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  • Damn His Blood

  • By: Peter Moore
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The brutal murder of the Rev. George Parker in the rural village of Oddingley on Midsummer's Day in 1806 - shot and beaten to death, his body set on fire and left smouldering in his own glebe field - gripped everyone from the Home Secretary to newspapermen across the country. It was a strange and stubborn case. The investigation lasted 24 years and involved inquests, judges, and coroners, each determined to solve the gruesome crime. Damn His Blood is a true story of brutality, greed, and ruthlessness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating book

  • By Caroline on 01-09-12

A curious tale of Georgian England

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-17

I found myself engrossed in this sober and intelligent reading of the meticulously researched "Damn his Blood "
The narrative is carefully paced, interspersed with fascinating details of law, medicine and the " lost world " of agrarian England .
The inability of the key protagonists to compromise results in dreadful atrocity rather difficult to comprehend from a 21st century standpoint .An unfortunate coalescence of characters produces horror out of a more understandable frustration.The characters are all too human. The courtroom finale is truly gripping .Five Stars .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

  • Adventures in Modern Russia
  • By: Peter Pomerantsev
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A chilling insight .into Putin's Russia....

  • By BigBear on 02-08-18

Parallel Universe

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-16

I found this a compelling reading of life in Putin's Russia. The world weary TV producer introduces us to a cast of characters each with a story to tell. There is much that is sad and sometimes shocking . A cracking pace prevents it from becoming mournful . Useful for anyone interested in politics, journalism and the Russians .

4 of 6 people found this review helpful