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This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure.
(P)2009 Andrews UK Ltd under exclusive license from Craftsman Audio

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"David Collings Reads Wonderfully Well." (The Observer)

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I loved David Collings' narration of this tale from "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary." He has just the right tone, expression, and maturity in his voice to be perfectly suited to James' subjects and style. One might imagine James himself reading his stories aloud to the schoolboys sounding rather similar.

"The Treasure of Abbot Thomas" is among the creepiest and most intriguing of James' many supernatural stories. The favorite theme of the brilliant but naive scholar who inquires too deeply into his research for his own good is very much in evidence. The chilling conclusion is likely to stay with one long after the story is over.

It is aggravating that the Collings' narrations are only available in a piecemeal manner, one story at a time. It would be wonderful to have them all in a collection.

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  • Ms. E. Morgan
  • 06-27-17

Really not for those of a nervous disposition!

Where does The Treasure of Abbot Thomas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

M. R. James is one of my favourites and this is in the top 30% of his stories.

What did you like best about this story?

That there is a satisfactory resolution

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The re-enactment

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Shivers

Any additional comments?

Well worth a listen.

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