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

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

When Professor Parkins finds an old whistle, his stay at Globe Inn takes a turn for the eerie....

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Title:Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad
Author:M.R. James
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad Reviews

  • Eric
    Jun 05, 2012

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Aug 01, 2018

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

  • Kaethe
    Jul 14, 2014

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

  • Bettie☯
    Dec 21, 2009

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

  • Armand
    Mar 30, 2011

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

  • Tariq Mahmood
    Jan 14, 2014

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

  • Paul Servini
    Dec 28, 2017

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

    Great classic spooky short story. ...

    The story on it's own, I would give a much lower score. The narrating by David Suchet however, made listening to this story a great experience. Narration gets 5 stars, the story only 3. ...

    I quite enjoyed this short story from M.R James' original collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. While there is no real connection-- in terms of subject matter-- to the poem by Robert Burns that inspired the title, James interprets these words into a brief but chilling story of Park...

    A classic story, originally written in 1904. I love the style of writing, but it is not for everyone. It is a super short story, so definitely worth your time, but in comparison to today's story, it is predictable. This was written in a much simpler time, with more stringent rules abou...

    Perhaps it was the calm manner it was read in, perhaps it was that I was on a sunny walk home but for whatever reason this tale board me. It has none of the suspense and tension I'd expect and was just disappointing. Perhaps I'll pull the print version out for Halloween and give it ano...

    Wonderful little story, a gift from The Guardian Books Podcast. It was read by the excellent Simon Callow and I was able to read along at the same time. Very atmospheric. ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Aug 04, 2017

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

  • Richard Derus
    Jun 07, 2012

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

  • Dymphna
    Jan 24, 2014

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

    Great classic spooky short story. ...

    The story on it's own, I would give a much lower score. The narrating by David Suchet however, made listening to this story a great experience. Narration gets 5 stars, the story only 3. ...

  • Quirkyreader
    Feb 20, 2018

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

  • Alannah Clarke
    Dec 20, 2013

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

  • LeAnne
    Oct 27, 2018

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

  • Kru
    Sep 10, 2015

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

    Great classic spooky short story. ...

    The story on it's own, I would give a much lower score. The narrating by David Suchet however, made listening to this story a great experience. Narration gets 5 stars, the story only 3. ...

    I quite enjoyed this short story from M.R James' original collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. While there is no real connection-- in terms of subject matter-- to the poem by Robert Burns that inspired the title, James interprets these words into a brief but chilling story of Park...

    A classic story, originally written in 1904. I love the style of writing, but it is not for everyone. It is a super short story, so definitely worth your time, but in comparison to today's story, it is predictable. This was written in a much simpler time, with more stringent rules abou...

    Perhaps it was the calm manner it was read in, perhaps it was that I was on a sunny walk home but for whatever reason this tale board me. It has none of the suspense and tension I'd expect and was just disappointing. Perhaps I'll pull the print version out for Halloween and give it ano...

    Wonderful little story, a gift from The Guardian Books Podcast. It was read by the excellent Simon Callow and I was able to read along at the same time. Very atmospheric. ...

    A non believing professor meets a very scary ghost ...

    A creepy narration that is all the charm of this little book. Best read at night, while alone, with lights switched off and better still on a stormy night ;) ...

  • Donna
    Jul 23, 2018

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

    Great classic spooky short story. ...

    The story on it's own, I would give a much lower score. The narrating by David Suchet however, made listening to this story a great experience. Narration gets 5 stars, the story only 3. ...

    I quite enjoyed this short story from M.R James' original collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. While there is no real connection-- in terms of subject matter-- to the poem by Robert Burns that inspired the title, James interprets these words into a brief but chilling story of Park...

    A classic story, originally written in 1904. I love the style of writing, but it is not for everyone. It is a super short story, so definitely worth your time, but in comparison to today's story, it is predictable. This was written in a much simpler time, with more stringent rules abou...

