The Ash Tree

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152 Ratings

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kaggy on 12-12-14

Here Hare Here

Poor Mrs Mothersole.

Yet another unfortunate victim of a witch hunt........

But then again, perhaps not so innocent?

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4 out of 5 stars
By Paul D on 01-16-14

Traditional ghost yarn

If you could sum up The Ash Tree in three words, what would they be?

Traditional, 19th century, classical

What other book might you compare The Ash Tree to, and why?

Really dont know much of this genre but typical a 19th century short story ghost writing. Perhaps E A Poe.

What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

Suchet reads with consumate ease and clarity well suited to the book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is a "short" story, well under the hour. The length and genre means it needs to be a single listen

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5 out of 5 stars
By K on 09-05-17

Classic mystery

A short but enjoyable listen. Not terrifying but supernatural, with elements of the gothic tradition to make it darker and with a clear moral lesson so favoured by writers of the period.
David Suchet is excellent and has such a gentle voice.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By BennySaysRelax on 07-31-17

Unique

If you could sum up The Ash Tree in three words, what would they be?

Cold - Deliberate - Entertaining

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ash Tree?

Its not a long enough "book" to have a stand out moment. But each step willkeep you entertained.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

.....above.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. But i found that M.R James stories are very atmospheric and mature in their descriptions and this creates a very eerie image.

Any additional comments?

Its a shame that the M.R Jame stories aren't part of an omnibus.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By HELEN WARDEN on 07-09-17

The Ash Treev

Very pleased and interesting story , read very well by the reader. Regards Helen Warden

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4 out of 5 stars
By Carole Ann Rice on 06-04-16

Good old fashioned thrills

Great traditional style spooky story to be relished
David Suchet performs it beautifully and I look forward to hearing the other MR James stories -

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