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Royal Visitors

Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Length: 12 mins
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Summary

Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist, and short story writer, best known for his evocative and beautifully narrated ghost stories.

'Royal Visitors' is a humorous story set at Trinity College, Cambridge, and tells the story of a revenge prank by the undergraduate nicknamed 'The Babe' on his tutor, Mr. Stewart, who at short notice had withdrawn a lunch invitation to dine with visiting foreign royals.

Public Domain (P)2017 Red Door Audiobooks

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Execrable narration

Ruined the story. Bizarre intonation! Doesn't someone listen to the finished thing before offering it to the public for sale?

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I'm afraid the narration was rather jarring and almost electronic - perhaps it was a recording issue. Given the subject matter a low, soft, smooth tone would have perhaps been better and clearer.