You Magazine Short Story Collection read by Janet McTeer and Bill Nighy Snow Falling on Cedars read by Peter Marinker
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Thirteen pointed and witty tales by such top novelists as Muriel Spark, Lisa St Aubin, Angela Huth, Ben Okri, Alan Sillitoe and Victoria Glendinning make up the You Magazine Short Story Collection (CSA Telltapes, pounds 7.99). The outstanding bloom in a classy bunch is Jane Gardam's "the Boy Who Turned into a Bike".

This unabridged reading of David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars (Sterling, 15 hours, pounds 17.99, mail order only from Freephone 0800 136919) has a slow build-up, but gets more and more compelling as the murder of a Japanese fisherman proves to raise extraordinary moral issues for the little Puget Sound community.

Peter Marinker copes effortlessly with American, Japanese and Scandinavian accentss, and he has a suppressed excitement in his voice whcih keeps the listener closely engaged with the story

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