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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: October 2007 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 Aubrey Knight | 12/4/2013

    " Seriously creepy horror stories. Love it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/28/2012

    " I loved this book. I think that it is hard to find really good ghost stories. These are great! If you like Victorian fiction, you should love these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 12/4/2011

    " Very menacing, but not in an obvious way. The most inventive are the ones where the ordinary turns into something frightening - the bedclothes taking form, for example "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 6/27/2011

    " Collects "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary" & "More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary." Simply put, one of THE greatest collections of supernatural short fiction. M.R. James was certainly one of the Masters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted | 2/10/2011

    " Fantastic. Genuine chills. The style is an ancillary amusement, with the narrator weighing in to tell you which parts of the story he wants to skip. These are short, direct, and terrifying. Well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jigar Brahmbhatt | 5/4/2008

    " Fun ghost stories with a typically Victorian feel. "

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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.”

About the Narrator

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.