn you of the consequences" No, you didn't. You were vague AF.

  • Exnem


    3 mánuðum síðan

    @SumKoon Yes.

  • SumKoon


    3 mánuðum síðan

    @Exnem Is that a suggestion or an observation?

  • Exnem


    4 mánuðum síðan

    You must be a lawyer.

  • treehugger0241


    4 mánuðum síðan

    To be fair, there was no specific consequence; it depends on the specific wish.

  • Extra Cold
    Extra Cold6 mánuðum síðan

    I suddenly remember the monogatari series.

  • FrozenZenBerry
    FrozenZenBerry6 mánuðum síðan

    Where the hell were you in 2012 with this video? Could have used this for that English test.

  • JoeyTheTimelord
    JoeyTheTimelord6 mánuðum síðan

    I saw this as a play, along with the telltale heart. This holds the same level of chilling.

  • R Nickerson
    R Nickerson6 mánuðum síðan

    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

    5 mánuðum síðan

    @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

    5 mánuðum síðan

    @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

    5 mánuðum síðan

    @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

    5 mánuðum síðan

    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 Rijnders6 mánuðum síðan

    would you please make more of these videos?

  • Fallbranch
    Fallbranch6 mánuðum síðan

    I feel like they could've specified their wishes better and gotten good outcomes.

  • Vinny Carwash
    Vinny Carwash6 mánuðum síðan

    Grey, I'm gonna need you to start doing more voice work for audiobooks

  • epicwarredpanda01
    epicwarredpanda016 mánuðum síðan

    Demoknight TF2

  • Tatiana
    Tatiana6 mánuðum síðan

    I want all my books to be read by Grey!

  • Steve Hinkle
    Steve Hinkle6 mánuðum síðan

    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

    6 mánuðum síðan

    Is that a 'Monkey's Bum Gambit' in chess reference?

  • Ender Mine
    Ender Mine6 mánuðum síðan

    I’ve heard this before I think but I can’t remember when

  • lopeepso livi
    lopeepso livi6 mánuðum síðan

    This guy has a good voice, he should become a ISsoftsr or something

  • Gilly Puente
    Gilly Puente6 mánuðum síðan

    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
    stile86866 mánuðum síðan

    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 Molina6 mánuðum síðan

    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
    luszczi6 mánuðum síðan

    Check out the Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories audiobook. You'll see why this is a bad reading of a mediocre story.

  • KingOCookies
    KingOCookies6 mánuðum síðan

    i know mr. white isn't a breaking bad reference. i just like to think that it is

  • AlphaSquadZero
    AlphaSquadZero6 mánuðum síðan

    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 weele6 mánuðum síðan

    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 Marie6 mánuðum síðan

    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.

  • Son-of-a-Preacher Man

    Son-of-a-Preacher Man

    3 mánuðum síðan


  • Cameron Dohrman
    Cameron Dohrman6 mánuðum síðan

    The Dunkey’s paw: With 200 pounds, we can shop in town

  • Phoenix YT
    Phoenix YT6 mánuðum síðan

    What is up with these family relations.

  • Darlo's World
    Darlo's World6 mánuðum síðan

    My favourite of the three reads

  • George Carpelan
    George Carpelan6 mánuðum síðan

    Do these videos justify the insane amount of money people are giving you?

  • 3rd Gilmore Girl
    3rd Gilmore Girl6 mánuðum síðan

    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 Wang6 mánuðum síðan

    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.

  • Kevin Ramirez
    Kevin Ramirez6 mánuðum síðan

    Omg he's reading us stories!! That's awesome

  • Downstream01
    Downstream016 mánuðum síðan

    Maybe a bit too fast.

  • Celso. P. N.
    Celso. P. N.6 mánuðum síðan

    I wish to be faster than everyone else

  • Android480
    Android4806 mánuðum síðan

    I miss Hello Internet :'(

  • Stephen Lee
    Stephen Lee6 mánuðum síðan

    Can you post this on your podcast

  • Rebel90x
    Rebel90x6 mánuðum síðan

    Do this more often

  • Huntracony
    Huntracony6 mánuðum síðan

    So that Buffy episode was based on this!

  • Sleepteiner
    Sleepteiner6 mánuðum síðan

    Quite enjoyable story. Thanks for reading it!

  • Sam Rakita
    Sam Rakita6 mánuðum síðan

    I don't why I'm surprised, Grey's voice is perfect for audio books!

  • Roberto Louis Moran
    Roberto Louis Moran6 mánuðum síðan

    The monkey’s chain 🔗 The monkey’s paw 🐾 The monkey! 🐒

  • I’m already Sans Undertale
    I’m already Sans Undertale6 mánuðum síðan

    The class

  • Noah Rimac
    Noah Rimac6 mánuðum síðan

    I remember reading this in school

  • UnoriginalUsername373
    UnoriginalUsername3736 mánuðum síðan

    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 Lim6 mánuðum síðan

    so this is what audible feels like

  • John Cortez
    John Cortez6 mánuðum síðan

    This is funny because my reading teacher read this to us

  • Mitchell Nelson
    Mitchell Nelson6 mánuðum síðan

    we read this in ELA

  • Liam Wood
    Liam Wood6 mánuðum síðan

    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 Schawacker6 mánuðum síðan

    Loved this story as a kid! Thanks!