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  • More of Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Seven Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • Written by: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: full cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

John Moffat stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, these superb adaptations feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poirot is always interesting

  • By Srikkanth on 21-08-19

Poirot is always interesting

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

Reviewed: 21-08-19

As this is dramatised, I had a hard time getting to know who is who. There are so many characters and we are deprived of their description or sensibility. We only get when somebody speaks and it is difficult to keep track of who is talking. Anyways poirot keeps this interesting..

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  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • Written by: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping story, wonderful narration

  • By Srikkanth on 21-08-19

Gripping story, wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 21-08-19

The story is gripping and the author has narrated in a slow and steady manner. The reader does a fantastic job of keeping us engrossed. Overall happy I picked this one... Only one con, this novel is actually multiple plots combined together... 3/4 of this book is on the main plot which kind of climaxes and then there are 3 more chapters to close out other threads... that is kind of dragging.. Anyways this novel made my commute a walk in the park.

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  • The Case of the Postponed Murder

  • Perry Mason Series, Book 82
  • Written by: Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

When Mae Farr becomes the presumed stalking victim of wealthy playboy Penn Wentworth, she asks Perry Mason for help. Wentworth says he merely wants her for forging his name on a fat check. Farr claims he just wants her. Enter Harold Anders, a love-struck suitor from Mae's small hometown who's determined to ride to her rescue. But fatal gunplay leaves Wentworth dead, Mae a wanted woman, and Perry Mason in trouble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perry mason at his best

  • By Srikkanth on 03-07-19

Perry mason at his best

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Yet another fantastic story of perry mason that grips us from the beginning. Fanstatic reading.

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  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

  • Written by: James M. Cain
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one, grisly solution; a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve. First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir and regarded as one of the most important crime novels of the 20th century. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for L’Etranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The story just takes you to a different time

  • By Srikkanth on 03-07-19

The story just takes you to a different time

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Nice reading and fantastic crime thriller. The story just flows rapidly from the beginning. A must read for crime thriller fans.

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  • Brave New World

  • Written by: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • incredible narration

  • By Saravanan Veeraraghavan on 08-07-19

The reading is a put off, but the story is good

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

The reading style is a problem,, suddenly the reader shouts and then goes very low... this up and down is a put off. Otherwise a must read classic.

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  • The Brethren

  • Written by: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
Trumble: a minimum security federal prison, home to the usual assortment of criminals, drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks, one doctor, at least four lawyers. And three former judges who call themselves The Brethren: one from Texas, one from California, and one from Mississippi.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story is unbelievable

  • By Srikkanth on 03-07-19

Story is unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I think this is written for a different era. Now going through the story feels very artificial. However good listen.

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  • As the Crow Flies

  • Written by: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Charlie Trumper's earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather's sales patter from behind his costermonger's barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, he wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. His ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything: "The Biggest Barrow in the World". Charlie's progress from the streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the century.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story is a drag,,

  • By Srikkanth on 03-07-19

Story is a drag,,

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Its a story of life journey set in the backdrop of world war. There are not too many plot twists and goes straight. Reading is good.

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  • Eye of the Needle

  • Written by: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

It is 1944 and weeks before D-day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phony armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be ruined if an enemy agent found out...and then The Needle - Hitler’s prize undercover agent, a cold and professional killer - does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-boat. But he hasn't planned for a storm-battered island and the remarkable young woman who lives there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful experience!

  • By Srikkanth on 04-06-19

Wonderful experience!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

Good thriller story, perfect voice! If you like thrillers, this will be a wonderful experience.

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  • The Collected Stories - Vol IV

  • Written by: Arthur C Clarke
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady, Ben Onwukwe, Nick Boulton,
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

A forth collection of gripping short stories from the most acclaimed Science Fiction author of any generation. Arthur C Clarke is without question the world's best-known science fiction writer, enjoying a career of unequalled success. Clarke has always been celebrated for his prophetic vision, which is fully on display in this audiobook, but there are also many stories which show his imagination in full flight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen...

  • By Srikkanth on 14-05-19

Good listen...

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

Reviewed: 14-05-19

I listened to these stories on my commute. Very thought provoking and not very technical or too much of imagination.