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  • The Islands of Chaldea

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Ursula Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

The brand new and final novel from the magical pen of ‘the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones; co-authored with her sister Ursula Jones. How are you supposed to turn into a Wise Woman if your powers just won't show up? Aileen is convinced she'll never become as magical as her Aunt Beck. Then one day her aunt is set a seemingly impossible mission. She must go to the island of Logra and rescue the kidnapped High Prince from the enemy, and Aileen must go with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous - don't miss this!

  • By Stephie on 28-07-18

Fabulous - don't miss this!

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

Reviewed: 28-07-18

This is, I think, the last book DWJ wrote, and it's wonderful. I've loved her books since I was a kid, and I don't seem to have grown out of them yet... it's beautifully read by her sister, and there's not a bad moment in it! Get it, enjoy it!

  • Why Shoot a Butler?

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

On a dark night, along a lonely country road, barrister Frank Amberley stops to help a young lady in distress and discovers a sports car with a corpse behind the wheel. The girl protests her innocence, and Amberley believes her – at least until he gets drawn into the mystery and the clues incriminating Shirley Brown begin to add up. In an English country-house murder mystery with a twist, it's the butler who's the victim, every clue complicates the puzzle, and the bumbling police are well-meaning but completely baffled.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story spoilt by narration

  • By Janey on 02-05-15

Why, why? Please re-record with different narrator

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-18

I love Georgette Heyer, but I simply can't listen to this reading of her detective fiction. Is there anyone out there willing to re-record them? Honestly, this version is worse than listening to an automated computer version. Don't make the mistake of buying it and thinking the story will make up for it. It won't, however much you want it to. Sadly, all the detective fiction has the same narrator, so it's all off limits to me.

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