The first story I listened to (but the second in the listing), Half-sick of Shadows, written by Graham Masterton, was a nice mix of my King Arthur study and my Gothic study. Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott" played a big part. It seemed like it had been researched and neatly weaved several myths together, which is never easy to do. Plus, it was read out with such a sexy voice, I couldn't help but pay extra attention.
The second I listened to was called This is Now and was written by Michael Marshall Smith. This story was probably my favourite as stories go. It left me with a "hmph" at the end, which is tantamount to saying a good work of short fiction ("hmph" is a positive sound, "ugh", "err" or "bleugh" are not). Jamie does an American accent all the way through. He really does do a great American accent. I know being half-American helps, but considering his normal speaking voice is so very English (and rather posh English at that) he still does a surprisingly good job.
I have to prepare a speech for tomorrow's "Research Skills" class. Luckily it isn't too difficult a topic, it's basically me talking about me, something I patently love to do.