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What made the experience of listening to The Haunting of Toby Jugg the most enjoyable?
The book is written in the first person so whoever reads it is telling the story as if they are Toby Jugg - and the character is only 20 years old.
Nick Mercer's accent is indistinct – but has a more northern roundness than you would expect with a Dennis Wheatley novel. I quickly accepted him as Toby Jugg. Nick Mercer’s higher pitch gives him a young sounding voice, and as I don’t know Nick Mercer I can picture a young Toby Jugg telling the story. Also the character of Toby Jugg has working class roots in Sheffield, he was educated in Cumbria and is now living in Wales so Mercer’s accent adds to that background in his reading.
THOTJ is, to me, DW’s most frightening book and Mercer manages to inject mounting panic and fear as the suspense builds. I really enjoyed it and would recommend this particular DW reading.
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What did you like most about The Haunting of Toby Jugg?
The suspense - Dennis Wheatley never fails to disappoint in his occult fiction thrillers
Who was your favorite character and why?
Definitely Toby - he proved his sanity so well that even Sally was convinced.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I would like to have done - it's one you just can't leave.
Any additional comments?
I agree with some reviewers of Dennis Wheatley's titles that Nick Mercer could put a bit more suspense into his voice, but I'm just thankful to have access to Dennis Wheatley's books. It's great to listen to this book, because I felt as though Toby was sitting in the same room as myself as he went through his journal. We've already got one of the Colonel Verney books, so please let's have The Satanist. I'm looking forward also to trying some other horror authors such as James Herbert and some of the Stephen King titles sound promising.
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