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Country House Murder has the Mickey Properly Taken

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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: 25-02-20

Warning - do NOT take this seriously. Very nice pish take of the tradishional 'English Country House Murder', English manners and English prejudices of the 1920s. Over the top Butlers, solid peasants who quote poetry in their spare time and blindingly blinkered upper class snobs and twits abound. "Oh I say, who let the bally dog out?" etc (includes obligatory naughty dog).

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Not the absolute thing.... definitely below par.

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

Reviewed: 29-01-20

All the mannerisms and clever language of Wodehouse, little of the humour. I think I laughed once. Quite enjoyable but don't expect too much.

Mesmerizingly dreadful.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-19

Narration by Peter Wickham makes it almost bearable - there really isn't much of a plot, just a series of loosely connected events and characters. I find myself wondering if it was a vanity published title?

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Whose Body? cover art

Golden Age of Detection 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: 28-04-19

About time - a narration with an appropriate Oxbridge accent (as well as all the others). A joy to listen to such a classic story read with skill and humour. I hope Mark Meadows goes on to read more Sayers.

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Winnie the Pooh has a lot to answer for.

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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: 03-04-19

Great example of it's genre, light hearted and quick paced. Nice but simply drawn characters, complex but unsubtle plot, more twists than a curly whirly. Nicely read too.
If it wasn't for Winnie the Pooh he might have written more!

A new Fool in town. Not for the squeamish.

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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: 24-03-19

Absolutely loved this book. The characters are great, the ride is bumpy, and the amount of entrails, blood and excrement is vast. This is NOT Agatha Christie.

Story telling at its best

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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: 09-10-18

Not only a classic piece of literature, but also nicely read by Simon Vance.... the most outstandingly awesome Yorkshire accent ever (Note - I don't say it's a good Yorkshire accent, but it is most amazing. Really. )

Somewhat sticky.....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-17

...but extraordinarily amusing. The expression "taking the urine" springs to mind. Also the toast. Should possibly have an 18 certificate??

What the word 'Awesome' was invented for.

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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: 22-11-17

Never a dull moment with Prof Dunning (dun dun dun dun ) and Harry Crow. Such a shame Lionheart (The much loved and missed Nicholas Courtney) died but Crow fills the role nicely.
Oh no.... not Wales......

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So good I listened twice

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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: 02-06-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Glimpses of the Moon to be better than the print version?

Whilst I enjoy reading Crispin, Philip Bird is so good a narrator he makes it even better

What did you like best about this story?

So many threads ravelling and twining together, so many fine 'rustic' characters.

What about Philip Bird’s performance did you like?

Bird just brings the characters to life in the best way.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

(Benny Hill chase music)

Any additional comments?

Proper laughed.

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