"The Elk" - The grandmother of Bertie Thropplestance is intent on making sure he marries the right woman, and it would seem that their tame elk would have a large part to play in the charade!
"A Holiday Task" - a lady has lost her memory and acquires the help of Kenelm Jerton to help her eliminate all the possibilities from her inquiries. A bout of mischievous methods lead to a surprising conclusion.
"The Schartz-Metterklume Method" - At a railway station, an arrogant and overbearing woman mistakes the mischievous Lady Carlotta for the governess she expected. Lady Carlotta, deciding not to correct the mistake, presents herself as a proponent of "the Schartz-Metterklume method" of making children understand history by acting it out themselves. She chooses a rather unsuitable historical episode for her first lesson.
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Don't like bad narrators ruining good writing. To be fair, liking someone's voice is subjective but good narration has sensitivity, nuance, power and a rich understanding of the text. Minor pet peeve: narrators who've not researched foreign pronunciation or elevated English. Lazy!
People who despise nuance and wit
Some devices won't allow you to hear the audio sample. Beware! Don't buy it if you can't hear the narration first. Even very popular readers might not be to your taste. A grating voice ruins a book.
A foppish Englishman. An actor with a fine ear.
The writing is fine. The narration leaves much to be desired.
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