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  • Murder in the Rough

  • Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great Writers
  • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, and others
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3

This the fourth title in a sports mystery series edited by Otto Penzler. Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, HRF Keating, Ian Rankin and many others deliver up an ace anthology of original short stories that mix murder and mystery on the fairway. This collection is sure to appeal to sports fans and those eager to read stories by the most celebrated authors in the mystery genre.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unbalanced mix of stories

  • By M. Turner on 25-12-18

Disappointed with the bad language

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-13

Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Jeffrey Cummings?

The narrater was fine.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

Yes

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Did not

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Murder in the Rough?

First couple of stories quite funny, but later ones spoilt by bad language.

Any additional comments?

I'm no prude, but listening with family on car journey. Quite embarrassing

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hope and Glory

  • The Days That Made Britain
  • By: Stuart Maconie
  • Narrated by: Stuart Maconie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

In Hope and Glory, Stuart goes in search of the places, people and events of the century we have just left behind that have shaped the look and character of modern Britain. From the death of Victoria to the demise of New Labour, he takes a single event from each decade of the 20th century that offers up a defining moment in our history and then goes in search of its legacy today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Claire Mills on 30-10-11

The History they don't tell you about

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-11

This is a social history of the 20th Century. I suppose a lot depends on wether you like Stuart Maconie.
I do. It tells you a lot about what happened in the last century and how it effects life today.
It's frightening to think of some of the things he describes happened within living memory.
It really makes you think. But it's not boring or dusty history. It's very entertaining and funny as well.
I highly recommend it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful