Doctor Siri Paiboun
Books in series11
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 253 ratings)
  • 1
    The Coroners Lunch | Colin Cotterill

    The Coroners Lunch

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Laos, 1972. The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over. Most of the educated class has fled, but 72-year-old Dr Siri Paiboun, a Paris-trained doctor, remains and is appointed state coroner. When three bodies are recovered from a reservoir, Dr.Siri establishes the cause of death was not drowning - they seem to have been electrocuted. And then there is the inexplicable death of a Party bigwig's wife at a banquet. Dr.Siri doesn't think her death was from natural causes.

    Worth a try

    Came across this by accident, and enjoyed. Well read by GA, although the Viet voices sounded decidedly scottish. Laos is a place that I had not though..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 November 2012 by David (Woodford Green, Essex, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Thirty-Three Teeth | Colin Cotterill

    Thirty-Three Teeth

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Against all his expectations, Dr Siri Paiboun has rather enjoyed his first five months in office. Now, as hot-season nights close in, Siri is spirited away from Laos' steamy capital on a Matter of National Security. Arriving in Luang Prabang, he's a busy man, examining carbonized corpses, dining with the deposed king, attending a shamans' conference and being rescued by the ghost of an elephant. Not that Siri's complaining ... Luang Prabang is in mountains and a good fifteen degrees cooler.

    Highly entertaining

    I am hooked on the Dr Siri series and his life in the communist Laos of the 1970s as a coroner with connections to the spirit world - a wonderfully to..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 January 2014 by N ()
  • 3
    Disco for the Departed | Colin Cotterill

    Disco for the Departed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (28)

    Dr Siri Paiboun may be in his 73rd year, but he's still as sturdy as a jungle boar - and as crafty as one. Reluctant coroner to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, he's been despatched to the country's mountainous north, where the sudden appearance of a mummified arm protruding from a concrete path laid in front of the president's new mansion has caused an understandable degree of embarrassment.

    Addictive reading

    Another Colin Cotterill book which was very hard to put down. I found it addictive reading. Plenty of subtle humour throughout making the story most e..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 April 2013 by Sandra (Dumfries, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Anarchy and Old Dogs | Colin Cotterill

    Anarchy and Old Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    When a blind, retired dentist is run down by a logging truck as he crosses the road to post a letter, Dr Siri Paiboun, official and only coroner of Laos, finds him faced with his most explosive case yet. The dentist's mortal remains aren't nearly as intriguing as the letter in his pocket. Written in invisible ink and encrypted, the letter presents Dr Siri with an irresistible challenge.

    One of the best of Dr Siri

    Cotterill's imaginative idea to place his crime/mystery series in Communist Laos of the 1970s shines a spotlight on a time and a regime little known t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 January 2014 by N ()
  • 5
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  • 6
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  • 7
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  • 8
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

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  • 9
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 10
    Six and a Half Deadly Sins | Colin Cotterill

    Six and a Half Deadly Sins

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Clive Chafers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining?

    Ruined

    A better narrator would have improved this rating immensely.

    Reviewed on 07 July 2015 by Mr. C. I. Siddall (Lindum)
  • 11
    I Shot the Buddha | Colin Cotterill

    I Shot the Buddha

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Clive Chafers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator - a plea to help a fellow monk escape across the Mekong River to Thailand. Naturally, Siri can't turn down the adventure.

    Awful narration had to stop listening.

    As usual Colin Cotterill seemed to have written a good yarn but it was totally ruined by the narration which was abysmal. It was stilted, toneless, h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 November 2016 by chris ()