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Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Dying Fall

  • A Ruth Galloway Investigation
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 812

Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Ruth Galloway receives a phone call that bears shocking news. A friend of hers from college, Dan Golding, has been killed in a fire at his Lancashire home. Her shock turns to alarm when she gets a letter from Dan. He has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever but he needs Ruth's advice. Even more alarming, he sounds vulnerable and frightened. DCI Harry Nelson is also rediscovering his past. Up north for a holiday, he meets his former colleague Sandy MacLeod, now at Blackpool CID.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, annoying narrator

  • By Clare pitt on 16-04-15

Good story spoilt by bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-10-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Clare Corbett?

Jane McDowell

Any additional comments?

I loved the story, but the narrator spoilt it for me. Her male voices were awful. Unfortunately I have already bought the next story and Clare Corbett is again the narrator. However, I shall not buy any further books in this series if she continues to read them.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Death Comes to Pemberley

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Sheila Mitchell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 182

P.D. James masterfully recreates the world of Pride and Prejudice, and combines it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly-crafted crime story. The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth’s beloved sister, Jane, and her husband, Bingley, live nearby, and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable. But all this is threatened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected

  • By Rachel on 09-12-11

Very Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-02-12

Doesn't PD James have any friends or an editor to tell her when she writes something bad. I am a great fan of PD James and Jane Austin, but this book doesn't do either of them any favours. It has been a long time since I have been this disappointed in a book.