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Five Red Herrings Audiobook

Five Red Herrings: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His eighth appearance takes him to an artists' colony (based on a real one) in Scotland during the 1920s.

Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth.

But was it an accident or murder? Six members of the close-knit Galloway artists' colony do not regret Campbell's death.

Five of them are red herrings.

©1931 Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller." (Minette Walters)

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    Polly 31/01/2016
    Polly 31/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story shame about the accents!"

    Lots of twists and much tabulation of timetables required! I've read the book and knew who the murderer was but even so I couldn't work out how Lord Peter came to the conclusion until the grand reveal. Jane McDowell rather strangles the Scots accents, but it (mostly) doesn't detract from the pleasure of listening. I'm getting used to her unusual reading style by now, and she at least pronounces Kirkcudbright properly!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gary 02/12/2015
    Gary 02/12/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favourite sayers"

    Very good. I love the story construction. was worried if reader would be as good as Ian carmichael. different but just as enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clinterty 19/07/2015
    Clinterty 19/07/2015
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    "Good story spoiled by pseudo scots accent."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed it as a story but will not listen to the poor accent again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Five Red Herrings?

    Coincidence of the maths tutor.


    What didn’t you like about Jane McDowell’s performance?

    she could not even pronounce the word loch meaning lake properly. Also I would have thought the pronunciation of actual place names could have been researched.


    Could you see Five Red Herrings being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 24/04/2015
    Thomas 24/04/2015
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    "Get the place names right!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a good tale, as one would expect from Dorothy L.Sayers and is generally well read, but the reader is clearly not a Scot. While her Scots accents for various characters are not too bad, she gets the pronunciation of the town "Girvan" completely wrong, putting the emphasis on the second syllable when it should be on the first. It sounds rather exotic every time it's said!


    Have you listened to any of Jane McDowell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. It was entertaining, though.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kim Bold 07/09/2016
    kim Bold 07/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "AWFUL"

    the narrator has the worst Scottish accent I have ever heard. she made the book beyond listening why on earth is she trying accents it's a talking book NOT a dramatisation I want my money back

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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