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William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present Argo Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. 

This collection of M. R. James’ supernatural stories is read by critically acclaimed star of stage and screen Sir Michael Hordern. Included here are some of M. R. James’ most beloved stories, including 'No. 13', 'Count Magnus', 'Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book', 'The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral', 'Lost Hearts', alongside many more spine-tingling tales. 

©2020 M. R. James (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • 09-11-2020

Poorly produced

Michael Hordern's reading of these tales appeared on CD in late 1980s. They were superb. Those recordings have been badly rendered for Audible and sound as though the reader has his head in a bucket. it should surely have been possible to do the conversion to a higher standard. Oddly, the other volume of Hordern reading M R James is of a high standard.

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