Lorna Payne

Winchester England
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

As good as ever

Lovely short story that I was so pleased to find and download. I’ve read HDM and listened to the unabridged version of all 3 parts narrated by Pullman himself with supporting cast; this story is s wonderful but all too brief peek at Lyra as a student. I enjoyed it much more than “Le beau Sauvage”
Only complaint is that I wanted more...much more as I could listen to Pullman and crew all day, as there isn’t any more I going to do the only thing possible.....make s large pot of tea, take up my position on the settee and go right back to the beginning and listen to HDD all over again. Northern Lights here I come😁.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-17

All you ever remembered or dreamed about Christmas

Sorry I’m not feeling well enough to write a proper review...but listening to this book is just wonderful medicine. The narration is outstanding and totally appropriate to every piece in this anthology. I didn’t know about the author’s annual collection of pieces in his “Christmas Crackers”, I just wanted something warming and heartening for the time before Christmas in what has been a really grim 2017 for many.
This is a rich collection of poetry; passages from Dickens, Pepys and other sources; historic recipes for posset and Mrs Beeton’s Christmas pudding; descriptions of Queen Victoria’s Christmas and Moley’s return to Mole End from Wind in the Willows and many other descriptions of Christmasin ever form you can think of ..and oh so much more! This is one of the very best Audible books I’ve bought out of 750 in my collection over 10 years. I think I shall be playing this on a loop from now to Christmas .Give yourself a little Christmas cheer and treat yourself to this. You won’t regret it.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-16

Excellence all round......

This is a fairly well-known Christie story from the film version with Peter Ustinov and, I think , better production with David Suchet as the famous Hercules Poirot.
This audio version is fantastic. I found myself totally engaged with the wonderful David Suchetacting all of the parts

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-16

Classic 1920s crime

A vintage 1920s crime story, pretty faithfully adapted as a BBC Radio series with Ian Carmichael and Peter Jones as Wimsey and Bunter. A satisfying mystery with outstanding actors and sound effects,
I can't tell you how many times I've listened to this! I save my new Audiobooks for when I'm wide awake, but this has become a favourite for listening to at night when I can't sleep ...I'm like a child with this as my go to bedtime story.

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