    Perhaps it was the calm manner it was read in, perhaps it was that I was on a sunny walk home but for whatever reason this tale board me. It has none of the suspense and tension I'd expect and was just disappointing. Perhaps I'll pull the print version out for Halloween and give it ano...

    Wonderful little story, a gift from The Guardian Books Podcast. It was read by the excellent Simon Callow and I was able to read along at the same time. Very atmospheric. ...

    A non believing professor meets a very scary ghost ...

  • Kate Bystrova
    Jun 13, 2014

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

  • Leslie
    Oct 10, 2015

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

    Great classic spooky short story. ...

  • Joan
    Jan 21, 2017

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

  • Katerina
    Oct 06, 2016

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

  • K. Anna Hardy
    Oct 04, 2017

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

  • Benjamin Stahl
    Oct 18, 2015

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

  • Bex
    May 13, 2017

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

    Great classic spooky short story. ...

    The story on it's own, I would give a much lower score. The narrating by David Suchet however, made listening to this story a great experience. Narration gets 5 stars, the story only 3. ...

    I quite enjoyed this short story from M.R James' original collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. While there is no real connection-- in terms of subject matter-- to the poem by Robert Burns that inspired the title, James interprets these words into a brief but chilling story of Park...

    A classic story, originally written in 1904. I love the style of writing, but it is not for everyone. It is a super short story, so definitely worth your time, but in comparison to today's story, it is predictable. This was written in a much simpler time, with more stringent rules abou...

    Perhaps it was the calm manner it was read in, perhaps it was that I was on a sunny walk home but for whatever reason this tale board me. It has none of the suspense and tension I'd expect and was just disappointing. Perhaps I'll pull the print version out for Halloween and give it ano...

  • Sadie Bee (Princess Pessimism)
    Oct 28, 2018

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

    Great classic spooky short story. ...

    The story on it's own, I would give a much lower score. The narrating by David Suchet however, made listening to this story a great experience. Narration gets 5 stars, the story only 3. ...

    I quite enjoyed this short story from M.R James' original collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. While there is no real connection-- in terms of subject matter-- to the poem by Robert Burns that inspired the title, James interprets these words into a brief but chilling story of Park...

    A classic story, originally written in 1904. I love the style of writing, but it is not for everyone. It is a super short story, so definitely worth your time, but in comparison to today's story, it is predictable. This was written in a much simpler time, with more stringent rules abou...

    Perhaps it was the calm manner it was read in, perhaps it was that I was on a sunny walk home but for whatever reason this tale board me. It has none of the suspense and tension I'd expect and was just disappointing. Perhaps I'll pull the print version out for Halloween and give it ano...

    Wonderful little story, a gift from The Guardian Books Podcast. It was read by the excellent Simon Callow and I was able to read along at the same time. Very atmospheric. ...

    A non believing professor meets a very scary ghost ...

    A creepy narration that is all the charm of this little book. Best read at night, while alone, with lights switched off and better still on a stormy night ;) ...

    Bedclothes?? ...

  • Emilia Barnes
    Feb 13, 2017

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

  • Kailey Rhone
    Feb 27, 2018

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

    Great classic spooky short story. ...

    The story on it's own, I would give a much lower score. The narrating by David Suchet however, made listening to this story a great experience. Narration gets 5 stars, the story only 3. ...

    I quite enjoyed this short story from M.R James' original collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. While there is no real connection-- in terms of subject matter-- to the poem by Robert Burns that inspired the title, James interprets these words into a brief but chilling story of Park...

  • Bill Lynas
    Nov 10, 2016

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

  • Dave Taylor
    Oct 29, 2016

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

  • Cindi Leiter
    Jan 13, 2018

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

    Interesting short ghost story. Very atmospheric, but as it is a short story there isn't that much going on in it. ...

    This is a classic ghost story that I picked up because Michael Chabon said it was one of the best short stories he ever read. Part of what makes this so interesting is- even though it was written in the early 1900's- the narrative style has a modern feel to it. The unnamed narrator (ne...

