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The Cornish Coast Murder Audiobook

The Cornish Coast Murder

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Publisher's Summary

The reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. But the vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, an ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head.

The local police inspector is baffled by the lack of clues. Suspicion seems to fall on Tregarthan's niece, Ruth - but surely that young woman lacks the motive to shoot her uncle dead in cold blood. Luckily for Inspector Bigswell, the reverend Dodd is on hand.

©2014 Martin Edwards (P)2016 Soundings

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    Ruth 23/05/2016
    Ruth 23/05/2016
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    "dreadful narration"
    What disappointed you about The Cornish Coast Murder?

    Not sure if this is a good story or not, the narration is so dreadful its a complete distraction from the story. I wont bother with any more of this series if the narrator is the same for all. Publishers really do need to ensure they employ professional voice actors.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. Cullen 20/05/2016
    Mrs. Cullen 20/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good old fashioned story"

    Nice old fashioned and enjoyable. I like the way the characters build, almost an old Miss Marple.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ginger 12/04/2016
    Ginger 12/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable"

    Interesting and clear plot but too drawn out at the end. As with The Lake District Murder and theSussex Downs Murder, this was a period piece. However it has not stood the test of time so well. I am glad that the author dropped the clunky device of the vicar and doctor as additional detectives in his later books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    balbs Reading UK 10/11/2016
    balbs Reading UK 10/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "not as good as books in series so try the others"

    read this as enjoyed first the lake district sussex and riviera books, thought this first book would feature the detective meredith but this is different....also would have preferred the other books narrator

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    liz Noakes 17/10/2016
    liz Noakes 17/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Annoying readers voice"

    I like the authors other work however I could not get on with this readers voice his tone was very flat and unlistenable. I found it very hard to concentrate on the story as the reader added no life to the story

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    Kindle Customer Surrey 26/08/2016
    Kindle Customer Surrey 26/08/2016 Member Since 2009
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    "Really enjoyable"

    Lovely story well narrated. Just the right amount of descriptive storyline to get the feel for the cast in the mystery and I didn't guess who did it. Recommend it for light reading, along Christie lines rather than Rendall

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    Debz 23/07/2016
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    Where does The Cornish Coast Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed this audiobook.


    What other book might you compare The Cornish Coast Murder to, and why?

    The British Library Crime Classics series


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

    No


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I love the British Library Crime Classics series. Wish they did more audiobooks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • C. Rosser
    Waco, TX
    12/05/16
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    "A Good Old Fashioned Who Done It"

    A well written linear story. The narrator was first rate . I will look for other books narrated by Ben Allen.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • lisa
    11/08/16
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    "Quite dull"

    I found the first half of this book to be one of the dullest books I have ever listened to. There is SO much repetition of the evidence as characters discuss it and think about it. I love this sort of book, but this one was probably the worst ever!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Avril
    12 Best Street, Cocoyea Village, San Fernando Trinidad
    19/10/16
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    "Awesome "

    this was a really great story enjoyed it from start to finish plot was great

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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