As you can tell by my title, I am rather tired of Dickens' the Signalman, there are many other less overused classic ghost stories and one of them could have been used in place of Dickens, after all, there are only 5 stories.
I've listened to nearly all of them and every one is better than this one.
I do not recommend this Christie. I love Agatha Christie, I love David Suchet. I own almost every audiobook (I have yet to download the most recent releases) available, and have also physically read (and own) most of her books.
I love the Pendergast books. They are a guilty pleasure but thoroughly thrilling with enough intellectual elements to be stimulating.
The unabridged version loses way too much, particularly since elements build on each other in the series and something unimportant to the current story may turn out to have relevance later on.
The narrators are excellent.
In its complete form this story is fantastic, full of fascinating detail, place descriptions and characterization.
I read this book after hearing an interview with the author on the Diane Rehm show. I loved it. I didn't realize I was getting the abridged version, which I never do.
The reader for this was so dreadful that I decided I'd have to read the book in paper, it is still waiting to be read because my list is very long.
These are a great selection of stories, but I am rather sick of "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, it's in far too many collections.
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