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  • McLevy: The Collected Editions: Series 11 & 12

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramas
  • By: David Ashton
  • Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond, Brian Cox
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 detective series set in Victorian Edinburgh, starring Brian Cox as Inspector McLevy. In this collection all eight episodes of series 11 and 12 are joined by 'Meet James McLevy', a remake of the original pilot episode. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, the fictional James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like classic Sherlock Holmes try McLevy.

  • By Story Man on 08-06-18

I’m sorry this is the last of the series.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Great entertainment. I developed a great affinity for the characters and their relational growth over the course of the series- I’ve enjoyed these dramatizations so much I’ve purchased some of the audiobooks. Whether they are as good wont diminish my pleasure of theses radio dramas-

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  • McLevy, The Collected Editions: Series 5 & 6

  • By: David Ashton
  • Narrated by: Brian Cox, Siobhan Redmond, full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.'To Keep Him Honest': with big bets on a champion boxing match, the local crooks keep McLevy busy. 'Picture of Innocence': a high court judge is dead, and suspicion falls on his wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • consistently good storytelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-17-16

Superb

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

I’ve purchased the entire series and could not be more pleased. The characters come alive and I look forward to each episode. Also listening in chronological order increases the character and relational aspect of the series.

  • Murder on the Links (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. When Poirot arrives in France, following an urgent appeal for help, he finds he is too late. His client, a South American millionaire, has been stabbed to death and his body flung into a freshly dug open grave on the golf course adjoining the property. Meanwhile the millionaire's wife is found bound and gagged in her room. Poirot launches an investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love hasting.

  • By D. H. Saisa on 06-12-16

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

I am probably not a good source for an opinion on the BBC radio dramatizations of Agatha Christie's works because I find them all absolutely marvelous theatre of the mind.

  • They Do It With Mirrors (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: June Whitfield
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Miss Marple is told that her old friend, Carrie, is in danger and she goes to stay with her at Stoneygates, a home for maladjusted adolescents. While she is there, tragedy strikes as Carrie's step-son, Christian Gulbrandsen, is shot dead. There are at least seven suspects and two more murders follow. But the man with the obvious motive has a cast-iron alibi, as he could hardly be in two places at once - or could he? June Whitfield once again stars as the indomitable amateur detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth it!

  • By Anna on 07-03-15

Wonderful entertainment

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

Everyone of these bbc dramatizations of Christie's work are quite delightful I just wish I could guess the murderer and method more often.

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Thorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 492

Ms. Christie introduces us for the first time to Hercule Poirot as he solves the mysterious demise of Mrs. Alfred Inglethorpe at her country estate, Styles Court. Many suspects come under his scrutiny but it is his genius to unravel all the intricacies and end up solving the crime in a very surprising ending.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poirot accent tough to handle.

  • By Kim on 03-18-15

Poirot is always enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-26-15

Since this is the first Poirot mystery I felt compelled to get it. The story, plot and characters are not quite as compelling as others however this may be due to the narrators baffling attempt at a Belgian accent. No one is John Moffitt but this was a distraction from the story. Next time I'll listen to a sample prior to purchase.

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,808

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

This is one of the books on my library bucket list. I was pleasantly taken aback by the new information of history I thought I knew. I'm not a historian by any measure but I have an interest. Important history told as a great story.

  • In Plain Sight

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112

C. J. Box has won a host of awards, including the Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry. In Plain Sight sees game warden Joe Pickett's life take a turn for the worse after millionaire Opal Scarlett goes missing. As Pickett discovers more and more disturbing truths, it becomes clear that someone wants the dogged game warden to keep his nose out of the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw & Real

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-07-11

Not outstanding

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

Reviewed: 04-25-15

A lot of action. The narrator does a very nice job. Mr Box writes well and the narrator gives life to the characters. My main reservation is this is another "kids in peril" story. I think we've had enough of that in this series.

  • The Second World War: Alone

  • By: Sir Winston Churchill
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

"After the first forty days we were alone," writes Churchill. This edition is part two of Churchill's own abridgement of his original six-volume history of the Second World War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the rest of the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-13-08

Great

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

I started this series as one of those that I felt I must read for intellectual and historical completeness but I kept putting if off for Gabriel Allon, Jack Reacher, and like stories. Well half way through book one I purchased the rest and can't stop listening.

  • Broken Harbor

  • Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,439

In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By sara miller on 07-29-12

Not for me but not bad.

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

Reviewed: 11-19-14

This book was on sale. Being the third in the series I bought the first two also as I hate not starting a series at the beginning. Well I'll never buy a sales book out of order again. There is a lot of psychology in this series. More than I care for being more fond of the Robert Crais and Lee Child genre. I was able to semi enjoy this listen. The narrator makes the story listenable but if I was reading rather than listening I would have put it down long ago. I couldn't finish the second book in the series. Not for me, but if you like a lot of psychology in your mystery/thriller you may like these.

  • 1356

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952

On September 19, 1356, a heavily outnumbered English army faced off against the French in the historic Battle of Poitiers. In 1356, Cornwell resurrects this dramatic and bloody struggle - one that would turn out to be the most decisive and improbable victory of the Hundred Years' War, a clash where the underdog English not only the captured the strategic site of Poitiers, but the French King John II as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Story Comes To Life

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-17-13

Absolutely wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-17-13

I have always enjoyed Mr. Cornwell's books. I went through the Sharpe's series and wanted to tell him"more". I read all of those and was thoroughly pleased. I have some series I read and some on audible. I don't know why I purchased Agincourt and 1356 on audible but I couldn't be more pleased. Having a teen who thinks the most mundane is " awesome" I hesitate to use superlatives. The narrator made a wonderful story wonderous. If you enjoy Cornwell and historical fiction then this is well worth the listen.

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