Listening to Robert Parry read these tales must be about as close as a modern fan can get to hearing M R James himself read them. His grasp of the material is complete, his delivery perfect; gentle, cultured, never over the top and yet calculated to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. I heartily recommend both this and his dvd readings from James to all comers. If you are new to James' work, you will find these shorter pieces a good, varied introduction. If you are like me, a dedicated reader, you will enjoy hearing pieces which are not often chosen for audio books.
With Christmas on the way, Perfect for a winters evening by the fire. MRJ's humour works so well, just before he frightens you to death! Robert Lloyd Parry's delivery is probably the closest thing we'll ever get to hearing M.R James himself, by turns both funny and terrifying. An excellent buy.