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  • Lords and Ladies

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 844

On a hot midsummer night in Discworld, everything seems perfect - crop circles are turning up everywhere, the witch Magrat Garlick is getting married the next morning, and everyone's buzzing with excitement. Unfortunately, the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team has gotten drunk on a fairy mound, and the elves have returned with the traditional traits of the magical realm of Fairie: evil, malice, murder, cruelty, and kidnapping.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Away with the fairies

  • By Beccameriel on 26-11-14

A let down

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-15

This has long been one of my favourite TP books and I was looking forward to hearing it. I'd not heard Nigel Planer read one before. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy his style at all, it seemed as if he was reading it as fast as he could and sounded utterly miserable. I couldn't get any enjoyment out of this recording. A complete contrast to the lively Stephen Briggs efforts. Sad to say I switched off after an hour.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Stories, Volume One

  • By: M. R. James
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Sir Derek Jacobi reads a collection of tales from the master of ghost stories, M. R. James, whose stories have for many years inspired the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas TV adaptations. M. R. James was described as "a man who, in company with Sheridan le Fanu, is the best ghost-story writer England has ever produced".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MrsMac

  • By Thomasina on 18-12-09

Some average stories but brilliant reading

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-15

I felt it was not the best collection of MR James stories, athough A View From A Hill is a favourite of mine. Derek Jacobi gives a masterclass in acting that makes up for any weaker entries in this collection. Overall I was very pleased with this and it stays on my phone for long car journeys.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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

  • By: M. R. James
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

The story tells the tale of an introverted academic who happens upon a strange whistle while exploring a cemetery on the East Anglian coast. When blown, the whistle unleashes a supernatural force that terrorises its discoverer. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy Short Story

  • By Lynn Worton on 29-03-14

Classic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-15

This one never leaves my phone! My all time favourite MR James story. David Suchet is simply fascinating to listen to, he thoroughly acts the story rather than just reads it. This really is the place to start if you've not experienced an MR James ghostly tale before.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Thud!

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,612

Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hrrruuurrh

  • By Vinx on 30-07-08

Great voices, great story!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-15

This was the first TP book I've heard Stephen Briggs read and he was excellent. He has a voice for every character and I loved the Michael Caine-esque Vimes. Thoroughly enjoyable and a great Watch story.