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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Really it just comes down to poor story selection. In the Henry James story, it's funny and clever, but the ghostly element doesn't come into play until the final few sentences. The M R James story "Lost Hearts" is possibly his most overrated work ever.
Has Voices of the Ghost III turned you off from other books in this genre?
Of course not! I love a good ghost story and will continue trying to find them. If anything, I feel cheated because the Henry James tale was barely a ghost story at all, more a mundane family drama with a little Boo notice tacked on the end.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
It's hard to tell, since I kept waiting for the supernatural of the first story to manifest.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Voices of the Ghost III?
A good eleven twelfths of the Henry James tale on offer.
Any additional comments?
Lost Hearts is a pathetically transparent ghost story, with a blatantly obvious setup that all the characters are too dense to penetrate, and its resolution has nothing to do with the actions of the protagonist.