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Barbara Hembling

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  • The Plague and I

  • Common Reader Editions
  • By: Betty MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

" The Plague and I" recounts MacDonald's experiences in a Seattle sanitarium, where the author spent almost a year (1938-39) battling tuberculosis. The White Plague was no laughing matter, but MacDonald nonetheless makes a sprightly tale of her brush with something deadly. "Anybody Can Do Anything" is a high-spirited, hilarious celebration of how "the warmth and loyalty and laughter of a big family" brightened their weathering of the Great Depression.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Audible!

  • By Ann Watson on 20-05-17

A classic!

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

Reviewed: 24-04-17

My favourite book of all-time. I have reread it. And now I am listening to it again and again.



  • Thrones, Dominations

  • A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

It is 1936, and Lord Peter Wimsey has returned from his honeymoon to set up home with his cherished new wife, the novelist Harriet Vane. As they become part of fashionable London society, they encounter the glamorous socialite Rosamund Harwell and her wealthy impresario husband, Laurence. Unlike the Wimseys they are not in love - and all too soon, one of them is dead. A murder case that only Lord Peter Wimsey can solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Barbara Hembling on 23-03-17

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 23-03-17

Great, the voice was just right! He brought the period to life, and did the characterisations well. Work needed on the French accent though.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A Presumption of Death

  • By: Jill Paton Walsh, Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: Edward Petherbridge
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

In A Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the nighttime lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Sayers on her own!

  • By Barbara Hembling on 07-02-17

Better than Sayers on her own!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Great narrator, for me he is Lord Peter. Can't wait to read another read by him.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Traitor's Purse

  • By: Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia. All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty's government before his accident. On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant Lugg or his own fiancee, Campion struggles desperately to put the pieces together while the very fate of England is at stake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my favourite.

  • By Barbara Hembling on 02-08-16

my favourite.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

one of the best of her stories. my favourite. can listen over and over again.

  • Swing, Brother, Swing

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: James Saxon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Lord Pastern fired his revolver. The figure in the spotlight fell, and the coup-de-theatre had become murder. Could Inspector Alleyn believe Pastern had let hatred of his future son-in-law go too far? Or would the tangle of jealousies and blackmail among the guests reveal another murderer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Swing Brother Swing

  • By Barbara Hembling on 17-04-16

Swing Brother Swing

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

Reviewed: 17-04-16

As a!ways N Marsh is superb. Prefer Philip Franks readings of the books, how ever

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Danger Point
    Miss Silver Mysteries, Book 4
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    58 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Danger Point

  • Miss Silver Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Wentworth
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Miss Silver is returning from holiday when a distraught young woman enters her carriage. Beautiful society heiress Lisle Jerningham confides that she believes her husband, Dale, is trying to kill her. An overheard conversation and a near-tragic accident have convinced her that her life is in danger. Lisle returns to Tanfield Court, unsettled by her suspicions and then by another accident. But it’s when a young woman from the local village is found dead at the bottom of a cliff that she really begins to fear for her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable cozy mystery

  • By S. B. Smith on 29-03-15

Miiss Silver

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

Great story, wonderful narration. I am loving the series. Would recommend to anyone, who likes the genre.