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The Case of William Smith

Narrated by: Diana Bishop
Series: Miss Silver, Book 13
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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Who was William Smith? And why was Mavis Jones so horrified to see him? For seven years William had worked as a woodcarver for the local toyshop, ignorant of his true identity. The war had robbed him of his memory, and no one expected him to ever find the answer. So when he took his work to Evesleys Ltd, why was his life instantly in danger? When William makes the frightening discovery that there are people determined not to let his memory return whatever the cost, Miss Silver is called in to investigate. But will she uncover their treachery before Mavis strikes again...?

©1948 Patricia Wentworth Turnbull (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A Perfect Patricia Wentworth Audiobookk

This is a perfect starter choice for a very first listen to any of the Patricia Wentworth audiobooks, I thoroughly enjoyed the The Case of William Smith so much that I went straight to Amazon & bought a job lot of 10 1st Edition Wentworth books & bought another lot of of Wentworth Audiobooks to add to my collection.

These are excellent stories if you like the old fashioned crime books like Christie etc. Lots of good storylines & characters with personality without all the vulgar rough blood & gore which can be a little boring after a while. These are an excellent listen ethat I like to do in one go as I rest for a few hours.

The Narrator is perfect for these stories with a good variance of voices for each character, so good I instantly knew who she was supposed to be as I relayed the story like a film in my mind. Very pleased I accidentally came across Patricia Wentworth. It is so nice to have different writers to listen to who can retain the same comfort of listenability as the other crime writer's I like.

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Perennial Favourite

I first read this book in the late 1960's and have returned to it regularly ever since. This is the first time I have had it read to me and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I am doing some sewing at the moment, and find my knowledge of the book means that if the sound of the machine drowns out the sound of the narrator, like with a well known song, I know exactly where I am when the machine stops and can carry on enjoying the story

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  • Amanda
  • Eastbourne, United Kingdom
  • 19-04-19

Another beautifully read tale of intrigue....

I love Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver, love the period the stories are set in, love the characters and really enjoy listening to Diana Bishop’s superb narration.
I’m a huge fan.