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  • The Great Impersonation

  • By: E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

East Africa, 1913. The disgraced English aristocrat Everard Dominey stumbles out of the bush and comes face to face with his lookalike, the German Baron von Ragastein. Months later, Dominey returns to London and resumes his glittering social life. But is it really Dominey who has come back - or a German secret agent seeking to infiltrate English high society?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb performance and presentation

  • By j on 29-06-2018

Superb performance and presentation

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

Reviewed: 29-06-2018

Edwardian in tone and a little jingoistic the story is beautifully constructed and written in a flawless tone. It is only enhanced by Peter Nobles flawless performance. I cannot recommend it too highly. Listen and enjoy
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  • Gaudy Night

  • Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 12
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. The twelfth book featuring Lord Peter (the third novel to feature Harriet Vane) is set in an Oxford women's college. Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sayers at her zenith

  • By Anna Thierry-Higgins on 23-10-2017

A great classic nicely presented

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

Reviewed: 02-11-2017

The performance was spoilt for me by a simple mispronunciation- the hideous ‘mischievEEOus’ for mischievous
Otherwise I found it well and sympathetically read.
As a love story with a detective interest it is one of, if not the, best.

  • The Various Haunts of Men

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  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquillity and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet cathedral town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By j on 30-10-2017

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 30-10-2017

This was a great read. The author managed the complex relationships of plot and subplot and between characters with a truly deft touch. It was refreshing to see the main character drawn by the reaction of a subordinate by emotional response moderated by her self awareness. More than a detective story this was good fiction.