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Dr. R. Brompton

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Dino Delight!

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Reviewed: 10-08-19

I have been wanting something like this for a long time! An interesting and entertaining programme that demonstrates that you don't need to be an 8 year to be fascinated by dinosaurs. Many thanks to Audible for making this available to it's audience.

Miss Marple does it again.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-19

I am a great fan of Agatha Christie and enjoyed this adaptation. It is good but not quite one of her best stories. Emilia Fox is normally very good at narration but this time is let down by the foreign accents and the terrible Yorkshire accent, although this does calm down. However, for all these gripes, it is still well worth listening to, especially on a wet cold summer's day in England!

A cracking Eastern Adventure

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Reviewed: 24-12-17

This is one of my favourite Agatha Christie stories as it combines a plucky heroine, daring escapades and (perhaps the real star of the show) the country and people of Iraq. Agatha Christie was well travelled in the East and spent a lot of time helping her archeologist husband Max Mallowan at his digs. I feel that her love of this region and it's people comes out in the details described in the book and really brings it to life. This is a 'spy' story rather than a straightforward 'whodunit' and the listener occasionally needs a strong 'willing suspension of disbelieve', however, aside from that this is a cracking story and one that many will enjoy.

Simply wonderful!

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Reviewed: 30-10-17

I really really enjoyed this classic 'whodunit' from the golden age of murder mystery writing. It definitely kept me guessing.

A group of six people from a crime club and attempt to identify the murderer of the eponymous poisoned chocolates case. Each comes up with an ingenious theory, each in turn has their theory quashed by their fellow club members. I had personally come up with theory number four it I was wrong...

The story can occasionally get a little long winded but the twists and turns will keep you listening. I thoroughly recommend this story.

Cracking story

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Reviewed: 19-08-17

I really enjoyed this Agatha Christie. story, particularly the twists in the story before the identity of the murderer is finally revealed. Hugh Fraser does an excellent job of narrating as usual.

Nicely gothic.

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Reviewed: 08-01-17

I adored listening to this audible, Mark Gattis narrates wonderfully and the stories are just scary enough without being too gruesome or graphic. It depicts a different world (early 20th century) where there were still servants and people went to stay at country houses, where retired majors lived in quiet villages and played Bridge. Great to listen to as the day closes as the shadows get longer...

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A cracking story!

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Reviewed: 05-09-16

I really loved this story by Agatha Christie. The twist of who had been murdered and by whom was excellent. David Suchet is competent as a narrator (not as good as Hugh Fraser who is excellent) but good enough not to detract from the story. An overall good choice for an audible purchase.

The amazing Mr Quin!

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Reviewed: 25-08-16

I love this collection of short stories by Agatha Christie, which feature the quiet but observant Mr Satterthwaite and the mysterious Mr Quin. Mysteries to be solved (not always murder) and a sense of the darkly supernatural. I particularly enjoyed 'The Dead Harlequin' story. An overall interesting mix (some better than others) but all enjoyable. Hugh Fraser does an excellent job as always narrating the stories.

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Fabulous fun from the pen of Noel Coward

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Reviewed: 09-08-16

An excellent performance of Noel Coward's classic play. I particularly love the line "anyone can write books but it takes a real artist to make a truly dry Martini". Great fun.

A fabulous and funny play

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Reviewed: 09-08-16

Noel Coward's play sparkles with wit, intrigue, fun and much laughter. The cast play their parts with gusto, ok the 'swedish accent' is a little dodgy but as a whole this is a great audible - a fun 1 and a half hours.

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