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Funny, warm and full of vibrant characteristions
on 9 October 2014
The first four Worst Witch stories re-recorded with a new narrator, Gemma Arterton. This was bought as a replacement for the previous edition, recorded by Miriam Margolis, which became damaged. Gemma Arterton's readings of these stories are flawless and hugely enjoyable. Her voices and characterisations are superb, distinct and lively, with a sweet, hapless Mildred, sneering Ethel and stern, icy Miss Hardbroom picked out especially well. Her grunting sounds when Ethel is turned into a pig are hilarious! Arterton reads with warmth and humour and she makes these recordings fun and friendly. The box set of four stories is great value, and I hope that Ms Arterton will record the remaining books in the series, perhaps including the most recent ...Wishing Star, to complete the series with a second box set. Please do this soon before I run out of children in the family to give me an excuse to listen to these wonderful readings.