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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 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    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 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    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 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 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • Casting the Runes

    • A Full-Cast Audio Drama
    • By: M. R. James, Bleak December
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The publication of a mysterious book on the history of witchcraft is at the center of a dark and terrifying mystery. It's a race against time as Edward Dunning must try to unravel the secret of the ancient runes, and a demonic curse placed upon him by the evil Magnus Karswell - played by legendary film star David Warner (The Omen, Titanic). A classic chiller brought to life in this terrifying adaptation of the M.R. James classic!

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Ghost Stories, Volume One

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    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 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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 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 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    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

    • The Ash Tree

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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
    • The spooky tree

    • By happyjo on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $1.02

    • Tales of Life and Death

    • By: H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Never more so than in this collection of 30 weird and macabre tales.

    Regular price: $27.35

    • More Ghost Stories

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    M.R. James' second collection of ghost stories which he wrote whilst Provost of King's College, Cambridge to be read aloud.

    Regular price: $12.91

    • 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

    • Tales from the Supernatural: Volume 3

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Murray Melvin, Ian Fairbairn, Phil Reynolds
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    M. R. James was one of the finest English-language ghostwriters ever published. These short stories are not only classics of their genre, but are outstanding examples of beautifully paced, understated terror and sociological horror, reaching to the dark expanse of the unconscious mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • superlative performances!

    • By Pennagrundsau on 07-25-12

    Regular price: $9.39

    • 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

    • The Tractate Middoth

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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, Volume 2

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Tales of the Supernatural

    • Volume 1
    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Gareth David-Lloyd, Ian Fairbairn, Geoffrey Bayldon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    M. R. James is one of the finest English language ghostwriters ever published. These short stories are not only classics of their genre, but are outstanding examples of beautifully paced, understated terror and sociological horror, reaching to the dark expanse of the unconscious mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrations worthy of James's efforts

    • By Adeliese on 05-23-09

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Great Ghost Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A spine-tingling collection of classic ghost stories – a perfect way to pass those long winter nights! This set contains "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant, "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki, "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling, "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James and "The Furnished Room" by O. Henry.

    Regular price: $12.59

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