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Beasts and Super-Beasts

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(4,941 Sterne; 34 Bewertungen)

Saki (December 18, 1870 – November 14, 1916) was the pen name of British author Hector Hugh Munro. Saki's world contrasts the effete conventions and hypocrisies of Edwardian England with the ruthless but straightforward life-and-death struggles of nature. Nature generally wins in the end. (Summary from Wikipedia) (6 hr 48 min)

Chapters

The She-Wolf

15:41

Read by Justin Brett

Laura

11:39

Read by Justin Brett

The Boar-Pig

10:49

Read by Justin Brett

The Brogue

11:41

Read by Justin Brett

The Hen

11:46

Read by Justin Brett

The Open Window

7:58

Read by Justin Brett

The Treasure-Ship

9:25

Read by Justin Brett

The Cobweb

13:02

Read by Justin S Barrett

The Lull

11:50

Read by Justin Brett

The Unkindest Blow

10:32

Read by Justin Brett

The Romancers

9:52

Read by Justin Brett

The Schartz-Metterklume Method

13:07

Read by Justin Brett

The Seventh Pullet

18:15

Read by Al Gelman

The Blind Spot

10:18

Read by Justin Brett

Dusk

11:38

Read by Andrew Coleman

A Touch of Realism

12:59

Read by Andrew Coleman

Cousin Teresa

11:23

Read by Andrew Coleman

The Yarkand Manner

12:10

Read by Justin Brett

The Byzantine Omelette

10:17

Read by Justin Brett

The Feast of Nemesis

9:00

Read by Justin Brett

The Dreamer

9:13

Read by Justin Brett

The Quince Tree

7:56

Read by Justin Brett

The Forbidden Buzzards

9:31

Read by Justin Brett

The Stake

8:58

Read by Justin Brett

Clovis on Parental Responsibilities

7:28

Read by Justin Brett

A Holiday Task

11:07

Read by Justin Brett

The Stalled Ox

12:09

Read by Justin Brett

The Story-Teller

13:12

Read by Justin Brett

A Defensive Diamond

11:23

Read by Justin Brett

The Elk

11:31

Read by Justin Brett

'Down Pens'

8:06

Read by Joelle Peebles

The Name Day

14:22

Read by Miriam Esther Goldman (1991-2017)

The Lumber-Room

14:55

Read by Justin Brett

Fur

8:54

Read by Lucy Perry

The Philanthropist and the Happy Cat

12:28

Read by Andrew Coleman

On Approval

14:03

Read by Justin Brett

Bewertungen

Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

(5 Sterne)

This is quite a top-shelf collection of readings. With only negligible exceptions, the readers succeed in affecting just that sort of dry, slightly-jaded, aristocratic voice that is so necessary for an effective rendering of Saki's characters and narrative style. The audio quality is also quite good, for the most part. In these stories, Saki wields his wit like a scalpel. This collection contains some of the keenest humour in the English language.

An excellent recording

(5 Sterne)

I'm a hughe fan of P G Wodehouse, and Saki reminds me of him, except that Wodehouse is more forgiving, and goes for happy endings. Saki likes breaking his characters more. An excellent recording: I looked up one of the recorders and was saddened to see he had not done any solos. 8(

fantastic narration

(5 Sterne)

Well recorded and narrated by some of the voice artists. endearing to hear the colour and personality given to the characters of Saki's world, sprinkled with the occasional slip of tongue and the quick recoveries from the incredibly talented narrators :)

good book

(5 Sterne)

It is a very good family read aloud. And a good book for ages 8 and up. But believe me, there are not a lot of creature stories in it. Dawson,10 years old

Superb

(5 Sterne)

I have to agree. This is one of the finest recordings I've heard yet. All the readers are excellent, but the first one is just perfect.

too raycyst

(5 Sterne)

Why talk about beasts when u can talk about the exploitation of BIPOCs by white heteronotmative patriarchy

Excellent reading

(4,5 Sterne)

Very well read! thank you very much to all the lovely readers