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    • The Martin Beck Stories

    • 10 BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Per Wahlöö, Maj Sjöwall
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson, full cast, Steven Mackintosh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    The Martin Beck books are widely acknowledged as some of the most influential detective novels ever written. Written by Swedish husband and wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö between 1965 and 1975, the 10-book series set a gold standard for all subsequent Scandinavian crime fiction. Long before Kurt Wallander or Harry Hole, Beck was the original flawed policeman, working with a motley collection of colleagues to uncover the cruelty and injustice lurking beneath the surface of Sweden's liberal society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Swedish crime stories 5-stars* - Superb!

    • By Nigel on 20-08-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Looking Good Dead

    • DS Roy Grace Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very good police whodunit.

    • By Patricia on 08-09-09

    Regular price: £10.49

    • A Necessary End

    • Inspector Banks, Book 3
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In the usually peaceful town of Eastvale, a simmering tension has now reached breaking point. An anti-nuclear demonstration has ended in violence, leaving one policeman stabbed to death. Fired by professional outrage, Superintendent "Dirty Dick" Burgess descends with vengeful fury on the inhabitants of "Maggie's Farm", an isolated house high on the daleside.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story very well read

    • By Kirstine on 24-11-07

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Hanging Valley

    • Inspector Banks, Book 4
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A faceless corpse is discovered in a tranquil, hidden valley below the village of Swainshead. And when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrives, he finds that no-one is willing to talk. Banks' frustration only grows when the identity of the body is revealed. For it seems that his latest case may be connected with an unsolved murder in the same area five years ago. Among the silent suspects are the Collier brothers, the wealthiest and most powerful family in the village.

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Dead Man's Footsteps

    • DS Roy Grace Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 911, failed Brighton never-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifetime, to disappear and reinvent himself in another country. Five years later the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton, leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and into a desperate race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down like an animal in the streets and alleys of Brighton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story well told

    • By J on 30-09-15

    Regular price: £10.49

    • A Dedicated Man

    • Inspector Banks, Book 2
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a wall near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale. Who on earth would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Penny Cartwright, a beautiful folk singer with a mysterious past, a shady land-developer, Harry's editor, and a local thriller writer are all suspects, and all are figures from Harry's previous, idyllic summers in the dale. A young girl, Sally Lumb, knows more than she lets on, and her knowledge could lead to danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • short but good

    • By Peter L. Robinson on 22-11-16

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Gallows View

    • Inspector Banks, Book 1
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    A Peeping Tom is frightening the women of Eastvale; two glue-sniffing young thugs are breaking into homes and robbing people; an old woman may or may not have been murdered. Investigating these cases is Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, a perceptive, curious, and compassionate policeman recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of city life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent abridged version

    • By Kirstine on 23-03-08

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Nocturnes

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Adam Kotz, Neil Pearson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    In Nocturnes, a sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the "hush-hush floor" of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range from young dreamers to cafe musicians to faded stars, all of them at some moment of reckoning. Gentle, intimate, and witty, this quintet is marked by a haunting theme: the struggle to keep alive a sense of life's romance, even as one gets older.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle listening

    • By Tracey on 24-01-13

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Not Dead Enough

    • DS Roy Grace Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was 60 miles away, asleep in bed. At least, that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful young Brighton socialite Katie Bishop.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Judy Lovelock on 10-03-19

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Dead Right

    • Inspector Banks, Book 9
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The broken body of Jason Fox has been found in a dirty alleyway. At first it looks like a typical after-hours pub fight gone wrong. But Inspector Alan Banks soon realises that the truth is rarely so straightforward.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Strange Affair

    • Inspector Banks, Book 15
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When he receives a mysterious and disturbing telephone call from his brother, Roy, Inspector Alan Banks heads off to London to search him out. Meanwhile, DI Annie Cabbot is called to a murder scene on a quiet stretch of road just outside Eastvale. A young woman has been found dead in her car, with Banks' name and address written on a slip of paper in the back pocket of her jeans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of his best!

