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Busman's Honeymoon (Dramatised) Audiobook

Busman's Honeymoon (Dramatised)

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Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey with Sarah Badel as Harriet Vane and co-starring Peter Jones, Rosemary Leach and Peter Vaughan in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Society’s eligible women are in mourning.

Lord Peter Wimsey has married at last, having finally succeeded in his ardent pursuit of the lovely mystery novelist Harriet Vane. The two depart for a tranquil honeymoon in a country farmhouse but find, instead of a well-prepared love nest, the place left in a shambles by the previous owner.

His sudden appearance, dead from a broken skull in the cellar, only prompts more questions. Why would anyone have wanted to kill old Mr Noakes? What dark secrets had he to hide? The honeymoon is over, as Lord Peter and Harriet Vane start their investigations.

Suspicion is rife and everyone seems to have something to hide, from the local constable to the housekeeper. Wimsey and his wife can think of plenty of theories, but it’s not until they discover a vital fact that the identity of the murderer becomes clear.

©2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    ellisen brown 19/01/2015
    ellisen brown 19/01/2015
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    "Dorothy Sayers, Busman's Holiday"

    Audiobook...started on this collection. And wasn't dissapointed.lobed the fact since I was new to the characters I felt I was introduced straight away. And haven't looked back.enjoyed it that much I listened to this and couldn't put it down.easy listening.aand I thought I was there. Enjoy this type of audiobook.really got into it.nothing to demanding.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Alcester, Warwickshire, United Kingdom 20/02/2011
    Susan Alcester, Warwickshire, United Kingdom 20/02/2011
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    "Busman's Honeymoon"

    Very good cast. Really good plot and easy to follow. The actors' voices were very easy on the ears. I would definitely buy another dramatisation.

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    Mrs 23/05/2016
    Mrs 23/05/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "really good listen"

    love this story have listened to it so many time I could probably recite it word for word but it never gets boring

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    chrissie64 23/05/2016
    chrissie64 23/05/2016
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    "Easy listening"

    Good dramatization, with a good cast. Have listened to this several times and have always enjoyed it.

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    Highlight 16/01/2015
    Highlight 16/01/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "VERY FUNNY EXCELLENT BUSMAN’S HOLIDAY "

    This is one of my favourites. Dorothy L Sayers shows her true wit with many odd and funny character’s tagging along with the newly married Lord Peter Wimsey, whom has promised his new wife a quiet private honeymoon, only to find a dead body in the lovely honeymoon cottage. A finely produced well acted little gem that we have enjoyed listening to many times.

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    Scot 09/01/2018
    Scot 09/01/2018
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    "A shell of the book"

    Busman’s Holiday is my favourite Lord Peter Wimsey book. The book is long, winding, and deep. The characters show themselves as mature adults, while also dealing with amusing situations and ingenious murder.

    This dramatisation curtails the book badly. Start and finish are disposed of to get a core 2 hours of frantic murder mystery with little of the adult character from Lord Peter and Harriet Vane.
    Ian Carmichael is the epitome of Lord Peter Wimsey, as always, but the others have so little to do they do not come across well.

    If you need the full set of Lord Peter Wimsey you will want this drama. But do go to the full length audiobook first, so you experience this Sawyers masterpiece in its full glory.

    PS if you are really keen, do listen to the Lord Peter books in the correct order, the characters develop throughout. Whose Body is the first and introduces Lord Peter Wimsey. Busman’s Holiday is the last and in my opinion the best.

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    Up the Posh 15/10/2017
    Up the Posh 15/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "chimneys?"

    bits of the ',port' scene out of order and some (minor) sections omitted, but pretty good

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