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Juanita Fogarty

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  • Murder Has a Motive

  • By: Francis Duncan
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

Amateur sleuth Mordecai Tremaine is back in another classic mystery from the author of Murder for Christmas. When Mordecai Tremaine emerges from the train station, murder is the last thing on his mind. But then again, he has never been able to resist anything in the nature of a mystery - and a mystery is precisely what awaits him in the village of Dalmering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Miss Marple you'll enjoy this.

  • By Nicky on 09-02-17

Heading says it's optional but isn't.

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

Reviewed: 17-02-19

Great old fashioned murder mystery very well performed by the narrator. Highly recommended, particularly to fans of classic crime.

  • The Sentence Is Death

  • Detective Daniel Hawthorne, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the best-selling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. William Pryce is an elegant, smooth-tongued lawyer who has made a fortune out of celebrity divorces - and a lot of enemies in the process. Unmarried himself, he lives in a handsome bachelor pad on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Or, rather, he used to....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Writing is On the Wall - GREAT NEW SERIES!

  • By Patricia on 08-11-18

A good story

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

It's a good book, but if you are listening in a public place or with small children around be warned that there is frequent bad language from one character particularly and from others at times. The writer complains of the character's language himself somewhat comically, but the point stands. It didn't offend me, but it seemed overdone.

  • The Relentless Tide

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 6
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside - a site rumoured to have been the base of Viking warlord Somerled - their delight soon turns to horror when they realise the women tragically met their end little more than two decades ago. It soon becomes clear that these are the three missing victims of the ‘Midweek Murderer’, a serial killer who was at work in Glasgow in the early 1990s.  DCI Jim Daley now has the chance to put things right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pull up a pew and pour yourself a wee dram . . .

  • By Simon on 09-10-18

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

I really enjoyed this audiobook and hope that Denzil Meyrick will continue to write for many years to come. It is genuinely suspenseful and packed with great characterizations. The evocation of Scotland's glorious scenery gives great depth and warmth to the story. Credit also to David Monteath for a powerful and subtle performance of a complex story.

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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,800
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,369

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Great book brought to thrilling life by Robert Glenister, who brings out the best in Robert Galbraith's latest and for me, best book to date. A terrific listen.

  • The Nursing Home Murder

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Sir John Phillips, the Harley Street surgeon, and his beautiful nurse, Jane Harden, are almost too nervous to operate. The emergency case on the table before them is the Home Secretary - and they both have very good, personal reasons to wish him dead. Within hours he does die, although the operation itself was a complete success, and Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn must find out why....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical yarn

  • By Teresa on 25-07-16

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 13-05-18

Very good story performed entertainingly as ever by the excellent Philip Franks. I recommend it.

  • Off with His Head

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Pagan revelry and morris dancing in the middle of a very cold winter set the scene for one of Ngaio Marsh’s most fascinating murder mysteries. When the pesky Anna Bünz arrives at Mardian to investigate the rare survival of folk dancing still practised there, she quickly antagonizes the villagers. But Mrs Bünz is not the only source of friction - two of the other enthusiasts are also spoiling for a fight.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A slow burner

  • By Juanita Fogarty on 08-04-18

A slow burner

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

The narrator, Rio Jerrom, did a great job with a very slow paced story that I might well have abandoned had he not injected some life into it. Fair but not vintage Ngaio Marsh.

  • Hide My Eyes

  • By: Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

In Hide My Eyes, Campion finds himself hunting down a serial killer. A spate of murders leaves him, and his friend and colleague Inspector Luke, with only the baffling clues of a left-hand glove and a lizard-skin lettercase. However, a chain of strange events leads them to an odd museum of curiosities hidden in a quiet London neighbourhood where there is more going on than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping tale well told.

  • By Juanita Fogarty on 26-02-18

Gripping tale well told.

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

Reviewed: 26-02-18

As always Philip Franks tells the story beautifully and makes it a terrific listen. Highly recommended.

  • The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • By: John Buchan
  • Narrated by: Robert Powell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

An espionage thriller that has been called the first great spy novel, it has sustained its popularity, being embraced by each new generation. The first in a series of five novels it features the spy Richard Hannay, an action hero with a stiff upper lip who gets caught up in a dangerous race against a plot by German spies to destroy the British war effort. When Richard Hannay offers sanctuary to an American agent seeking his help in stopping a political assassination, he takes the first step on a trail of peril and espionage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exiting thriller, with insights into a bygone era.

  • By Harold on 10-06-08

Classic spy novel

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Great to hear Robert Powell perform this after his fine portrayal of the hero Richard Hannay in one of the film versions.

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  • Riddle of the Third Mile

  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Kevin Whately
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The thought suddenly occurred to Morse that this would be a marvellous time to murder a few of the doddery old bachelor dons. No wives to worry about their whereabouts; no landladies to whine about the unpaid rents. In fact nobody would miss most of them at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new Inspector Morse book foe me

  • By Juanita Fogarty on 15-07-17

A new Inspector Morse book foe me

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

Reviewed: 15-07-17

I had never read this Morse and very much enjoyed Kevin Whately's performance of it which gave the story life. It was adapted for television as 'The Last Enemy' but with substantial differences so that both versions can be experienced separately without any disappointments.

  • Inspector French and the Box Office Murders

  • Inspector French Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Narrated by: Phil Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

The suicide of a sales clerk at the box office of a London cinema leaves another girl in fear for her life. Persuaded to seek help from Scotland Yard, Miss Darke confides in Inspector Joseph French about a gambling scam by a mysterious trio of crooks and that she believes her friend was murdered. When the girl fails to turn up the next day and the police later find her body, French's inquiries reveal that similar girls have also been murdered, all linked by their jobs and by a sinister stranger with a purple scar....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Ginger on 06-03-18

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 29-04-17

I was new to Inspector French, but will be back for more. Very well performed.