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    • The Conception of Terror: Tales Inspired by M. R. James - Volume 1

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: M. R. James, Stephen Gallagher, A. K. Benedict, and others
    • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst, Tom Burke, Rosa Coduri, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    A collection of four ghostly tales inspired by M. R. James: Casting the Runes, Lost Hearts, The Treasure of Abbott-Thomas and A View from the Hill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant modern ghost stories

    • By Chris Halliday on 10-02-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Ghost Stories, Volume One

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Sir Derek Jacobi reads a collection of tales from the master of ghost stories, M. R. James, whose stories have for many years inspired the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas TV adaptations. M. R. James was described as "a man who, in company with Sheridan le Fanu, is the best ghost-story writer England has ever produced".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MrsMac

    • By Thomasina on 18-12-09

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,470
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,263
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

    The story tells the tale of an introverted academic who happens upon a strange whistle while exploring a cemetery on the East Anglian coast. When blown, the whistle unleashes a supernatural force that terrorises its discoverer. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy Short Story

    • By Lynn Worton on 29-03-14

    Regular price: £0.49

    • Ghost Stories, Volume 2

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    A second collection of tales from the master of ghost stories, M. R. James, whose stories have for many years inspired the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas TV adaptations. This volume includes 'A Warning to the Curious', 'The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral', 'The Mezzotint', and 'A Neighbour's Landmark'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Volume 1

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-11-11

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David; Stephen Timson; Critchlow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The powerful sense of evil – darkness, creepy hairy presences, cloaks, hoods, talons and tentacles – pervades these classic ghost stories by M.R. James. A Cambridge scholar himself, James explored what happens when academics dabble in things they don’t understand and unleash forces of which they know nothing.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • A Warning to the Curious

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 182

    The story of Paxton, an antiquarian and archaeologist who holidays in "Seaburgh" and inadvertently stumbles across one of the lost crowns of Anglia, which legendarily protect the country from invasion. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-01-14

    Regular price: £0.99

    • Ghost Stories

    • By: M.R. James
    • Narrated by: Emma Topping
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    M.R. James redefined the classic ghost stories and this collection of short stories of widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. Three stories from the collection are read here by Emma Topping including "Lost Hearts", "The Mezzotint" and "The Ash-Tree".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The narration ruins it

    • By Anonymous User on 26-04-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Casting the Runes

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    The tale of a man who unwittingly angers a sorcerer, who is assumed by some Monty scholars to be based on the self-styled 'Great Beast,' occultist Aleister Crowley. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An encounter with evil

    • By Kaggy on 07-12-14

    Regular price: £0.99

    • The Baby Book

    • Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
    • By: William Sears M.D., Martha Sears R.N., Robert W. Sears M.D., and others
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster, Sherry Adams Foster
    • Length: 41 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    The million-copy best seller by "the man who remade motherhood" ( Time) has now been revised, expanded, and brought thoroughly up-to-date—with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development. The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and as parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it for the factual stuff alone.

    • By Thomas on 01-09-14

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Tractate Middoth

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    A young librarian receives a request for an obscure Hebrew book from a sinister gentleman, unaware of its contents. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not engaging enough

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-14

    Regular price: £0.99

    • The Ash Tree

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    The tale of a man who unwittingly angers a sorcerer, who is assumed by some Monty scholars to be based on the self-styled 'Great Beast,' occultist Aleister Crowley. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Here Hare Here

    • By Kaggy on 12-12-14

    Regular price: £0.99

    • Thirty-Minute Stories

    • A Bumper Anthology of Great Classic Short Stories
    • By: Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton, George Gissing, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A spectacular collection of outstanding half-hour short stories...perfect for commuters or bedtime listening. 'The Whistle' by Hugh Walpole, 'The Well' by W. W. Jacobs, 'The Scrupulous Father' by George Gissing, 'The Debt' by Edith Wharton, 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post, 'The Purple Wig' by G. K. Chesterton, 'Pickman's Model' by H. P. Lovecraft, 'Humplebee' by Geroge Gissing.

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Great Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Halifax, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A superb collection of classic ghost stories from the world's great storytellers. 1. "Lot No. 249" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 2. "The Phantom Rickshaw" by Rudyard Kipling. 3. "The Haunted Dolls’ House" by M. R James. 4. "Ligeia" by Edgar Allan Poe. 5. "The Monkey’s Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. 6. "The Finest Story in the World" by Rudyard Kipling. 7. "The Apparition of Mrs. Veal" by Daniel Defoe. 8. "Metzengerstein" by Edgar Allan Poe. 9. "They" by Rudyard Kipling. 10. "Labadoyere’s Doom" by Lord Halifax. 11. "Lost in a Pyramid" by Louisa May Alcott. And more...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Good storys

    • By roy edwards on 04-12-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe, Emma Hignett, Emma Topping
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Eight classic spine-tingling tales to thrill you by M. R. James. This was James' first collection of ghost stories which he intended to be read aloud in the tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • variable narration

    • By SpiderQueen on 30-08-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Tales of the Supernatural

    • Volume 1
    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Gareth David-Lloyd, Ian Fairbairn, Geoffrey Bayldon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    M. R. James is one of the finest English language ghostwriters ever published. These short stories are not only classics of their genre, but are outstanding examples of beautifully paced, understated terror and sociological horror, reaching to the dark expanse of the unconscious mind.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Five Short Stories by M. R. James

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936), who wrote as M. R. James, was an English author, medieval scholar, and provost of King's College, Cambridge, and of Eton College. He is best known for his outstanding ghost stories. James reinvented the ghost story for the modern audience by moving away from Gothic elements and using realistic contemporary settings. His protagonists and plots often reflected his own antiquarian interests.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Stories to Tell in the Dark

    • 50 Terrifying Tales
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A creepy collection of 50 classic ghost, horror and mystery stories which will keep you up all night. 1. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; 2. "This Is All" by Barry Pain; 3. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F .Harvey; 4. "The Reticence of Lady Anne" by Saki; 5. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain; 6. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey; 7. "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson; 8. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey; 9. "The Idiot" by Arnold Bennett; 10. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe...and many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narrator on Audible

    • By Maxwell Justus Mitchell on 06-10-18

    Regular price: £99.99

    • The Rose Garden

    • The Complete Ghost Stories of M R James
    • By: M R James
    • Narrated by: David Collings
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The mundane becomes terrible

    • By Ms. E. Morgan on 04-09-16

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Chilling Ghost Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, M. R. James, E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Andrew Sachs reads these four classic stories of suspense - "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, "The Haunted Doll's House" by M. R. James, "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson, and "The Bus-Conductor" by E. F. Benson. These spine-tingling tales, from the golden age of the ghost story, are sure to leave you with a creeping sense of dread.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By laura bingham on 19-02-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Great Ghost Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A spine-tingling collection of classic ghost stories – a perfect way to pass those long winter nights! This set contains "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant, "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki, "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling, "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James and "The Furnished Room" by O. Henry.

    Regular price: £11.59

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