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  • The Thirteen Problems

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

When her friends from the Tuesday Night Club visit Miss Marple's house, the conversation often turns to unsolved crimes. Trying to solve these 13 mysteries are Raymond West, a young writer; the artist Joyce Lemprière; Dr Pender, the clergyman, who claims to know the hidden side of human character; Mr Petherick, a lawyer who is only interested in the logical approach; and Sir Henry Clithering, whose experience as commissioner of Scotland Yard speaks for itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Miss on 28-03-13

Good selection

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-18

I love Agatha Christie so this receding is rexalling to listen to while cooking or doing something that does not need concentration. It is well narrated by Joan Hickson who is a familiar voice in the part.😀

  • Journey into Space

  • Frozen in Time
  • By: Charles Chiltern
  • Narrated by: David Jacobs, Michael Beckley, Alan Marriott, and others
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

In this thrilling new episode, the spaceship Ares has been heading back to Earth for 30 years, with the crew in suspended animation - except Captain Jet Morgan, whose sleeper pod failed. With the ship six months from home, Jet picks up an SOS from Mars, and wakes the others to go on a rescue mission. But when our heroes meet up with the stranded crew it becomes apparent that all is not what it first appeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Frozen in Time

  • By Leonard on 11-02-09

Another episode in the adventure

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-18

The voices on the radio are distorted too much in an effort to give a touch of authentisity and it spoils what would have been an exalent play.

  • Journey into Space

  • Operation Luna, Episodes 1-13
  • By: Charles Chilton
  • Narrated by: uncredited, David Williams, Andrew Faulds, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Charles Chilton's classic science-fiction trilogy stormed the BBC airwaves during the 1950s. Its gripping story lines, extra-terrestrial sound effects, and atmospheric music engaged listeners as never before. Between 1953 and 1958, a devoted audience of adults and children attentively followed Captain Jet Morgan and his crew from one cliff-hanger to another as, together, they faced the unknown perils of space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Journey into space

  • By Nick on 06-12-06

I really enjoyed listening to this again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-18

I used to listen to this on the radio and was so glad to find it here. Now all I have to do is find the rest of his radio plays

  • Welcome to our Village Please Invade Carefully

  • Series 2
  • By: Eddie Robson, Hattie Morahan, Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Narrated by: Peter Davison, Hattie Morahan, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

The complete second series of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom about an alien invasion of a small village, starring Hattie Morahan and Charles Edwards with Peter Davison and Jan Francis. When the small Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Green is invaded by an alien race called the Geonin, the local residents come up against Uljabaan, the smooth-talking leader of the aliens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Susan on 30-07-15

Not as good as series one

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-18

The second series was nowhere near as good as the first. The plots were stodgy and too contrived.

  • The Lost World

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Peter Delloro
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The Lost World is a classic adventure novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Professor George Edward Challenger, Edward Malone, Professor Summerlee, and Lord John Roxton, set out to explore a South America plateau where prehistoric animals, including dinosaurs still live. While investigating the lost world, they are attacked by pterodactyls at a swamp, narrowly miss being killed by dinosaurs, and are captured by a race of ape-men.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A travesty of a telling compared to an audio tape

  • By E. Pienaar on 24-05-18

Lost indeed

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I was lucky enough to have heard this book read by James Mason and I feel the reading was a great feel better. The story of this book has been the basis of many a film, all of which have been a disappointment, so the content was familiar to me. It will come as a surprise to some. There are no helicopters or any other vehicles like that.
To this edition of the tale I must say I found the voice a drone making the listening tiresome.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 321

The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narrator - terrible sound quality

  • By Culvers on 15-07-16

All creatures great and small

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-10-17

I have always loved these books . Now to be able to listen to the unabridged stories while I sew is wonderful.

  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth

  • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: full cast, Stephen Critchlow, Joel MacCormack
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

A thrilling new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Jules Verne's classic novel. 'Descend, bold traveller into the crater of the Jokul of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the kalends of July and you will attain the centre of the earth. Which I have done.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well remembered story

  • By diva bubble on 04-10-17

A well remembered story

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

I have read this story many times, but when I was much younger, I could never remember the end of the story. Now I have listened to it I shall read it again. It was well presented and in a very clear manner. My Grandson, of 10, has already requested to listen to it. Great for students who are studying the book.

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing

  • By Kirsty on 23-02-17

A good story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-17

This is a very unusual way of looking at a murder. Seen from the point of view of a lady's maid the delightfully bunkers Lady Hard castle investigates the murder of a musician and the man she and her maid found hanging in a tree.

  • King of the Murgos

  • Malloreon, Book 2
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 205

The infant son of Garion and Ce'Nedra had been foully kidnapped. And thus, they begin the great quest to rescue the child, with the immortal Belgarath the Sorcerer, his daughter Polgara the Sorceress, and,inevitably, the little Drasnian, Silk. Guided by the Orb of the god Aldur, their way leads through the foul swamps of Nyissa, then into the lands of the Murgos, where they must face a horrible danger to not only themselves, but to all of mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite stories butchered.

  • By phae on 22-01-17

Enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-17

Another book in this enjoyable series. Well worth either reading or
Iistening to. Great fun.

  • My Name is Markham

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Piers Wehner
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

Like a smaller and much scruffier Greta Garbo - finally - Markham speaks! It's Christmas and time for the first (and almost certainly last) St Mary's Annual Children's Christmas Party - attendance compulsory, by order of Dr Bairstow. Discovered practising his illegal reindeer dance and poo-dropping routine, our hero, along with fellow disaster magnets Peterson and Maxwell, is dispatched to Anglo-Saxon England to discover the truth about Alfred and the cakes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christmas isn't Christmas without St Mary's

  • By Nicole P on 22-12-16

Very enjoyable😄

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Having read many of the ST Marys books I found this one to be very unusual. It is seen from the point of view of another person.