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An easy set of crime stories. Just right for listening to while dog walking. Non threatening, not gruesome, just right to pass the time.
The second set in the Cherringham series.. These stories are just as good as the first set in the series. Unusual twist of having the ex New York detective (retired) and an English female computer wiz team up to solve these crimes. Plenty of twists and turns and some humour make these very enjoyable to listen to. The narration is brilliant, with a soothing voice and good characterisations. The American accent is done particularly well. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series. And I hope there will be many more.
these are just fab little stories. well written and rounded without being rushed. would recommended for even those like me who don't normally like shirt story's/novellas.
Matthew Costello and Neil Richards have created a series that is a very compelling listen. The characters are always fun, even if a bit two dimensional (which works fine in this series, where the stories don't have enough length to develop multi dimensions in the changing characters). Jack, an American ex-cop, living on a longboat in England, becomes friends with Sarah, a single mom--and they discover they each like "sleuthing" and are good at it together.
These are mysteries, but one thing I really like, is that each book is a series of several short stories instead of one long 7-8 hour book. One might think that there would not be enough time to develop really interesting stories--but in fact, so far each has been thorough, fun, a good whodunit, and just exactly enough details to let the listener get well involved. I suspect it takes more skill to craft more and shorter engaging new plots than to write just one long book (which are sometimes padded with extra "filler" material). And I've been impressed with the originality of plot details that these writers have used.
The narration by Neil Dudgeon (who plays the new John Barnaby in the long running Midsomer Murders series) is very talented also. He has an excellent range of voices--and matches them well to the characters. This series has a lot of creativity, clever writing, good plots, and are quite engaging. Low level on violence, and high quality on listening enjoyment!
Well written and love Neil's narrative, hope he does more books. I plan on listening to every one.
This is a great series and I'm glad I discovered it. I enjoy the interaction between Jack and Sarah. The mysteries are uncomplicated and interesting. I love this series and can't wait to listen to the next episode.
"held my interest"
I think this book was well worth the time.I enjoyed the entire reading.it held my interest from beginning to end.
I enjoyed this cozy series! Neil Dudgeon is one of my favorite actors and he doesn't disappoint in his performance here! Great characters and clever plots---an enjoyable escape into Cherringham😊
"Charming British mystery"
This mystery was engaging, clever and beautifully descriptive of this small rural town. Sarah and Jack are intelligent and likable characters who Make you want to hear more. The narrator is top notch. Can't wait for the next series.
"Very Good Series!"
Enjoyed every minute of these stories.
Very well written.
Narrator Neil Dudgeon has a clear voice and easy to follow along with.
Recommend this series.
When will all if these be ready for listening? Neil Dudgeon is perfect as the narrator.
"Well worth a credit - very enjoyable read"
I've listened to the first 9 stories and thoroughly enjoyed them all. There are more audio books, but only in German. Waiting now for the English versions.
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