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- By: Charlie Fletcher
- Narrated by: Simon Prebble
- Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
Only five still guard the borders between the worlds. Only five hold back what waits on the other side. Once the Oversight, the secret society that polices the lines between the mundane and the magic, counted hundreds of brave souls among its members. Now their number can be tallied on a single hand. When a drunkard brings a screaming girl to the Oversight's London headquarters, it seems their hopes for a new recruit will be fulfilled - but the girl is a trap, her appearance a puzzle the five remaining guardians must solve or lose each other, and their society, for good.
- By Martin on 02-12-14
Tedious beyond all tedium
Would you try another book written by Charlie Fletcher or narrated by Simon Prebble?
I have read other Charlie Fletcher books but this one is making my reconsider if I would bother again.
Would you ever listen to anything by Charlie Fletcher again?
Would you listen to another book narrated by Simon Prebble?
No. He sounds like the bloke out of Keeping up Appearances, Hyacinth Buckets husband. Very not suitable as narrator. I have met the author and his voice is like the boss guy on The IT Crowd, very distinctive and boomy. He would have been better in my opinion.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
- By: Agatha Christie
- Narrated by: David Suchet
- Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond...then came the "suicide" that was murder...the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun-room...a million dollar bond robbery...the curse of a pharoah's tomb...a jewel robbery by the sea...the abduction of a Prime Minister...the disappearance of a banker...a phone call from a dying man...and, finally, the mystery of the missing will.
David Suchet IS Hercule Poirot
- By Mr. P. Hoggan on 15-06-16
Not great on many levels.
Would you try another book written by Agatha Christie or narrated by David Suchet?
Wasn't keen on the narrations, especially that of Hastings who was irritating . Sound quality was poor compared to other recordings.
If you’ve listened to books by Agatha Christie before, how does this one compare?
What aspect of David Suchet’s performance might you have changed?
Better quality, better supporting cast.
Any additional comments?
Makes me realise how far we have come. I know casual racism was an accepted thing in older novels, even in Just William and John Buchan books. But this is the first time I have been offended by an Agatha Christie one where the constant reference to " chinks, orientals and slitty eyes " was common during one of the readings.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful