This BBC production is well worth its price, especially when on sale! A detective-host invites detectives and killers to dinner and and an evening of bridge, and meets with death at someone's hand. Poirot outs not only the detective's killer, but the crimes of other invitees. The story features friends of Hercule who have aided him in the past.
This is Bradley's 5th book in the series and he has said he had 7 in mind when he started. He keeps making Flavia ever more captivating.
Bradley admits in the plot that Flavia's world sure has become a series of murder plots, but we don't mind...
Ms. Entwistle still sounds fresh, still has all the girlish inflections, and still makes us want more.
There is a lifelong memory at the end of the first half, where Flavia has a revealing conversation with her father.
Bradley seems to be moving toward an overarching plot for his last two books. May he be as successful in those as in the ones produced thus far.
Good performance of a little known early Biggers novel.
Much better narration than other early Biggers novel, "Seven Keys to Baldpate," which is a comedy.
Good emphasis on story twists.
No great emotional levels are here, but plot develops apace. Denouement is dated, but this book is early 20th Century...
Purchased on sale and well worth the price.
BBC productions always rate highly, especially on sale.
Most interesting is the mathematical possibilities between four couples...
Least interesting is why points of view are limited until the denouement...
Where the poisoning occurs..."Black Coffee" is another example.
My disappointment was not in the performances, but in the plot, which was not predictable due to hidden information...A second listening may prove me wrong...
Still a good buy and proof that troupe performances make for good entertainment!
Strong characterizations, good performances and direction make these radio dramas come alive, as always!
All the Baldi collections provide good value, entertainment, and high production values.
Baldi is not a 'book' character so much as a BBC creation, but faithful to its core character, a priest drawn to solving crime, though not in quite the same way as Chesterton's "Father Brown."
These collections of radio episodes differ as much in their plotting, as in their moral lessons. All of them offer insights to criminal motivation, with much sympathy for the fallen.
Keep them coming!
These BBC productions are funny, clever, tightly written and well-acted.
The plot is a bit far-fetched, but the cast's reaction to the situation is the true entertainment.
Nighy's take on Charles Paris is ideal.
These Charles Paris stories are like literary rice pudding--you could consume the whole batch in one sitting, but taking it in reasonable servings is probably the best bet. It lasts longer that way...
Grab these productions whenever they're on sale! That way, their value only pays more in dividends!
BBC Radio Drama rates usual kudoes!
Soundtrack mimics Golden Oldies of Charles Paris's past, reminding us of his age. Dialogue is sparkling.
All Bill Nighy's performances as Charles Paris are delightful, well worth the modest cost...
Yes, and I did so twice...
Only the Colonial Radio Theater performances come close to matching the BBC Radio Crime dramas. Both troupes are well worth snapping up every offering.
I'm an avid knitter and have been waiting for Ms. Sefton's books to be released in audio format. I only hope more of this series is soon in audio format.
This is not Simon Beckett's first novel centered around forensic anthropology, but it is the first available on Audible. The plot--the search for a corpse believed to be a victim of an imprisoned serial killer--keeps twisting as little can be taken for the truth.
This quite-short radio drama honors the Locked-Room genre and is well worth the price, especially when offered on sale.
There are more laugh-at-loud scenes protrayed in this latest edition than you would expect from an author this deep into series characters. While Janet Evanovich is in no need of strong reviews--her books break into the bestseller lists even before the release dates--she does deserve them.
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