We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .

Refine Search Results

 
Search Results for Author: 

Simon Brett

1-20of74results Previous 1 2 3 4 Next
Sort by
  • The Floating Admiral | Agatha Christie,Simon Brett - preface,Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction,G. K. Chesterton - prologue

    The Floating Admiral

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie, Simon Brett - preface, Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction, and others
    • Narrated By David Timson
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye - even the identity of the victim is called into doubt.

    Mariana says: "great concept. great puzzle mystery"
  • The Killing in the Café | Simon Brett

    The Killing in the Café

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    When the owner of Polly's Cake Shop announces her retirement, the Fethering residents start to worry about the loss of this popular amenity. Alarmed by rumours that the café might become a Starbucks, a group clubs together to form an action committee. The plan is that Polly's should become a community venture managed and run by volunteers from the village. Roped in to help, Jude finds the committee meetings fraught with petty power struggles, clashing personalities and monstrous egos.

    Beatrice says: "Okay"
  • Radio Crimes: Charles Paris: A Series of Murders | Simon Brett

    Radio Crimes: Charles Paris: A Series of Murders

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Charles Paris is thrilled - he’s landed a nice juicy part playing Sergeant Collins in the TV detective series, 'The Stanislaus Braid Mysteries', and his estranged wife Frances seems to be on the brink of taking him back. But filming turns out to be a tortuous process, with pompous star Russell Bentley demanding numerous retakes and irascible author Winifred Railton constantly interrupting.

    VMW says: "i love charles paris"
  • The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Death Cap & Devil Take the Hindmost (BBC Radio Crimes) | Simon Brett

    The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Death Cap & Devil Take the Hindmost (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By David Threlfall
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    David Threlfall stars as Father Paolo Baldi in two full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. 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. 'Death Cap' sees Paolo attending a monastic retreat far out in County Cork, where a sudden death among the Franciscan brothers causes him to suspect foul play.

    Cheryl Waters says: "Grab This at Audible's Next Sale!"
  • Charles Paris: A Decent Interval: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation | Simon Brett

    Charles Paris: A Decent Interval: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett's entertaining crime novel, starring Bill Nighy. Charles Paris has been resting for quite a while, so he's relieved when he is cast as Ghost of Hamlet's Father and First Gravedigger in a touring production of Hamlet. But rehearsals are a little tense - the lead roles of Hamlet and Ophelia are played by a reality TV contestant and TV talent show winner respectively, and their opinions on celebrity and the theatre differ somewhat from those of the more experienced members of the cast.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another excellent dramatization"
  • Charles Paris: Dead Room Farce: BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs)
    • By Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Full Cast
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    A three-month run of a new farce is not to be sniffed at by a jobbing actor. Especially when there's the distinct possibility of a West End run. Which is why Charles Paris is standing on stage. However, by the time the troupe reaches Bath a darker mood has set in and Charles' old friend Mark has a drink problem that amounts to a death wish. But it's not the drink that kills Mark - it's somebody in the cast who has a secret that Mark must not be allowed to reveal....

  • The Hanging in the Hotel: A Fethering Mystery | Simon Brett

    The Hanging in the Hotel: A Fethering Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    The Hopwicke Country House Hotel once hosted a rich clientele. But hard times have forced Suzy Longthorne to open her doors to the Pillars of Sussex, a group of elitist businessmen. Suzy recruits Jude to help out, but the next morning, Jude discovers the body of a supposed initiate of the Pillars hanging from the beam of a bed. The police rule the death a suicide. The Pillars deny that the victim was an initiate. Jude knows both parties have something to hide, and she's determined to uncover the truth.

    Rod says: "Another Carol and Jude winner"
  • Charles Paris: Murder in the Title (BBC Radio Crimes) | Simon Brett

    Charles Paris: Murder in the Title (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    Charles Paris is his own worst enemy, a louche lush who can resist anything except temptation - especially in the form of women and alcohol. He’s been out of work so long now he feels he may never get a job and he’s driving Frances, his semi-ex-wife, mad. So when he’s offered a small role in a play, she nearly pushes him out of the door. But it seems that ‘The Message is Murder’ is such a terrible production that someone wants to kill off the cast.

    Cheryl Waters says: "Another BBC Value Performance"
  • Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll | Simon Brett

    Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Due to financial hardships at Tawcester Towers, the Dowager Duchess has decreed that the only way the family fortunes can be restored is to marry Blotto off...to an American! Reluctantly, Blotto, together with Twinks and his trusty chauffeur Corky Froggett set sail.

    Bodiccea says: "If you like P.G. Wodehouse, you'll like this!"
  • Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations | Simon Brett

    Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    It is her characteristic generosity rather than her love of animals that finds Mrs Pargeter supporting her friend, Jasmine Angold, at a charity reception for PhiliPussies, whose worthy aim is to rehabilitate stray cats from the Greek island of Atmos into caring English homes. But the evening is to have unexpected consequences. At the event, Mrs P is taken aback to meet a woman who claims to be the sister of her late husband, the much-missed Mr Pargeter.