    Audible book - 50 mins, read by David Suchet. I don't have many audio books - the few I do have are ones where I also have the 'hard copy' and therefore I am already familiar with the story. But I have been a little disappointed with a couple of horror stories recently and I though...

    Its a fantastic little story which I listened to instead of reading it. The author has the capability of presenting normal details as extraordinary somehow which is a great skill. The result is a captivating and engaging tale of a sceptic professor's first ever ghost experience. I wont...

    Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artifact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Broadcast on: BBC Radio 7, 2:45pm Monday 21st December 2009 Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad is the title and refrain of a poem and song by Robert Burns. ...

    Great classic spooky short story. ...

    The story on it's own, I would give a much lower score. The narrating by David Suchet however, made listening to this story a great experience. Narration gets 5 stars, the story only 3. ...

    I quite enjoyed this short story from M.R James' original collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. While there is no real connection-- in terms of subject matter-- to the poem by Robert Burns that inspired the title, James interprets these words into a brief but chilling story of Park...

    A classic story, originally written in 1904. I love the style of writing, but it is not for everyone. It is a super short story, so definitely worth your time, but in comparison to today's story, it is predictable. This was written in a much simpler time, with more stringent rules abou...

  • Molly
    Jun 06, 2018

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

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    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...

    My first M.R. James short story. I read this for my Haunting Texts class for the third year. This surprised me. I actually really liked this one. I found it kind of hilarious but also really creepy. It has the sort of imagery in it that you imagine at the foot of your bed at 4 am in th...

  • Dafne Adıgüzel
    Dec 15, 2017

    ?Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers about it is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not ...

    Rating: 4* of five Reading it was most amusing as I was, only yesterday, watching the 1968 BBC adaptation of the story. I am deficient as a human being, somehow, as James's "creepiness" whizzes past me and leaves no trace on my creeper. The story is, as a story, delightful and James...

    This was classic M.R. James. It made my hair stand on end. ...

    Short and creepy classic with rare instance of the narration crossing the boundary to speak with the reader. I may sweat through my bedsheets tonight! Fun stuff. ? ...

    ???????? ??????, ??????, ???, ??? ???????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ???????, ?????? ?? ?????????? ????. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come to You My Lad? is a classic, a must-read for all lovers of the English ghost story. (?But you always say that about M.R. James? stories.? ?Well, yes . . . at least for the stories in first two collections, I do.) I don?t want to spoil its...

    This is the best MR James story that I have read so far. I had already seen the BBC television version starring John Hurt, but the story is even better. Bedsheets have never been this scary! ...

    An essay in Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends titled 'The Other James' refers to this M.R. James ghost story as "one of the finest short stories ever written," high praise that couldn't help but prompt me to read it. And I did enjoy it, although I wouldn't say it was among my favorite ...

    One of James's more famous stories, and for good reason. Not only is it very atmospheric and creepy, particularly in the former half, but he also infuses a surprising amount of humour into it as well. Just the professors bantering with each other at campus in the beginning is immediate...

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this audiobook since I had got it for free, what with being an audible.com member but I ended up enjoying it. I thought the voice of the narrator really suited the plotline of the book. It ended up really sucking me into the book I could not stop l...

    This short story came very well recommended by a gentleman (there was no other way to describe him, really) of many winters as well as a girl in her mid-twenties. Well, I thought, if a text spans a gap like that and comes out on top, surely it's worth a look. The first thing that s...

    I first watched the TV adaptation on the BBC as part of a Christmas Ghost story collection years ago with Michael Hordern in the lead role, as a child it was very creepy. This Audible audiobook version of the classic short story with David Suchet narrating it has been rendered less cr...

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Something to be learned: Items one finds in the dirt Don't go in one's mouth." ...

    James writes marvelous ghost stories of steadily increasing creepiness. this is one of his best. ...

    ?Oh, Whistle and I?ll Come Back to You My Lad? (1904) written by M.R. James, usually known as a master of the ghost stories, is about a young and superstitious professor who goes on a vacation with the recommendation of his friend. All the events start when he finds a whistle whi...