Catherine Livsey Livsey from Zhdanovo, Kaluzhskaya oblast', Russia
My kids (century 4 and 7) and I listened to this on the commute to and from my daughter’s school. They seemed to enjoy them, and I did too – they take me back to the day of exchanging scary camp fire stories with companions. It’s a multicultural set, but not just for the sake of being multicultural. It’s an eclectic selection of notable folktales - not so much scary as disturbing - from around the pursuits. The reader could have been more interesting, but he’s not bad. I agree with my daughter that the introduction was boring, and we should have skipped straight to the slanders. They are indeed predictable, as are scary stories in general. They may be a little too scary for many youngsters under 8, though they were in the youngsters’s section of my library, and my youngsters liked them, provided we did not listen to them at night.
I just finished "Digger & Archer" after shopping it for my name day a few months ago. I devoured the paperback in just three days. It's a quick announce because Gores has the laconic Hammett design down tip. In like it is, I liked this paperback better than some of Hammett's writing that I've announce. I've always preferred Raymond Chandler's design to Hammett's, though. If you're a fan of Hammett or the pre-World War 2 detective species, you'll like "Digger & Archer." If this is new dock for you, explore!