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Murder Must Advertise (Dramatized) | [Dorothy L. Sayers]

Murder Must Advertise (Dramatized)

When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, everyone assumes it was an unfortunate accident. His replacement doesn't think so and begins asking a lot of questions. The new man is something of a mystery to his colleagues, and he certainly dresses well considering his meagre writer's salary.
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When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, everyone assumes it was an unfortunate accident. His replacement doesn't think so and begins asking a lot of questions. The new man is something of a mystery to his colleagues, and he certainly dresses well considering his meagre writer's salary.

Of course the new copywriter is none other than Lord Peter Wimsey, working incognito to uncover the truth behind what is certainly murder. In between writing catchy slogans, Wimsey sets out to catch the murderer and finds a network of blackmailers, drug pushers, and killers.

But the deeper he gets into this criminal underworld, the more his own life is in danger. And as the murders increase, he must work to a tight deadline if he is to solve the case before it's too late.

©1933 Dorothy L. Sayers; ©2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd; (P)1998, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 05-15-12
    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2008

    I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.

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    "Abridging books is like amputation."

    This is one of my favorite books ever. This acted out performance of it is an amputation of it's most delightful parts. Ouch!
    Somewhere someone should do an audible book of Murder Must Advertise. This is an unfortunate cousin with its toes cut off at the knee.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    David Taoyuan HsienTaiwan 05-05-06
    David Taoyuan HsienTaiwan 05-05-06
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    "London in the 1920's"

    Ever wonder what London was like in the 1920's? D. Sayers has given us a magnificent view with Lord Peter posing as Death Bredon, his lookalike relative, secretly investigating a murder at an advertising agency. Lots of suspects, loose glitterati, and wild drug parties, not to mention funny ads in newspapers. The audio is clear as a bell and the acting will keep you on the edge of your seat. Great sound effects make this a tremendous buy. Thanks Audible, for giving us Ian Carmichael at his very best. Now for the next audio program in this series?

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Halstead - The Leptonian United Kingdom 05-04-13
    Stephen Halstead - The Leptonian United Kingdom 05-04-13 Member Since 2002
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    "A full Bob's worth for your Bob"
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    Listened to this with a friend while we were travelling to and from a days walking. The story is easy to follow, enjoyable if somewhat predictable. Ian Carmichael is excellent as Lord Peter Wimsey and we both recognised some of the other players.We were both amused at times by how much a bob (£0.05) could buy in those days. As is usual in stories of this period Lord Peter's set are all pretty good chaps and the bad guys are cads and bounders and we have a femme fatale to add a little spice.

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    "Classic mystery in an English landscape"
    What did you love best about Murder Must Advertise (Dramatized)?

    Love Ian Carmicheal's performance. All the actors did a supurb job and was a delightful audio play.


    What does Ian Carmichael and Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the English accents make the dialog live. You can practically smell the office and feel the English fog.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Sarasota, FL, United States 07-13-12
    Lee Sarasota, FL, United States 07-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstanding as always!"
    Where does Murder Must Advertise (Dramatized) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Thoroughly enjoy BBC Radio productions and their work with Dorothy L. Sayers "Lord Peter Wimsey" is no exception. Ian Carmichael IS Wimsey (just as David Suchet IS Poirot).

    Excellent!


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    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 04-06-12
    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 04-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Lovely way to pass the time"

    Story is quite good. Characters are well done. An enjoyable way to spend a couple hours. Don't have to give it full attention , but you still get the story.

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    "Wonderful adaptation for radio"

    Wonderfully adapted for Radio Peter Jones was brilliant as Wimsey's faithful sidekick and I an Carmichael was unmatched as Wimsey himself.

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