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  • The Body in the Dales

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at nothing to conceal their tracks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By mary morrissey on 13-08-18

Not as good as it promised

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-18

The storyline was okay however I worked out the solution by chapter 5 so was disappointed. The biggest turnoff for me was the narration. The voices used for characters were so similar that often it was hard to know who was speaking g. Several times I felt that the Oldroud and Carter characters’ voices were mixed up and so I lost the story completely. Will be returning the book as it is not my thing.

  • Agatha Raisin: Pushing Up Daisies

  • Agatha Raisin Series, Book 27
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

Allotment wars! Lord Bellingham, Carsely's biggest landholder, has enraged locals by saying he is going to sell off their allotments to make way for a new housing development. So when he turns up dead, poisoned by antifreeze, nobody mourns his passing. On another fine summer's day, Agatha visits Carsley's allotments, where everything looks peaceful and perfect: people of all ages digging in the soil and working hard to grow their own fruit and veg.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pushing fans' loyalty to the limit

  • By Knucklebones on 23-09-16

Penelope Keith is back

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

Reviewed: 16-10-16

I heaved a sigh of relief that Penelope Keith is back narrating. The story was good but I got a bit lost with the purpose of the investigation. Would love the books to be longer - 12 chapters is too short to get the twists and turns well and truly embedded. Still loved it though

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  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,867

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and fasinating romp through time

  • By al on 02-12-14

Good start but romance killed it for me

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

Reviewed: 14-08-16

I liked the performance and storyline up until the romantic story line took over. It just jarred with me as being too unbelievable and fantastic. Shame as the series had potential for me up to that point but not now

  • Night After Night

  • By: Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Leo Defford doesn't believe in ghosts. But as the head of an independent production company, he does believe in high-impact TV. Defford hires journalist Grayle Underhill to research the history of Knap Hall, a one-time Tudor farmhouse that became the ultimate luxury guest house...until tragedy put it back on the market. Its recent history isn't conducive to a quick sale, but Defford isn't interested in keeping Knap Hall for longer than it takes to make a reality TV show that will run night after night....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb not-ghost story.

  • By Kate Wescombe on 06-06-15

Unusual and confusing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-16

I normal like Rickman's writing but this book was for me not up to his usual standard. Twists became tangled messes, plot disappeared and I still don't know what the outcome was... Odd book

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