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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Picture Miss Seeton

  • A Miss Seeton Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Heron Carvic
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

When Miss Seeton walks out after a performance of Carmen and witnesses a real-life stabbing, all she can recall is a shadowy figure. But how could she have guessed that her latest artistic endeavor is a picture-perfect portrait of the killer? Her sketch puts her in a perilous position, for back at her recently inherited cottage in Plummergen village, she's fated to be a sitting duck...for murder most foul!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm & delightful mystery story

  • By Ms on 31-08-17

A warm & delightful mystery story

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

Reviewed: 31-08-17

What made the experience of listening to Picture Miss Seeton the most enjoyable?

The narrator had the right tone of voice for the characters. It was beautifully narrated. The story was a quintessential English mystery story in the ilk of Miss Marple. The interaction of the characters was written with humour.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Picture Miss Seeton?

I think the opening was quite memorable, it draws you in so that you want to hear what mystery lies behind the murder. You are trying to picture the opera she has just left, when the story takes hold with Miss Seeton witnessing a murder.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

No one scene jumped out, but I loved the fast paced conversations held between Miss Seeton & the other characters.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It certainly made me laugh.

Any additional comments?

I would suggest curling up on the sofa with a pot of tea, a tin of biscuits or a large piece of cake & settling down to listen to this delightful audiobook.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Collectors

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,551
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,566

"But the thing is," said Horley, "they didn’t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn’t about the makers. Only about the works." On a dark winter's night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully dark story engagingly read

  • By Alexander Patterson on 12-09-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 09-01-15

Loved it, Bill Nighy the perfect narrator for this tale. A great addition to the collection. Thank you audible for the gift.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • BBC Radio Shakespeare

  • Much Ado About Nothing (Dramatised)
  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: David Tennant, Samantha Spiro, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46

BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Version

  • By Ms on 23-12-12

Classic Version

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

A fantastic version of one of the comedies. A brillisnt tale of love, confusion & betrayal. The cast is brilliant, & I would recommend this version to any Shakespeare fan or English literature student.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful