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  • The Hound of Death

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

A collection of Agatha Christie's stories of the macabre and the occult, from the story "The Red Signal", in which an omen from "the other side" unmasks an insane killer, to "The Hound of Death", in which a convent blows up - and on the remaining wall is left a black powder mark, in the shape of a great dog. The other spine-chilling mysteries are "The Fourth Man", "The Gipsy", and "The Lamp".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect late night listening

  • By Joceline on 03-03-09

Interesting collection, brilliant performance

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I find many of Agatha Christie's short stories to be better written than her books. This is a great collection of supernatural stories that are quite different from her Marple/Poirot books. My favourite aspect is the performance from the late Christopher Lee, it offers him a greater range than any of the films I've seen him in.

  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue

  • Book 3 of the Raven Cycle
  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost. Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can mislead. Certainties can unravel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it, so exciting

  • By Charlotte on 01-02-16

Great book but...

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

I enjoyed this book as much as the others. It's beautifully written and the characters are engaging. The author has an amazing imagination and the story feels well researched and therefore authentic. The only "negative" for me is the bit at the end where the characters make a foolish decision that I just don't think they would have made under the circumstances. Of course, it leaves options open for the next book in the series.

  • The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

  • A Commissaire Adamsberg Novel, Book 7
  • By: Fred Vargas
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

"People will die," says the panic-stricken woman outside police headquarters. She has been standing in blazing sunshine for more than an hour, and refuses to speak to anyone besides Commissaire Adamsberg. Her daughter has seen a vision: ghostly horsemen who target the most nefarious characters in Normandy. Since the middle ages there have been stories of murderers, rapists, those with serious crimes on their conscience, meeting a grizzly end following a visitation by the riders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight to read

  • By Margaret on 30-07-13

Easy listening

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

Reviewed: 24-10-17

Enjoyable story, although I struggled to keep some of the character names straight in my head as there was a lot to remember. Not all characters were distinct/memorable. I'm not entirely convinced by the unveiling of the killer at the end but I'd happily read/listen to more by this author.

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