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Lazy afternoons on the sofa

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-2019

What a treat. These dramatisations of PD James books are just the ticket for a relaxing afternoon stretched out on the sofa. Great performances from all the cast. High quality production as you expect from the BBC and a final treat to hear from James her self in her own words. A great buy highly recommend!

Sublime!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-2019

Just a fantastic listen and wonderful dialogue that has such a strong nostalgic vibe. If you want to get to know Noel Coward and his best plays then start here.

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Just perfect!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-2019

These dramatisations are great! The books are naturally better, but if you want to just listen to a great adaptation you can’t go past these. Ian Carmichael is Peter Wimsey and is the anchor to each performance and never fails to deliver.

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God I laughed!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-2018

I remember listening to this show when I was a small boy, lying on the hearth rug in front of the fire after Sunday dinner. I laughed then at ideas and concepts I didn’t really understand, now I can’t believe they got away with so much! Betty marsden’s “Many times, many many, times” and kenneth’s Need to be “serviced” leaves you you wide eyed and jaw droppingly shocked...if you want to laugh out load then this series is a must. Brilliant people talented and very very funny.

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Epic story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-2017

What made the experience of listening to The Xaros Reckoning the most enjoyable?

Great characters that keep you listening and a story that grips your imagination

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Xaros Reckoning?

Getting to the home world of the xaros

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His tone and pace is very engaging

Any additional comments?

As the finale to a great series, it hit the spot to bring a good and satisfying conclusion to an epic story, will definitely listen to other books in his repertoire

I lost the plot

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-2017

Would you try another book written by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant or narrated by Ray Porter?

No I'm done

What was most disappointing about Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant ’s story?

Contact is such a poor title, more like, contactless! I wanted to know who these aliens were, why they were here, what were we doing about it, anything that would keep me listening... by the end of the book I had to ask myself why I was still listening

Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Only the previous book, and he did a great job

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Hope...a hope that it would get to the point of the story

Any additional comments?

Change the titles..book one should be "Road trip from chaos" and book two, " Bunker living in the age of unknown aliens".

Not what you'd expect

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-2017

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you like a road trip story, then I guess this is right up your street

Has Invasion put you off other books in this genre?

No, I even went further to read the next and found that for me I had reached the end of the road. A bunker story was not what I was expecting

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

Does a great job of what I thought was poor material

What character would you cut from Invasion?

All the women characters! They were stereotypes of the worse kind, I found myself loathing their contribution to the story, having said that, I didn't have a single character that I could empathise with, even the primary character was painful.

Any additional comments?

If your into a science fiction story then this will disappoint, book one is a road trip story with no idea of what or who is invading, book two is a bunker story where find out nothing about the aliens, who they are where they are from, what they want. After book two I gave up!

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Immersed!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2017

Any additional comments?

I have listened to this series with great excitement and thoroughly enjoyed them all and can't wait for book 9. If your looking for a good listen, that has excitement, drama and great story telling, then this is for you.

A great escape

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-2016

Where does A Mind to Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

P. D. James is a classic writer in this genre. she is up there with Christie and Sayers as my favourites when it comes to crime fiction.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Adam Dalgliesh, he is sensitive, intelligent and direct. His character adds weight to his approach in solving the crime through his self reflection and strong ethical standards.

Have you listened to any of Daniel Weyman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Daniel has a great voice and narrates the story well, I find it really relaxing to listen to.

Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-2016

What a great listen! A fantastic story that twists and turns, bringing to life a struggle of epic proportions.
I fell behind in my work as I couldn't stop listening. When the end came, it was bitter sweet. I'm going to miss Banu, Berget Mini and the others whose characters and personalities touched my world.
Brilliant, just brilliant!

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