At the moment I only have a cheap microphone that's nowhere near good enough for even amateur audio work. But I thought I'd record a brief sample of my voice so you could hear it and let me know what you think. If the consensus is that I sound okay I could go ahead, get a decent mic, and record extracts or even whole stories from ST, and of course other stuff. So, let me know what you think.
(In case you were wondering about the video presentation - Blogger doesn't allow you to upload audio files but does allow you to include videos. Why? I've no idea, it's very stupid. However, for short pieces it's easy to use Windows Movie Maker to get them straight onto the blog. For longer pieces I suspect I'd have to set up a site to host files elsewhere and provide links, or maybe put some sort of player on this blog if I can figure out how to do it. End of boring aside.)
The piece I read is the introduction to 'Let Loose' by Mary Cholmondeley. Published in 1890, it's a Jamesian ghost story penned before M.R. James got going. You can find the story in quite a few anthologies or online here.