This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "The Experiment". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure.
"David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer)
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Good old fashioned sinister ghost story
The graveyard scene
very well, great building of suspense and horror
not that kind of story
An excellent combination of superstition and horror.
- Ms. E. Morgan
Not one of M. R. James' best
Yes - it's only 15 minutes long!
Absolutely - I've read pretty much all of his work, but this isn't one of his better ones.
Collings has almost the perfect voice for James: well modulated, educated, easy on the ear. The only better narrator I've come across for James was Christoper Lee in the BBC Christmas Ghost Story series (although David Suchet is very good in the Audible recordings), but that's setting a very high benchmark!
Odd question - James wrote short stories which were meant to stand alone. You could take this concept and turn it into a much longer novel or a series of stories using the same central idea but that wasn't James' intent.
If you're new to M.R. James, start with 'O Whistle and I'll Come To You' or 'A Warning to the Curious' or 'The Mezzotint'.