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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Dramatized) Performance

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Dramatized)

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The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations. Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered when Lord Wimsey finds General Fentiman dead in his favourite chair. A straighforward death by natural causes? Perhaps... but why can no one remember seeing the general the day he died? And who is the mysterious Mr Oliver? Lord Peter moves between London and Paris, salon and suburbs, to unfold the intriguing case.

©1991, 2002, 2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    jayneen duffy 03-11-16
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    "Classic Cozy Mystery"

    Ms Sayers detective stories are in the cozy mystery camp, not violent and sex is alluded to, not described.

    This one is a performance piece with Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter. It's entirely enjoyable and a relaxing listen. My only complaint is that Audible hasn't provided the entire Lord Peter series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie S. Freeman Salem, OR 03-15-15
    Melanie S. Freeman Salem, OR 03-15-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great!"

    A fun version of this wonderful story. This is really nice for when you are driving. I recommend it highly.

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    kristina 03-26-12
    kristina 03-26-12
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    "Long live Lord Peter Wimsey!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Dramatized) the most enjoyable?

    I loved the characters and narration. Was very easy to


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dorothy Sayers's books are wonderful. Her Lord Peter character is very charming and I love to follow his mysteries.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jules 07-24-17
    Jules 07-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Love Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Dramatized) to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I enjoy listening to books


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Sort of. I just enjoyed the story


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Lord Peter Winsey is a very interesting person


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Love mysteries. But there was some humor.


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    "Absolutely Adore this Play ❤️"

    I like everything about this funny little drama which is full of twists & turns. A real sleuther by the upper crust amateur detective with the cut glass voice. His charm wins me over every time.

    Ian Carmichael is the perfect actor for Whimsy, this part fits him like a glove & it reflects through out this exciting 3 hour long play. A professional cast of names, adds to the perfection.

    From beginning to end, these smart Dorothy L. Sayers keep me enthralled. They are such a treat & you will enjoy going back to the 1920's of the upper scallions of society. I have all of the Sayers full cast audio dramas & wish there were more t buy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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