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Atmospheric ghostly story telling....
on 21 November 2016
While, personally, I still think the great Sir Michael Horden remains the master when it comes to narrating the stories of MR James (there was just something about his voice that seemed to suit the material perfectly), here, Sir Derek Jacobi still does an excellent job in reading these tales from the great ghost story writer.
This 2CD collection has 5 tales ("A view from a hill", "rats", "A school story" (which is split across the two CDs), "The ash tree" and "The story of a disappearance and an appearance") and is about 2.5 hours long. I'm sure everyone has their own personal favourites from his writings and while these five are not at the very top of my own list, they are very well brought to life by Jacobi and I still found them very atmospheric. Great fun to listen to in bed!