As the Duke goes on trial for his life in the House of Lords, Lord Peter, together with his man Bunter, must come up with the real culprit before it is too late.
©1962 Dorothy L. Sayers; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Ian Carmichael is a quality performer, and is so typically the character it is difficult to imagine Lord Wimsey with any other voice. He is also very skilled at using the wit within the writing to keep you entertained and interested... and to keep the story real.
Excellent value. Funny, exciting, interesting and enjoyable. A good quality story. A good intertwined plot with realistic characters.
"Clouds of Witness"
Excellent plot, holds one to the end. I could give the late Ian Carmichael ten stars for his narration alone. My what a talent that man was. His brilliant Yorkshire and Scottish accents are a joy to behold.
"charming and cosy"
I am sorry to say I've never read Dorothy Sayers in a printed form, but the audiobooks are delightful. As an academic with a stash of "serious" books to read, I feel less guilty if I listen to crtime stories than if I read them :)
I adore Lord Peter!
He is very good at different voices - you always know who is "speaking", but he doesn't overdo it.
It left me in a good mood!
A classical, cosy, English crime story. A nice change from the gruesome Scandinavian chambers of horrors.
Not the best Sayers but Ian Carmichael is such a treat to listen to. He played Peter Wimsey in the BBC Radio versions so of course is perfect, but the real pleasure in this recording is how much fun he has with all the other characters. If you're looking for good company in a 'cozy' mystery you can't really do better.
"A great listen, lovely narration"
One of my favourite D.L. Sayers beautifully read.
Be warned; I have been late into the office through being stuck in the car park, waiting for a suitable pause.
How he shifts his voice from character to character is astonishing: my teenage youths asked me "...is that the same guy reading?" on more than one occasion.
"very pleasing, intelligent stuff."
A Lord Peter Wimsey mystery. Gentle humour, intelligent text, slightly silly story, but that was normal for a detective novel from the 1930's. Better than the average crime fiction. There is non of the extreme violence present in more modern crime novels, which is a nice change. Not the best Sayers in my opinion, but a nice listen.
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