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I usually listen to more gruesome crime thrillers, but I really enjoyed mixing them up with the Cherringham series. Good story lines, easy listening and love the relationship between Jack and Sarah. Nice relaxing listen but still very entertaining. Excellent narration. Can't wait to hear some more.
An easy set of crime stories. Just right for listening to while dog walking. Non threatening, not gruesome, just right to pass the time.
these two guys are prefect crime/mystery partners. this set of books so far has been the best ive found from the modern day writers.
im waiting for the whole set to come to audible in English.
These are fairly simple mysteries but the characters are very likeable. I do a lot of driving with journey times of about 45 minutes so the 3 - 4 stories per download suits me but you wouldn't want to listen to them consecutively on a long journey as there isn't enough complexity in the stories. I like Neil Dudgeon's narration but he does mumble occasionally.
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.
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😊
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!
"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.
"Ive decided I love it. Completely Charming."
When I started series 1-3 I feared it would be cheesy...theme music the mix of James Bond and Sex in the City, NY cop moves to rural England...
In reality, it's completely charming. Great narrator. The characters are likable. The plots and mysteries are clever but not too dark nor dim witted. I've really enjoyed them.
"Cute short stories"
Three short mysteries. Cozy, nothing too deep but fun. Good characters.
Neil Dudgeon does a great job as narrator.
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