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  • The Man in the Brown Suit

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Another title in the ever popular Agatha Christie series.The suave and debonair Colonel Race must solve a question, not of ‘accidental death or suicide’, but ‘murder or double murder’.Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her – and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electocuted on the rails.The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wild romance and mysteries

  • By maddy on 05-04-12

Wild romance and mysteries

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

Reviewed: 05-04-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Man in the Brown Suit to be better than the print version?

Definitly Yes! Emilia Fox smooth voice, wit and underlying humor makes you actually be on board of the ship and Africa.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Till the very end.

Which scene was your favorite?

It's too hard to pick one out.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Anne arrives in London to move in with her father's solicitor and his wife, she makes herself less attractive, so that the wife can feel herself a little bit more relax.

Any additional comments?

For anyone who would like to hear a fun, mysterious and romantic thriller, you are not going to be disappointed with the "Men in the brown suit".

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  • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Lord Arthur Saviles's Crime is a masterpiece of polished cynicism, in which poison, explosive clocks and finally murder forerun married bliss. Each of the eight stories here were published in the heyday of Wilde's career, between 1887 and 1891.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmmm

  • By maddy on 02-13-12

Hmmmm

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

What did you like best about Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories? What did you like least?

The story teller creates vividly the different worlds of the book.Oscar Wild never really took time to give the story the moving endings you would expect.

What was most disappointing about Oscar Wilde’s story?

The end of the story

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator was splendid. With every story I began to listen with big expectations and was never let down

Could you see Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Most of them are already made into movies. But if I remember right they all had a slightly different ending....

Any additional comments?

Never the less, I love Oscar Wild. But in the future I will only select his theatre pieces, Dorian Gray and Profundus.

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