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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 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    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: $29.99

    • 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 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    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 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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

    • The Tractate Middoth

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • Casting the Runes

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 3

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Edith Nesbit, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis, Richard Mitchley, Geoff McGivern
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales featuring the macabre and chilling voices of writers as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Nesbit, and MR James. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • A Warning to the Curious

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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: 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

    • Christmas Ghost Stories

    • By: M. R. James, Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe, Sir Timothy Ackroyd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4

    One for the fireside. Spooky tales to enjoy during the festive period.

    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 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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 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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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

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

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

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

    • By Zaubermond on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Chilling Ghost Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, M. R. James, E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Andrew Sachs reads these four classic stories of suspense - "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, "The Haunted Doll's House" by M. R. James, "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson, and "The Bus-Conductor" by E. F. Benson. These spine-tingling tales, from the golden age of the ghost story, are sure to leave you with a creeping sense of dread.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully spine-tingling!

    • By Zaubermond on 02-06-13

    Regular price: $7.01

    • Fifty Thrilling Stories

    • Thrillers, Mysteries, Dark Crimes, and Strange Happenings
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan-Doyle, Henry Rider Haggard, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A wonderful collection of classic thrillers, mystery stories, crime tales and weird accounts of uncanny events.1. Query by “Seamark” 2. The Furnished Room by O. Henry 3.The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 4. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 5. The 19 Club by A. J. Alan 6. The Interruption by W. W. Jacobs7. Laura by Saki 8. A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe 9. The Diver by A. J. Alan10. The Man of the Night by Edgar Wallace11. The Burglary by Arnold Bennett

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories

    • By Judith on 10-29-14

    Regular price: $61.97

    • 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 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • 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 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 360

    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

    • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume Nine

    • Classic Horror Short Stories
    • By: M. R. James, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Doug Bradley, Jeff Combs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Volume 9 launches with "The Ash Tree", M. R. James' insight into an enigmatic woman and her rituals around this mysterious tree. A condemned man and over zealous executioners generate shocking results, in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Los Amigos Fiasco". An immoral wager leads to terror when the dead rise in Ambrose Bierce's "A Watcher by the Dead". Lovecraft takes us exploring through a lost world of ancient evil in "The Nameless City".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Collection of Classic Spooky Short Stories

    • By Jason P on 10-22-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Ghost Stories - Volume One

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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 seven stories in this Volume One are: "A School Story", "Rats", "A Warning to the Curious", "Two Doctors", "The Haunted Doll's House", "Casting the Runes", "There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard".

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Mezzotint

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchelow
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This is a story from the Classic Ghost Stories collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Lost Hearts

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This is a story from the "Great Ghost Stories" collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

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