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Would you listen to Antique Dust again? Why?
Literary horror. If you enjoy MR James, Sheridan Le Fanu, HP Lovecraft you will enjoy these masterfully crafted stories.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Antique Dust?
Thinking the first story was a standard, formulaic story with the "bad guy get's his"!
Any additional comments?
Get it, I've read and/or listened to over a thousand horror/supernatural audiobooks. If you enjoy intelligent, well written horror without being drenched in gore, you won't be disappointed!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
This collection of ghost stories has to be one of the most amazing I have ever listened to. Every story a masterpiece in itself and yet you see the passing years of antique dealer Jeff Ashden's life progress recognisably through each.
The narrator's varying tones also depict the story well.
My only complaint is technical. There appears to be overlapping music and voice in the beginning of a few stories. I don't remember which now but it makes listening to the story for that short while quite difficult. Thankfully the score isn't very long - less than a minute - so not a lot is lost.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Where does Antique Dust rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Most probably in the top 3. I just loved these stories. I am not easily impressed - especially with modern, ghost/horror (so-called) short stories. Consequently, I can't remember when I was last compelled to write a positive review.
What other book might you compare Antique Dust to, and why?
Very difficult to say. The stories do have a Victorian feel to them and, as a reader/listener of M.R. James, I would say they are somewhat of the same vein (e.g. The Haunted Doll's House). The stories are, however, very original.
Which character – as performed by R.C. Bray – was your favourite?
No favourite - all enjoyable. I do have to say that although R.C. Bray does a fine job, I would have preferred a narrator with an English accent (his American accent is very softened but there are some parts of the narration that calls for more specific English pronunciations and/or regional accents).
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Emotional? Not really - but then I am a bit of an ice-pack. These stories are better than emotional, they are interesting - intellectually and creatively speaking.
Any additional comments?
Commendable work by Robert Westall. I hope he brings out some more anthologies - about antiques and 'ghosties', or 'ghosties' and antiques - whatever your preference Mr Westall.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Why, oh why do audio book publishers insist on using American narrators for everything?! Don't get me wrong, I like R.C Bray as a narrator and if this was a book set in America or simply a fictional book set in a fictional world I would enjoy listening to it, but it isn't. This book is set in Britain with British characters, surely they could have tracked down a British person to narrate it. Having an American narrator speaking with a thick American accent (with the occasional attempt at a - very bad - British accent) just completely ruined this book for me.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful