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Peter

Wilmore, KY, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Hercule Poirot's Christmas: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (110)

    Christmas Eve, and the Lee family's reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man....

    donareader says: "Typically enjoyable Poirot"
    "Slow start, warm ending."
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    Would you listen to Hercule Poirot's Christmas again? Why?

    Yes! Great holiday listening that's not typical.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hercule Poirot's Christmas?

    Discovering the "true identity "of a character or two.


    What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He manages the various accents beautifully.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Murder for Christmas.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Sittaford Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: "Captain Trevelyan...dead...murder." Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snowdrifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot....

    Peter says: "Audio probably made this much better"
    "Audio probably made this much better"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about The Sittaford Mystery?

    The narrator


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was pleased because I was very surprised. I hate it when I figure it out on my own.


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    Outstanding as always - he's one of the best!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Table turning that turned all wrong.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry, Full Cast
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (337)

    Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it.

    Diana - Audible says: "Books Will Save You"
    "Excellent cast & narration"
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    Story
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The full cast and Tim Curry.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    It's quirkiness.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    He is very engaging.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Yes!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Hope to listen to more in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Postern of Fate

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    After closing their detective agency, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford move to the resort town of Hollowquay for their retirement - which is quickly postponed. Tuppence discovers a children's book signed with a child's name, "Alexander Parkinson." Scrawled inside is a cryptic message: "Mary Jordan did not die naturally. It was one of us. I think I know which one." Tommy joins her in trying to solve the old mystery, but danger looms as they get closer to finding what really happened in this town years ago.

    Kathleen says: "Tommy & Tuppence in their Golden Years..."
    "Reader makes the book!"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I must say that the reader of this was excellent and the reason I have listened to this book three times. Good story. Great storyteller.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Postern of Fate?

    I loved old Isaac the gardener


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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