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  • The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Golden Age of Old Time Radio Shows, Vol. 4

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Basil Rathbone
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Straight from the airwaves of the '30s and '40s come these digitally re-mastered recordings from the live radio broadcasts featuring the original cast (including performances by Basil Rathbone as Sherlock) as they performed episodes starring the world's most famous sleuth: Sherlock Holmes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • <br /><br /><br />This is NOT narrated by Basil Rathbone

  • By Denisedenny on 25-09-18

<br /><br /><br />This is NOT narrated by Basil Rathbone

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Reviewed: 25-09-18

These are not the original actors who played these characthers. Holmes is played by John Standing. This is direct from the original radio recording. Though Standing sounds like him it is not him as stated at the beginningof the recording.
Please up date do people do not make the same mistake.


  • The Affair of the Mutilated Mink

  • By: James Anderson
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

The Earl of Burford can't believe his luck. Rex Ransom, his favourite star from the 'talkies', and his hot-shot producer, Haggermeir, want to film their next feature at Alderley, the family's seventeenth-century country estate. Somewhat less enthusiastic is the Countess, who finds herself hosting an impromptu house party for the incoming Hollywood crowd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good twist.

  • By Janet on 06-04-16

Great read

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Reviewed: 07-08-18

Loved the book. There were twists and turns and surprises as well. I would recommend this read.

  • More of Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Seven Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: full cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 412

John Moffat stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, these superb adaptations feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic,but why not compiled in broadcast order?

  • By Nigel on 03-03-18

Enjoyed these adaptations

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Reviewed: 13-04-18

Enjoyed John Moffat as Poirot, as good as David Suchet. Well worth listening, they capture the stories well

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  • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 1

  • Three classic full-cast dramatisations
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Whose Body? first introduced Lord Peter to the world and begins with a corpse in the bath of a London flat. Clouds of Witness finds Wimsey investigating murder close to home, and in Unnatural Death he investigates the suspicious demise of an elderly woman. First broadcast on BBC radio in the 1970s and presented here in their entirety, these full-cast adaptations are admired by fans of the genre worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I got totally immersed!

  • By caroline armstrong on 04-12-17

Good listen

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Reviewed: 09-03-18

The only down side was the length of music betweenchapters. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, first to.e I've read a Dorothy L Sayers book would listen to another

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N. Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again...and again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Creepy" Christie. Brilliant !

  • By Susan Mansell on 28-01-16

Great story

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Reviewed: 04-03-18

Couldn't stop listening to this audio book. Agatha Christie at her best and worth getting

  • Parker Pyne Investigates

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Mrs Packington felt alone, helpless, and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she stumbled upon an advertisement in The Times which read: "ARE YOU HAPPY? IF NOT, CONSULT MR PARKER PYNE". Equally adept at putting together the pieces of a marriage or the fragments of a murder mystery, Mr Parker Pyne was possibly the world's most unconventional private eye, and certainly its most charming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Parker Pyne

  • By Jaye what if on 10-06-15

Another hit from the master of crine

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18


Agatha Christie has a genius mind to come up with these original short stories
well worth listening to