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carolr

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  • Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

  • Flavia de Luce, Book 8
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is back at Buckshaw at last, but her homecoming is overshadowed by news of her father's illness. Forbidden from visiting him in hospital, Flavia busies herself in the village, but she soon makes a macabre discovery: the corpse of a reclusive woodcarver in an empty house, except for a curiously uncurious cat. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. However, what awaits Flavia will shake her to the core.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought the reader was excellent

  • By carolr on 08-09-18

Thought the reader was excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I do enjoy the de Luce books but thought this one a bit slow getting going! The narration was excellent I thought and I was surprised at the end.

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 372

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic rendering of well-loved book

  • By carolr on 15-12-17

Fantastic rendering of well-loved book

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

Reviewed: 15-12-17

I think the narrator did a first-rate performance. All the characters are beautifully represented. Would recommend highly. Just sorry that the sequels are nit by same narrator.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,264

John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The ABC Murders: A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. After the Funeral: A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder. Death on the Nile: Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. Peril at End House: Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat and a bullet. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great but...

  • By Mr. D. A. G. Talbot on 24-03-18

Enjoyed the bbc renderings while sewing.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

I enjoyed the versions of her well-know titles with John Moffat as Poirot and Simon Williams as Hastings.