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    • 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 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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....

    Regular price: $17.05

    • The Daughters of Cain

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Little progress had been made by the Thames Valley Police since the discovery of a corpse in a North Oxford flat. The victim had been killed by a single stab wound to the stomach. The police had no weapon, no suspect, no motive, but within days of taking over the investigation, Chief Inspector Morse and Detective Sergeant Lewis uncover startling new information about the life and death of the victim, Dr. Felix McClure, late of Wolsey College, Oxford.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A different Morse

    • By A P on 03-16-10

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Last Seen Wearing

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The statements before Inspector Morse appeared to confirm the bald, simple truth. After leaving home to return to school, teenager Valerie Taylor had completely vanished, and the trail had gone cold. Until two years, three months and two days after Valerie's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence for the case....

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Last Bus to Woodstock

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    Regular price: $7.94

    • The Wench Is Dead

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    The body of Joanna Franks was found at Duke's Cut on the Oxford Canal at about 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 22nd June 1859. At around 10.15 a.m. on a Saturday morning in 1989, the body of Chief Inspector Morse, though very much alive, was removed to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. As Morse begins his recovery, he comes across an account of the investigation and trial that followed Joanna Frank's death...and becomes convinced that the two men hanged for her murder were innocent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very fun and great reading

    • By BookLover on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Riddle of the Third Mile

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The thought suddenly occurred to Morse that this would be a marvellous time to murder a few of the doddery old bachelor dons. No wives to worry about their whereabouts; no landladies to whine about the unpaid rents. In fact nobody would miss most of them at all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like jigsaws?

    • By S. Harvester on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Jewel That Was Ours

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    For Oxford, the arrival of 27 American tourists is nothing out of the ordinary...until one of their number is found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph Hotel. It looks like a sudden and tragic accident. Only Chief Inspector Morse appears not to overlook the simultaneous theft of a jewel-encrusted antique from the victim's handbag. Then, two days later, a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the River Cherwell. A coincidence? Maybe. But this time Morse is determined to prove the link.

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Secret of Annexe Three

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Chief Inspector Morse seldom allowed himself to be caught up in New Year Celebrations. So a murder inquiry in a festive hotel had a certain appeal. It was a crime worthy of the season. The corpse was still in fancy dress. And hardly a single guest at the Haworth had registered under a genuine name.

    Regular price: $9.69

    • Morse’s Greatest Mystery and Other Stories

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Colin Dexter’s Chief Inspector Morse - the cranky, heavy-drinking, and exasperatingly brilliant sleuth of the Thames Valley Police - has become one of the most beloved detectives in fiction. Now, with this collection of 11 short stories, we can savor choice examples of his dry wit, devious cunning, and psychological insight at its best. Colin Dexter tantalizes us with six Inspector Morse adventures, ranging from bite-size morsels of intrigue to longer stories for listeners to sink their teeth into.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator; great stories

    • By Charlie Donahue on 06-16-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The murder of a deaf academic in his North Oxford home is the start of a formidably labyrinthine case for Chief Inspector Morse, as he tries to track down the killer through the insular and bitchy world of the Oxford colleges.

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Daughters of Cain

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Chief Superintendent Strange's opinion was that too little progress had been made since the discovery of a corpse in a North Oxford flat. The victim had been killed by a single stab wound to the stomach. Yet the police had no weapon, no suspect, no motive. Within days of taking over the case Chief Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis uncover startling new information about the life and death of Dr Felix McClure.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Jewel That Was Ours

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    The case seems so simple that Inspector Morse deems it beneath his notice. A wealthy, elderly American tourist has a heart attack in her room at Oxford’s luxurious Randolph Hotel. Missing from the scene is the lady’s handbag, which contained the Wolvercote Tongue, a priceless jewel that her late husband had bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum just across the street. Morse proceeds to spend a great deal of time thinking—and drinking—in the hotel’s bar, certain the solution is close at hand, until conflicting stories, suspicious doings, and a real murder convince him otherwise.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration!

    • By Arsenio Paez on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Dead of Jericho

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Anne Scott's address was scribbled on a crumpled note in the pocket of Morse's smartest suit....He turned the corner of Canal Street, Jericho, on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 3rd. He hadn't planned a second visit. But he was back later the same day - as the officer in charge of a suicide investigation.

    Regular price: $8.20

    • Service of All the Dead

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The sweet countenance of Reason greeted Morse serenely when he woke and told him that it would be no bad idea to have a quiet look at the problem itself before galloping off to a solution. 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 had closed the case.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • 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 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile and intricate

    • By Ashok on 06-02-07

    Regular price: $8.20

    • The Remorseful Day

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 13
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The murder of Yvonne Harrison had 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. So why is he adamant that he will not lead the re-investigation, despite the entreaties of Chief Superintendent Strange and dark hints of some new evidence? And why, if he refuses to take on the case officially, does he seem to be carrying out his own private enquiries?

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Morse's Greatest Mysteries

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Last Bus to Woodstock

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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 willful 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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A restorative

    • By William on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Remorseful Day

    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegant end of Inspector Morse series

    • By Joanne L. on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $8.20

    • The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Morse had never ceased to wonder why, with the staggering advances in medical science, all pronouncements concerning times of death seemed so disconcertingly vague. The newly appointed member of the Oxford Examinations Syndicate was deaf, provincial and gifted. Now he is dead.... And his murder, in his north Oxford home, proves to be the start of a formidably labyrinthine case for Chief Inspector Morse, as he tries to track down the killer through the insular and bitchy world of the Oxford Colleges....

    Regular price: $20.65

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