    • By Joseph on 14-03-14

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Brian Gulliver's Travels: The Complete Series 1 (BBC Radio 4: Comedy)

    • By: Bill Dare
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson, Mariah Gale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    We hear about Brian's travels in Gelbetia, a country run by doctors; Juradia, where every other person is a lawyer; Osminia, a land where marriage is outlawed; Sham, a country where alternative therapies abound; Erosia, which has a very different view of sexual politics; and Jampoa, where fame definitely equals fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny philosophy

    • By mary on 03-06-13

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Martin Beck: Roseanna (Dramatised)

    • By: Maj Sjowall, Lois Roth (translator)
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Steven Mackintosh stars as Martin Beck, with Neil Pearson as Lennart Kollberg, in this BBC Radio 4 dramatization of Roseanna. The Martin Beck books are widely acknowledged as some of the most influential detective novels ever written. Written by Swedish husband and wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, the series set a gold standard for all subsequent Scandanavian crime fiction. Before Kurt Wallander or Harry Hole, Beck was the original flawed policeman, working alongside his colleagues to uncover the cruelty and injustice lurking beneath the surface of Sweden's seemingly liberal, democratic society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent as all way

    • By shamsher ali on 10-06-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Trevor's World of Sport

    • Series 1
    • By: Andy Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson, Paul Reynolds
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Trevor and Sammy are the movers and shakers at TS Sports Stars agency. Friends for 20 years, and business partners for nine, they are chalk and cheese: Trevor is thoughtful, honest and sensitive; Sammy is a rapacious dealmaker with the morals of a hyena. In these six episodes, we follow Trevor and his partner as they deal, in their very different ways, with colleagues and clients.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Wednesday's Child

    • Inspector Banks, Book 6
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    When two social workers investigating reports of child abuse appear at Brenda Scupham's door, her fear of authority leads her to comply meekly with their requests - even when they say that they must take her seven-year-old daughter Gemma away for tests. It is only when they fail to return Gemma the following day that Brenda realises something has gone terribly wrong.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, abridged story

    • By Kirstine on 03-07-07

    Regular price: £9.09

    • C

    • By: John Diamond
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Shortly before his 44th birthday, John Diamond received a call from the doctor who had removed a lump from his neck. Having been assured for the previous 2 years that this was a benign cyst, Diamond was told that it was, in fact, cancerous.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Get it

    • By Ben on 02-02-19

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Past Reason Hated

    • Inspector Banks, Book 5
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    It should have been a cosy scene: log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley has been brutally murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable 3 hours entertainment

    • By Kirstine on 16-03-09

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Murder at the Savoy

    • A Martin Beck Police Mystery
    • By: Maj Sjöwall
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Steven Mackintosh stars as Martin Beck, with Neil Pearson as his friend and colleague Lennart Kollberg, in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Murder at the Savoy. The Martin Beck books, written by Swedish husband and wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö between 1965-1975, set a gold standard for all subsequent Scandanavian crime fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Profiteer has a unwanted guest for dinner

    • By K. Spraggs on 24-09-14

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Aftermath

    • Inspector Banks, Book 12
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Thirty-five The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street, owned by an apparently ordinary young couple. But it is about to become infamous. For when Police Constables Janet Taylor and Dennis Morrisey are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene - a scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Trevor's World of Sport

    • Series 2
    • By: Andy Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson, Paul Reynolds
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The second in the series. Trevor and Sammy are the movers and shakers at agency TS Sports Stars. Yet although friends for 20 years and business partners for nine, they are chalk and cheese: Trevor (Neil Pearson) is a thoughtful, decent, and sensitive "new man"; Sammy is a foul-mouthed, unreconconstructed, aggressive dealmaker. Trevor is the worrier, Sammy the warrior.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely excellent

    • By Mair on 12-12-10

    Regular price: £12.00

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