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  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

It is World War II, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces an even more sinister threat from "the enemy within": Nazis posing as ordinary citizens. With pressure mounting, the Intelligence service appoints two unlikely spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colourful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is no stroll along the promenade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ingenious thriller

  • By Grace K on 01-29-19

Ingenious thriller

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I'll admit at first I was disappointed at Hugh Fraser's narration thinking it dull and textbook like. But he does the tones and emotions of the mantly characters very well. The story of course is captivating

  • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 2

  • Four BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: full cast, Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in the much-acclaimed radio dramatisations of: Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Strong Poison, Five Red Herrings and Have His Carcase.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story & Voice Actors - Horrifying Music

  • By Gen on 04-13-18

Riveting to the end

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Wonderful performance by all the casts as Usual. Wth unique and engrossing plots. The 2nd tale was a little confusing but once I worked out all the characters the solution was ingenious

  • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection, Volume 3

  • Four BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisations
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: full cast, Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 133

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels. Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 - are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide. The stories featured are Murder Must Advertise, The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, and Busman's Honeymoon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Only one negative thing to warn you about...

  • By Mountain K9iner on 01-13-19

Good adaptations

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

The performance is magnificent. Sorry differ. Bit from the book t some points but the plot is there.

  • More from Marple's Casebook

  • Full-Cast BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: full cast, June Whitfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 178

June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in seven full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. The stories included are: 'The Moving Finger', 'They Do It with Mirrors', 'Nemesis', 'Sleeping Murder', 'Tape-Measure Murder', 'The Case of the Perfect Maid' and 'Sanctuary'. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too little of good thing

  • By Diana on 09-21-18

Good adaptations<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

They made some changes but that's understandable given that this is for radio. Overall was captivating and flowed smoothly

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  • Monstrous Regiment

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

It begun as a sudden strange fancy...Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • War has come to Discworld ... again.

  • By Jim on 11-15-08

Classic

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

It seems so much more impactful now, this wonderful story, and it is still as wonderful as when I first read it over 10 years ago. Mr Briggs does a great job portraying so many different ppl with his different voices. I just thought the shouty bits could be shoutier.

  • The Arabian Nights Entertainments

  • By: Louis Rhead
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

The central core of the stories concerns a Persian king and his new bride. The king has a brother who is a vizier in faraway Samarcand, and he invites him to come to the palace for a visit. Just before his departure, the vizier is shocked to discover his wife's infidelity. Enraged, he kills her. Full of pain and grief, the vizier continues on to the court of his brother, the king. But, once arrived at his brother's palace, the vizier soon discovers the king's wife is also involved in an even more flagrant infidelity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Includes stories absent from other versions

  • By D. Fearon on 11-21-13

There are really alot of stories

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

I underestimated the sheer amount of stories required for one Oman to tell for 1001 nights. The stories themselves are wonderful, a little misogynistic but understandable given time period. 4 stars for performance because the narrator does lady voices in a strange way. Also, kunefa..

  • Life on Earth

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book’s first publication, David Attenborough has revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 100% Pure Attenborough

  • By D. Renai on 09-25-18

Life itself

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Sir David has a voice that is both enthralling and soothing. The content is fascinating as well

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  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much homemade wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly written

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-18

Christopher Timothy is excellent as usual

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

And there are no glitches in this version as well. Several sad points in the story. Change can be sad

  • The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories

  • By: Algernon Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Hugh Ross
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

An abandoned house whose horrific past is reenacted for those who dare visit; a terrifying trip down the Danube River; a malevolent half-beast creature who abducts a member of a hunting party; and a tale of paranoia, mental deterioration, and all-consuming feelings of doom: Here are four feverish, spine-tingling tales that will chill the blood and make the flesh creep. The collection includes "The Empty House," "The Willows," "The Listener", and "The Wendigo".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere

  • By Grace K on 07-23-18

Atmosphere

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

Blackwood's writing is wonderful atmospheric as usual. You can feel the characters and their emotions. My only negative comment is that the narration of the willows seem to gr lacking something

  • More of Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Seven Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: full cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 557

John Moffat stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, these superb adaptations feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Mike on 11-17-17

Excellent stuff

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I cannot wait to hear more. John Moffat is excellent as poirot. And the pacing is just rght

1 of 1 people found this review helpful