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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 355
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 318

    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: $0.51

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      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

    • Five Short Stories by M. R. James

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936), who wrote as M. R. James, was an English author, medieval scholar, and provost of King's College, Cambridge, and of Eton College. He is best known for his outstanding ghost stories. James reinvented the ghost story for the modern audience by moving away from Gothic elements and using realistic contemporary settings. His protagonists and plots often reflected his own antiquarian interests.

    Regular price: $8.34

    • Death and Other Horrors (9 Steps into Darkness 1)

    • The Haunted Dolls' House / Cool Air / Azatoth
    • By: M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Sam Kellett, Roy McCrerey, Alex Went, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author of the first short story - "The Haunted Dolls' House" - is Montague Rhodes James, "master of terror and monstrous visions". "Cool Air" and "Azathoth" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft complete the collection. The atmosphere of horror and mystery is underlined by excellent performances by all actors and music.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • M. R. James: Five Ghost Stories

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    M. R. James wrote, arguably, the finest supernatural tales in English literature, and this collection contains the best of them, including ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’, ‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad’, ‘Lost Hearts’, ‘Casting the Runes’, and ‘Count Magnus’. James was something of an actor and gifted storyteller and read his tales aloud to select gatherings on many a Christmas Eve. His intention, he said, was to implant in his listener the idea that, ‘if I am not careful, something of this kind might happen to me!’

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Selections from "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary"

    • By Zaubermond on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $8.41

    • A Warning to the Curious

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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 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

    • The Great Ghost Story Collection

    • Over 40 Spooky Tales
    • By: Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A spectacular collection of classic ghost stories from some of the masters of spooky fiction. 'On the Brighton Road' by Richard Middleton; 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain; 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray; 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole; 'Rose Rose' by Barry Pain; 'The Ghost Ship' by Richard Middleton; 'The Bus Conductor' by E. F. Benson; 'The Tarn' by Hugh Walpole; 'The Diary of Mr. Poynter' by M. R. James.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sound Quality is Too Soft

    • By ME2018 on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $95.94

    • 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 90
    • 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 Zaubermond on 06-25-11

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Great Vampire Stories

    • 30 Classic Victorian Tales of Vampires
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A comprehensive and varied collection of the best vampire stories from the Victorian era by the greatest Gothic writers of the time. Includes: 'The Horla' by Guy de Maupassant; 'Mrs. Amworth' by E. F. Benson; 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' by John Keats; 'Dracula's Guest' by Bram Stoker; 'The Bride of Corinth' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; 'Will' by Vincent O'Sullivan; 'Ken's Mystery' by Julian Hawthorne.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Who speaks like this?

    • By J. M. Pollack on 06-05-16

    Regular price: $75.18

    • Thirty-Minute Stories

    • A Bumper Anthology of Great Classic Short Stories
    • By: Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton, George Gissing, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A spectacular collection of outstanding half-hour short stories...perfect for commuters or bedtime listening. 'The Whistle' by Hugh Walpole, 'The Well' by W. W. Jacobs, 'The Scrupulous Father' by George Gissing, 'The Debt' by Edith Wharton, 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post, 'The Purple Wig' by G. K. Chesterton, 'Pickman's Model' by H. P. Lovecraft, 'Humplebee' by Geroge Gissing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is really annoying.

    • By TERENCE on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $113.75

    • 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

    • 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

    • Masterpieces of Mystery

    • By: G. K. Chesterton, O. Henry, A. J. Alan, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A gripping collection of mystery stories, strange tales and horrible crimes: 'The Perfect Murder', by Stacy Aumonier; 'The Magic Casket', by F. Austin Freeman; 'The Shadow of the Shark', by G. K. Chesterton; 'The Marionettes', by O. Henry; 'Charles', by A. J. Alan; 'Moon's Gibbet', by Egerton Castle; 'The Severed Hand', by Wilhelm Hauff; 'The Man with the Watches', by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; 'The Adventure of the Diamond Necklace', by G. F. Forrest; 'My Adventure at Chislehurst', by A. J. Alan; 'Blackmail', by John Galsworthy.

    Regular price: $32.25

    • The Five Jars

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Phil Reynolds
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      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

    • 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

    • 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

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