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Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Compilation

Cherringham 28-30
Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
Series: Cherringham Compilations, Book 10
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 28 - 30.

A DINNER TO DIE FOR:
When a new restaurant with a starred American chef opens in Cherringham, it seems the Spotted Pig has a worthy rival. But a series of disturbing incidents turns that rivalry into something dangerous - perhaps even fatal. Jack and Sarah get involved and soon discover dark secrets about the new chef Anna... Can they uncover what is really happening before both restaurants go belly-up?

THE DROWNED MAN:
Accidents happen to Charley Clutterbuck. Always just scraping by, living on his ramshackle boat, not above the dodgy deal here and there... So when his body is found floating down river, accidental drowning seems the logical conclusion. But Charley's pal Ray thinks it's murder. And when Jack and Sarah get involved... they find themselves facing an unexpected danger as they uncover the strange truth.

THE GENTLEMAN VANISHES:
Bernard Mandeville loves trains. Every Sunday, the elderly and frail Bernard, in perfect attire, purchases a ticket on the Great Cotswold's Steam Railway, takes a seat in First-Class and revels in a journey from the past. But on one particular Sunday, in the midst of that short trip, the impossible happens. Bernard vanishes without a trace...

The family reaches out to Sarah and Jack who must make their own remarkable journey on the rails... to track down the vanished gentleman!

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham.

The narrator of the audiobook, Neil Dudgeon, has been in many British television programmes including the roles of "DCI John Barnaby" in "Midsomer Murders" and "Jim Riley" in "The Life of Riley". He is also known for his film roles in "The Nativity", "Sorted" and "Son of Rambow". In 2012 Dudgeon starred as "Norman Birkett" on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play series written by Caroline and David Stafford.

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Great series. Really enjoyable.

Thanks for putting this compilation together audible.
Am enjoying the whole series. Neil narrates them all beautifully and it give consistency having the same narrator throughout. Great characters that reappear through the books. Really enjoyable.

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Love these stories

I have listened to all of the books and can't wait for the next ones! The story lines and the presentation are brilliant.

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Love this series

Have all the compilations in this series, have listened to them over and over. Neil Dudgeon's voices are believable, the characters feel like friends. Good, clever plots, something a little bit different.

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Completely wonderful

These books are my guilty pleasure. Wonderful stories and beautifully narrated. A complete joy to me!

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Great as always

Loved it loved the whole series easy listening and very relaxing which is just what I wanted enough suspense to be interesting but not too much that you can't just sit back and enjoy

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Getting tired

I have read all these books and really enjoyed them. However the frequent reference to how different America and Americans are is wearing. By now jack must understand most of the differences in language and terminology! It’s tiresome to have each one pointed out. Also the ending of the final chapter was predictable quite early in the story. I have enjoyed the series and hope we get more, just ease up on the quaint American notes please.

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Cheltenham 28-30

Great as ever, what a fantastic series this is and recommend to everyone for a great listen.

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Enjoy these stories

I always enjoy these stories and I hope to hear more. Great story telling by Neil

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-08-19

Like Midsommer Mysteries. Fun series.

This is a fun series. I have enjoyed all of them . The performance was very good, Neil Dudgeon is one of my favorites from Midsommer Mysteries.

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  • uffdasuzanne
  • 27-09-19

Awesome

I have never been disappointed by any of these books. I can listen while cleaning or cooking or folding clothes. very, very enjoyable ❤

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  • BJM
  • 15-09-19

Favourite Cosy Mystery Series

Headline says it all! I wish Lubbe would record these in English a bit faster. I may have to learn German!

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  • Kathleen Kelly Rogers
  • 15-09-19

Just wonderful

I really enjoyed this compilation. The last story had me totally guessing at the answer to the missing man right up till the end.

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  • Natshell
  • 24-08-19

Better and better

This series just gets better with every installment. It's the epitome of a "cozy." Every bit as enjoyable as watching an episode of Father Brown or Midsomer Murders and the narration by Neil Dudgeon is an absolute treat! There are occasional minor logic flaws (such as the police being very lassaiz faire regarding the disappearance of an extremely wealthy gentleman) but we can't have those pesky officials getting in the way of our intrepid sleuths, can we now? I'm always a little bit sad when the story ends and I have to wait for the next one. Long live Cheringham! Oh and Jack ... for heaven's sake, kiss the girl!

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  • Donna Deal
  • 21-08-19

Cherringham- A lovely place to spend some time

This is a lovely little series of mini-mysteries with well-drawn characters, and interesting plot twists.
I hope this series continues: like spending an afternoon with a dear friend.

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  • Marily
  • 11-10-19

3 more great happenings in Cherringham

Each story continues to introduce us deeper into the lives and happenings in this Cotswold area. Every story has been enjoyable and with a bit of a twist at the end. Certainly would love more to " magically appear!

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  • Beatrice
  • 18-08-19

Love This Series

This is a really good series. The stories are always interesting and Jack and Sarah work well together. The authors do a good job of keeping this long series fresh entertaining. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Susan A. Farrell
  • 18-08-19

Great stories for listening

I love these Cherringham stories with Jack and Sarah. The narration by Neil Dudgeon is just wonderful and so expressive. Each story is a delight to listen to and easy to follow with surprise endings. Even when I can guess where the stories are going, they are always pleasantly solved mysteries. Very satisfactory with just the right amount of suspense and danger. Can’t wait for more and hope that Jack’s and Sarah’s relationship grows and deepens.