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  • Death in the Stocks: Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 1

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

In the dead of the night, a man is found murdered, locked in the stocks on the village green. Unfortunately for Superintendent Hannasyde, the deceased is Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, especially his odd and unhelpful family members. The Verekers are as eccentric as they are corrupt, and it will take all Hannasyde's skill at detection to determine who's telling the truth, and who is pointing him in the wrong direction. The question is: who in this family is clever enough to get away with murder?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it, loved it

  • By Glenda on 01-06-15

The Wrong Narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-10-14

Would you try another book from Georgette Heyer and/or Ulli Birvé?

I've heard THE UNFINISHED CLUE with a different reader, and it was literally laugh-out-loud funny.

Would you ever listen to anything by Georgette Heyer again?

Yes, with a different reader.

How could the performance have been better?

Georgette Heyer is known for lightness and wit---the reader, Ulli Birve, spoke far too slowly and without a sense of humor.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful