31 episodes

‘Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum.’
A series of professionally produced readings of the Reginald stories by Saki (H H Munro). View the world of Edwardian society through the sartorially adapted eye of Saki's solipsistic anti-hero.

Reginald, by Saki Richard Crowest

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

‘Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum.’
A series of professionally produced readings of the Reginald stories by Saki (H H Munro). View the world of Edwardian society through the sartorially adapted eye of Saki's solipsistic anti-hero.

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    • 24 sec
    The Mouse

    The Mouse

    ‘… he proceeded with violent haste to extricate himself partially and the mouse entirely from the surrounding casings of tweed and half-wool.’

    • 10 min
    The Baker’s Dozen

    The Baker’s Dozen

    ‘“We can’t wait indefinitely for one of the children to take after a doubtfully depraved great aunt.”’

    • 10 min
    Cross Currents

    Cross Currents

    ‘To be beyond reproach was one thing, but it would have been nicer to have been nearer to the Park.’

    • 15 min
    The Strategist

    The Strategist

    ‘Rollo faced the company with a smile that he imagined the better sort of aristocrat would have worn when mounting to the guillotine.’

    • 10 min
    The Bag

    The Bag

    ‘Major Pallaby was a victim of circumstances, over which he had no control, and of his temper, over which he had very little.’

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Gearloose2013 ,

Excellent reading, funny material

These Saki shorts appeal to me as a fan of both PG Wodehouse and Oscar Wilde. The author is more biting than Wilde so it's good these are short tracks so I can take the character (the anti-hero for sure!) in small doses.

Crowest's reading is top-notch. It is very hard to find voice actors who not only act what they're reading, but have an agreeable style. After Jim Dale I got spoiled and rather picky about voice actors for books. It's hard to believe these are free.

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