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  • To Fear a Painted Devil

  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: Brian Cox
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Gossip in tiny Linchester is raised to new heights when young Patrick Selby dies on the night of his beautiful wife's birthday party. The whole neighborhood was there, witness to the horrible attack of wasps Peter suffered at the end of the evening. But did Peter die of the stings? Dr Greenleaf thinks not. After all, wasps aren't the only creatures that kill with poison . . .

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • To Fear A Painted Devil

  • By Susan Random on 11-08-15

Great story and I love Brian Con

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Unfortunately I was reminded of Jim Bowen by Brian Cox 's voice in the recording and I could not get past that.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jamaica Inn

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940

Jamaica Inn stands alone on Bodmin Moor, stark and forbidding, its walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellon soon learns of her uncle Joss Merlyn's strange trade here. But does he deal in blacker secrets still?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A grand story..narration not so grand

  • By Jeremy P. James on 24-08-11

Shame about the character voices

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-11

This reading is fine until it reaches some dialogue, then it becomes absurd . As others have said, Tony Britten can't do women and he overdoes the accents to the point of comedy. A great shame that the dialogue ruins it, because the rest of his reading is lovely.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful