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Dawn Hall

England
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely done, good story.

  • By Dawn Hall on 16-01-11

Nicely done, good story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-11

Once you've heard James Saxon read one of her stories you get used to his repertoire of voices, hence only 4 stars. Other than that this is a great story and he reads it well with his voices making it easy to tell who is who. It's a good straight forward mystery and well worth a listen.

  • Cargo of Eagles

  • By: Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Albert Campion sets out to plumb the secrets of Saltey, an ancient hamlet on the Essex marshes. Once the haunt of smugglers, now it hides a secret rich and mysterious enough to trap all who enter – and someone in the village is willing to terrorise, murder, and raise the very devil to keep that secret to themselves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Only bettered if unabridged

  • By Michelle on 26-06-11

Another great recording

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-10

I really love this series of recordings and this one is another great addition. Narrator is brilliant and the story really comes to life. The only thing that rankles is his american accent but then that's only because it isn't what I had envisaged. I wish they'd dramatise this one on television.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Swing, Brother, Swing

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Lord Pastern fired his revolver. The figure in the spotlight fell and the coup-de-theatre had become murder. Could Inspector Alleyn believe Pastern had let hatred of his future son-in-law go too far? Or would the tangle of jealousies and blackmail among the guests reveal another murderer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good story

  • By Dawn Hall on 02-03-10

Another good story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-10

This has also been published in print under the title 'a wreath for rivera'. The narrator reads very well and the story is a good one.

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  • Thrones, Dominations

  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

This is the unfinished crime novel started by Dorothy L. Sayers but still uncompleted at her death. Set in London in 1936, it is the thrilling story of a society murder and how Lord Peter Wimsey unmasks the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely voice

  • By Dawn Hall on 02-03-10

Lovely voice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-10

Ian Carmichael reads this brilliantly. Started by Sayers and finished by Paton Walsh, you can sometimes hear an occasional jar where the writing style differs from the usual Wimsey, but all in all this fits in very well with the other Wimsey stories.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose

  • By: Donald Thomas
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Six new tales of crime presented by Dr Watson from the documents of Sherlock Holmes, which follow on from The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes. What were Holmes's views on Dr Crippen? What happened when Oscar Wilde visited Baker Street to seek advice? How did Holmes reveal a loving husband to be one of the most dangerous psychopaths of modern times? And just what horrors await Holmes in the darkened slums of Waterloo Road?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a listen

  • By Viv on 24-10-10

Hard to distinguish from Conan Doyle

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-10

This was my first Donald Thomas book and it fits in very well with everything Conan Doyle wrote. Different stories unfold, all very good and all of which sustained my interest until the end. The narrator reads it really well as well. I'd definitely recommend this to Sherlock or classic detective fans.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Paul Temple East of Algiers

  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Anthony Head
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Paul Temple agreed to do a favour for a friend of Steve, he could never have foreseen the extraordinary sequence of events that would be set in motion. For Judy Wincott's simple request that Paul return a pair of glasses to David Foster in Tunis is a prelude to a body in a Paris rubbish bin and a succession of mysterious killings...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Exact copy of previous title

  • By Dawn Hall on 15-12-09

Exact copy of previous title

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-09

This is an exact copy of the story in another PT story (the Sullivan Mystery) where he has to return glasses to someone who works for a company in Cairo. The only difference in this version is that it is Algiers and the story is told in the first person by Paul. I find that distracts from the story because he comes across as a really flat character in this format. The other version is dramatised which I definitely preferred.

If I had known this was an exact copy of the previous title (Sullivan Mystery) I never would have bought it so my advice is to steer clear.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful