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Publisher's Summary

On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes.In this first series, Father Paolo Baldi and his accomplice Tina investigate a string of mysterious crimes, including a murder at an Italian chip shop, the killing of a leading academic and a girl who falls victim to a devil-worshipping cult.

Follow the priest-cum-sleuth’s thrilling adventures as he solves mysteries throughout Ireland.The episodes included are:

  • The Prodigal Son,
  • Keepers of the Flame,
  • Miss Lonelyhearts,
  • The Emerald Style,Death Cap
  • and
  • Devil Take the Hindmost.

David Threlfall, Tina Kellegher and T.P. McKenna star in this exciting series written by Simon Brett, Barry Devlin and Annie Caulfield in the series created by Barry Devlin.

©2012 AudioGO Ltd

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Good BBC "detective" murder mysteries. Enjoyable!

ANTI-SPOILER alert! The first two tracks are out of order. The Prodigal Son, Track 2, announces itself as the first episode of a new detective series.
Listen to that one first.
Otherwise very enjoyable series. I went on to buy them all. They bear a second or third listen, spaced a few years apart.

If you like this, try Charles Paris, by the same writer. Much more humour in those books and more enjoyable, in my view.

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  • Mitch
  • 12-02-13

Easy listening

What made the experience of listening to Baldi: Series 1 the most enjoyable?

Baldi is brilliantly characterised in this series by David Threlfall, and they're wonderful (if implausible) stories for a bit of late night listening. Sadly the opening story is not actually the beginning of the series - but this glitch aside, it was thoroughly enjoyable.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. E. A. Shanks
  • 06-25-16

Great radio series

Paul Threfall and supporting cast are great at bringing to life this brilliant series. Well worth listening too. Looking forward to listening to the rest of these.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jifjaff
  • 01-14-16

Didn't enjoy these books - too short

Would you try another book written by AudioGO Ltd or narrated by David Threfall?

I found the stories too short and just didn't get involved in the storylines. Didn't finish the audiobook

Has Baldi: Series 1 put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

Have you listened to any of David Threfall’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Wireless up North
  • 03-29-15

An unlikely detective

Where does Baldi: Series 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

An excellent suite of performances by all concerned, but particularly the superb David Threfall (to convincingly play a Franciscan friar and then so completely 'become' Frank Gallagher is remarkable).

What did you like best about this story?

The radio play format is one that I particularly enjoy and I find it engages the listener much more than a simple narration.

What does David Threfall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The Baldi stories aren't, to the best of my knowledge, available as books (if they are, I'd really like to read them).

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

Its hard not to feel compassion for Baldi's uneasy relationship with his vocation, being in the secular world and his desire to help solve crimes is skillfully pitched throughout these stories.

Any additional comments?

Another series would be wonderful!