M. R. James A Ghost Story For Christmas Audiobook


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M. R. James A Ghost Story For Christmas


Talking Book 6 Audio Discs Abridged

Runtime: Approx 400 minutes. (6 hours)

Read by Murray Melvin, Ian Fairbairn, Phil Reynolds, Gareth David-Lloyd and Geoffrey Bayldon.

M. R. James is one of the finest English language ghost story writers. These short stories are not only classics of their genre, but are outstanding examples of beautifully paced, understated terror and sociological horror – reaching into the dark expanse of the unconscious mind…

This collection includes some of his most popular stories: ‘Oh Whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad’, ‘A School Story’, ‘Casting the Runes’, ‘Rats’, ‘There was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard’, ‘Number 13’, ‘Lost Hearts’, ‘The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral’, ‘The Mezzotint’, ‘The Ash Tree’, ‘A View from a Hill’, ‘The Tractate Middoth’ and ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’.

M. R. James is “…gifted with an almost diabolic power of calling horror by gentle steps from the midst of prosaic daily life. Dr. James has, it is clear, 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.” – H.P. Lovecraft

“If you love gothic horror … buy this CD; great stories read by excellent actors, what more could you ask for? 10 out of 10.” – ScifiOnline

Murray Melvin was best known for having created the role of Geoffrey in the Shelagh Delaney play A Taste of Honey, a role that he reprised for the 1961 film of the same name. Other film appearances included Alfie, Ken Russell’s Diary of a Nobody and The Devils and Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon.

Veteran actor Ian Fairbairn was best known for his appearances in Timeslip as Alpha 4 and Dr. Frazer, while also starring in four classic Doctor Who stories. Other credits include: Stand up Nigel Barton, Emergency Ward 10 and The Professionals.

Phil Reynolds is an experienced stage actor; credits include Lt. Sam Weinberg in A Few Good Men and Freddy in Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Films include So What? and The Limes.

Gareth David-Lloyd starred in the hit BBC1 series Torchwood. Credits include Sebastian in Twelfth Night as well as appearances in Mine all Mine, Absolute Power and ‘Rosemary &; Thyme’.

Geoffrey Bayldon had an outstanding career spanning over sixty years in the entertainment industry featuring hundreds of films, television, radio and stage appearances. He is best known for his children’s comic creation Catweazle.