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Chinese detective mystery.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-2019

I'm a Van Gulik fan and the story is typical of his books. Explanatory notes at the end give insight to traditional Chinese thinking and enriches the experience. Only gripe is the narrator who is otherwise very good uses American interpretation of some common pronunciations. Get your head around that and all is well.

All round winner.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-2019

Great story. T Pratchett at his best. Stephen Briggs narrative is superb. Characterisations maintained flawlessly. Ronny Soak the icing on the cake.

4 stars all round.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-2019

David Suchet's reading does full justice to a very funny Tom Sharpe novel. Wish he'd do more in this vein.

Thoroughly enjoyable. BBC has not let itself down

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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: 27-11-2018

Thoroughly enjoyable. BBC has not let itself down. Forget they're abridged versions. Immerse yourself in smooth flowing theatre - disc world style.

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Recommended

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

Reviewed: 25-09-2018

Narrator excellent. Story? TPratchett, excellent. Moral and philosophical and delightfully presented. I don't need more words as the program demands fill its number quota. Ah done it