Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story.
'The Permanent Tenant' is the story of a loyal dog, Boris, whose master disappeared suddenly under mysterious circumstances three years earlier. The faithful hound sits day after day in the garden of a cottage, looking out at the sea. Every evening Boris wanders down to the seaside cove where his master vanished in search of him. Clearly the dog is convinced that his master will one day return. And then one day something astounding happens....
What would have made The Permanent Tenant better?
Sadly the narrator’s tone and inflection makes this a difficult listen and distracts from the story- I may have scored the story higher if I had been able to concentrate on it!
Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?
I was looking forward to listening to this story but unfortunately the voice of the narrator was so irritating that I only listened for 10 minutes which was a shame. I couldn't obviously rate the story accurately as I only heard the first ten minutes.
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