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  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much homemade wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book spoiled by music

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-11-18

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-18

Excellent. Christopher Timothy brings the book alive. The books are brilliant and this is the icing on the cake.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 326

The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narrator - terrible sound quality

  • By Culvers on 15-07-16

All Creatures Great and Small

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-18

Brilliant! Christopher Timothy brings the book alive. I have laughed aloud. He has an easy voice to listen to. Really enjoyed it. Will definitely but more.

  • The Heart of the Dales

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Gervase Phinn is back with his tales of life as a school inspector in Yorkshire. His colourful cast of characters have now become firm favourites: the eccentric staff at County Hall as well as the children themselves, who find ways of embarrassing the school inspectors with innocent ease. We reconvene with Christine Bentley, head teacher of Winnery Nook School, the well-named Mrs Savage, and not forgetting the Queen of Clean: Connie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Heart of the Dales

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-08-18

The Heart of the Dales

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Brilliant! Gervas e has so many voices that you can visualize the characters. Always entertaining - will buy more!

  • Murder in Mesopotamia (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Crime sleuth Hercule Poirot returns in a thrilling BBC Radio 4 dramatisation. Amy Leatheran has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist; events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient’s bizzarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax - in murder...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent dramatisation

  • By Dawn on 16-09-12

Murder in Mesopatania

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-18

Really tend dramatisation. John Moffat is superb as the detective. Well worth listening to. Good

  • Black Coffee

  • By: Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Sir Claud Amory has discovered the formula for a new powerful explosive, which is stolen by one of the large household of relatives and friends. Locking everyone in the library, Sir Claud switches off the lights to allow the thief to replace the formula on the table, no questions asked. When the lights come on, however, he is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Coffee

  • By Kindle Customer on 25-02-18

Black Coffee

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-18

Really enjoyed this with John Moffat 's narration it bought the text to life. If you like Christie's work then you should hopefully enjoy this.

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  • Agatha Christie: The Lost Plays

  • Three BBC radio full-cast dramas: Butter in a Lordly Dish, Murder in the Mews & Personal Call
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: full cast, Ivan Brandt, Richard Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

A triple bill of archive BBC radio dramas, believed lost for over half a century and only recently rediscovered. "Butter in a Lordly Dish", written specially for radio in 1948, features Richard Williams as Sir Luke Enderby KC, whose infidelities lead him into trouble when he goes to meet his latest flame. Williams also stars as Hercule Poirot in "Murder in the Mews", a 1955 adaptation of a short story. A young woman is found dead in her flat the day after Guy Fawkes night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Newton Abbot Man

  • By dawvic on 21-11-15

The List Plays

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-17

I love audio books. This gave. me a lot of pleasure particularly as it was a product. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Agatha Christie.

  • The School Inspector Calls!

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting people hot under the collar. Meetings with the teachers from Urebank School to discuss the merger are producing more than a few fireworks, a disruptive new pupil arrives, set to cause trouble, and a surprising staff love affair is exposed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book three of three

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-11-14

The School Inspector Calls

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-17

I love listening to Gervase Phinn, the range of intonation makes me laugh out loud. If you like the books then I would recommend this naration. I can't sleep without Gervase in my ear.