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The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan audiobook cover art

A good story

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

David Suchet did a fine job of narrating. Hugh Fraser is best, but Suchet is a close second.
Agatha remains #1

More from Marple's Casebook audiobook cover art

My most scathing review so far...

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-19

This is a grating, screeching, very annoying performance. June Whitfield is the star who drew me to this BBC performance although Jane Hickson is my first choice. I was unprepared for the careless over dramatic performances. The female actresses made Ms Christie’s words trite and ridiculous. The men spoke so quickly it was unrealistic and very “read”
I returned this less than 24 hours after I purchased it. Absolutely ghastly dear.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Kidnapped Prime Minister audiobook cover art

An excellent short story

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

Reviewed: 08-21-19

What joy it is to listen to Hugh Fraser.
His Poirot is perfect as are the other characters he voices. 😀

Bodies from the Library 2 audiobook cover art
  • Bodies from the Library 2
  • Forgotten Stories of Mystery and Suspense by the Queens of Crime and Other Masters of Golden Age Detection
  • By: Tony Medawar
  • Narrated by: Philip Bretherton

Wish I could make this a 10 star.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-19

Can’t speak highly enough of this annotated collection of great but mostly uncelebrated short stories edited by Tony Medawar.
At the end of each story Mr Medawar tell the listener some history about author and background on the story.
I have sought out a number of works by the authors presented and my listening pleasure has leaped 10 fold.
I recommend this book heartily. But when you are listening keep a pen and paper handy to catch the authors ananym and research more books.

Inspector French and the Box Office Murders audiobook cover art

A wonderful find. 5⭐️

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-19

If you enjoy stories of crime set in the UK you will enjoy this well narrated story.
I grew up in the areas of Hampshire and Surrey in which the author sets this story so it was an extra pleasure.
Gentle story that moves well. Intelligent police officers who show respect towards each other. Well fleshed characters and a satisfying end.
Such a pleasure to be entertained.
Phil Fox, the narrator does an excellent job. Very pleasant voice. Thanks audible.

Everything's Eventual audiobook cover art

This is a vehicle for listening. We don’t need music

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-19

I’m so fed up with producers pushing music and effects on these stories.
I’m buying the words of the author not amateur atmosphere. Please stop infecting these stories with unwelcome sounds.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Magician's Nephew audiobook cover art

A magical story. So uplifting in a simple wholesome way.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-19

I hope Sir Kenneth Branagh would be pleased to be compared most favourably with Sir Derek Jacobi.
Both these Shakespearean actors bring life to the books they narrate.
Kenneth Branagh’s reading is flawless.
It is a joy to have the words turn into pictures in my mind when spoken by this exceptional actor. This book is a special favourite of mine and to have it narrated by Kenneth Branagh feels magical in itself.

Short Stories audiobook cover art

Beautifully read. Enjoyable stories

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

Reviewed: 07-28-19

Classic stories read by the very best actors and narrators.
Remember you can slow down or speed up the narration.
The voices are familiar and as such, feel like old friends. A joy if you enjoy
Anthologies, 19th century settings and a little whimsical prose.

Fifteen Dogs audiobook cover art

Intriguing but too dark for me

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-19

A very depressing launch into an abyss that is, fortunately, fiction. However, fiction it be, I still found the concept troubling and annoying. We humans are unique in our cruelty and spite. Let's keep it that way.
That being said, this book must be an absolute winner in a book club discussion.

Mycroft and Sherlock audiobook cover art

Exceptional narrator. Very good story.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-19

What a fun listen!! Very good story. Good development of characters. Young Mycroft and Sherlock are very interesting. Authors have managed to keep them authentic to the original.
Lots of side stories. It’s interesting to hear English sports teams being brought into the story. Much research has been successfully woven into the plot.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful