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  • The Case of the Missing Servant

  • By: Tarquin Hall
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Meet Vish Puri, India’s most private investigator. Portly, persistent and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swathe through modern India’s swindlers, cheats and murderers.In hot and dusty Delhi, where call centres and malls are changing the ancient fabric of Indian life, Puri’s main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners, a job once the preserve of aunties and family priests

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming

  • By Anonymous User on 11-03-15

My First Vish Puri

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

Reviewed: 15-05-19

I enjoyed everything about this book from beginning to end. The narrator really brought the characters to life. I enjoyed the author's dialogue and found myself laughing out loud, as I recognised certain turns of phrase. He wrote a very realistic ending, and provided subtle social commentary too. I can't wait to start the next Vish Puri.

  • Northanger Abbey

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of "Gothic novels" by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Narrated

  • By SeanaV on 01-05-19

Beautifully Narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Juliet Stevenson narrates Austen's parody of the Gothic genre with all the wit and subtlety of Austen's prose. The honourable Catherine, Henry, and Eleanor are brought to life, as are the horrendous Thorpe siblings. This is a tour de force, and I loved the musical interludes.

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    Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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  • Northanger Abbey

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: David Moran
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Jane Austen's first novel - published posthumously in 1818 - tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical novel pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Robotic Narration

  • By SeanaV on 01-05-19

Robotic Narration

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Terrible narration avoid on all accounts. The voice is robotic and sounds like the narrator has no interest or delight in Austen's rich prose.

  • The Radium Girls

  • They Paid with Their Lives. Their Final Fight Was for Justice.
  • By: Kate Moore
  • Narrated by: Kate Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

In 1917, as a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous - the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. The very thing that had made them feel alive was in fact killing them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding and well researched book

  • By Janis Uk on 14-02-19

A Gem

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

Reviewed: 30-03-19

Loved it. If like me you struggle with the narrator's pronunciation, power through, it's worth it.

  • The Guilty Ones

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971

Jackman’s sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself into the river. What drove her to this? She was a woman with a seemingly happy home life and two beloved sons. DI Jackman and DI Evans dig into Sarah’s life. And Jackman realises he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law’s past. Then, they discover a woman in a neighbouring village died in similar circumstances. What is the connection to a convicted murderer whose family are convinced he is innocent? Who is really pulling the strings?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite The Same Buzz This Time!

  • By Simon on 06-02-19

A Fabulous Episode in the Series

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

Reviewed: 13-02-19

Top notch detective fiction with a cliffhanger ending. Elegantly performed by Richard Armitage, one feels as if one is listening to a full cast production. I cannot wait for Joy Ellis's next in this series.