While he is out walking, our narrator is drawn to a remote pool, and finds a small box that has been hidden since Roman times. He gradually learns how to use its contents, fighting off a series of attempts to steal it, and becomes aware of a strange world hidden from our won…
Best known for his gothic tales of the supernatural, M.R. James presents his lesser-known surreal fantasy novella. Originally written for children, this peculiar tale is now enjoyed worldwide by adults and fans alike!
ABOUT THE WRITER
Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) became one of Britain’s foremost medieval scholars studying and teaching a King’s College, Cambridge. However, it is not his scholarly works or achievements that he is best known for today.
His first collection, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary was published in 1904. A further three volumes followed More Ghost Stories (1911), A Thin Ghost and Other (1919) and A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (1925). Following an English tradition, many of the thirty tales were written as Christmas Eve entertainments, and were read aloud to friends and colleagues.
Since his death, his stories have been read by millions across the globe, and have spawned numerous television, film, stage and radio adaptions.
ABOUT THE READER
Phil is an experienced actor, director, writer and voice artist. His recent stage credits include Hector in The History Boys, Guy Burgess in Single Spys and Martin Dysart in Eqqus. His previous voice work for Fantom includes the audiobook Warwickshire Murders and numerous short stories from Sir Conan Arthur Doyle, H.P.Lovecraft, Charles Dickens and M.R. James.
About The Title
“The Five Jars” is a Fantom Publishing production. You can purchase the Audio CD direct from Fantom Publishing by CLICKING HERE.