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Dee Murray

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Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-20

Great story and characters, laugh out loud giggles, fabulous narrator. I'm off to look for more!

They keep getting better

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-19

My husband and I have listened to all of Andrew Cartmel's books about the Vinyl Detective and this one is the best so far. We both hope there are more to come. Well written and well read.

A Deadly Dull Listen

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Overall the story was interesting with some lovely characters but the author got bored and the story was tied off in a joyless ending. I enjoy Mr Brett's books and usually manage to listen to his readings without complaint but, after listening to his quavering voice struggle through this book, I think it's time he gave an actor (should that be voice artist?) some work. If an audiobook with Bill Nighy and Suzanne Burden appears I will buy it. I enjoy Mr Front's interpretations. I can't recommend this book.

The House Sitter

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-18

Another great Peter Diamond story. In this book we meet Hen Mallen (sp?). The recording is odd in places but that doesn't detract. Very enjoyable. If you like Peter Diamond I think you'll like this book.

The Seagull

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-17

A wonderful book beautifully read by the narrator. I found a couple of her accents not quite perfect but I always knew who was talking. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing. Plenty of well rounded characters and enough twists to satisfy any whodunit fan but without being overly gory.

Another Peter May masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

I'm only allowed 15 words for a review -- buy this book, with no regrets. Now I can have more.... The book is set in two time periods. There's great attention to detail in both. You'll laugh out loud, you'll stifle a tear, you'll love the characters, you'll be amazed at the twists in the plot and, for us oldies, you'll be pleased to know you still can.

Jean Brash

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Reviewed: 29-09-17

My husband and I greatly enjoyed this book. Siobhan Redmond's acting is a joy. From bawdy house keeper to King Leer we were hanging on her every word. An exciting tale with plenty of historical atmosphere, great characters (Plooky Galbraith is very real), murders galore and the enjoyable Hannah Semple and Constable Mulholland. Laughs, joy and pathos this book is worth your time. We only wish that Brian Cox had read it too. David Ashton is an accomplished actor. He played McLevy, Roach and Mulholland well. We weren't so keen on his delivery as the narrator.

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Beautiful narration

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Reviewed: 16-06-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book not least because of the narrator. She captures the Edinburgh accents perfectly (to my Glaswegian ears at least). As Domenica she sounds like a neighbour who is from Edinburgh. The book is about a close in Edinburgh and the people who live there. Some you will love, some you will like well enough and one, maybe two, you will not like at all. Poor Bertie. I don't usually listen to abridged books but didn't feel anything lacking. I had a look to see if Blythe Duff had recorded anything else but, sadly, there's nothing in the Audible library. I hope she does more soon. I recommend this book.

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Fabulous

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Reviewed: 11-06-17

This is a wonderful book. I wanted to find out what would happen but didn't want it to end. It is well read too and, yes, there are cats in it. A giggling good read.

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Joy

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-06-17

I loved this book. Please make more. Fun, suspenseful, well read, and there's cats in it too.