• The Tapestried Chamber

  • By: Walter Scott
  • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-21-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (13 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott published the short piece "The Tapestried Chamber" in 1828 as part of The Keepsake Stories. In this ghost story, General Browne stops at the castle of a former classmate while he is traveling and there encounters a very strange woman in his bedchamber… who seems to be quite dead. Donna Barkman's performance lends the story a mysterious air. Her proper voice and clear diction embody General Browne's world while her somber yet warm tone make listening to Barkman an easy feat. Moreover, she seamlessly constructs voices for both male and female characters.
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Publisher's Summary

This tale, published in 1828, is based on The Story of an Apparition, a ghost story published in Blackwood's 10 years earlier by an author identified only as A. B. Sir Walter Scott took that rather flimsy story and turned into a masterful tale of the supernatural.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Douglas on 07-23-13

Four stars for this interesting bit of pre-Goth

ghost story. I reserve the fifth star because, despite the usual elegance and richness of Scott's language (which makes so much of the writing today seem so shabby in comparison), he never really finds the "punch line" for this tale of implied "incestuous and murderous deeds." However, one has to think that Poe, Hawthorne and other of the American Gothics savored and remembered the attack and mid-palate of this little sip of literary wine--despite its lack of finish.

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3 out of 5 stars
By L WILSON on 12-03-15

A good story ruined by the narrator

This is a good short story written by Walter Scott. It's a shame about the reader, who succeeded in ruining it.
I wasn't sure if she was narrating the story, or trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records for reading it in the shortest time possible.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Christopher J. Lackey on 11-22-13

Not Unabridged

What didn’t you like about Donna Barkman’s performance?

I found the reader to be very even and somewhat flat. I do like a bit of a performance in my readers and not just a reading.

Any additional comments?

This is very abridged. Be warned.

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