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  • Bryant & May - Strange Tide

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

The Thames is London's most important yet neglected artery. When a young woman is found chained to a post in the tide, no one can understand how she came to be drowned there. That's only part of the problem. Bryant's deteriorating condition prevents him from handling the case. To make matters worse, May makes a fatal error of judgment that knocks him out of action.

In an adventure that's as twisting as the river, will there be anything left of the Peculiar Crimes Unit when it's over?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maintaining a consistently high standard.

  • By Gary Hart on 16-04-16

fabtastic

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Bryant and May as they get older get better and better. Lovely story this one, great humour, good suspense and as ever the main Character London is at its best, full of charm and history but with a sinister and dangerous edge. really enjoyed this audio book, the performance only added to the excitement, good performance. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Bryant and May Off the Rails

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Arthur Bryant, John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit is on the trail of an enigma: Mr Fox. His identity is false, and his links to society are invisible. Their search takes them into the vast labyrinth of the Underground, a subterranean world full of legends and ghost stations. Edging closer to what lies beneath the city, are Bryant and May about to uncover something truly bizarre?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series - but where is the last one?

  • By Jason on 14-05-11

Another great journey

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-18

Brilliantly read as usual. Bryant and may are so charming. The atmosphere and detail of London life is so we!l portrayed.very good listen

  • Bryant and May On the Loose

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Long regarded as an anachronism, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is to be disbanded. For octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May, it seems retirement is now the only option. But then a headless body is found in a freezer, and a suspicious, gigantic figure has been spotted - dressed in deerskin and sporting antlers made of knives. It looks like the PCU are back in business...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bryant and May Addict!

  • By Lucy on 25-10-11

great story telling

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

If you could sum up Bryant and May On the Loose in three words, what would they be?

detailed, exciting, riveting

What did you like best about this story?

Tim Goodman is a wonderful narrator, the stories, the characters are so well put together. I really enjoy these books as I drive round London doing stuff.

Which character – as performed by Tim Goodman – was your favourite?

Arthur is just lovely and has him down to a tee.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Bryant and May punch above their weight.

Any additional comments?

brilliant stories bought to life by a wonderful narration. fabulous stuff.

  • More of Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Seven Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: full cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 497

John Moffat stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, these superb adaptations feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic,but why not compiled in broadcast order?

  • By Nigel on 03-03-18

great production,

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

Reviewed: 29-11-17

if you like Hercules Porridge mysteries these selection are brilliant, great acting, atmosphere, the been does this sort of stuff so well

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

good listen for the drive to work

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

good story though for once I got the culprit, performance very good. thoroughly enjoyed it

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

great who dunnit

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

compelling story, well read. kept me on the edge of my seat right to the end even though all the clues are there in the story. I really enjoyed it,