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  • Cold Hand in Mine

  • By: Robert Aickman
  • Narrated by: Reece Shearsmith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Cold Hand in Mine stands as one of Aickman's best collections and contains eight stories that show off his powers as a 'strange story' writer to the full. The listener is introduced to a variety of characters, from a man who spends the night in a Hospice to a German aristocrat and a woman who sees an image of her own soul. There is also a nod to the conventional vampire story ("Pages from a Young Girl's Journal") but all the stories remain unconventional and inconclusive, which perhaps makes them all the more startling and intriguing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By Pip on 24-10-18

Quality of narration unsurpassed

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Reviewed: 15-03-15

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I did not realise the narration could bring a story to life as much as this did.