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  • The Phantom of the Opera (Dramatized)

  • By: Gaston Leroux, Barnaby Edwards
  • Narrated by: Alexander Siddig, Anna Massey, James D'Arcy, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1880s, the new proprietors of the Opera House are amused to discover that their costly acquisition is said to be haunted. But their smiles quickly vanish as tragedy follows misfortune: a murdered stagehand, a fatal accident, a missing girl. Fearful tales of the Opera Ghost race through the corridors and dressing rooms of the theatre. And with good reason - for deep in the catacombs beneath the Opera House, something is stirring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Fabulous

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-18-16

Nice adaption of an old favorite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Excellent vocal performances make up for the bits of story left out. This adaption will make you long for live-action movie based on the Leroux.

  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,324

Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods—elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and 18-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat—live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives—cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narration changed my interpretation

  • By jaspersu on 10-28-12

A classic tale on the insidiousness of isolation

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-17

Bernadette Dunne does an exceptional job capturing the odd, juvenile Merricat, and poor put-upon Constance.