The Five Jars

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: M. R. James

Narrated By: Peter Yearsley

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 2 hours 11 minutes


The Five Jars is the only novel written by James, who is best known for his ghost stories. It is a peculiarly surreal fantasy apparently written for children. While he is out walking, the 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 own. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)


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