Sidney Chambers
Books in series6
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(4.1 based on 269 ratings)
  • 1
    Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death | James Runcie

    Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Runcie
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (102)

    Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a 32-year-old bachelor. Tall, with eyes the colour of hazelnuts, he is both an unconventional clergyman and a reluctant detective. Working in association with his friend, Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is able to go where the police cannot, eliciting surprise revelations and confessions from his parishioners.

    old times at uniy

    yes it was lovely to sit back and injoy. being read to

    Reviewed on 07 July 2013 by barbara bar (wiltshire uk)
  • 2
    Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night | James Runcie

    Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Runcie
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (49)

    1955: Canon Sidney Chambers, loveable priest and part-time detective, is back. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler. Alongside his sleuthing, Sidney has other problems. Can he decide between his dear friend the glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, the beguiling German widow?

    A Sunday afternoon book

    I like the characters, I enjoyed the overall plot arc, the very idealised view of country life and its a very easy read without being childish.

    Reviewed on 01 August 2013 by BP1 (Leicestershire, UK)
  • 3
    Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil | James Runcie

    Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Runcie
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    It is the 1960s and Canon Sidney Chambers is enjoying his first year of married life with his German bride Hildegard. But life in Grantchester rarely stays quiet for long. Our favourite clerical detective soon attempts to stop a serial killer who has a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting; uncovers the fact that an "accidental" drowning on a film shoot may not have been so accidental after all; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital.

    The Best of mthe Three books - excellent

    THis book moved up a significant step, the four stories seemed to be well thought throgh and the characters well developed.

    Reviewed on 10 November 2014 by Mike (Southampton, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins | James Runcie

    Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James Runcie
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, continues his sleuthing adventures. On a snowy Thursday morning in Lent 1964, a stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church, convinced he has murdered his wife. Sidney and his wife Hildegard go for a shooting weekend in the country and find their hostess has a sinister injury. Sidney's friend Amanda receives poison pen letters.

    Better than the TV series!

    I will never understand why the books were not more closely used in the Granchester series in TV. The characters and storylines are excellent and more..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by Learning is fun! (Dorset, England)
  • 5
    Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation | James Runcie

    Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Runcie
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    It's the summer of love in late 1960s England. Astronauts are preparing to land on the moon, the war in Biafra dominates the news and Basil D'Oliveira has just been dropped from the England cricket team. In the midst of all this change, Sidney Chambers continues his amateur sleuthing investigations.

    Gentle and charming

    Despite normally having an aversion to any domination of clergy as a character (unless they are the murderer), in this case I let it go, Sydney Chambe..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 October 2016 by Helen (Bracknell, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love | James Runcie

    Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By James Runcie
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    It is May 1971 and Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is walking in a bluebell wood with his daughter Anna and their ageing Labrador, Byron, when they stumble upon a body. Thrust into another murder investigation, Sidney discovers a world of hippies and psychedelic plants, where permissive behaviour seems to hide something darker. This is the first of many disturbing secrets that Sidney unearths: a celebrated photographer is accused of rape; a priceless religious text vanishes from a Cambridge college; and Sidney's own nephew goes missing.

    The Persistence of Love

    ...the stories in this collection are beautifully observed and the reader reaches into the heart of each one

    Reviewed on 28 July 2017 by vicimaddox ()