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  • What Ho, Automaton!

  • By: Chris Dolley
  • Narrated by: Paul J. Rose
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

What Ho, Automaton! chronicles the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves.

Reggie, an avid reader of detective fiction, knows two things about solving crime: One, the guilty party is always the person you least suspect. And, two, the Murders in the Rue Morgue would have been solved a lot sooner had the detective the foresight to ask the witnesses if they’d seen any orangutans recently.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 hours and 49 minutes of pure steampunk fun

  • By Scott on 12-19-16

4 hours and 49 minutes of pure steampunk fun

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

I'm loving these stories even more than the original "Jeeves and Wooster" tales. The narration by Mr. Rose is spot on perfect

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  • Reggiecide

  • By: Chris Dolley
  • Narrated by: Kieren Phoenix Chantrey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Guy Fawkes is back, and this time it's a toss up who's going to be blown up first: Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective. But Guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated. He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness. Only a detective with a rare brain - and Reggie's is amongst the rarest - could possibly solve this "five-cocktail problem".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fun book ruined by a very bad reading

  • By Scott on 12-19-16

Fun book ruined by a very bad reading

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-16

The narrator ( Mr Chantrey) is apparently ignorant of Chris Dolley's series and the famous "Jeeves and Wooster" stories in print and film that inspired them. Here, Reeve's droll responses (half the comedy) are absolutely ruined by voicing him as a cockney in spite of everything previously written about the character. Indeed, all of the returning characters are flubbed. Please consider rerecording this book - Mr. Volley deserves better.

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