This collection contains: "Idle Thoughts on Babies" - Written by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Hugh Laurie; "The Schartz-Meterklume Method" - Written by Saki, read by Maimie McCoy; "A Photographer's Day Out" - Written by Lewis Carroll, read by Nigel Hawthorne; "Gentlemen and Players" - Written by E.W. Hornung - read by Nigel Planer; "Mrs. Amworth" - Written by E.F. Benson, read by Richard Pasco; "Timber" - Written by John Galsworthy, read by Patrick Malahide; "Into The Sun" - Written by Robert Duncan Milne, read by Nicky Henson"; and much more.More
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What an odd use of excellent materials
The stories were well chosen, mostly ones I had already read but enough new-to-me gems to keep this interesting. The problem with the presentation is that it is disconcerting to have only SOME of the stories introduced with the story and author names [and better yet, narrator name, too]. How much time and money could a fast identification per story have added? A Table of Contents (and a better way to search by story) would have been a HUGE help.
The bottom line is that this could have been SO much better with simple better organization. All of the individual pieces were good; the fault was in the package.
The narrator selections were wonderful. What's not to love about the line up? Hugh Laurie, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Fry, Mamie McCoy go without saying, but Nigel Hawthorne reading Lewis Carroll could have been the highest point, even if the Carroll story wasn't the strongest literature.
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