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    • The Baby Book

    • Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
    • By: William Sears M.D., Martha Sears R.N., Robert W. Sears M.D., and others
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster, Sherry Adams Foster
    • Length: 41 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    The million-copy best seller by "the man who remade motherhood" ( Time) has now been revised, expanded, and brought thoroughly up-to-date—with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development. The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and as parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and....LONG!!

    • By Brent on 08-15-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 337

    The story tells the tale of an introverted academic who happens upon a strange whistle while exploring a cemetery on the East Anglian coast. When blown, the whistle unleashes a supernatural force that terrorises its discoverer. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not great, not bad....

    • By Doug on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $0.51

    • Ghost Stories, Volume One

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible Narration for M.R. James Classics!

    • By Robert on 10-26-12

    Regular price: $9.49

    • A Warning to the Curious

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The silver crown

    • By happyjo on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $1.02

    • Ghost Stories, Volume 2

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    A second 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. This volume includes 'A Warning to the Curious', 'The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral', 'The Mezzotint', and 'A Neighbour's Landmark'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration of Ghost Classics!

    • By Robert on 10-27-12

    Regular price: $9.49

    • Casting the Runes [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mystery surrounds a certain Mr. Karswell. He has purchased an old abbey, is a known alchemist, and has written a ludicrous history of witchcraft. Are these mysterious behaviors those of an irascible eccentric or a coldhearted murderer?

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Rats

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Anthony Donovan
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a story from the Chilling Ghost Stories collection. In Rats by M. R. James, Mr. Thompson comes to regret his decision to investigate a locked room in a country inn.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Ash Tree

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow.

    • By Ashley on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $1.02

    • The Tractate Middoth

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    A young librarian receives a request for an obscure Hebrew book from a sinister gentleman, unaware of its contents. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun ghost story about relatives no one wants.

    • By Ellenaeddy on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $1.02

    • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David; Stephen Timson; Critchlow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    The powerful sense of evil – darkness, creepy hairy presences, cloaks, hoods, talons and tentacles – pervades these classic ghost stories by M.R. James. A Cambridge scholar himself, James explored what happens when academics dabble in things they don’t understand and unleash forces of which they know nothing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performances of the classic

    • By Zaubermond on 06-25-11

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Stories to Scare You Witless

    • Tales of Terror
    • By: Fitz-James O'Brien, Hector Hugh Munro, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Genuinely chilling narratives of paranormal phenomena, the returning dead, uncanny apparitions, sinister happenings and inexplicable events which make your blood run cold. Listen in the dark... if you dare!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Stories - Shame about the Voice!

    • By Dr. O on 11-26-11

    Regular price: $17.66

    • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe, Emma Hignett, Emma Topping
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Eight classic spine-tingling tales to thrill you by M. R. James. This was James' first collection of ghost stories which he intended to be read aloud in the tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Stories of Hauntings and Supernatural Even

    • By Nan51 on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Casting the Runes

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stylishly written short story

    • By happyjo on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $1.06

    • M. R. James

    • Rats (from the Naxos Audiobook 'Classic Ghost Stories')
    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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. "Rats" provides a great listening experience for dark autumn evenings.

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Gothic Tales

    • By: M. R. James, F. Marion Craword, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Sandra Cullum
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eerie old houses, wretched smiles, mausoleums, and banshees. Stories from masters of the horror genre, M.R. James, F. Marion Craword, Edgar Allan Poe, W.W. Jacobs, Amelia Edwards, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, and H.P. Loveraft, stories to make your body tingle and your mind play tricks.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Ghost Stories

    • By: M.R. James
    • Narrated by: Emma Topping
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    M.R. James redefined the classic ghost stories and this collection of short stories of widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. Three stories from the collection are read here by Emma Topping including "Lost Hearts", "The Mezzotint" and "The Ash-Tree".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Struggled to keep listening.

    • By MMME on 12-08-17

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume Seven

    • Classic Horror Short Stories
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Doug Bradley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Volume 7 starts off with Edgar Allan Poe's story of a gifted boy hounded by his shadow, "William Wilson". We take to the sky's with a pilots investigation into unexplainable events thousands of feet above ground in Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Horror of the Heights". Next up, Ambrose Bierce plays with time in "The Suitable Surroundings".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just for Halloween

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-12-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Ghost Stories - Volume Two

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    M. R. James (1862-1936) was provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Eton College. He was a highly regarded scholar and academic in his time but today is remembered for his ghost stories, which are considered among the finest in the genre. The six stories in Volume Two are: "The Ash Tree", "Martin's Close", "Lost Hearts", "The Tractate Middoth", "After Dark in the Playing Fields", and "Wailing Well".

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Stories to Give You Nightmares

    • Tales of Terror
    • By: M. R. James, Edith Nesbit, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A petrifying collection of classic tales of the paranormal, spooky happenings, gruesome deeds and uncanny apparitions. Guaranteed to disturb your dreams and keep you awake all night.

    Regular price: $18.76

    • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: John Stanbridge
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary" (1931) is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. By contrast to the gothic tales of his predecessors, James' stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasize the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions.

    Regular price: $11.59

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