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  • The Excursion Train

  • Railway Detective, Book 2
  • By: Edward Marston
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

On the shocking discovery of a passenger's body on the Great Western Railway excursion train, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are dispatched to the scene. Faced with what initially appears to be a motiveless murder, Colbeck is intrigued by the murder weapon - a noose. When it emerges that the victim had worked as a public executioner, Colbeck realises that this must be intrinsically linked to the killer's choice of weapon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Murder Mystery for a Railway Enthusiast

  • By Anonymous User on 24-04-18

Atmospheric.

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

The story was enjoyable and captured the situation and period well. Unfortunately I will not read any more in the series because I prefer to read books without bad language.

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  • Rooted in Evil

  • Campbell & Carter Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Ann Granger
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Carl Finch is a desperate man. Cut out of his stepfather's will, he is heavily in debt, and unless he can persuade his stepsister Hattie to bail him out, he'll be in even more trouble. Hattie's husband, Guy, has never liked Carl and wants his wife's inheritance for his own use, so Hattie agrees to meet Carl in secret to discuss his predicament. Little does she realise that when she arrives at their meeting point in Crooked Man Wood, she'll find Carl's dead body....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - dreadful narrator

  • By Renka on 12-07-17

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

Rather poor and predictable crime story line. I wish there was not unnecessary bad language.