Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £14.69

Buy Now for £14.69

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Christopher Milton is one of TV’s brightest stars and the natural choice to play the lead in Lumpkin!, the musical version of She Stoops to Conquer. His is a ruthless, egomaniacal talent, guaranteed to turn his co-cast’s rehearsals into nail-biting hell. Charles Paris suspects him of harbouring at least one dark secret from years past. And then the ‘accidents’ begin.

Soon it is plain that someone will stop at nothing in order to sabotage the show for their own ends.

©1977 Simon Brett (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about Star Trap

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    49
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    42
  • 4 Stars
    21
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I beg yours!

Simon Brett's delightful thespian comedy detective mystery is set in England of 1975, before home computers and mobile phones, where to make a call meant using the public telephone boxes. Charles Paris is an aging, often out of work actor with an unspectacular career and a useless agent. His personal life is also a mess. So the idea of some solid acting work sounds very good. When a lawyer friend offers him a role in a forthcoming show starring a very popular T.V. star, with several weeks touring culminating in London's West End and a nine month contract, how can Charles refuse? But his friend also wants Charles to do some undercover sleuthing: two accidents to cast members, exactly one week apart, have already caused delays and he fears sabotage. Charles is there to ensure his investment is safe. But Charles believes that the accidents are just that, accidents, nothing sinister, until, that is, there are more
Pity, because for the very first time, Charles hsd thought he just might be in a hit...

Simon Brett reads his own book with clear English voice, understanding, gentle wit and great character voices. Visual and amusing, the Charles Parish books are great fun and still very enjoyable some forty years later (a number of them have also been made into BBC productions, starring a full cast and Bill Nighy as Paris). A very enjoyable light read. Recommended

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Superb

Lives up to usual high standards. Hope Charles goes on for ever.
Brett is a brilliant writer and performer.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Nice one

Really enjoyed this and will continue with the series. Very well narrated and kept me interested through the twists.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

It was ok

This was an ok story. A bit too slow for me.
Not many twists and turns but some. The story was ok but nothing special. It was a light read.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for helen
  • helen
  • 23-01-12

Another Brilliant Brett Story

What made the experience of listening to Star Trap the most enjoyable?

It could be my age but I connected with the description of the characters in particular Charles Paris and his relationship with his daughter!

What did you like best about this story?

Great story line with delightful characters.

What does Simon Brett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

HIS VOICE!! its how he tells the story - he knows his characters so well and I couldn't imagine anyone else being the voice of Charles Paris.