• Ghost Stories, Volume One

  • By: M. R. James
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-18-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (121 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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".
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5 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 10-26-12

Incredible Narration for M.R. James Classics!

I have found my new favourite narrator, Derek Jacobi! He's incredible at narrating these classic ghost stories by M.R. James - the way he acts out the conversations between characters is amazing! Here is a listing of the stories read:

A View From a Hill
Rats
A School Story
The Ash Tree
The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance

If you're a fan of M.R. James or classic ghost stories, do not pass this one up! Get it now!

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22 of 22 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Robby on 07-31-13

An (Almost) Excellent Introduction.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book, and volume two, are very good for the newcomer to M.R. James's work. The only downside to this anthology is perhaps the fact some of his best stories are not included. I would have loved to have heard Jacobi's take on "Casting The Runes".

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomasina on 12-18-09

MrsMac

I downloaded this last night, as the television was terrible (when isn't it?) and rather than watch something just for the sake of it, I thought I'd give it a go, who doesn't love a ghost story at Christmas. I've absolutely loved M R James since I was a teenager; Derek Jacobi's narration is superb(I could listen to him reading a telephone directory). The beauty of James is that it leaves so much to the imagination, nothing is ever explicit -something which Hollywood could take note of. Don't expect to be scared out of your wits, James is more subtle in his approach, unnerving and unsettling. So turn the television off this Christmas, turn the lights down and listen. You won't be disappointed.

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22 of 22 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Ali on 11-03-17

Stories Included

1) A view from a hill.
2) Rats.
3) A school story.
4) The Ash tree.
5) The story of a disappearance and and appearance.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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