A glorious collection of some of the finest British short stories ever written.
Public Domain (P)2011 Red Door Audiobooks
At first I couldn't figure out what this narrator was trying to do with her unbearably singsong voice, then I did some research and realise she is reading for children - her delivery is beyond annoying and I can't listen to her. I really urge you to listen to a sample before you spend money on this oddity! I couldn't get past the second story and am very annoyed, I really wanted to hear these short stories - shame on you Audible for not explaining this is a childrens' book and shame on me for not listening to a sample first!
The narrators performance completely gets in the way of the stories. I tried for an hour but couldn't cope for any longer. Maybe it's just me, but listen to the clip before you consider buying. A shame, because I was looking forward to some classic short stories.
"My favorite tales - but not my favorite lilt"
This is a collection which entices by the list of stories and authors - cream of the crop.
However I found Cathy's lilt not one I could listen to. Her pace and the comprehension she brought to such varied styles were good but the intonation as to my ear, forced and inverted. Most frustrating! I checked many samples of her other readings and this varies slightly from earlier ones and it may be better suited to the cadences and exaggerations of nursery rhymes - a book of which she herself has produced. I would certainly try and listen again to her telling of these great tales if this lilt was toned down...
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