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Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

Cherringham 10-12
Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
Series: Cherringham Compilations, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 43 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 10 - 12:
  • A Deadly Confession,
  • Blade in the Water,
  • Death on a Summer Night.

Here local priest Father Byrne meets his unexpected demise. Jack and Sarah investigate - who could harm the beloved Father? And what secrets did he take to the grave? The Cherringham Regatta is shaken when vandalism of boots turns into bloody murder. And when a murder suspect is freed from prison after 25 years, it's apparent someone in Cherringham wants him to continue serving his sentence - to death. But Jack and Sarah start to question... did he commit the crime in the first place?

Cherringham is a series à la Charles Dickens, with a new mystery thriller released each month. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. For fans of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple series", Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who series", Caroline Graham's "Midsomer Murders", and the American TV series "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury.

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".
©2017 Bastei Lübbe (P)2017 Lübbe Audio

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I love these stories

this is my 3rd book downloaded. I am so excited enjoying the stories the relationship between Jack and Sarah. so refreshing to have this professional friendship portrayed to well. Sarah's family dynamic is spot on too. keep em coming. I live in the Cotswolds too so enjoy the scenery and village references.

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Tremendous Listen

Great series of intriging stories so immaculately narrated by the wonderful , entertaing Neil Dudgeon.

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As re-listenable as Heartbeat is re-viewable

If you could sum up Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 10 - 12) in three words, what would they be?

Three more great stories

What about Neil Dudgeon’s performance did you like?

Neil Gudgeon is the main reason that I started listening to the series. For me he is a fine actor and narrator

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The whole series is superb. An ex American cop working with a single Mum sorting out, albeit tongue in cheek, crimes in a small English village. Such a shame that there are only twelve episodes.

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A step too far into fantasy village life

Having previously enjoyed Cherringham audio books on the understanding that the stories and characters have very little to do with real life and that Neil Dudgeon's voice is great to listen to when trying to get to sleep I bought this volume on the 40% off offer. Despite this I am returning the book as the plots are now too unrealistic even for one who occasionally watches and sometimes enjoys Midsummer Murders! The characterisation is wooden and stereotypes abound. As a friend of a couple of nuns the last straw was the story in the convent which has little resemblance to reality. I shall have to go back to Agatha Christie novels and although I will miss the comforting tones of the narrator I do like my plots to have some foothold in reality. If you like easy going, not having to think too hard plots then the previous ones are worth trying but this is not.

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More brilliant tales

If you could sum up Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 10 - 12) in three words, what would they be?

Not so cosy

What did you like best about this story?

All three stories are very well written. Real who dunnits that leave you guessing almost to the very end. I really enjoy the two different characters. I have perchased all the English translations of the series and they are all equally good in my opinion. Not really a "cosy" series although there are no descriptions of violence, sex or very strong language. Which I don't think are necessary if you are a good writer. It's nice to have books that one can listen to with any family member including 10 year old grandchildren.

Which character – as performed by Neil Dudgeon – was your favourite?

Definitely Jack. Some American accents can be dyer when spoken by English actors but, Mr Dudgeon performs it brilliantly and believabley. In fact he does all of the narration and different voices very well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's three different stories. But I think I was most moved by the last chapter of the last one. I can't say why because that would be a spoiler.

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I really hope that the rest of the series are translated into English very soon. This is my favourite set of books by far.

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Excellent series

These are just brilliant. The stories, narration, characters etc all so believable. Can’t wait to listen to the next one. Highly highly recommend

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Not the best of the series.

The third episode may have been both the best and the worst episode so far in the series. Darker and more tense than usual (good) but also out of character stupid risk-taking (bad). Not the best piece of writing from Costello / Richards there...

Still a good mix of story material though.

Series is on the verge of getting a bit stagnant in spite of this. NO character development as yet.

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I hooked on these books<br />

great stories, easy listening and a perfect narrator. I highly recommend these books and plan to collect the whole series if possible

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Well-written comfort reading.

If you like uncomplicated murder mysteries solved by characters that grow on you with each short story, garnished with a bit of white humour, this series is for you. I am perfectly content with the plots not being the most original I've ever read, and I really appreciate the fact that they are properly written by what seems like experienced writers. These days a well-crafted paragraph, a balanced descripition of the right length or a scene free of continuity errors are not to be easily dismissed.

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Brilliant

I am going to enjoy the next installment of this story, and can't wait to get started👍

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  • John
  • 05-02-17

Wonderful series..!!

I adore this series... Please hurry and release the next set ..!!.. Too impatient for words..

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  • Grammy Teri
  • 28-03-17

Love it!

I love this series! The characters are very well developed and believable. I wish there were MORE stories! I am excited to listen to Neil Dudgeon's charismatic voice and the story he unfolds. BRAVO!

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  • gkk
  • 04-02-17

Cherringham mysteries greatest.

Love these mysteries. The story and reader are
good for listening. I have read all of the series that are out. These are long enough and not too long for interest and enjoyment.

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  • Marily
  • 17-04-18

Who was the killer?

I love all the Cherringham stories. The combination of an English woman living in the Cotswolds and a retired New York detective works! While each book builds upon the last, You can read them out of sync and still enjoy the experience of a mystery.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-02-18

keeps me coming back

interesting characters. I like the idea that he's American in another country. well written and good readers.

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  • Christina
  • 02-01-18

Never fails to deliver

This series is consistently wonderful. It's a cozy mystery without the cheesy romance or recipes. The two main characters solve crimes and aren't in a romantic relationship which is really refreshing. The characters are real, likable & interesting. If you enjoy Agatha Christie you will enjoy this series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-17

When will we get English versions of the rest ?

Great series. Can't wait for the English versions of the continuation. Characters are well developed

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  • Beatrice
  • 07-02-17

Entertaining and Fun

This is a great series. I love these stories and I hope that more of the series is available with Audible.

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  • Dena
  • 02-02-17

Fun mysteries

Short and great little mysteries when one doesn't have the time for a long book . Great stories, wonderful performance . I just love them between jobs and sports.

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  • PATRICIA MCCOOL
  • 13-02-17

LOVE ME SOME Cherringham Mysteries!!

I love the pace of these stories. The characters get developed well in a short space of time. Good listen while I workout! Keep them coming.

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