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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Gelesen von Peter Yearsley

(4,755 Sterne; 96 Bewertungen)

Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King’s College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions.

“Ghost Stories of an Antiquary” was written as two collections, presented here as two volumes in a single work. There is a short author’s preface before the first story in each volume. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

(10 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Preface to Vol. 1 and Canon Alberic

34:35

Read by Peter Yearsley

Lost Hearts

27:08

Read by Peter Yearsley

The Mezzotint

30:59

Read by Peter Yearsley

The Ash-Tree

35:07

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Number 13

40:12

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Count Magnus

36:57

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Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad

49:52

Read by Peter Yearsley

The Treasure of Abbot Thomas

50:01

Read by Peter Yearsley

Preface to Vol. 2 and A School Story

18:50

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The Rose Garden

28:49

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The Tractate Middoth

43:05

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Casting the Runes

53:52

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The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral

40:12

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Martin’s Close

49:06

Read by Peter Yearsley

Mr Humphreys and his Inheritance – Part One

29:27

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Mr Humphreys and his Inheritance – Part Two

38:27

Read by Peter Yearsley

Bewertungen

Perfection

(5 Sterne)

My favorite performer and my favorite set of stories.i have listened to this collection many times and never tire of it. Mr Yearsley is outstanding reading these wonderfully icy tales. If you need slice and dice for thrills, skip this one, but if you like intelligent and subtle stories that build into true terror, you will relish this collection. And Audible is missing out on one of the great readers in Mr. Yearsley.

Marvelous

(5 Sterne)

"Dr. James, for all his light touch, evokes fright and hideousness in their most shocking form, and will certainly stand as one of the few really creative masters in his darksome province." In addition to that I really must give the highest commendation to the reader of these stories.

Perfectly read, perfectly written

(5 Sterne)

If you love ghost stories, then you simply must try these. They are excellent, don't spoonfeed the reader, and are performed perfectly.

One of the best

(5 Sterne)

A collection of time out of mind, we loved snuggling in bed n listening

Wonderful

(5 Sterne)

A wonderful collection of some of my favorite M R James stories beautifully read by mr yearsley i have many fond memories of reading these stories with my father especially around Christmas perfect spine tingling stories up there with the likes of Lovecraft,Bierce, and Benson perfect for true fans of the ghost/supernatural story genre best listened to before going to bed 5 stars

The best book and superb reader

(5 Sterne)

I have always loved the stories of M. R. James. He truly was a master of horror. Combine the story content with the voice of Mr. Yearsley and you're in for a treat. Turn down the lights, grab a cup of tea, and prepare yourself for some true tales of terror.

One of the best

(5 Sterne)

Brilliantly read by a reader who fully understands the tone and cadence of M R James' writing. Absorbing and chilling - just right!

(5 Sterne)

Peter Yearsley! Please, please narrate more stuff. Your dulcet tones reading 19th century British material is a soothing balm to my jangled nerves.