Having either read or listened to a number of the Blandings Castle stories, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Lord Emsworth and his looney family. I guess this book was probably written early in the series, before Freddie's marriage and the introduction of "The Empress". Although it contains many of the same plot elements of other Blandings sagas, there is a lot more action "below stairs" in this one which really does make it SOMETHING FRESH.
I devoured the Lord Peter Wimsey books back in the 1970's. Though worn & tattered from decades of reading & rereading, they are a prized part of my library. But I would dump them in a minute if I could replace them with audio versions read by Ian Carmichael. I took great delight in the television adaptations he was able to create & sighed along with his wistful article in MURDER INK about the struggle just to get 5 of the books produced by the BBC. Please tell me there are more unabridged Lord Peter books narrated by this wonderful actor.
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION was my favorite story in this collection and just remembering all those old Hammer horror films added a whole other level of "spooky" to Christopher Lee's narration. When it comes to Christie's short story collections, I like THE MYSTERIOUS MR. QUINN a bit more, but THE HOUND OF DEATH is still pretty high on my list of favorites.
I discovered Ellis Peters through the Cadfael series and enjoyed those books so much I thought I'd give Inspector Felse a try. I was not disappointed. I started listening to this while doing needlework, but I got so interested in the plot, I had to set my handwork aside so I could devote my full attention to the story. With all the twists and turns, it held my attention to the very end. This is one of those stories I will listen to again in the future and I will certainly buy more of Peters' work.
Simon Prebble has been on my list of favorite narrators for a long time. His work here is excellent.
This show was "must see TV" in my household back in the day. Now when we're surrounded by tweets, unending, unedited blogs, and YouTube videos, it is so nice to plug into really intelligent discussion and conversation once again. I purchased all the volumes audible has available and I'll end here by holding up my iPod & saying, "Please, sir, I want some more."
This is a book I have read and reread over the years and I had high hopes for the audio version. Those high hopes were all realized. What an excellent version! The multiple readers were superb and really brought the characters to life. Of all the different audio versions of The Moonstone, I'm glad I purchased this one. I recommend it to anyone who is a Wilkie Collins fan and to anyone who enjoyed the multiple reader version of The Woman in White.
This is the next chapter, so to speak, in the saga of the Hon. Gallahad's memoirs and follows SUMMER LIGHTNING. It is a wonderful romp, in true Wodehouse fashion. One I know I will be listening to again and again.
I loved this story when I saw the Stephen Fry/Hugh Laurie version. Listening to the whole book is even better. I've found that P.G. Wodehouse stories are wonderful companions on car trips. The miles seem to go by much faster when you're laughing.
I have an old dog-earred paperback copy of this book and have enjoyed the 30-minute versions of several of the stories produced for radio. But nothing beats the unabridged book when it comes to my listening enjoyment. Paul Michael Garcia does a very good job with the narration. This is one of those audio books I will listen to again and again.
I've read, watched, or listened to an awful lot of Agatha Christie stories over the years, but they were mostly Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple tales. I had never heard of THE MYSTERIOUS MR. QUINN, but what a delightful surprise! Hugh Frazier's narration was excellent. I'm certain I'll be purchasing more Agatha Christie in the future.
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