The Tractate Middoth

  • by M. R. James
  • Narrated by David Suchet
  • 0 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
One of James' most important achievements was to redefine the ghost story for the new century by dispensing with many of the formal Gothic trappings of his predecessors, and replacing them with more realistic contemporary settings.
"Montague Rhodes James has an intelligent and scientific knowledge of human nerves and feelings; and knows just how to apportion statement, imagery, and subtle suggestions in order to secure the best results with his readers." HP Lovecraft.
Actor David Suchet is best known for his definitive portrayal of Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective created by the legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, in a number of international television productions. He narrates his story in Poirot and Me.

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Fun ghost story about relatives no one wants.

There are relatives no one wants to have. What's even worse is if they can't quite manage to die. This is very fun and very much a case of that. Enjoy.
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- Ellen "I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-24-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios