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Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes?

Advantages: It's Agatha Christie, narrated well by Hugh Fraser
Disadvantages: Not her best work, copies Conan Doyle's work

When Captain Hastings returns from South America for a visit, he is looking forward to meeting up with his old friend Hercule Poirot and hopes he may also be able to help Poirot with a case or two. Before very long, Poirot and Hastings do indeed become in ...

sunmeilan 01.02.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Big Four: Complete & Unabridged (Audio CD) - Agatha Christie

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Nippy Jack

Advantages: Enthralling story, good length
Disadvantages: David Jason isn't the best narrator I've heard

Denton is seemingly overrun by criminals, but as most of the police force are off suffering from flu, the onus is on Detective Inspector Jack Frost and his new side-kick, Detective Sergeant Gilmore. Gilmore initially despises his new boss - as they wade t ...

sunmeilan 02.11.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Night Frost (Audio Cassette) - R.D. Wingfield

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The Sixteenth Brother Cadfael

Advantages: Derek Jacobi's reading
Disadvantages: It plods along a bit to start with

Introduction I have a lot of trouble sleeping and have tried many ways to help myself drop off, one of which is a substantial collection of audio books. As anyone who has read any of my reviews will know, I'm a huge fan of crime fiction, so it is hardly ...

sunmeilan 14.10.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Heretic's Apprentice (Audio Book) - Ellis Peters

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Human trafficking

Advantages: Great thriller and characters, well narrated
Disadvantages: Not quite as good as the first story

...Having made her fortune because of someone else's dirty dealings in the last novel, Lisbeth Salander has escaped to the Caribbean, wanting a break and some weeks of sunshine. Eventually sated, she returns home, buys a new apartment and finds herself bored ...

sunmeilan 10.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson

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Sing a Song of Sixpence

Advantages: Classic vintage crime.
Disadvantages: Rather old-fashioned.

...As may be expected by any reader familar with Agatha Christie's novels, this vintage mystery rattles along in formidable style. Businessman Rex Fortescue was sipping a quite cup of tea in his office when he collapses in pain, claiming he has been poison ...

aspebbles 28.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of A Pocket Full of Rye: Complete & Unabridged (Audio CD) - Agatha Christie

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