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  • Lord Mullion's Secret

  • By: Michael Innes
  • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 74

At Mullion Castle, sumptuous stately home, we meet the Earl and his family, who include his delightful daughters Patty and Boosie, and dotty Great-aunt Camilla. Old school chum, Charles Honeybath, who has been commissioned to paint a portrait of the Earl's wife, finds himself at the helm of a complex investigation involving ancestral works of art and a young under gardener, Swithin, who seems to possess the family features somewhat strikingly...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a real treat!

  • By connie on 08-19-11

Boring and predictable

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

I bought this because it was read by Hugh Laurie. I was hoping for a quality piece of writing but was deeply disappointed. It was so boring and predictable. Maybe Laurie really needed the money when recording this!
Only recommended for people suffering from insomnia- it’s guaranteed to send you to sleep in no time.

  • Right Ho, Jeeves (Dramatised)

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Michael Hordern, Richard Briers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46

Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves with Richard Briers as Bertie in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Mayhem has broken out at Brinkley Court and there would seem to be a desperate need for Jeeves. But Bertie is fed up with the assumption that he is merely an addendum to his personal attendant. There are more brains in the Wooster household than just Jeeves, you know! Stand back, Bertram Wooster is on the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Performance

  • By Marivel on 09-14-07

Very enjoyable dramatization

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

Very enjoyable dramatization with excellent actors. Fast paced, funny and excellently delivered.
Probably the best PG Wodehouse radio play available.

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  • Crime on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,754
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,751

DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she's been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she's out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exxcellent British police procedural

  • By Wayne on 12-24-16

Absolute waste of money.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

The story is incredibly, incredibly silly. Full of platitudes and stereotypes. And the plot doesn't even make sense.
Don't buy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death on the Downs

  • By: Simon Brett
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

It isn't the rain that upsets Carole Seddon during her walk on the West Sussex Downs. It isn't the dilapidated barn in which she is forced to seek shelter. No, what upsets her is the human skeleton she discovers there, neatly packed into two blue fertilizer bags.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky characters and British satire!

  • By Byron on 05-10-13

Dull, contrived and repetitive

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Would you try another book from Simon Brett and/or Geoffrey Howard?

I bought Death on the Downs because I had heard a reading of the first Fethering Mystery on the BBC and I enjoyed it. So I thought I'd give the second one a try. What I realise now is that either Simon Brett wrote the second book in an extreme hurry or the BBC did a wonderful job editing the first book. Given how dull and repetitive Death on the Downs was, I think it might have been the latter.

This book is too long winded, the language is repetitive and the story just does not make any sense. The characters are not developed logically and the manner in which they conduct their investigation is completely nonsensical. Yes, this is supposed to be a lighthearted murder mystery, not an intellectually challenging novel. But it is still possible to write well! The dialogues are so long winded and contrived it makes one cringe.

What was most disappointing about Simon Brett’s story?

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Not even a genius of an actor could save this book, unless it was heavily edited.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

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Any additional comments?

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