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Death at the Bar Audiobook

Death at the Bar

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Publisher's Summary

After an evening of friendly darts and vintage brandy, a distinguished, although amorous, barrister is in no condition to drive - or walk. The poor fellow's expired, leaving one less lawyer in the world. Everyone in the cozy pub swears that the untimely death was caused by a dart that punctured the victim's finger. But to Inspector Roderick Alleyn, the "accident" was really a case of murder.

©1940, 1967 by Ngaio Marsh; (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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    NJ Harrison Uk 08/03/2015
    NJ Harrison Uk 08/03/2015 Member Since 2014

    Iphigenia's Ghost

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    "Good story, abysmal sound quality"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    As with all Inspector Alleyn mysteries this is a charmingly written tale full of witty dialogue and engaging characters. The mystery is perhaps not the best of the series but the situations carry it along and it is quite enjoyable.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It is utterly impossible to imerse yourself in the story telling when the recording keeps making strange twanging noises and the narrator suddenly sounds like they are in a giant tin can! Nadia May does a good job with the material but is sadly let down by the sound quality.


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't already try 'Overture to Death' instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Michael Geib
    02/04/10
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    "Death at the Bar"

    The reader was not vary good, add to that there are distracting noises thought out this reading. The story was just OK The ending was weak.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • connie
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    09/05/11
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    "death by detail"

    While I usually like narrator Nadia May very much, she's not a good choice for a Ngaio Marsh tale. Try the other version.

    Also, had I been in the mood for a detailed, and I mean DETAILED, detective novel, I might have rated this higher-- the writing was good, the mystery quirky, the characters and setting, cozy and well-drawn -- just too much damned detail about the location of chalk markers and brandy residue for my mood.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • K. Dyer
    CA USA
    19/04/10
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    "Difficult Listening"

    I tried several times to give this audio book another chance, but have found it very difficult to listen to. I finally gave up. Maybe I'll try listening again some day. It was mainly the narrator that I had such a hard time with, and I never really was able to give the story a chance. I can not recommend this audio book, and I would be unlikely to buy anything else narrated by the same person. Very disappointing.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Julia L. Scott
    Tampa, FL United States
    05/05/13
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    "A good mystery ruined by "over narration""

    It is a good classic mystery ruined by the narrator over acting. I almost gave up listening several times but the story kept me going in spite of the annoying narration.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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