Hugh Fraser is a man of many talents. He will probably be best known to you as an actor; he played Captin Hastings to David Suchet’s Poirot on over forty occasions. But he’s also been a musician and a composer and now, having narrated over 90 Agatha Christie audiobooks, he’s writing his own crime fiction. Hugh visits the Audible Studios to discuss his crime series, his pedigree as an audiobook narrator, and his time starring in the Inspector Maigret TV adaptations.
I’m definitely going to look for, and read Hugh Fraser’s book(s). It’s been good to listen to Hugh talking about his book and his experiences working on Agatha Christie’s stories.
In the heart of the Retrospective, a demon is awakened from never-ending war with a terrible new purpose.... 'Champion of Dead Time' is as a stand-alone prologue to The Cathedral of Known Things, the second book in the Relic Guild series by Edward Cox. The Cathedral of Known Things is available for preorder now. The Relic Guild and Hemlock, a prelude to the series, are available for download now.
I must admit to feeling unsure about this book, however it is one that I will probably buy and read to form a more clear review.
Like the kite surfers in this opening scene, the characters in David Constantine's fourth collection are often delicately caught in moments of defiance. Disregarding their age, their family, or the prevailing political winds, they show us a way of marking out a space for resistance and taking an honest delight in it.
I'm not too sure about this book, it maybe because this was such a short story, however I will be looking out for the title and see how it fits in with its companion stories.
Gravity is the weakest force in the everyday world, yet it is the strongest force in the universe. It was the first force to be recognised and described, yet it is the least understood. It is a 'force' that keeps your feet on the ground, yet no such force actually exists. Gravity, to steal the words of Winston Churchill, is 'a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma'. And penetrating that enigma promises to answer the biggest questions in science: what is space? What is time? What is the universe? And where did it all come from?
A well read and well penned introduction to Marcus Chown book The Ascent of Gravity, narrated by Adjoa Andoh. Definitely one for my reading list. Who would have thought it Issac Newton a farmer!!!😉
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.
A good little story written for a very good cause. It highlights the positive points of not being greedy or a coward. This story has encouraged me to read more of the Riyria Chronicles.
Exclusive to Audio! Somewhere amongst the shadowy stacks and the many basements of the British library, something is very much amiss - and we're not talking late returns here. Is it a ghost, or something much worse? PC Peter Grant really isn't looking forward to finding out....
This good short story from the PC Peter Grant series takes us to the British Library where Peter is asked to solve a minor problem they have with........ To tell anymore would really be a spoiler. A nice bite size of a story.
Reverend Richard Coles joins David Darlington in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book, Bringing in the Sheaves.
The Reverend Richard Coles is a man of many talents and in this audible session he tells us a bit about his books, his music and his life as a parish priest. The only problem I now have is what to put on my wish list first.
Pam St Clement is nothing short of a national treasure. We know her best for her role as Pat Butcher in BBC's Eastenders, and in a celebration of the character's penchant for earrings, she has written and narrated an autobiography entitled End of an Earring. She talks to Robin Morgan about her experience whilst writing and recording her biography.
It was super listening to Pam St. Clement talking about her book, I wish I could have listened to more about the book or had a longer interview. Definitely one to go onto my wish list.
Exclusive to Audible. Ian Rankin visits the Audible studios to talk about his author journey. Talking about his successful Rebus novels, Ian describes how he created the character and the challenges he faces writing such a long-running series. The Rebus series is now translated into 22 languages, and the books are best sellers on several continents.
In this interview Ian Rankin gives a brief outline of his new Rebus book about the now retired policeman, who is now a consulting detective, looking into a cold case which becomes linked with an ongoing investigation that his old team are investigating. We also learn that Rebus was nearly never to be a series.
Exclusive to Audible. Caitlin Moran joins us to talk about Moranifesto, feminism and more.
Caitlin Moran discusses her upcoming book about her personal manifesto and her book "how to be a woman " in which she, very frankly, tells the reader about her life and experiences. Her new book revolves around what her political manifesto would be.
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