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  • 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 610
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    5 out of 5 stars 533
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    5 out of 5 stars 530

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

guesswork finding the stories

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Reviewed: 20-05-19

On a technical note: It could do with chapter names as, at present, the stories run into one another.

  • Where Eagles Dare

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-day plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great story, not dealt justice

  • By Mark on 07-09-17

A little soporific, but as a bedtime story, good.

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Reviewed: 12-10-18

As with all MacLean, rather slow. Good narrator. Ending is a little soporific. All in all a good bedtime story.

  • Vulcan 607

  • By: Rowland White
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
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    5 out of 5 stars 122
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    5 out of 5 stars 122

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Vulcan 607 by Rowland White, read by Roy McMillan. It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943.... When Argentine forces invaded the Falklands in the early hours of 2 April 1982, Britain's military chiefs were faced with a real-life Mission Impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By mr d on 13-02-18

Long and intense read

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Reviewed: 14-08-18

Good account of available information. When more is declassified, this book will probably need rewriting.