Ghost Stories To Chill The Spine

Ghost Stories by MR James
Ghost Stories by MR James

One of the most well-known series of Ghost Stories was written by M.R. James of England.  Though he died back in 1936 his stories have continued to be popular especially in Britain.  They make a great addition to our list of Halloween Audio Books.

The Complete Ghost Stories audio books are narrated by David Collings most known for his acting in Doctor Who television series from England.  Collings voice definitely adds to the experience.  The eerie music is also a great tension builder.

The stories are broken up into 4 books as laid out below:

Part 1

  • Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book
  • Lost Hearts
  • Count Magnus
  • Number 13
  • ‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’
  • The Mezzotint
  • The Ash-tree
  • The Treasure of Abbot Thomas

Part 2

  • A School Story
  • The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral
  • The Rose Garden
  • The Tractate Middoth
  • Casting the Runes and Martin’s Close

Part 3

  • Mr Humphreys and his Inheritance
  • The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance
  • An Episode of Cathedral History
  • The Residence at Whitminster
  • The Diary of Mr Poynter
  • Two Doctors
  • The Uncommon Prayer-Book

Part 4

  • The Haunted Dolls’ House
  • There was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard
  • After Dark in the Playing Fields
  • The Fenstanton Witch
  • A Neighbour’s Landmark
  • A View From a Hill
  • A Warning to the Curious
  • An Evening’s Entertainment
  • Wailing Well
  • Rats
  • The Experiment
  • The Malice of Inanimate Objects
  • A Vignette

That’s 33 stories to choose from and enjoy.  M.R. James was known to read his stories to friends and students having been provost of 2 colleges, Kings College and Eton College.  They scared and thrilled them as I am sure they will you!  Download them on audio.

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