A haunting compelling and at times desturbing dramatisation, it had me gript from start to finish. With it's all-star cast, sinister music and scarey sound efects, this is a must for all horror fans, as ones who are new to the horror style. This book has been very well adapted for radio and is overall a stunning peice of radio theatre. I rate it 10 out of 10!
I enjoyed my regular listening slots throughout, but I really can't say that an awful lot happens in this book, although at the end I am aware that I have come to sympathise with a collection of rather ordinary, everyday, slightly flawed but very decent people who inhabit this privileged corner of historical England. And THAT's the charm, I guess. Patrick O'Brian,say, engages the reader much more directly - but this is authentic in a way that modern historical novels can never be.