Ghost Stories, Volume One

  • by M. R. James
  • Narrated by Derek Jacobi
  • 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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".


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I downloaded this last night, as the television was terrible (when isn't it?) and rather than watch something just for the sake of it, I thought I'd give it a go, who doesn't love a ghost story at Christmas. I've absolutely loved M R James since I was a teenager; Derek Jacobi's narration is superb(I could listen to him reading a telephone directory). The beauty of James is that it leaves so much to the imagination, nothing is ever explicit -something which Hollywood could take note of. Don't expect to be scared out of your wits, James is more subtle in his approach, unnerving and unsettling. So turn the television off this Christmas, turn the lights down and listen. You won't be disappointed.
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- Thomasina

Stories Included

1) A view from a hill.
2) Rats.
3) A school story.
4) The Ash tree.
5) The story of a disappearance and and appearance.
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- Ali

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios