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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (625 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. R. James Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ann | 12/29/2013

    " M.R. James, arguably the greatest Edwardian era writer of ghost stories. Still horrifying after all these years, and--one hopes--for years to come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Collin.p.armstrong | 12/24/2013

    " Nobody does atmosphere like James - classic ghost stories. I've been re-reading these ever few years since I was a young'un. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by J. | 12/12/2013

    " M. R. James is one of the best ghost story authors EVER! Very scary stuff. My dad used to read these stories to us when we were kids, and I still love them today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Aubrey Knight | 12/4/2013

    " Seriously creepy horror stories. Love it!! "

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About the Author

M. R. James (1862–1936) was an English medieval scholar and provost of King’s College, Cambridge and Eton College. He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which redefined the genre. He abandoned the many gothic clichés of his predecessors and opted for more realistic, contemporary settings. His characters and plots, however, reflected his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the “antiquarian ghost story.”