Reader Stephen Critchelow has spent a lifetime collecting and reading works like these and, with carefully chosen music, brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this recording. "The Mezzotint" provides a great listening experience for dark autumn evenings.
This is possibly my favourite MR James story. However, I didn't like the narration quite so much as the ones read by David Suchet which I bought at the same time. The narrator's voice just seemed more modern and thus out of tune with the story.