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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.
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.
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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