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  • Secret Santa (Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series: Mystery Shorts 25)

  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Bill Vokes has played Santa at the children's Christmas show for years. But with the show just hours away, he vanishes with no explanation. The whole village is baffled. Did something bad happen to loveable Bill, upstanding citizen, churchgoer, life and soul of the party and the holiday season? Jack and Sarah are on the case - and soon discover there are secrets about this Santa that no one could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really great listen all round!

  • By Julie on 16-01-18

More more more!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I love these stories, the characters, the village & Jack sounds so nice 😃 These mysteries are everyday type of things that could happen in any village. Please Neil Dudgeon read them all as soon as possible so we can enjoy listening to them.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,490
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,486

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

Wow what a thought provoking story!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

This is an amazing book packed full of ... everything: science, intrigue, history, technology, murder, love stories, religion, friendship, futuristic, fact, fiction & most definitely thought provoking. I didn't want it to end. The narrator made it come alive in every sense, so much so I couldn't put the book down - audibly speaking that is. To be honest, I think to actually sit down and read this book physically, would be a bit of hard work with all the technical data. But because your listening to the flowing dialogue, it all makes sense easily. I just know I will listen to this book again - and soon 😀

  • Life and Laughing

  • My Story
  • By: Michael McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,075
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect performer of a life - I loved it!

  • By David on 30-10-10

What a really nice down to earth guy!

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

Was so honest, sad, true to life and fun to hear about his early beginnings: his start, strife, love life (or not) and his eventual success in all things. Marvellous autobiography.

  • Neil Dudgeon

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Star of ITV's Midsomer Murders Neil Dudgeon joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his narration of the Cherringham books, a cosy crime series set in a sleepy English village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From Midsomer to Cherringham

  • By Steven Emsley on 21-12-17

A really nice chap

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Enjoyed listening to Neil telling us of his experiences of early acting career. And he seems like a really nice chap. A great interview.
I'm on 13 - 15 of The Cherringham stories, so crack on Neil with many more please.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 1-3
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable easy listening

  • By C on 06-11-16

Jack's a good guy😀

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

Reviewed: 28-01-17

Great stories and read by Neil Dudgeon almost perfectly. Reason being almost was because now and again he drops his voice and the words are lost slightly. Whether that's the sound quality I'm not sure. But these are good murder mysteries with unusual but lovable characters.

  • The Code Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

It's 1941 and Britain is at war. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means their grand home being taken over by the armed forces. But for newcomers Ava, Maudie and Bella, this is a chance for something more. Each is ready to do their part for the war effort and soon become firm friends. But Lord Edward Walsingham seems like he is hiding something. And although he may be clever, he might have met his match in Maudie and the girls....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Code girls

  • By Mouse2560 on 29-09-16

Love, tears and the sheer bloody hard graft of these girls

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

Reviewed: 22-01-17

Having read a previous book The Bombs Girls I thought this might be a bit too samey. And although bits were a tad similar, the storyline about their friendship, love, tears and the sheer bloody hard graft of these girls, really was something. The narrator Anne Dover is excellent, I love her gritty northern accent, her Norfolk brogue and her snooty posh girl voice, which makes it all such a delight to listen to.

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,187

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Whodunnit in a whodunnit - clever

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

Well if you're into whodunnits, this is the one for you. Another excellent story from Horowitz - brilliant. So many twists and turns made even better by the narrators, Alan and Samantha - bravo to you both. I didn't want it to end. If I could give it more than five stars, I would.

  • The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

A collection of four short stories from P. D. James, published together for the first time. As the acknowledged "Queen of Crime", P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write special short stories for Christmas. Four of the very best of these have been rescued from the archives and are published together. P .D. James' prose illuminates each of these perfectly formed stories, making them ideal listening for the darkest days of the year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We miss you PD

  • By Linda on 18-12-16

We miss you PD

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

Reviewed: 18-12-16

I have read and listened to all her books, seen all the televised ones lots of times and still wish she was with us to continue her intriguing tales. We miss you PD.

These are short (tho not too short) mysteries with Adam Dalglesh as a younger officer but still with his charm and clever thinking. Both Jenny Agutter (who will always be a Railway Child to me) and Daniel Weyman narrate so beautifully that I hate it when it ends. Very enjoyable and cracking good mysteries.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Bomb Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 92

Lillian is distraught - she must register for compulsory war work. Emily is also furious - her dream job as a chef will have to be put on hold, whilst Alice must abandon her plans of college. Staring at an identical letter, Elsie feels a kindling of hope, and down in London Agnes is packing her bags with a smile. Sharing grief and joy, lost dreams and gained opportunities, the five new bomb girls will find friendship and strength that they never before thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By V. Davy on 22-05-16

Wonderful, funny, sad and totally enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

I love a book you can't stop reading (or in this case listening too). Wonderful narration and heartwarming northern stuff. Made me cry though at the end.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Riddle of the Third Mile

  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

The thought suddenly occurred to Morse that this would be a marvellous time to murder a few of the doddery old bachelor dons. No wives to worry about their whereabouts; no landladies to whine about the unpaid rents. In fact nobody would miss most of them at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new Inspector Morse book foe me

  • By Juanita Fogarty on 15-07-17

Lewis as Morse

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Loved this tale and recognised the TV episode (though not called the same). Great having Kevin Whately's narration who even sounded a tad like John Thaw, no doubt having worked with him for so many years. I did have to rewind an odd time to get the characters or events clear. But a truly good listen.