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  • Clubbed to Death

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ruth Dudley Edwards
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Robert Amiss is working undercover as a waiter at a gentleman’s club at the request of his friend DS Pooley. The club secretary has allegedly jumped to his death from the club’s gallery, but Pooley believes he was murdered. Amiss finds himself in a bizarre caricature of a club run by - and for - debauched geriatrics, with skeletons in every cupboard. Why are there so few members? And did they murder the reforming secretary?

    Constant weeder says: "Another of the Same"
    "Another of the Same"
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    Would you listen to Clubbed to Death again? Why?

    I listen to Clubbed to Death every other week -- the plot is silly but the writing is as funny and opinionated as in all the series titles, and the perfomance is impeccable.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No.


    What about Bill Wallis’s performance did you like?

    His characterizations are perfect, his phrasing is perfect, he never emphasizes the wrong word -- he's just wonderful.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As noted, it's a very funny book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Anglo-Irish Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ruth Dudley Edwards
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    The fifth novel in Ruth Dudley Edwards' series that pokes fun at the British establishment, 'The Anglo-Irish Murders' tells of how a conference on solving the Irish problem turns to mayhem when a participant plummets to his death from a battlement.

    Constant weeder says: "Funny enough to make up for being silly"
    "Funny enough to make up for being silly"
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    What does Bill Wallis bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The book is so delightfully read, and the accents so perfectly rendered, that one can listen to it over again and be as amused as one was the first time. Actually, it's better on second hearing because the persona are easier to keep straight.


    Any additional comments?

    I never know whether the books in this series are funny despite or because of the reactionary ravings of the author, but they are in any event so funny that even the politically correct might enjoy them. Maybe.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stalky and Co.

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Based on Kipling's own adolescent experiences, Stalky and Co. is a cunning story of mischievous 19th century British schoolboys attempting scholastic mutiny. The faculty and headmaster of a boys' private school repeatedly pursue a trio of poetic pranksters, "Stalky", "Beetle", and "Turkey", as they wage war on fellow students and the "establishment" with unwavering energy and creativity.

    Nick says: "Dismal version"
    "Read by an automaton"
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    Would you try another book from Rudyard Kipling and/or Shelly Frasier?

    I would never try another book read by Shelly Frasier. The singsong tone, the random emphasis on words that don't need it and omission of emphasis on those that do, not to mention the misreading of the actual words made it difficult to appreciate this fabulously funny book.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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