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Spine Chillers Audiobook

Spine Chillers

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Publisher's Summary

A compilation of five chilling stories from M.R. James, including four previously unreleased stories and originally recorded for the Radio 4 Woman's Hour in Christmas 2007.

MR James is an important part of the nation's celebration of Christmas. In the oral tradition, many of his 30 or so tales were penned as Christmas Eve entertainments and read aloud to gatherings of friends.

©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Miss K. E. Brown UK 01/01/2018
    Miss K. E. Brown UK 01/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Scary"

    definately not one to listen to late at night. tried 3 by this author and this one is the best. only complaint, doesn't give titles of stories. fine if you're familar with his works, but not so good for a newbie

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    Jessica 14/09/2015
    Jessica 14/09/2015 Member Since 2006
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    "Another brilliant BBC production. "

    Thoroughly enjoyable listen. Could listen over and over again and it doesn't get old. Great.

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  • Adeliese
    Tucson, AZ, USA
    21/05/09
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    "Listener's remorse"

    My mistake: I didn't pay attention to how short this selection is. The stories are butchered, not only in length, but in substance. "Spine Chillers" even falls short of the minimal standards of a children's Hallowe'en party.

    If you love James as much as I do, try the excellent collections,"Tales of the Supernatural" from audible. (Gareth David-Lloyd's reading of "Casting the Runes" in Vol. 1 is a treat, to name but one great performance).

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Phebe
    Joppa, MD, United States
    19/12/13
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    "NOT actually narrated by Derek Jacobi"

    These are jangly old radio performances "based on" M.R. James stories. Derek Jacobi just says a few words at the beginning. I bought this audiobook because I thought he was actually reading the stories and that would have been great. These are scripts with various actors taken loosely from the stories and they are not very good, I thought, and hard to follow. I think the description of this offering should be rewritten, as it is credited to Jacobi, but he has very little to do with it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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