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London Calling!

Mydworth Mysteries - A Cosy Historical Mystery Series 3
Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Series: Mydworth Mysteries, Book 3
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When a prominent family's daughter flees sleepy Sussex to seek a career on the stages of a glittering West End, Harry and Kat are asked to check in on the young woman. But the two of them soon discover that there is a much bigger danger to the woman and her family than mere acting dreams being crushed.

Nathaniel Parker, born in 1962, graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. His television career began in 1988 when he played Flying Officer 'Flash' Gordon in the LWT mini-series "Piece of Cake". He is also the lead in the BBC series "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries", based on the novels by Elizabeth George. Nathaniel Parker has an extensive list of audio books to his credit, ranging from the classics of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to more modern writings and children's books.

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Light entertainment

I love these little stories for their humour, wit and charm and especially because of Nathaniel Parker's fabulous narration.

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Lovely, period mysteries.

Entertaining mysteries set in (30’s?) England. Well written, great narration and quite short so good for short commutes. Recommended.

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Not my cup of tea

This was very disappointing uninspired story Nathaniel Parker narration poor. He can’t do an American accent at all. Won’t read any more of these

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  • Pamela Lobaugh
  • 30-05-2020

Dorathy we're not in Cherringham anymore

This is the 3rd Mydworth mystery I've listened to, perhaps if I read it my review wouldn't be so low but the narration of Kat Is not getting any better and I'm afraid it's locked into his Head now that this is the way she's to be read. I can't stand the nasally, butch, weird American Voice that he does for her, She acts so tough and her husband Harry I feels very wimpy. Love Cherringham, love what Neal and Matthew does with it, even with some of their little fo- pause, I'm along for the ride and enjoy the listen. It also helps that Neil Dudgeon is doing the narration. However, I feel these books are thrown together quickly and are basically silly. Also not a fan of this whole Suffragette vain they're going on. Kat always talking with her mouth full even in the Bronx in the 20s, I would think young women were told not to talk with their mouth full And certainly as a US diplomat. You would think by now she would have learned a little class and at least play the part now and again, a little bit of the rough edges taken off but no and of course Harry, Lord Harry finds it all endearing and never once wishing she would use a little tact. Would much rather see another full length Cherringham, novel or any Cherringham for that matter than anymore in this series, sorry to say.

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  • Holly
  • 07-06-2020

Disappointing

The charm of the first two books is totally missing here. The characters are flat. The plot can be totally summarized in two sentences. No suspense. the narrator tries to save this book, but it is irredeemable. I am returning it.

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  • barbara
  • 26-06-2020

London Calling!

Loving fhe Mydworth mysteries series, the characters are excellent and the way they solve the mystery is good. I listen to these while I am doing my hobbies and cannot wait for the next one. The narration is very good.

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  • Karena
  • 06-06-2020

LOVE IT!!!

They Mydworth and Cherringham Mysteries are quickly becoming my favorite short stories. I love the characters. I love the story lines. Some are a bit predictable, others not so much. I am always excited to start the next one. If you are looking for a quick read, or listen, these series are perfect!!!

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  • BobDog
  • 01-06-2020

Story light, Narration makes it good

Another cozy story from Richards and Costello. The plot has a few surprises, but the suspense does not electrify your nerves. Which is exactly the purpose of their books—you can relax. Nathaniel Parker’s narration brings it to life, and through him you hear many different personalities on your mental stage. Mr. Parker deserves his 5 stars, every time.

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  • maria
  • 26-05-2020

A must listen to

Maria. I love the characters and reader. Can’t wait till the next one. It’s addicting. 👏🏼

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  • Jan H. Wolfe
  • 22-05-2020

Smashing! Great fun.

The duo writes the best short mysteries and the narrator switches dialects with ease. loved it

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  • jackie
  • 11-05-2020

it was a wonderful series.

I enjoyed the series very much looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • CJC
  • 01-10-2020

Echoes of the Thin Man

This book was delightfully charming as the 2 main characters so reminded me of one of my favorite movie couples- Nick and Nora Charles of the famed Thin Man movie series with their first movie debuting in 1934. The story was intriguing, amusing and thoughtful. Enjoyed it very much.

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  • SophiaMarie
  • 14-09-2020

Great Short Story

Kat and Harry have become favorite characters. Each episode develops their characters a little bit more. Nothing serious, just a good, clean story! Makes for great summertime listening while taking a walk through the gardens.

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 05-07-2020

BEST YET!

Oh yes. Costello and Richards are over their er, difficult second episode, and back on form. In fact above form. Really loved this. Nathaniel Parker does such good voices, has Cat/Kat to a T. Shall not say more or will be one big spoiler. Adventures starting in Midworth that end in London. All good fun.

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  • Chrissie Ann
  • 12-06-2020

Easy listen

I enjoyed the book, and the narration was superb, but something was missing. I don't know what it was, it seemed a bit airy fairy.

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  • Trevelyan
  • 29-05-2020

Good fun!

I have listened to all 3 stories in this new saga now and have to say that they are definitely growing on me! Initially, I wasn't sure how I felt as I had been such a fan of the Cherringham series and the first episode of this series was very much a 'scene setter'. However, as the stories progressed, I have found that I am tuning in and appreciating the new UK/US collaboration. The stories are well set in the late 1920s and have suitably light and predictable plots that make them suitable for non- demanding situations like drifting off to sleep or pushing on with the ironing! I really like the fact that Kit can hold her own and is no wimp! I think it could be time for Harry to show his metal though and I am hoping that will materialise in the next episodes. Beautifully narrated by Nathaniel Parker who I have just been able to stop picturing as Inspector Lynley! All in all, jolly good fun!