Beasts and Super-Beasts


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(4.9 stars; 30 reviews)

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

Reviews

Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki


(5 stars)

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 stars)

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 stars)

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 stars)

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 stars)

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.

Excellent reading


(4.5 stars)

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