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Shipp

Ticehurst, United Kingdom
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  • Mud, Muck and Dead Things

  • By: Ann Granger
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

A Campbell and Cater mystery. Crime in the Cotswolds just got deadly. When Lucas Burton arrives at a deserted farm, hoping to conduct a business deal, he stumbles across the body of a girl. And that's just the start of his problems. Penny Gower, from the local stables, spots his car leaving the crime scene, and when her friend Andrew Ferris calls the police it's only a matter of time before Lucas gets a visit from someone he'd rather not see...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Shipp on 12-10-12

disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

Story seemed very ponderously written, not helped by the rather mannered and irritating delivery. I kept thinking just get on with the thriller and cut the waffle.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale

  • By: Graham Joyce
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a very English story. A story of woods and clearings, a story of folk tales and family histories. It is as if Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris had written a fairy tale together.... It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery. His sister, Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But 20 years ago, Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real page turner

  • By Kate on 02-08-12

accents irritating

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-12

Admittedly only half way through, but the narrator's accents are very odd and are not consistent. Think unconvincing Liverpudlian when it should be Midlands. I'm finding some of the writing rather pedantic and plodding. Am sticking with it for now but not sure I care much about any of the characters as yet.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful