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  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two

  • The Fifties
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple (Peter Coke) and his wife, Steve (Marjorie Westbury), are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's adventures from the 1950s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great period drama

  • By Steve_Morris on 17-12-16

Great stories and interesting additional features

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

The stories are good and the audio quality is ok especially for the age of the material. There are several additional features but unfortunately there is a fair bit of repetition in these.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume One

  • The Early Years (1938-1950)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Carl Bernard, full cast, Hugh Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material. When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's earliest adventures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Generally Enjoyable But Rather Erratic

  • By foxymoron on 04-01-17

Fantastic Show, well restored

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

Reviewed: 14-09-16

A great new version of Paul Temple audio. Audible really should update their audio and apps etc. to allow for better navigation in multi-story titles like this. Lack of this seems to have been the reason the previous reviewer have such a low score.

The plots are definitely dated now but that's part of the charm. Paul Temple is the best of the radio detectives and the stories are still as engrossing now as they were when first broadcast.

Fantastic value package compared to buying the individual CDs from the BBC. Roll on the remaining collections!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Hate Luke Smitherd!

  • By Simon on 04-07-16

Great Book, Interesting Ending

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

Reviewed: 20-10-15

This is a good book that as another reviewer mentioned did remind me a lot of John Wyndham. This from me is high praise as Wyndham is one of my favourite authors. I'll struggle to say too much without including spoilers but I can say that this book stands well on its own. SPOILER ALERT. First let me say that I think this book does have a good ending which does what it aims to do. A bit predictable and I couldn't see why they wouldn't have tried something similar sooner but still a satisfying end. Like the Day of the Triffids you are left knowing there is more story to be told and maybe we'll see a sequel in 50 years time as happened with that book. Thanks Luke, good luck with your career, I'll keep an eye out for more audiobooks

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Stig of the Dump

  • By: Clive King
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Nobody believes Barney when he says he's discovered a boy living wild in the dump. But for Barney, Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learn each other's ways and embark on a series of exciting adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Children's Book

  • By Jonathan on 26-07-15

Fantastic Children's Book

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

This is one of those books with a feel much like Swallows and Amazons. Innocent children's adventure from a sadly disappeared time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful