All that was left of the garage was a heap of charred and smouldering beams. In the driving seat of the burnt-out car were the remains of a body. An accident, said the police. An accident, said the widow; she had been warning her husband about the danger of the car for months. Murder, said the famous detective Lord Peter Wimsey - and proceeded to track down the killer. This is vintage Sayers, a collection of the finest crime and detection stories by a leader in the field.
©1939 The Executors of the Estate of Anthony Fleming (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
I do like the stories. For me it is sad about the reader.
Probably not worth a credit. Try your local Library, and read the stories.
For me the reader reads too fast and I do not hear what is read. I tune out.
I fall asleep.The stories themselves are good fun..I have needed to listen 5 and 6 times to a few to actually hear them. Please take advantage of the preview before you purchase this audio. Sayers writes a good yarn.
As an Audio book I could not give it one star. The stories deserve 3 at least.
"Disappointing how little Lord Peter appears"
I fancied a bit of nostalgia so chose this book from the Wimsey series. Unfortunately I didn't realize (and I think it should have clearer labelling) that this was a collection of short stories and only a couple feature Lord Peter himself. The rest have people like Montague Egg, the wine sales man (who is no substitute for the nobleman.) The stories themselves are fine with some interesting twists but each is too short to really grip the reader.
"This is not a Wimsey book"
Be warned if you are expecting a Lord Peter Wimsey book then this isn't it. This is a collection of short stories only two of which feature Wimsey. There are only a few which contain a real twist, most are predictable. Ian Carmichael is once again superb even with this material. If you are a Wimsey fan give this one a miss. I for one was disappointed.
"nicely read but not very good stories"
While they are beautifully read by Ian Carmichael, this collection of short stories feel slightly like second-best. The Montague Egg stories in particular are contrived, laboured and not terribly believable. Having said that, I still found them quite enjoyable. In particular I like the ironic not-so-pithy rules from his salesman's handbook - which I thought linked quite nicely with DLS's copywriting days.
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