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Bryant & May - London's Glory Audiobook

Bryant & May - London's Glory

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Publisher's Summary

In every detective's life there are cases that can't be discussed. Now Arthur Bryant has decided to open the files on 11 of these previously unseen investigations.

The first-ever collection of Bryant & May stories not only sheds light on 11 classic cases but also contains everything you need to know about the two octogenarian detectives and the Peculiar Crimes Unit.

©2015 Christopher Fowler (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"One of our most unorthodox and entertaining writers." (Sunday Telegraph)

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    Sue Dunstable, United Kingdom 16/03/2016
    Sue Dunstable, United Kingdom 16/03/2016 Member Since 2014

    Mother of three, Nana of one. Self-employed from home so Audible is invaluable, particularly when walking the dog.

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    "Perfect Little Gems."

    Wonderful collection of short tales from our heroes' past cases, interspersed with comments and essays from the author giving us perspective and background.
    Basically a big comforting hug.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Gumblina 14/05/2016
    Gumblina 14/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Bryant and May bite size! fantastic"

    read brilliantly and great short stories. love all the characters do not want it to end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip H Peterborough, Cambs United Kingdom 16/09/2016
    Phillip H Peterborough, Cambs United Kingdom 16/09/2016 Listener Since 2010
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    "Cant praise it enough"
    What did you like most about Bryant & May - London's Glory?

    Two old detectives, straight out of a Dickens but in modern London. Excellent mysteries and great characterisation. Its not a re-hash of Sherlock Holmes or a modern police procedural - its a vehicle for its three stars - Bryant, May and the city of London.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bryant & May - London's Glory?

    Arthur Bryant, irascable and slightly deaf septugenarian detective telling a store owner "take me to the crime scene, or else I'll bite you". Brilliant.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The voice acting it totally riveting. Tim Goodman IS Bryant and May.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    paulcfc 16/09/2016
    paulcfc 16/09/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "London's glory ,author's glory"

    one of the best collections of short stories since m r James .clever witty and sharp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Simon 26/08/2016
    Simon 26/08/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome"

    The tales continue with that wonderful humour, great life observation by one of the best narrators who brings the story to life.

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    mrs COWES, United Kingdom 22/06/2016
    mrs COWES, United Kingdom 22/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "My favourite crime writer, but narrator is awful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bryant & May - London's Glory to be better than the print version?

    I don't know, as I like to listen to the audio books while I work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both the main characters, Bryant and May. Although they are both older, they are very different in character. May is quite modern in his outlook, whereas Bryant, to use a cliche, 'thinks outside the box'.


    What didn’t you like about Tim Goodman’s performance?

    His voice reminds me of the narrators on audio tapes my children use to listen to when they were young.
    While he just barely gets away with the voices for Bryant and May, the rest of the characters are completely wrong. Christopher Fowler's fabulous books need a much meatier reader. Tim Goodman's voice is far too cosy, more suited to an Agatha Christie, than the gutsy language and grisly plots of these books.
    If it wasn't for the superb storytelling of these books, I would have given up listening a long time ago because it is just so irritating.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Always, but I don't because I like to savour them. This one had the added advantage of being a collection of short stories.


    Any additional comments?

    Please, please find a more suitable narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Janet Davis
    Hammond, LA United States
    08/05/16
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    "So Much Fun!"

    Tim Goodman did his usual stellar job. This is, of course, a collection of short "cases" from Bryant & May. Each is prefaced with comments from Christopher Fowler about what prompted the story and this just added to the overall enjoyment. Was sorry to get to the end. The author noted that this was a sort trial run for short stories and if this was well-received (it was), then we could see more in the future.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joy Easton
    Southern Indiana
    19/06/16
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    "Really enjoyed this collection!"

    I don't usually like short stories, but Fowler, as usual, doesn't disappoint. Loved it! Recommend!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Axel T
    29/04/16
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    "Not the best B&M"

    Picked up towards the end. As always
    , Tim Goodman is the man.His performance is superb.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • JOHN
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA, United States
    18/04/16
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    "BUSY, BUSY, BUSY"

    To many main characters, to much going on all the time. Very complicated plot lines.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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