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Excellent Intentions

Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

Great Barwick’s least popular man is murdered on a train. 

Twelve jurors sit in court. Four suspects are identified, but which of them is on trial? 

This novel has all the makings of a classic murder mystery, but with a twist: as Attorney-General Anstruther Blayton leads the court through prosecution and defence, Inspector Fenby carries out his investigation. All this occurs while the identity of figure in the dock is kept tantalisingly out of reach. Excellent Intentions is a classic crime novel laced with irreverent wit, first published in 1939.

©1938 Richard Henry Sampson Ltd (P)2019 Soundings

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unusual murder mystery

unusual storytelling device which I really enjoyed. the narration is good if not outstanding. all in all I very enjoyable listen

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Fantastic story, terrible reader

I adore Richard Hull's books, they are slyly funny and well observed - The Murder Of My Aunt is probably one of my favourite books. I was delighted to see this come out on audiobook, but I was so disappointed by Peter Noble's insufferable narration. His voice can best be described as overly arch, bordering on smug. Instead of the dry humour of the book, this reading makes it all seem laboured and snide.

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