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rating is for Colin/Anna...

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

Reviewed: 08-12-19

The best act in this series by far. I'd pay to see him/her... but not the others.

sound quality is not good

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

Reviewed: 08-12-19

listening in the car is a terrible experience. sometimes you can hear the audience perfectly and the comedian not at all... but in some cases that is not a bad thing. overall I did not think this was a particularly quality bunch!

I'm glad I didn't pay for these...

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

Reviewed: 08-12-19

OK there are odd good bits, but there are also some extremely tedious and unfunny bits.
And swearing for the sake of it really isn't comedy.

worst of all though is the sou d reproduction... Amazon/audible should be ashamed for the totally poor quality of the audio in places. it really sounds like this way recorded on the phone of an audience member in places!

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I found it difficult to get into...

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

Reviewed: 15-11-19

I picked this because of some excellent reviews and an obvious similarity to Ellis Peters/Cadfael. Having got to the end, I think that, overall, it was a good story, but it took me a very long time to get into it. I must have restarted the book at least three times, giving up each time because of the slow start to this story, although I did like the voice characterisations of the Narrator a lot.

I'm glad that I persisted as turns out to be a good yarn, but it definitely took effort and commitment to get to the end. I listen almost exclusively in the car, whilst driving, and I like stuff that has a little bit of pace and keeps me interested. I think this needed too much effort in the listening to get into, and I don't have that while driving.

I'd like to say I'd try this author again, but I'll definitely leave it a while before I do...

Educational and Funny

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

Reviewed: 13-10-19

...although they missed out on my favourite euphemisms. They ought to play this in schools.

I really enjoy this series... easy to listen

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

Reviewed: 11-09-19

good narrator and nice stories. they don't tease the braincells but they're great for the car.

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A little disappointed...

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

Reviewed: 30-06-19

Perhaps it was the anticipation... previously I was catching up with the series, but I didn't find this outing as satisfying as the previous ones. The final chapter wrapping up was too quickly done, as if the whole thing was written to a set length.
However the narration as ever was superb, and I think the "thinning out" of characters will help bring back the feeling of previous books.
I might have been a bit generous in my review score though. It was enjoyable but if you're new to Slough House and Jackson Lamb do start at the beginning of the series... please!

2 people found this helpful

Rather strange, but strangely compelling

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-19

I'm still not sure. something made me listen to the series but I'm not sure what. if you've ever heard of Chickenman on US radio it's a bit like that, but that's all I can say. "movie butter???"

Free and fascinating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-19

As an amateur aficionardo of pre-40s cinema I found this series (including Sex, Horror, Holmes...) brilliant. I was already aware of the Roscoe Arbuckle scandal but if you aren't and you have an interest in this cinematic era you should listen to these!

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Charles Paris is good value

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

Reviewed: 11-05-19

Easy to listen to even if they are a bit formulaic. I prefer the Bill Nighy narrations although the original author will bring his original perspective to the story. Nothing wrong with Simon Brett's narration but the dramatised versions are always better.