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  • 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 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

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

Audible Session-Neil Dudgeon

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-17

An altogether enjoyable Audible Session. Well worth a listen, particularly if you,as I am, are enjoying the Cherringham cosy crime series. Neil is a perfect narrator.

  • The Body in the Library (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: June Whitfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth. Dolly Bantry, mistress of Gossington Hall, is enjoying a pleasant doze when suddenly her dreams take a strange turn. The housemaid Mary is telling her that there is a body in the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Intheamazone on 15-03-17

Superb

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-17

Superb dramatisation of this Agatha Christie classic. Thoroughly enjoyable in every aspect. Cast are tremendous. Miss Marple, as ever, outwits the authorities and solves the crime! Delightfully twee! Highly recommended.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Highland Christmas

  • Hamish Macbeth
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

In dark, wintry Lochdubh, Christmas Cheer is about as welcome as a flat tyre on a deserted road. The Calvinist element in town has always resisted what they view as secular frivolity, so for most of the townsfolk there'll be no carols, feasting, gifts - or even whisky on Christmas Day! And for PC Hamish Macbeth there's no holiday from crime - he finds himself hunting for a missing cat belonging to a lonely spinster.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice, gooey Christmas listen

  • By Jennifer on 01-01-14

A Christmassy escape!

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

Reviewed: 15-01-17

A total pleasure to listen. Excellent narrator, bringing the characters to life, in particular Hamish Macbeth. The story is nothing startling but gentle and enjoyable. I'd definitely recommend for a few hours escape.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 18
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Penelope Keith - who starred as Agatha Raisin in the popular BBC Radio 4 series - reads M.C. Beaton’s entertaining murder mystery. During the grey days of early December, Agatha is obsessed by only two things – Christmas, and her ex, James Lacey. Although she says she feels nothing for James now, she’s sure that planning the perfect Dickensian Christmas for all her friends will somehow reanimate her love. Even the murder of Mrs Tamworthy , does little to distract Agatha.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A lightweight and enjoyable listen.

  • By Elizabeh on 17-01-12

Doesn't disappoint

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

Reviewed: 15-01-17

Entertaining and well executed by Penelope Keith, as ever. Never fails to please. A really enjoyable listen. Recommended. Wonderful escapism.

  • Murder on the Orient Express (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

An international cast of suspects, all passengers on the crowded train, are speeding through the snowy European landscape when a bizarre and terrible murder brings them to an abrupt halt. One of their glittering number lies dead in his cabin, stabbed a mysterious twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Poirot - but which clue is real and which is a clever plant?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST EVER DRAMATISATION<br />

  • By Anonymous User on 18-02-19

Perfection

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

Reviewed: 15-01-17

Wonderful dramatisation of a wonderful tale. Really couldn't be better. Acted out to perfection right down to the atmospherics. First class ticket!

  • Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 446

At home alone for the holidays, Agatha Raisin decides to host a dinner party for the elder residents in her Cotswold village of Winter Parva. Agatha's never been much of a homemaker, but she's dead set on making this the perfect holiday for the 'crumblies', as she affectionately calls them. She's decorated a tree while fending off her cats, Hodge and Boswell, and even made a (lumpy) Christmas pudding in between swigs of rum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and enjoyable.

  • By Mr Adrian Paul Friar on 25-12-16

Short but sweetly acidic!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-16

A short Agatha Raisin story written to celebrate 20 years of Agatha. Lovely to purchase this on a Christmas deal,rather than using a credit, bearing in mind its length. I thoroughly enjoyed. No real substance nor complex plot but a great Agatha-esque interlude. A pleasant hours escape into her world. Narration by Penelope Keith makes this even more worthwhile.

  • 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

A Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild Miss Marple with Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker. Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4:50 train from Paddington station to visit her friend, Miss Marple. During the journey, another train pulls alongside, and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a tall, dark man strangling a blonde woman. She reports what she has seen, yet no one takes any notice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reasonable

  • By Elizabeh on 06-12-11

Marvellous Marple

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

Reviewed: 31-10-16

Superb BBC dramatisation as always, these never disappoint. Wonderful cast and June Whitfield a totally credible Marple. Thoroughly enjoyed. A far fetched tale but done so well!! Perfect escape for an hour or so on a Sunday evening!

  • Death of a Dentist

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

If you haven't already fallen in love with the internationally acclaimed M.C. Beaton, then this audiobook filled with her trademark wry wit and a wonderfully puzzling plot will do the trick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun

  • By Intheamazone on 30-10-16

Great fun

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

Reviewed: 30-10-16

A relaxing, witty listen. As a hard-core Agatha Raisin fan, this was my first foray into to the world of Hamish and very enjoyable it was! Full of witty banter and an enjoyable storyline. The narration was excellent. I will be going on to listen to further escapades of the lovely Hamish.

  • Travels with My Aunt

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over 50 years at his mother’s funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon South wood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel through Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hugely entertaining

  • By DartmoorDiva on 17-11-15

Fabulous,Fabulous,Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 25-10-16

Absolutely outstanding. A wonderfully warm, hysterically funny story by Greene, massively enhanced by Tim Pigott-Smiths' narration. He really does do a wonderful job of bringing this marvellous novel to life. His narration of Aunt Augusta in particular(rather reminiscent of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest!!) is brilliant!
I never wanted this to end and cannot wait to listen again.
Recommend heartily! Do not miss this!!!!

  • A Caribbean Mystery (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: June Whitfield
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finish the story....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Agatha it's Brilliant & it's HERE ! Excellent

  • By Highlight on 21-01-15

Superb!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-16

Fabulous dramatisation performed by an all star cast. I'm sure that the cast have as much enjoyment in performing these dramatisations as we do in listening. Just delightful and,as ever,sorry when it came to an end. However, these are so perfect that I will listen over again many times no doubt! Much recommended!