It was well read by David Tennant and a funny Viking adventure story. But, after all it is a children's book and I am an adult so it would not rank in my top 50 books.
Cannot really compare as I do not read many books like this.
The main character, Hiccup the Useful was cute and had a good heart.
A great book for children that like adventure stories featuring dragons. Has a bit of humour and action with a good ending. The book is not like the movie.
The beginning of the book is fine but after about an hour into it, I started to lose interest and could not figure what was supposed to be going on. It was not until the denouement at the end, that I got a glimpse of what the plot of the story was.
Agatha Christie is one of my fave authors of all times, but this book was dull. The characters weren't interesting.
None of them.
Take a nap.
The Seven Dials Mystery is supposed to be a pseudo-sequel to the Secret of Chimneys, to me, it is not. Yes, there are some four repeat characters and a murder takes place at Chimneys in both books, but that is it, It is not a continuation of Chimenys at all.
All the actors were good and the play was performed quite well. If you like the movie, you will enjoy this full cast audio production.
This is a stand alone mystery by Agatha Christie. It does not contain Poirot or Miss Marple. It is worth listening to because it is interesting to hear a mystery using amateur sleuths.
I simply adore Hugh Fraser narrating A. Christie books. His voice and inflections are superb. His voice makes for a delightful listening experience.
All the actors were superb. The sound effects make it realistic.
Poirot and Hastings, of course.
If you like Agatha Christie novels, you will enjoy this radio production. Murder on the Links is one of Christie's earlier works and a good listen.
Dreadful Debutante was a light read. The characters were interesting and the dialogue was fun to listen to. A nice audio book to listen to at the end of the day. Nothing heavy or too dramatic or vulgar.
Lindy Nettleton does a great job narrating, as always.
Yes, I really enjoyed the full cast combined with the sound effects. Excellent production.
Miss Marpe, naturally.
I really cannot pick a favorite. All of the narrators did a great job and made the story a pleasure to listen to.
Yes, it was so entertaining.
A completely different plot. It is hard to believe this is historical romance at all. In is not until the last four minutes of the audio book that there is even a hint of feeling between the two main characters. What makes this a 2 star rating for me is that the main story line is about side characters. Mainly, the hero's murderess mistrees and two lady's maids, one who ends up murdered. There are chapters where there is no mention of the hero and heroine at all! The communications between the hero and heroine is comical and childish. The Marquess of Rockingham has a terrible temper and it is sooo not sexy but rather childish and boring when it happens everytime he is written about.
Absolutely. Historical Romance written by M. C. Beaton are among my favorite audio books.
Yes! I simply adore Lindy Nettleton's audio performances. She reads this book quite well as she does the others I have listened to.
The Marquess' mistress needn't be an maniacal, opium crazed women to seem unlikeable. Any scene where she is murdering or attempting murder I could have done without. Also, any scene with the stupid fop, Zeus Carter ( the cousin of the Marquess) could have been deleted.
Where was the romance? This book was like a poorly written Victorian crime book. Not good.
I thoroughly enjoy the BBC radio dramatizations of the Agatha Christie novels. They are well done and the Mysterious Affair at Styes, is no exception.
It is Agatha Christie's first novel. I read the book and then wanted to listen to the full cast audio. Really enjoyed the whole performance.
I was able to tell the different characters voices apart. All the actors were lively and engaging in character. Love, love all the background noises and side effects.
Wonderful way to relax in the evening after a long day.
Absolutely! It is well read by Hugh Fraser which made it highly enjoyable to listen to.
He reads quite well.
By the Pricking of my Thumbs is my least fave Agatha Christie novels as I did not like the story line but do enjoy the Tommy and Tuppence characters and Hugh Fraser's voice made it worth listening to. Postern of Fate is the last Tommy and Tuppence story and takes place when the characters are retired.
Dorothy Gilman creates likeable characters and keeps the adventure story going without a dull moment.
Amazing Mrs. Pollifax was well read by B. Rosenblatt. The spy story line is fun to listen to, the characters were interesting and likeable and there is no unnecessary violence or strong language.
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