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  • A Place of Hiding

  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 26 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

The sudden death of Guy Brouard after his morning swim shocks the residents of Guernsey. A generous patron and benefactor of the island since his arrival there a decade ago, his demise puts a question mark over many cherished projects. When a young American woman is charged with the murder, her brother seeks help from the only contact he has in the UK - Deborah St James. Deborah is horrified to find that her old friend has been arrested and persuades her husband Simon to accompany her to Guernsey to avert this miscarriage of justice. There they find a tangled web of deceit and betrayal....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-01-19

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

I don't really enjoy American contexts but even allowing for that, very slow. I lasted 40 minutes and gave up. Turgid narration

  • Shilling & Sixpence Investigate

  • By: Nigel Fairs
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie, David Warner, Matthew Waterhouse, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Based on Nigel Fairs' 'murder mystery serial' that has been running for over 21 years (new episodes performed every month in country houses, steam trains, jailhouses, castles and restaurants throughout the UK), Shilling & Sixpence Investigate takes place in a sometimes quirky, sometimes dark world where nobody is quite whom they seem.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More please!

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-11-18

More please!

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

I loved this. The stories grip you tighter the more you listen. Engaging plot, convincing acting and superb soundscape. Seriously impressive voice talents too - even from lesser-known cast. Marvellous

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • A Suitable Vengeance

  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

Inspector Thomas Lynley, 8th Earl of Asherton, feels some trepidation as he introduces his bride-to-be to his mother at the ancestral home of Howenstow in Cornwall. But Lynley's private concerns are soon forgotten as the brutal murder of a local journalist requires him to focus on the professional, rather than the personal.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-06-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Couldn't finish. Jacobi wonderful as ever but the story which is not George's finest is not helped by abridged reading

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Great Deliverance

  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Fat, unlovely Roberta Teys is found beside her father's headless corpse, wearing her best dress and with an axe in her lap. Her first words are: 'I did it. And I am not sorry,' and she refuses to say more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gaping holes left by poor abridging

  • By Gill Corrigan on 07-07-15

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Loved this. Keeps the tension right to the end. Jacobi is compelling as the narrator

  • My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters

  • A BBC Radio 4 Adaptation
  • By: Chris Barker, Bessie Moore
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jane Slavin, Louise Brealey
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey read a love story in letters, played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. 'Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.' A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Inside were bundles and bundles of letters written neatly on thin blue airmail paper or headed army notepaper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and performance!

  • By sT cW on 11-07-18

Beautifully evocative

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

These war tine love letters are beautifully read- touching, engaging and poignant. A must listen!