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  • The Railway Man

  • By: John Dean
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When the opening of a railway museum is marred by the murder of a former railman, Detective Chief Inspector John Blizzard finds himself confronting some awkward truths. Not only does he have to consider the unpalatable possibility that his friends could be concealing vital information from him, but he soon discovers that the dead man’s legacy is a dark shadow that spreads across the northern city of Hafton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The railway man by John Dean

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-10-18

The railway man by John Dean

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-18

A good read different take on revenge a sorry tale which could be taken for truth almost

  • Travels with My Aunt

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over 50 years at his mother’s funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon South wood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel through Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hugely entertaining

  • By DartmoorDiva on 17-11-15

Travels with my aunt

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

A classic Graham Green at his best a must read for young adults or old uns like me thoroughly enjoyable cover to cover

  • The Best Crime Stories Ever Told

  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers (editor)
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth, Suehyla El Attar
  • Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 24

When acclaimed mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers first began compiling anthologies of the best crime stories in the 1920s and ’30s, the genre was in the flush of its first golden age. While it is hard to imagine today - after every possible mystery plot has been told, retold, subverted, and played straight again by hundreds of writers over nearly a century - in Sayers’s day there were still twists that had never been seen, and machinations of crime that would shock even jaded Jazz Age fans.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not great for British English speakers

  • By LM Meiland on 23-11-13

The best crime stories ever told

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-18

A total lie rubbish stories told by rubbish readers a miss. Named volume bad accents all in all thoughly poor

  • In at the Death

  • By: Francis Duncan
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Amateur sleuth Mordecai Tremaine is back in another classic mystery from the author of Murder for Christmas. Mordecai Tremaine and Chief Inspector Jonathan Boyce are never pleased to have a promising game of chess interrupted - though when murder is the disrupting force, they are persuaded to make an exception. A quick stop at Scotland Yard to collect any detective's most trusted piece of equipment - the murder bag - the pair are spirited away to Bridgton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In at the death

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-11-17

In at the death

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-17

It is a shame that there are no more books by this author left for me to read. I have enjoyed every one

  • The Riddle at Gipsy's Mile

  • An Angela Marchmont Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Clara Benson
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Lost in the mists of the Romney Marsh, Angela Marchmont stumbles upon the body of a woman whose face has been disfigured - presumably to prevent recognition. Who is she, and what was she doing out there in the middle of nowhere? The search for answers will take Angela from a grand stately home to London's most fashionable - and disreputable - nightclub, and into a murky world of illegal drinking, jazz music, and lost souls.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The riddle at gipsys mile

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-10-17

The riddle at gipsys mile

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-17

Reading a little stiff voice inflection to bland and would be better without constant he said she said throughout voice sounds as if trying to sound superior thought the narrationn

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  • The Mystery at Stowe

  • The Detective Club
  • By: Vernon Loder
  • Narrated by: Joseph Balderrama
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

First published by Collins in 1928, this was the first of 22 mystery novels by Vernon Loder, one of the most popular British mystery-thriller writers of his generation. When a guest at Stowe House is found dead, killed by a lethal dart, suspicion naturally falls on the resident collector of poisoned weapons from tribes in South America.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average story made worse by narrator

  • By Fes on 06-11-17

The mystery at stowe

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-17

A good yarn although a little dated nice surprise ending
well worth the the reading

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thrones, Dominations

  • A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

It is 1936, and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife, the novelist Harriet Vane. As they become part of fashionable London society, they encounter the glamorous socialite Rosamund Harwell and her wealthy impresario husband, Laurence. Unlike the Wimseys they are not in love - and all too soon, one of them is dead. A murder case that only Lord Peter Wimsey can solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Barbara Hembling on 23-03-17

Thrones,Dominations

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-17

Jill Paton Walsh has captured the style of Dorothy Sayers writing so well it is difficult to tell who has written the book style is dated but still a good read

  • Maigret at the Coroner's

  • Inspector Maigret, Book 32
  • By: Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds - translator
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Maigret grapples with the American justice system on a trip to Arizona in this new translation, novel 32 of the new Penguin Maigret series. The FBI man was convinced, in short, that Maigret was a big shot in his own country but that here, in the United States, he was incapable of figuring out anything.... Well, Maigret happened to believe that men and their passions are the same everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maigret at the coroners

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-17

Maigret at the coroners

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Something a little different to the normal magrete storyline well worth the reading magret in a foreign land

  • Inspector French and the Cheyne Mystery: An Inspector French Mystery

  • Inspector French, Book Two
  • By: Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Narrated by: Phil Fox
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the second Inspector French audiobook by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers'. When young Maxwell Cheyne discovers that a series of mishaps are the result of unwelcome attention from a dangerous gang of criminals, he teams up with a young woman who is determined to help him outwit them. But when she disappears, he finally decides to go to Scotland Yard for help. Concerned by the developing situation, Inspector Joseph French takes charge of the investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Fes on 23-11-18

Inspector French and the Cheyenne mistery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-17

A good yarn well spun well up to dream an wills crafts best standards a good read

  • Maigret's Memoirs

  • Inspector Maigret, Book 35
  • By: Georges Simenon
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Maigret sets the record straight and tells the story of his own life, giving a rare glimpse into the mind of the great inspector - and the writer who would immortalise him. 'I can still see Simenon coming into my office the next day, pleased with himself, displaying even more self-confidence, if possible, than before, but nevertheless with a touch of anxiety in his eyes.... He trumpeted these last words as if they were a sensational discovery. Making it seem truer than life, that's the crux of it. Well, I've made you truer than life.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnets memoirs

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-03-17

Magnets memoirs

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-17

As usual siminon does not fail to keep you interest throughout the entire book great description of Paris between the wars and after