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  • Beatrice Goes to Brighton

  • Travelling Matchmaker, Book 4
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Lady Beatrice is fleeing an arranged marriage by stagecoach to Brighton, where the proud beauty meets her match in Miss Hannah Pym who is determined to find her a proper beau.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Couldn't of loved it better!!

  • By Joanne on 07-10-2018

Excellent! Couldn't of loved it better!!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2018

I've really liked the series of the Travelling Match Marker by M. C. Beaton. But by far this has got to be one my favourites. The Author, M. C. Beaton really writes the best stories and Colleen Prendergast does a great job of narrating it. I hope whoever reads this will feel the same way too.
- C.A.D.P

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! A fantastic book

  • By DarkFish on 31-05-2016

Got me hooked

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2015

Initially not what I expected and at times I got a little lost, also guessed way ahead of it being revealed in the story - SPOILER ALERT- the punch connection.

But overall really quite enjoyed it and reviews pertaining to the next books as even better, spurred me on to get the next one, which I am enjoying even more.

The narrator is great and reads with the right tones, levels of sarcasm and exasperation!

Highly recommended.

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  • Paul Temple and the Kelby Affair

  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

This thrilling story sees Paul and Steve investigating a baffling abduction that soon turns into a murder case. Returning from an author tour of America, Paul is met at the dockside by his publisher Scott Reed, who wants him to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Alfred Kelby. Reed had entrusted Kelby with a sensational diary written by Margaret Spender, the mistress of Lord Delamore, containing several clues pointing to the murderer of Delamore.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love this era...

  • By Joanne on 15-08-2014

Love this era...

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

Reviewed: 15-08-2014

Would you try another book written by Francis Durbridge or narrated by Toby Stephens?

Yes definitely. Especially Toby...originally listened to these narrated by Anthony Head, who wasn't bad, but Toby Stephens really makes the story exciting and much easier to follow.

Would you recommend Paul Temple and the Kelby Affair to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, good old fashioned tale, even if some of the twists are a bit far fetched.

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

No, biit he's great and will hunt out other work he has done.

Did Paul Temple and the Kelby Affair inspire you to do anything?

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