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  • The Mystery of Three Quarters

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Returning home after lunch one day, Hercule Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She demands to know why Poirot has sent her a letter accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. Poirot has also never heard of a Barnabas Pandy and has accused nobody of murder. Shaken, he goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him - a man who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy.... 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Most awful book

  • By S. Maxwell on 23-01-2019

Yes!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-2018

Loved it .. truly in the Christie style. An enjoyable Cosy Crime. Hopefully there will be yet more to come in the not too distant future.

  • Murder Underground

  • By: Mavis Doriel Hay
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

It's 1934. When Miss Pongleton is found murdered on the stairs of Belsize Park station, her fellow boarders in the Frampton Hotel are not overwhelmed with grief at the death of a tiresome old woman. But they all have their theories about the identity of the murderer and help to unravel the mystery of who killed the wealthy 'Pongle'. Several of her fellow residents - even Tuppy the terrier - have parts to play in the events that lead to a dramatic arrest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice little Cosy Crime

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-08-2018

A nice little Cosy Crime

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

Reviewed: 17-08-2018

After the style of Christie and an entertaining story. The narrator does a believable job with her characters voices. Nothing too challenging but easy listening.

  • The Riviera Express

  • A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 1
  • By: TP Fielden
  • Narrated by: Eve Karpf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Gerald Hennessey - silver-screen star and much-loved heartthrob - never quite makes it to Temple Regis, the quaint Devonshire seaside town on the English Riviera. Murdered on the 4.30 from Paddington, the loss of this great man throws Temple Regis' community into disarray. Not least Miss Judy Dimont, corkscrew-haired reporter for the local rag, The Riviera Express. Investigating Gerald's death, she's quickly called to the scene of a second murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable cozy crime

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-05-2018

Enjoyable cozy crime

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

Reviewed: 23-05-2018

Reminiscent of the 'old style' crime .. shades of Christie. Will follow this Author for sure.

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  • The Floating Admiral

  • By: Agatha Christie, Simon Brett - preface, Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction, and others
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye - even the identity of the victim is called into doubt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Mystery

  • By Toni on 23-02-2019

Too confusing

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2018

Rambling and long winded .. didn't bother with the alternate endings by each author .. a product of it's time.

  • My Sweet Revenge

  • By: Jane Fallon
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell, Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Paula has had Robert's back since they got together as drama students. She gave up her dreams so he could make it. Now he's one of the nation's most popular actors. And Paula's just discovered he's having an affair. She's going to remind Robert just what he's sacrificing, and then she's going to break his heart like he broke hers. It will be her greatest acting role ever. Revenge is sweet. Isn't it?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disappointed

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-02-2019

Such fun

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

Reviewed: 30-01-2018

I really enjoyed this .. an entertaining 'revenge chick' book .. well written and wonderfully presented .. and the twists and turns made it great fun. My sort of book to a 'T'!

  • The Inheritor's Powder

  • By: Sandra Hempel
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

All was quiet in the Bodle home in Plumstead village on the morning of 2 November 1833. In the large ten bedroom farmhouse, the maid Sophia Taylor began preparing breakfast while, at the cottage down the track, Mary Higgins came down to set the fire. But all was not as it seemed that morning... When the local doctor was summoned several hours later he found four women suffering from severe vomiting and stomach pains whilst the master of the house was delirious with pain.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating

  • By Lilania Kershaw on 22-10-2017

Chemistry Class

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

Reviewed: 07-09-2017

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The actual story line is minimal and filled with, what I could only describe as, Chemistry lessons.

What will your next listen be?

Crime

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

Obviously an accomplished presenter .. not a lot to work with here though.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Disappointing and not at all as expected.