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  • Whose Body?

  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

 

After a corpse wearing pince-nez glasses is found in a bathtub, Lord Peter Wimsey undertakes the case and investigates the deed privately. But determining whether the corpse belongs to a well-known banker or a group of mischief-making medical students is just the beginning of this tangled mystery plot. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration

  • By NeiloH on 15-01-19

A pleasant lightweight listen

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

Reviewed: 31-03-19

A long time ago we used to watch these books transformed for telly. They were always enjoyable then and so I thought I would see what a narrator could do with one. Yes I enjoyed it and as I didn't have to concentrate much could do other things at the same time. I shall buy some more similar titles.

  • The Library Paradox

  • By: Catherine Shaw
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

March, 1896. Motherhood and work as a private detective don't easily go hand-in-hand, but Vanessa is determined to give it a try, and she has been kept busy by a string of requests asking for her help in solving troubling cases. It is not often, though, that her investigations involve violent death. When three sombre professors knock on her door, Vanessa knows they have come in search of her help.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Turgid

  • By Ian1956 on 23-05-10

Another interesting and informative novel.

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

Catherine Shaw writes a very different sort of novel. Factually informative and interesting as well as being a clever "who done it". I for one knew very little about the Jewish faith and this book makes things much clearer. It also continues with the mathematical theme - so a very interesting read.

  • The Three Body Problem

  • A Cambridge Mystery
  • By: Catherine Shaw
  • Narrated by: Liz Hollis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Cambridge University, 1888. The world of Miss Vanessa Duncan, a young schoolmistress, is shattered when a Fellow of Mathematics, Mr Akers, is found dead. Another death occurs and Vanessa's new love becomes a suspect. Convinced of his innocence, Vanessa sets about to clear his name.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Anachronistic and implausible

  • By Philadelphus on 05-05-08

A very different book

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

This is a book I feel may only appeal to a mathematical brain. It is a very good "Who Done It" and makes one very aware that so called facts can be interpreted in a number of different ways. When this happens in a court of law to the detriment of an innocent person it can of course be disastrous. As this does sometimes happen today it is good to see this shown in a very easily understood form. The author needs congratulating. I am looking forward to her next book now.

  • Venetia

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul mate, or is she playing with fire?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read!

  • By Marjo on 02-06-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Phyllida Nash is such a good narrator of Georgette Heyer books there is no beating the combination. I wonder why she does not narrate them all. I for one wish she would. This excellent combination has made me very happy.

  • The Quiet Gentleman

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

When Gervase Frant, 7th Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by narrator

  • By Caroline on 13-07-15

Good story, bad narration

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

Yet again this was a very good Georgette Heyer story but the narration gave me a headache. Also the narrator found it difficult to say Ulverston and kept saying Alverstoke or very near it and he is in Frederica another one of G H books.
This made it a trifle confusing as did his shouting all the while for Lucy. I for one would not have found this gentleman a wonderful person with ladies if he shouted all the time like he did with this narrator. Oh dear - I shall just have to revert to kindle and read it. Also the voice for Lady St Erth sounded more like a pantomime dame to me than a Lady - very irritating.

  • The Nonesuch

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect escapist Regency romance

  • By Beccameriel on 25-07-13

very good book

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

I have read this book myself and thoroughly enjoyed it but was not entirely happy with the narration. Some of the men sounded like women and vice versa and some even got muddled up. This detracts from the enjoyment of a story for me. It was however definitely a story worth reading.

  • A Woman of Consequence

  • By: Anna Dean
  • Narrated by: Anne Cater
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

On a visit to the ruins of Madderstone Abbey, Penelope Lambe suffers a bad fall and before she slips into unconsciousness, manages to say, “I saw her… It was her”. Some take these words to mean that Penelope saw the Grey Nun, the ghost reputed to haunt the abbey, but Miss Dido Kent is unconvinced and is determined to find the real cause. Dido directs all her mental energy to solving the mystery and revisits the ruins looking for clues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listen

  • By Tibby on 14-07-18

Enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

I have already read this series of books and find them a delightful change from usual "Who Done Its". It is also an interesting view of feminism thoughts so long ago.
Although the narrator was acceptable I really did not like the voices she used. There are far better narrators out there but she did not ruin the story which happens sometimes. Overall it was a satisfactory listen and I will certainly listen to it again at some time.

  • A Moment of Silence

  • By: Anna Dean
  • Narrated by: Anne Cater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Miss Catherine Kent's fiancé, Richard Montague, disappears, she is distraught. Catherine sends for her beloved spinster aunt, Miss Dido Kent. But on the very day of Dido's arrival, a sinister discovery casts unwelcome suspicion on Richard's sudden absence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting and different

  • By Tibby on 21-04-18

interesting and different

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

Reviewed: 21-04-18

This is a "who done it" with a difference and very well done, incorporating a love story - or two - and some very good reasoning. The narrator was good to.

  • The Corinthian

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wildly entertaining

  • By Sigrid K. on 08-06-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 19-04-18

Not one of her best but still good. Sir Richard's voice was wrong as far as I was concerned. When I read the story the voice in my head was very different. I feel voice and character go together and therefore I do not think the character portrayed was correct. Other voices annoyed me too so I shallnt be listening to it again for a long while at least.

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  • The Reluctant Widow

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly excellent

  • By JED on 01-02-16

Different

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

This was a very different story. I really don't know how G H thinks of all these things to write about. The narrator was acceptable too which is always good for the enjoyment of a book. I will no doubt listen again.