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A Gem of a Find

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

I'm a big fan of The Colonial Radio Players, especially the Father Brown series. I had never heard of Jarrem Lee- Ghost Hunter before and really liked this. Will download the whole series. And yes, I know the English accents are a bit dodgy, sometimes a bit Dick Van Dyke in places but as an English person this makes me laugh and is part of the appeal !

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Filthy and Funny

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

This is not without its issues but then most pilots/ first novels are clunky to begin with but this still made me laugh and I would really like to hear a longer series, especially if Jon Holmes is still in it!

A good listen but poor editing

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

Reviewed: 10-12-14

I do like this audiobook but it does have it's issues. The actress reading Lucy has a very bizarre voice, it sounds like Lisa Simpson doing an impersonation of Mary Poppins channeling Marilyn Monroe!
The other actors are great but there are some passages in part one, Dr Seward and Mina's diaries where the actors have obviously reread the lines and these have not been edited out so some parts are repeated, really should have been "proof listened"

Bit disappointing

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

Reviewed: 21-10-14

Like other reviewers I thought I would try this having struggled with the books, thinking that a "modern english " version might be easier. Although it isn't Chaucerian language I still would not call this modern english. Prehaps it's was the book and not the language I am not enjoying, but can't fault the actors.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

I Know it was free but....

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

Reviewed: 01-10-14

I'm probably being churlish, I downloaded this because A- it was Free and B because I had heard good things about the Nameless Detective series but boy was this a major diasppointment. The story was fine, a bit dated but not dated enough to be classic, but the narrator was really dull, it sounded as if he knew it was a free download and thought he probably shouldn't bother making an effort. His voice was just mono- tone, even when doing other characters. I fell asleep twice on different attempts to listen so just as well I wasn't driving!
I feel a good story spoiled by dull narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

A Must Have For Your Library

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

Reviewed: 07-03-14

This is such an amazing book- I'm absolutely raving about it in the bookshop I work in -but it is also one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to as the three main storytellers have such brilliant voices and acting skills it's like listening to a big drama production.
The three very different voices make it easier to listen to than read as I do find myself getting a bit confused reading a multi character narrative as I forget who I'm supposed to be reading about ( bit dim sometimes!) but you know who is talking to you here as it's obviously either Eli, Peter or Jeanne ( the three main characters) when you hear them speak.
Honestly I can't urge you enough to get this- even if the start, without giving anything away, is a bit gruesome.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

Excellent Value For a Credit!

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

Reviewed: 13-02-14

This is an absolute bargain- 70 hours for 1 credit!
All the stories are here, and yes the narrator does go a bit Dick Van Dyke "Cor Blimey Mary Poppins" at times but it's not as bad as some of the reviews suggest. This will be my new comfort listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good Stuff From Sedaris

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

This is the latest collection of stories from David Sedaris, some of which appeared on the Radio 4 series "Meet David Sedaris" and as usual they are funny, charming and sometimes moving in places.
As usual his dad doesn't come out well in this collection and his poor family! but you can tell that despite the cutting comments about them there is genuine love between them all.
Being read by the author himself is the main selling point of this- I have read some of his books but it is hearing them in his voice that makes them so much better.

If you have never read/heard any David Sedaris before jump in here and I guarantee you will download more!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

An hilarificatious listenation

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I have to disagree with the previous review - I loved this and kept laughing out loud when listening to it on my breaks at work to much funny looks as they couldn't hear what I was as I was wearing earphones.

OK the series is better, but then most many voiced audiobooks are better than a reading, P.G Wodehouse for example, but I still enjoyed it and I thought the narration was very good, but I admit that no one can do Mr Benevolent's evil laugh like Anthony Head can.

If you are a fan or not of the series then try it anyway, what can you lose, apart from your dignity- see above!

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Could have been better

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I was disappointed in this as the production values are quite poor. The episodes are in no order what so ever so the actors chop and change , the references to the next episode at the end of each make no sense and the sound isn't brilliant- I know they are old recordings but some episodes are unlistenable to through headphones. Some of the same episodes are available on Murder By Moonlight where the quality is better so I'd suggest you download that instead.

It's a shame as the stories and actors are great just let down by the reproduction efforts at PDQ.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful