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  • The Daughter of Time

  • By: Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

'Truth is the Daughter of Time' is an old proverb. And The Daughter of Time is Josephine Tey's search for the truth about the murder of the Princes in the Tower. Was the hunchback, Richard III, the monster that Shakespeare and the history books have made him out to be?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tey's thought provoking Daughter of Time

  • By jen on 24-12-12

A very readable novel

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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: 02-07-18

A thorough investigation of the murder of the Princes in the Tower by a policeman

  • Murder in the Afternoon

  • By: Frances Brody
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Young Harriet and her brother, Austin, have always been scared of the quarry where their stonemason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they scarper quick smart and look for some help. When help arrives, however, the quarry is deserted, and there is no sign of the body. Were the children mistaken? Is their father not dead? Did he simply get up and run away?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By fotini on 16-05-17

Good story

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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: 27-02-18

I enjoyed it and it got better and more complex as it progressed. Rather emotional epilogue.

  • Murders Most Foul

  • By: Alanna Knight
  • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

The body of an unknown woman is found in an Edinburgh close and the police are quick to label it as a random act of violence...until, that is, Detective Constable Faro finds a playing card, the nine of diamonds, planted on the corpse. His superiors scoff at his suspicions, but days later a man is attacked in the street and left badly bruised and battered, with the nine of diamonds in his pocket. Faro seizes on the connection and it is not the last calling card. But what is it that links the victims? Beset by hostile superiors and a police-hating public, Faro feels he may never crack this confounding case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gd background to later stories re Faro's daughter.

  • By Millie on 23-01-18

gd background to later stories re Faro's daughter.

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

Reviewed: 23-01-18

It was good but I was really reading it as background to her later stories about Faro's daughter and the house at Arthur's seat.

  • Dying in the Wool

  • By: Frances Brody
  • Narrated by: Sandra Hunt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Take one quiet Yorkshire Village, add a measure of mystery, a sprinkling of scandal and Kate Shackleton - amateur sleuth extraordinaire! Bridgestead is a quiet village: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens...except for the day when Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I tried this author's work!

  • By Caroline Adams on 23-01-17

good entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Easy to listen to, narrator had genuine sounding accent, different voices were mainly good as was story.

  • The Balmoral Incident

  • By: Alanna Knight
  • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Balmoral Castle, 1905. For Rose McQuinn, a handsome cottage on the Royal estate promises a summer holiday of unaccustomed luxury. As Rose travels by train with her little stepdaughter, Meg, and her trusty dog, Thane, she wonders what exciting adventures await them at the Royal household. The holiday takes a darker turn when Rose is warned not to interfere in two deaths that occur soon after her arrival. When they’re dismissed as accidents, she suspects foul play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story.

  • By Millie on 09-12-17

Great story.

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

A long story with lots of twists and turns. Natrator was good, very clear and very Scottish.

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  • The King's Return

  • By: Andrew Swanston
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

The king's coronation brings hope. Until a murderer strikes. Spring 1661: After years of civil war followed by Oliver Cromwell's joyless rule as Lord Protector, England awaits the coronation of King Charles II. The mood in London is one of relief and hope for a better future. But when two respectable gentlemen are found in a foul lane with their throats cut, it becomes apparent that England's enemies are using the newly re-established post office for their own ends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By M on 02-07-16

very good

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

Reviewed: 28-11-17

The narrator was very good and had different voices for different characters. It had a happy ending.

  • The King's Spy

  • By: Andrew Swanston
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Summer, 1643: England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in tatters. The country is consumed by bloodshed. For Thomas Hill, a man of letters quietly running a bookshop in the rural town of Romsey, knowledge of the war is limited to the rumours that reach the local inn. When a stranger knocks on his door one night and informs him that the king's cryptographer has died, everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gently compelling

  • By Sean on 12-09-17

excellent spy story

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Good story. The codes sounded complicated but you don't really need to know them but just accept the explanation. The narrator read clearly and well

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • War and Peace, Volume 1

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 30 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An epic reading

  • By Francis on 01-05-07

War and Peace is alive and kicking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I first read War and Peace as a teenager and loved it. Tolstoy keeps readers in touch with the various families in the story by not spending long periods at war or at peace. Neville Jason is very easy to listen to. I have also found it interesting as the other side to the story of the Napoleonic Wars that I am researching for my family history. The Chapters and Parts come in bite sized chunks, so it is easy to listen to in small but regular doses.