  • Blotto, Twinks and the Heir to the Tsar | Simon Brett

    Blotto, Twinks and the Heir to the Tsar

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Tawcester Towers, the family seat of the Lyminster family, has suffered an unwelcome injection of distant cousins - so distant that they aren't even British! Count Igor and Count Lyudmilla Bashusky had to flee Russia after the Revolution and have spent the intervening years building up debts in the hotels of Europe's capitals and sponging off ever more exasperated (and distant) relatives.

    Amazon Customer says: "Love Blotto and Twinks"
  • BBC Radio Crimes: A Charles Paris Mystery: The Dead Side of the Mic | Simon Brett,Jeremy Front (adaptation)

    BBC Radio Crimes: A Charles Paris Mystery: The Dead Side of the Mic

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett, Jeremy Front (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Charlotte Green
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (71)

    Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He’s lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It’s all a bit much.... So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate....

    AD says: "Bill Nighy on tip, top form"
  • Charles Paris: The Cinderella Killer: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation | Simon Brett,Jeremy Front

    Charles Paris: The Cinderella Killer: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a novel by Simon Brett, adapted by Jeremy Front. Whilst appearing in a Christmas production of Cinderella, Charles finds a body beneath Eastbourne Pier and soon comes under suspicion for murder.

    juldarr says: "Jeremy Front, smashing"
  • Mrs Pargeter's Principle | Simon Brett

    Mrs Pargeter's Principle

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst his many bequests, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve, she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise.

    Chris Geschwantner says: "Mrs. Pargeter, my favorite Simon Brett character."
  • A Comedian Dies  | Simon Brett

    A Comedian Dies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Charles Paris, middle-aged actor turned amateur sleuth, is vacationing at a small English seaside town. Irresistibly drawn to anything theatrical, Charles seeks entertainment at the local music hall and endures a series of not-so-wonderful vaudeville acts in the hope that the man given star billing will be worth watching. This performer, Bill Peaky, comes on stage with his electric guitar, grasps the microphone, and drops dead, due to faulty wiring of the stage equipment.

    Carol says: "Stage-Struck Mystery"
  • Blotto, Twinks and the Riddle of the Sphinx | Simon Brett

    Blotto, Twinks and the Riddle of the Sphinx

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    The Dowager Duchess has decided to sell off the less important family possessions. Blotto and Twinks are dispatched to help the valuer. He spies some Egyptian artifacts and in some excitement rushes back to London, leaving Blotto and Twinks alone in the attic, where they are drawn to a sarchophagus decorated with hieroglyphs. Twinks starts to translate: "Anyone who desecrates this shrine will be visited by the Pharoah's curse..." - just as Blotto prises the lid off.

    Anna says: "Verry funny"
  • The Stabbing in the Stables: A Fethering Mystery | Simon Brett

    The Stabbing in the Stables: A Fethering Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Fethering's favorite sleuths are at it again. Jude and Carole Seddon find themselves in the midst of some horseplay after stumbling upon the body of ex-equestrian Walter Fleet at Long Bamber Stables. The police attribute the stabbing death to the mysterious "Horse Ripper," who's been mutilating mares across West Sussex and who Walter obviously caught in the act.

    R. Morgan says: "Wonderful continuation of series."
  • Charles Paris: Murder Unprompted: BBC Radio Crimes | Simon Brett,Jeremy Front

    Charles Paris: Murder Unprompted: BBC Radio Crimes

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, full cast, Suzanne Burden
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett's novel. Charles Paris is understudying in a West End production, whose star Michael Banks seems unable to master the script. Has Charles time to solve a murder, win Frances' heart and make it on stage by the time the curtain goes up?

    Cheryl Waters says: "Bill Nighy Is Perfection"
  • Charles Paris: Corporate Bodies (BBC Radio Crimes) | Simon Brett,Jeremy Front

    Charles Paris: Corporate Bodies (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Full Cast
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic murder mystery, starring Bill Nighy as the irrepressible Charles Paris. Charles Paris (unsuccessful actor, bad husband, dipsomaniac) is currently appearing as a fork lift operator in a corporate video. It's not prime-time television or a major film, but it seems like easy money - until the fork lift is used to commit a murder. When Charles himself comes under suspicion, he decides to find out for himself who the murderer is.

    Aidan says: "A stronger entry in Charles Paris series"
  • Charles Paris: An Amateur Corpse (Dramatised): BBC Radio Crimes | Simon Brett

    Charles Paris: An Amateur Corpse (Dramatised): BBC Radio Crimes

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic crime novel An Amateur Corpse. Charles is out of work again, and to make matters worse his mother has come to stay and he's no way of escaping her. So when he's offered some voiceover work by old friend, Hugo, he's delighted to get out of the house. But Hugo's marriage is in trouble: his much younger wife, Ellie, spends all her time at her Amateur Dramatic Group, and Hugo is drinking too much.

    Liz Scully says: "Another delightful confection"
1-20of74results Previous 1 2 3 4 Next