"It's Just Not Cricket!"
I know absolutely nothing about cricket and wouldn't have read this as a book but I adore Miles Jupp so I wanted to hear this as he is reading it himself.
It is more than just a cricket book- it is a hilarious listen as he goes through his love of the game and the journey, both actual and spiritual, he takes to what he thinks is going to be his dream job.
An absolute hoot!
"An hilarificatious listenation"
I have to disagree with the previous review - I loved this and kept laughing out loud when listening to it on my breaks at work to much funny looks as they couldn't hear what I was as I was wearing earphones.
OK the series is better, but then most many voiced audiobooks are better than a reading, P.G Wodehouse for example, but I still enjoyed it and I thought the narration was very good, but I admit that no one can do Mr Benevolent's evil laugh like Anthony Head can.
If you are a fan or not of the series then try it anyway, what can you lose, apart from your dignity- see above!
"Could have been better"
I was disappointed in this as the production values are quite poor. The episodes are in no order what so ever so the actors chop and change , the references to the next episode at the end of each make no sense and the sound isn't brilliant- I know they are old recordings but some episodes are unlistenable to through headphones. Some of the same episodes are available on Murder By Moonlight where the quality is better so I'd suggest you download that instead.
It's a shame as the stories and actors are great just let down by the reproduction efforts at PDQ.
"For All Sherlock Fans"
I admit I was worried about the idea of this as I love Conan Doyle and quite often other writers just spoil characters when they try to copy, but not in this case as Anthony Horowitz is clearly a fan and wouldn't dream of messing with something so great. So the book and story itself is great but you want to know what the audio is like!
I just adore Derek Jacobi as an actor and narrator and, with a small exception as to his "American Lady" voice, he really does do the book justice with his delivery,voice characterisation and the emotion especially as Watson discovers an horrific truth.
This has been one of my favourite audiobooks ever and I have listened to it more than once and will do so again.
"Good Old Fashioned Drama"
I have just discovered the Colonial Radio Theatre and their Father Brown Mysteries.
I just love them, this is the third volume I've had but I would like each collection to be longer so I can enjoy even more Father Brown!
"A Wonderful Listen"
I have tried to read this and gave up, so I thought I'd try and listen instead. It's an amazing production, the cast is fantastic as is the incidental music. During the main battle scene and towards the end- I won't give anything away- I had tears in my eyes.This is a must for your library.
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