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James Tichenor

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  • The Remorseful Day

  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

The murder of Yvonne Harrison at her home in the Cotswold village of Lower Swinstead has left Thames Valley CID baffled. A year after the dreadful crime, they are still no nearer to making an arrest. But one man has yet to tackle the case - and it is just the sort of puzzle at which Chief Inspector Morse excels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Morse is sick

  • By James Tichenor on 02-10-19

Morse is sick

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

He still carries on but now it's time for Lewis to step into the limelight. Very compelling read.

  • Not Quite Dead Enough

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

World War II has arrived, and U.S. Army intelligence wants Nero Wolfe urgently. But the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth refuses the call to duty. It takes his perambulatory, confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, to titillate Wolfe's taste for crime with two malevolent morsels: a corpse that won't rest in peace and a sinister "accident" involving national security. So as Goodwin lays the bait on the wrong side of the law, Wolfe sets the traps to catch a pair of wily killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Odd and Just OK, but a Must Read for Wolfe Buffs

  • By Michael on 07-10-14

Hail to Archie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-19

It was heartwarming to be back during a war time setting with Nero Wolfe and relive patriotic fervor in the USA.

  • Inspector Morse: BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Three Classic Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: full cast, John Shrapnel, Robert Glenister
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Three BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations starring John Shrapnel as Morse and Robert Glenister as Lewis, plus a bonus reading by Colin Dexter of one of his short stories. In Last Seen Wearing, Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing person case from a dead colleague. But two years, three months and two days after teenager Valerie Taylor's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Radio drama suberp

  • By James Tichenor on 12-25-18

Radio drama suberp

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-18

I was hesitant about purchasing due to bad.products in the past but this full cast drama of three separate stories was MORSE and LEWIS. Cannot wait for the next release.


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  • Morse's Greatest Mysteries

  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

How can the discovery of a short story by a beautiful Oxford graduate lead Chief Inspector Morse to her murderer? What awaits Morse and Lewis in Room 231 of the Randolph Hotel? Why does a theft at Christmas lead the detective to look upon the festive season with uncharacteristic goodwill? And what happens when Morse himself falls victim to a brilliantly executed crime?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well done but time listed is wrong

  • By Kelly on 11-24-12

Indeed Greatest

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Kevin Whately's delivery of Morse is so authentic that your mind's eye watches, fascinated that he's come alive. His understated Lewis is exactly as we know him on PBS!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Last Bus to Woodstock

  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man facing charges of wilful murder, sexual assault, and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why was it abridged?

  • By Catherine on 05-07-12

Intrigue

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Morse has most of the dialogue and Kevin Whately is Morse for sure. I would love Whately to play Morse in the middle age bracket on Masterpiece. He's Morse..

  • Service of All the Dead

  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Chief Inspector Morse was alone among the congregation in suspecting continued unrest in the quiet parish of St Frideswide's. Most people could still remember the churchwarden's murder. A few could still recall the murderer's suicide. Now even the police have closed the case - until a chance meeting among the tombstones reveals startling new evidence of a conspiracy to deceive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kevin Whatley is a joy to listen to

  • By sask170 on 12-23-17

Intriquing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Colin Dexter is the man. Kevin Whatley is Morse. I could see his face i Whatley's dialogue. In depth twists and vivid characters throughout. Very exciting. I think I'll listen again tonight.

  • In the Company of Sherlock Holmes

  • Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
  • By: Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner, Peter Berkrot, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

This follow-up to the national best-seller A Study in Sherlock is a stunning new volume of original stories compiled by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So proud of the Authors tribute to Doyle!

  • By James Tichenor on 04-08-18

So proud of the Authors tribute to Doyle!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

A fitting tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle. Each reader expressed their own spin on the mysteriously familiar Sherlock character in their own carefully crafted way. Pleasure listening to exciting wordsmiths each.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder in the Museum

  • By: John Rowland
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

When Professor Julius Arnell breathes his last in the British Museum Reading Room, it looks like death from natural causes. Who, after all, would have cause to murder a retired academic? Inspector Shelley's suspicions are aroused when he finds a packet of poisoned sugared almonds in the dead man's pocket, and a motive becomes clearer when he discovers Arnell's connection to a Texan oil millionaire. Soon another man plunges hundreds of feet into a reservoir on a Yorkshire moor.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sound Issue

  • By Gretchen on 09-23-18

Artfully done sleuthing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Really enjoyed spending time with the charming characters in this book. Twists and turns and easy on the ears narrator.

  • The Safe Man

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 674

Like his father before him, Brian Holloway is a safe man. That is, his specialty is opening safes. Every job is a little mystery, and he has yet to encounter a lock he can't break or a box he can't crack. But the day Holloway gets called in to open a rare, antique safe in a famous author's library, his skills open a door that should have remained closed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great ghost story

  • By Robert on 10-24-12

not up to par.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-17

Sorry I didn't like it very much. Not quick enough in fact it was rather , dull

  • Michael Connelly

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Michael Connelly
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Best-selling crime writer Michael Connelly joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios for an exclusive interview about his Harry Bosch series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally love the Harry Bosch books!

  • By Historygal777 on 09-04-17

Connolly hits the mark.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

What did you love best about Michael Connelly?

Clear, straight forward, interesting author with real life experience in the crime beat reportage. He clearly knows his subjects.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Michael Connelly?

Beat reporting fleshing out his characters and converted them into narrative.

Which scene was your favorite?

Sitting at the arMcNair interview.

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

The entire interview was real life.