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  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume One

  • The Early Years (1938-1950)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Carl Bernard, full cast, Hugh Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material. When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's earliest adventures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Generally Enjoyable But Rather Erratic

  • By foxymoron on 04-01-17

Sound quality not good here on one of the stories

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

These are great stories but the sound quality is very bad on the second story and I would not buy due to this - I found it not possible to enjoy listening to this.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Well of the Winds

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 5
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806

As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour. Many years later the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family are missing from their farm. When DCI Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises that the Isle of Gairsay has many secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meyrick Eases off the Throttle a Little

  • By Simon on 20-06-18

Big improvement on last in series

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

This is much better than previous in the series..the one dimensional Mary is written out and much more believable and interesting story here..good listen.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Rat Stone Serenade

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

It's December, and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion. However, a century ago Archibald Shannon stole the land upon which he built their home, and his descendants have been cursed ever since. When heavy snow cuts off Kintyre, DCI Jim Daley and DS Brian Scott are assigned to protect their illustrious visitors. As an ancient society emerges from the blizzards, ghosts of the past come to haunt the Shannons. As the curse decrees, death is coming. But for whom, and from what?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as previous books..still okay

  • By simon on 20-07-17

Not as good as previous books..still okay

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

Reviewed: 20-07-17

I found it annoying that Daleys wife Liz has been left out of this instalment and Daley suddenly back with his colleague Mary...this seemed very out
of place with what I recall of the previous book..story okay very well performed..if u heard or read the previous prob worth a listen

14 of 14 people found this review helpful