The Diary of Mr Poynter

  • by Montague Rhodes James
  • Narrated by David Collings
  • 0 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James' excellent ghost story "The Diary of Mr Poynter". Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure.

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What the Critics Say

"David Collings reads wonderfully well." (The Observer)

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Terror in the mundane well-executed

What did you love best about The Diary of Mr Poynter?

This story manages to make the most innocuous and mundane of tasks, picking out wallpaper, into an experience sharp with suspense and oozing with dread. It is also one of the author's most novel sources for an apparition.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Diary of Mr Poynter?

The protagonist growing to regret having the lines join up at the top of the wallpaper was a stellar case of unreasoning horror.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found myself getting nervous at the thought of the pattern being reproduced on a large scale, and entirely unable to say why it would scare me so.


Any additional comments?

The reader is very good at matching the casual tone of the story with hints of mounting unease. He is a fine match for M R James's material.

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- Spencer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-18-2010
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited