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Never Disappoints

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Reviewed: 03-05-2020

The Joseph O’Loughlin series just seems to get better and better. I couldn’t stop listening to this book as it just pulled me in to the story and I had to know how it was going to end. I can’t wait to get stuck into the next installment.

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 27-04-2020

One of the most enjoyable audiobooks I have listened to. Stephen Fry is outstanding as usual

They just keep getting better!

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Reviewed: 04-03-2020

I thought that the other two books in the series plus the introduction book were good, and they were. But this story had me hooked from start to finish. I’ll be following this series as long as it goes.

An absolute gas, what?

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Reviewed: 20-12-2019

I had my doubts as to Richard Bryers playing Bertie Wooster but these plays were fantastic and he played Bertie to a tee! Or, as Jeeves would perhaps put it, “indubitably a highly entertaining radio drama with melodramatic elements of a highly amusing nature, sir”.

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What an adventure!

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Reviewed: 12-07-2018

I’ve just finished this, the 4th and final book in Mortal Engines Quartet...and what a series! The writing always kept me interested and never laboured too much despite the plots get more complex and intertwined as the books progressed. I really started to get to know and enjoy the characters, in particular the unusual dynamics of the main characters of Tom and Hester as well as my personal favourite, Professor Nimrod Pennyroyal, the likeable rogue and conman. The narration by Barnaby Edwards is superb. His range of accents and voices really had me mentally picturing the characters who were very believable. All in all, a fantastic read and I’m sad to have finished the series. I’ve still got the film to look forward to...let’s hope they stuck to the books and don’t ‘Hollywoodize’ it too much!

When will there be more?

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Reviewed: 21-01-2018

It felt like revisiting old friends listening to Jack and Sarah’s latest mystery. Thoroughly enjoyed this and all the other books and can’t wait for those last few stories to be released in English.

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One of the best

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Reviewed: 18-01-2018

I’ve heard 4 books in the DCI Banks series now and they’ve all been excellent but I think this is the best so far. I’ll be checking the rest out without a doubt.

A Traditional Style WhoDunnit with a Real Twist

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Reviewed: 28-09-2017

I didn’t quite understand what was going on at the beginning of ‘The Word is Murder’ but it soon became clear that Anthony Horowitz was not only narrating this modern day murder/mystery, he was also a central character.

This book has a great plot with many twists and some great characters in it, particularly the grumpy and reclusive Ex-Detective Hawthorn.

A must for all Whodunnit fans.

When is the next installment coming out??

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Reviewed: 12-07-2017

Would you listen to Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 16-18) again? Why?

I would. These stories are well written with great characters and quite different storylines. It's not just strange murders in an English village.The authors have shown excellent imagination with some of the plots.

What other book might you compare Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 16-18) to, and why?

Similar to Agatha Christies Mrs Marple series but with the internet!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was, even though I couldn't. I did, however, listen to it on my pushbike rides and had it in the car whenever I was out and about.

Any additional comments?

I really, really enjoyed this series and hope they will release more episodes soon. I see that they have another 6 stories available in German so hopefully....

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Finally!

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Reviewed: 14-06-2017

Exactly what I've been looking for. A modern day English village murder mystery in the classic style of Agatha Christie.

Well written, excellent narration and great characters. The stories are enjoyable and there's a laugh or two along the way. So pleased I found this series and I'll be downloading the lot!

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