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  • The Cornish Coast Murder

  • By: John Bude
  • Narrated by: Ben Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

The reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. But the vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, an ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head. The local police inspector is baffled by the lack of clues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned story

  • By Mrs. Cullen on 20-05-16

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 26-08-16

Lovely story well narrated. Just the right amount of descriptive storyline to get the feel for the cast in the mystery and I didn't guess who did it. Recommend it for light reading, along Christie lines rather than Rendall

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Christmas Knit Off

  • By: Alexandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

The perfect seasonal tale of how laughter, friends and wacky Christmas jumpers can mend a broken heart. For fans of Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan. Heartbroken after being jilted at the altar, Sybil has been saved from despair by her knitting obsession and now her home is filled to bursting with tea cosies, bobble hats, and jumpers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A heart warming read!

  • By Fabulous Book Fiend on 01-01-15

Easy listening and lovely story

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

Reviewed: 15-10-15

The characters become real and you feel as one of the villagers routing for all to be well.

Story follows Sib through a journey to get over betrayal by her fiancé and twin sister. She loves knitting and dreams of owning a shop selling wools and crafts. She has problems at work and leaves a message at work stating she's ill and dashes off to stay with her best friend who runs a pub with her partner in Tinderdale.

This story follows the villagers and in particular Sibs. Light hearted and at times laugh aloud.

  • Detection Unlimited

  • Inspector Hemingway series, Book 4
  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his head. Everybody in the village is ready to tell Chief Inspector Hemingway who did it. Could the murderer have been the dead man's niece? Or perhaps it was the other town solicitor? The couple at the farm had a guilty secret - what was it? And why is it someone else actually wants to be the prime suspect? Add to this the fact that Warrenby was blackmailing someone, and Hemingway has his work cut out for him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful narration

  • By A.C.B. on 01-06-15

just as good as her historical romances

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-15

wish they would make them into a tv series as Hemmingway is just as clever as Poiret

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House of Silk

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a ripping yarn

  • By L on 25-02-12

So worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 04-06-14

What did you like most about The House of Silk?

Couldn't stop listening to this book. You wouldn't know Conan Doyle hadn't written it as the characters are so lifelike. Not going to do a spoiler so only going to say everything about it was great and Jacobi has a voice I could listen to all day - and I did!