Lord Peter Wimsey
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  • 1
    Whose Body?: Lord Peter Wimsey: Book 1 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Whose Body?: Lord Peter Wimsey: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    It was the body of a tall stout man. On his dead face, a handsome pair of gold pince-nez mocked death with grotesque elegance. The body wore nothing else.Lord Peter Wimsey knew immediately what the corpse was supposed to be. His problem was to find out whose body had found its way into Mr Alfred Thipps' Battersea bathroom.

    More work on pronunciation please

    I have been waiting for a reading of the Lord Peter Wimsey books for a long time and down loaded this with glee. It is the first of the series so it s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 November 2014 by S (Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Clouds of Witness: Lord Peter Wimsey Book 2 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Clouds of Witness: Lord Peter Wimsey Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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 second appearance is a thrilling quest to save his own brother - the Duke of Denver - from the hangman. The Duke of Denver, accused of murder, stands trial for his life in the House of Lords. Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - this is a family affair.

    Not the right narrator

    Sadly, this fantastic story is rather hampered by the narrator who over-acts the reading and whose accents are cringeworthy and inconsistent. This plo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 February 2015 by Emilia (London, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Unnatural Death: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 3 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Unnatural Death: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    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 third appearance is a story of murder in a most respectable seaside resort. 'No sign of foul play,' says Dr Carr after the post-mortem on Agatha Dawson. The case is closed. But Lord Peter Wimsey is not satisfied . . .With no clues to work on, he begins his own investigation.

    Spoilt by performance

    I would use a different narrator to read this book.

    Reviewed on 07 December 2014 by Claire (Bury, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Lord Peter Views the Body: Lord Peter Wimsey Book 4 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Lord Peter Views the Body: Lord Peter Wimsey Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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. He made his fifth appearance in this brilliant collection of ingenious short stories. 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.

    Narration spoils a good set of short stories

    It's a real pity, but despite Jane McDowell's beautiful speaking voice, her really strange emphasis on words rather spoils the reading of this book. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 July 2015 by Polly ()
  • 5
    The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 5 | Dorothy L Sayers

    The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    Lord Peter Wimsey bent down over General Fentiman and drew the Morning Post gently away from the gnarled old hands. Then, with a quick jerk, he lifted the quiet figure. It came up all of a piece, stiff as a wooden doll...But how did the general die? Who was the mysterious Mr X who fled when he was wanted for questioning? And which of the general's heirs, both members of the Bellona Club, is lying? 'I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail' Ruth Rendell

    A classic whodunnit

    Miss McDowell is a competent reader, and brings the story to life. This installment of Lord Peter's adventures gives an interesting insight into how s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 July 2015 by Michelle (Hawthorn, Australia)
  • 6
    Strong Poison: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 6 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Strong Poison: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane is not guilty of murder--or find the real poisoner in time to save her from the gallows? Impossible, it seems. The Crown's case is watertight. The police are adamant that the right person is on trial. The judge's summing up is also clear. Harriet Vane is guilty of the killing her lover. And Harriet Vane shall hang. But the jury disagrees.

    Classic crime

    Good story, slightly spoilt at times by strange pronunciation of words and very odd phrasing of sentences.

    Reviewed on 28 September 2015 by Hilary (Arlesey, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Five Red Herrings: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 7 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Five Red Herrings: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by Polly ()
  • 8
    Have His Carcase: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 8 | Dorothy L. Sayers

    Have His Carcase: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    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. In his eighth appearance (and the second book featuring Harriet Vane), he solves a murder on a deserted English beach. With an introduction by Elizabeth George. A young woman falls asleep on a deserted beach and wakes to discover the body of a man whose throat has been slashed from ear to ear...

    Story fab, reader must be replaced

    I love the Lord Peter Wimsey books and listening to them could be a real treat if it wasn't for the awful reader. She misses commas, mispronounces wor..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 December 2015 by Arwen (Glastonbury, United Kingdom)
  • 9
    Hangman's Holiday: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 9 | Dorothy L Sayers

    Hangman's Holiday: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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. This book of short stories is his ninth appearance and introduces another detective, Montague Egg. Poisoned port, pet cats in peril, purloined pearls...Lord Peter Wimsey solves the mysteries of the man who was blown into the fourth dimension and the murder in fancy dress.

    Patchy short story collection

    Performance fantastic as always. Buyer beware: this collection of short stories contain only two featuring Lord Peter, and these showcase the most omn..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 June 2015 by Ingrid Ludvigsen ()
  • 10
    Murder Must Advertise: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 10 | Dorothy L Sayers

    Murder Must Advertise: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    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. In his tenth appearance, he takes a job as an advertising copywriter to expose a ruthless killer. Victor Dean fell to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, but no one seems to be sorry. Until an inquisitive new copywriter joins the firm and asks some awkward questions....

    Pure Sayers ruined by pronunciation of Bredon

    The strength of Sayers plotting and the twists of the plot.

    Reviewed on 07 August 2015 by Retriever470 ()
  • 11
    The Nine Tailors: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 11 | Dorothy L Sayers

    The Nine Tailors: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    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. The 11th book featuring Lord Peter, set in a country church, is often named as the best detective story ever written. When his sexton finds a corpse in the wrong grave, the rector of Fenchurch St Paul asks Lord Peter Wimsey to find out who the dead man was and how he came to be there.

    Good story, but as usual, McDowell disappoints

    I keep hoping the next book she narrates will be better. Maybe she will have read the reviews and changed her style? But no, still the same awkward ca..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 September 2015 by Polly ()
  • 12
    Gaudy Night: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 12 | Dorothy L Sayers

    Gaudy Night: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    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. The twelfth book featuring Lord Peter (the third novel to feature Harriet Vane) is set in an Oxford women's college. Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back.

    Miss Sayers at her best - shame the narration wasn't that great

    I have waited a long time for this book to be released I audio for at. In my humble opinion this is Miss Sayers at her very best. By why oh why didn't..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 October 2015 by Ms (Bedfont, United Kingdom)
  • 13
    Busman's Honeymoon: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 13 | Dorothy L Sayers

    Busman's Honeymoon: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    They plan to have a quiet country honeymoon. Then Lord Peter Wimsey and his bride, Harriet Vane, find the previous owner's body in the cellar. Set in a country village seething with secrets and snobbery, this is Dorothy L. Sayers' last full-length detective novel. Variously described as a love story with detective interruptions and a detective story with romantic interruptions, it lives up to both descriptions with style.

    What a disappointment

    I've read all of D L Sayers' novels. They are superb. This narrator has managed to make them mediocre.

    Reviewed on 25 November 2015 by Val Pope (England)
  • 14
    In the Teeth of the Evidence: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 14 | Dorothy L Sayers

    In the Teeth of the Evidence: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    All that was left of the garage was a heap of charred and smouldering beams. In the driving seat of the burnt-out car were the remains of a body.... An accident, said the police. An accident, said the widow. She had been warning her husband about the danger of the car for months. Murder, said the famous detective Lord Peter Wimsey - and proceeded to track down the killer.

    Disappointing

    Nowhere on the front of this did it say it was short stories. Only one was a Lord Peter. I found it disappointing.

    Reviewed on 29 November 2015 by Mrs Debra Phillips ()
  • 15
    Striding Folly: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 15 | Dorothy L Sayers

    Striding Folly: Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    Three of Lord Peter Wimsey's most baffling cases demonstrate his unique detection skills at their most spectacular. The engima of a house numbered thirteen in a street of even numbers; an indignant child accused of theft; a dream about a game of chess that uncovers the true story behind a violent death. Each of the stories introduces a different side of the twentieth century's most ingenious detective hero.

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