• The Ash Tree

  • By: M. R. James
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 24-12-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (153 ratings)

Summary

The tale of a man who unwittingly angers a sorcerer, who is assumed by some Monty scholars to be based on the self-styled 'Great Beast,' occultist Aleister Crowley.
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.
©1904 M. R. James (P)2013 Audible Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kaggy on 12-12-14

Here Hare Here

Poor Mrs Mothersole.

Yet another unfortunate victim of a witch hunt........

But then again, perhaps not so innocent?

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4 out of 5 stars
By Paul D on 16-01-14

Traditional ghost yarn

If you could sum up The Ash Tree in three words, what would they be?

Traditional, 19th century, classical

What other book might you compare The Ash Tree to, and why?

Really dont know much of this genre but typical a 19th century short story ghost writing. Perhaps E A Poe.

What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

Suchet reads with consumate ease and clarity well suited to the book

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

This is a "short" story, well under the hour. The length and genre means it needs to be a single listen

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on 31-07-18

Wow.

This was an amazing short story. It will keep your attention. David sachet is amazing

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4 out of 5 stars
By happyjo on 11-02-18

The spooky tree

Old time scary story that is very short but has a big impact. Enjoyable story

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