B. J. Harrison does not tire of the adventurous and mysterious settings in his choice of narratives. This time, the horror element is a bit subdued, though Edgar Allan Poe makes up for the lost thrills with his haunting poems ”The Raven”, ”Annabel Lee”, and ”The Sleeper”. P. G. Wodehouse appears with four works, scoring points for his humor. However light-hearted and adventurous this collection may sound, the thrills come not only from Poe’s presence, but also from the snow-covered Denmark and Hans Christian Andersen’s ”The Snow Queen” – a haunting and chilling fairy tale about the eternal struggle between good and evil. All in all, it is another fantastic season that all fans of fiction will enjoy.
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
Season Five comes with a lot of great names in store, keeping a fast pace with the previous volumes. Three more novels find their place here, as well as three novellas, and several poetic pieces. Some other authors are Agatha Christie, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Johnston McCulley, Ayn Rand, Gaston LeRoux, and Charles F. Fall. Make room for 36 more hours in your life – you will not regret it.