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Wailing Well Audiobook

Wailing Well: The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James

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Publisher's Summary

This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "Wailing Well". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure.

Public Domain (P)2010 Craftsman Unabridged Audio

What the Critics Say

"David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer)

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    Ms. E. Morgan Blackpool, Lancashire United Kingdom 04/09/2016
    Ms. E. Morgan Blackpool, Lancashire United Kingdom 04/09/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Really disturbing and sinister"
    Would you listen to Wailing Well again? Why?

    Yes, it never fails to make my flesh creep


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wailing Well?

    the battle in the forest


    What about David Collings’s performance did you like?

    so good at revealing only the minimum of information to keep the ending a shock


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    you'll be sorry


    Any additional comments?

    a great combination of the mundane and the horrible with a little humour thrown in

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  • Meep
    Seattle
    22/07/10
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    "Wonderful Ghost Story"

    M.R. James is my favorite ghost story writer of all time, and I have read all his ghost stories over and over, but I never really thought much of this one till I bought this recording of it and listened to it. James first wrote these stories to be read aloud and I think that this one does not really achieve its full effect until you experience it this way. The reader does a great job here; and the story itself, with it's lighthearted start of dry, somewhat macabre British public school humor leaves one totally unprepared for the gradually creeping advance of true horror that builds almost imperceptibly to a magnificently hair-raising climax that NEVER fails to turn my blood to ice and bring a tear to my eye. I think it is one of the best ghost stories ever written, (though persons who are sensitive about children in ghost stories might want to avoid it.) and I highly, HIGHLY recommend this recording of it. Utterly FAB!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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