I'm continuing the A to Z Challenge today with the letter E and I've chosen Emma Thompson's reading of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. This post is sponsored by Audible.
If you read Monday's post about Classics you know that I rarely have time to get around to reading one with all the review requests I get. But I do get in a few classics each year by listening to audio books. Sometimes I think certain classics are easier to get through when someone else reads it to you.
You may be familiar with Emma Thompson as the actress who played professor of divination Sybil Trelawney in Harry Potter. Wasn't she wonderful in that part?
She also appeared in a screen adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility and the Nanny McPhee movies.
Now she is lending her voice and incredible talent to the audio book The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
Henry James was an American literary giant during the 19th century. The Turn of the Screw is a Gothic ghost tale wherein a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate. She begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?
I think Emma Thompson is perfect as the narrator. Don't believe me? Then listen to the audio clip and decide for yourself:
Audible is great for avid audio book listeners. You may remember that I reviewed Audible a few years ago and loved it. Well, since that review I have been back to listen to other audio books and have discovered they have a "play in browser" option. All I can say is AWESOME.
The computer policy has changed at my workplace and I'm not allowed to download non-work related programs which meant that I couldn't listen to audio books at Audible through the desktop dashboard anymore. So I was beyond excited to see the "play in browser" as I listen to probably 99% of audio books while at work (I'm in a windowless office all by myself so it makes a great compliment to my work day).
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Donna Huber: founder & publisher. Donna is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour. She reads most genres (NO horror or erotica), but her favorite books are psychological thrillers and stories that highlight the survival of the human spirit against unbelievable circumstances.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.