A Warning to the Curious

  • by M. R. James
  • Narrated by David Suchet
  • 0 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
One of James' most important achievements was to redefine the ghost story for the new century by dispensing with many of the formal Gothic trappings of his predecessors, and replacing them with more realistic contemporary settings.
"Montague Rhodes James has an intelligent and scientific knowledge of human nerves and feelings; and knows just how to apportion statement, imagery, and subtle suggestions in order to secure the best results with his readers." HP Lovecraft.
Actor David Suchet is best known for his definitive portrayal of Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective created by the legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, in a number of international television productions. He narrates his story in Poirot and Me.


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What did you like most about A Warning to the Curious?

As I love David Suchet, I just admired his perfect diction and his dramatic presentation of the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I just felt sorry for the poor curious man.

Have you listened to any of David Suchet’s other performances? How does this one compare?

It is close to impossible to say that David Suchet would ever cease to be perfect in any of his performances. This was as good as all of them.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I have other James' books by David Suchet on my list and cannot wait to listen to them.

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- Amazon Customer

Narrated beautifully

Good story delivered by a magnificent actor. What a fantastic price to pay as well.
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- Benjamin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-12-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios