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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 159
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      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      4 out of 5 stars 134

    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 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 312

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • AND HERE'S A SIX PENCE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-18-15

    Regular price: $0.69

    • 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 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    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

    • 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: David; Stephen Timson; Critchlow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    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 Die Falknerin on 06-25-11

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Casting the Runes

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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: $1.28

    • Stories to Tell in the Dark

    • 50 Terrifying Tales
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A creepy collection of 50 classic ghost, horror and mystery stories which will keep you up all night. 1. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; 2. "This Is All" by Barry Pain; 3. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F .Harvey; 4. "The Reticence of Lady Anne" by Saki; 5. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain; 6. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey; 7. "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson; 8. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey; 9. "The Idiot" by Arnold Bennett; 10. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe...and many more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Monotonous background and occasional story

    • By Harsh Pareek on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $103.29

    • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    M. R. James (Montague Rhodes James) was a noted British medieval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905-1918) and of Eton College. He is best remembered today for his ghost stories, which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. As a medieval scholar his output in that field was phenomenal and remains highly respected in scholarly circles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Recording

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-13-14

    Regular price: $13.26

    • The Five Jars

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Phil Reynolds
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    While he is out walking, our narrator is drawn to a remote pool and finds a small box that has been hidden since Roman times. He gradually learns how to use its contents, fighting off a series of attempts to steal it, and becomes aware of a strange world hidden from our own.... Best known for his Gothic tales of the supernatural, M. R. James presents his lesser-known surreal fantasy novella. Originally written for children, this peculiar tale is now enjoyed worldwide by fans of all ages!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different for M.R. JAMES

    • By Alan K. on 12-09-17

    Regular price: $5.15

    • M. R. James: 'A Warning to the Curious' and 'Casting the Runes'

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Geoff McGivern
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Montague Rhodes James, the greatest English writer of ghost stories, was born in 1862 at Goodnestone Parsonage in Kent, where his father was Curate, and spent most of his boyhood at Livermere, near Bury St Edmunds in East Anglia, where his father had become Rector. From childhood he was passionately interested in mediaeval books and antiques. At the age of six, attending his first children’s party, he burst into tears, but was soon comforted by being taken into the library of the house and left there alone.

    Regular price: $8.14

    • Spine Chillers

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    A compilation of five chilling stories from M.R. James, including four previously unreleased stories and originally recorded for the Radio 4 Woman's Hour in Christmas 2007. MR James is an important part of the nation's celebration of Christmas. In the oral tradition, many of his 30 or so tales were penned as Christmas Eve entertainments and read aloud to gatherings of friends.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Listener's remorse

    • By Adeliese on 05-21-09

    Regular price: $12.91

    • The Vampyre and Other Short Gothic Tales

    • By: John Polidori, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Critically acclaimed audiobook reader Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who, The Voyage of the Beagle, Space Danger) performs 11 tales of ghostly gothic spookiness. From tales of vampyres and spirits to devil’s deals and ethereal coachmen. Short but oh so sweet, these 11 stories from some of the most lauded authors of the Gothic period prove that you need only a few pages to tell a truly terrifying tale.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Ash Tree

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • 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

    • The Tractate Middoth

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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: $1.28

    • 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

    • A Warning to the Curious

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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: $1.28

    • More Strange Tales

    • By: E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting selection and great narrator

    • By Die Falknerin on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $17.50

    • 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

    • Selected Ghost Stories of M R James

    • By: M R James
    • Narrated by: Michael Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The best of M R James' ghost stories. Includes the classics "The Mezzotint", "Whistle and I'll Come for You My Lad", "Lost Hearts", "The Tractate Middoth", and "The Casting of the Runes". Narrated by Michael Ward for the Huntingdon Community Radio station HCR104fm.

    Regular price: $14.95

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