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  • Strong Poison

  • A Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane Mystery
  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Dashing detective Lord Peter Wimsey is caught up in the murder trial of mystery writer Harriet Vane. Her fiance has died of poisoning exactly as described in one of Harriet's novels, so naturally she is the prime suspect. As Peter looks on, he not only falls in love with the accused but eagerly helps with Harriet's defense when the first trial ends in a hung jury. Will she be convicted and executed for the crime, or can he save her life and win her hand in marriage?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At Last

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-15

Great story but poor recording

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-16

The reader is okay but the quality of the recording is not up to the usual quality, with changes in clarity, volume, and pitch with most chapters. I very much hope that there is a plan to record the Sayers stories anew, and a complete set thereof. They merit a first-class effort.

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  • Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Joan Hickson, Hugh Fraser, David Suchet, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

A blinding snowstorm - and a homicidal maniac - traps a small party of friends in an isolated estate. Out of this deceptively simple setup, Agatha Christie fashioned one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which in turn would provide the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history. From this classic title novella to the deliciously clever gems on its tail (solved to perfection by Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple), this rare collection of murder most foul showcases Christie at her inventive best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joan Hickson IS Miss Marple!

  • By MMW on 02-03-15

Lovely but no chapter headings

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-13

Any additional comments?

Delightful but, as with my other Christie collection, the chapter listing only shows a numeral. Ms Christie gave her chapters lovely titles so it would be nice to have these listed in the directory to ease navigation.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful