Appleby's End : Inspector Appleby

  • by Michael Innes
  • Narrated by Vincent Brimble
  • Series: Inspector Appleby
  • 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Available to download for the very first time, the fantastic Inspector Appleby series by celebrated crime writer Michael Innes.
Appleby's End was the name of the station where Detective Inspector John Appleby got off the train from Scotland Yard. But that was not the only coincidence. Everything that happened from then on related back to stories by Ranulph Raven, Victorian novelist - animals were replaced by marble effigies, someone received a tombstone telling him when he would die, and a servant was found buried up to his neck in snow, dead. Why did Ranulph Raven's mysterious descendants make such a point of inviting Appleby to spend the night at their house?
Legendary character Inspector John Appleby of Scotland Yard inspired a lasting vogue for donnish detective fiction. Innes's detective novels are playfully highbrow and rich in allusions to English literature and to Renaissance art.

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A pedantic masterpiece

This book is great fun, if you like a very literary, dry wit. The family at the heart of the story is beautifully eccentric and Inspector Appleby is a highly intelligent, rather pedantic and, ultimately, an unexpectedly romantic hero. If you like fast paced thrillers, don't listen to this book. But if you enjoy the slower pace and humour more in the style of Cold Comfort Farm, this is a great listen.
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- H. Tollyfield

Leaden mock Gothic

Could not get past the first 3 chapters - even though I did try playing at double speed!! Suspect there is some wit in this leaden mock Gothic tale - with references to Carroll etc but the narration is so very very slow the hole thing becomes just TOO heavy and leaden.

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- twigs way

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-07-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios