Tag: Miranda Richardson

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot (Faber & Faber, 1939); audiobook read by Miranda Richardson (Faber & Faber, 2015) A slim volume of Dr Seuss-like (though inherently more literary) poems for children, memorable more for the gloriously absurd cat names and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical these inspired than for the poetry itself. Miranda Richardson’s reading is…

The Witches

The Witches by Roald Dahl (Jonathan Cape, 1983); audiobook read by Miranda Richardson (Penguin, 2013) Scary and horrid and yet rather wondrous and fun, Roald Dahl’s take on witches remains a classic of middle grade fiction. Miranda Richardson’s audiobook reading is nicely pitched (notwithstanding her overly grating Grand High Witch and some oddly lacklustre, unnecessary sound effects).