This is a story from the Classic Ghost Stories collection.
Ghost stories continue to be a popular audiobook genre, and this group of four stories brings together some of the best. Reader Stephen Critchelow has spent a lifetime collecting and reading works like these and, with carefully chosen music, brings a strong sense of atmosphere to the recordings.
Mr. Thomson is a diligent student at Cambridge University, and while in search of a place in which to rest and relax, happens upon an inn in Suffolk. He spends his idyllic days reading, writing, and walking the countryside. One day, he decides to explore the inn, and when one room catches his fancy, it leads to a terrifying encounter that he cannot explain. Stephen Critchelow masterfully builds the tension of M. R. James' short story, employing an early matter-of-factness that increases in intrigue before dissolving into fright as Thomson comes face-to-face with the truth that lives inside that room.
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Fear by daylight
Perfect mix of narrator and text.
The fact that the... haunting?... takes place in a bright, sunny room, quite a change from the typical settings.