Christmas at Candleshoe

  • by Michael Innes
  • Narrated by Matt Addis
  • 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When an American multi-millionaire is keen to buy an Elizabethan manor, she comes up against fierce opposition from a young boy, Jay, and his band of bowmen, who are prepared to defend the manor and its nonagerian owner against all comers. It seems likely that that behind a monumental, 17th-century carving, by the hand of Gerard Christmas, lies a hoard of treasure.

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A strange tale.

I had to listen to this audiobook twice to check that i hadn't misheard it. It is a surreal story, being a mixture of a Bertie Wooster era and more modern day times. The characters are not extremely clear, the 'gung ho' nature of the tale being more obvious. This audiobook is what might be described as a 'ripping yarn' and fulfils this remit. I would recommend it as a fireside tale on a dark night but not for the beach!
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- Aspiring Bookworm

Not sure what this book was supposed to be

I downloaded this book as part of the advent calendar in the build up to Christmas, 2012. The title given implied that this is a mystery, particularly "An Inspector Appleby Mystery", but not much mystery here and certainly there was no Inspector Appleby. I think Audible basically destroyed this book with this misleading title. I started off listening to it, expecting any moment the book to turn into the promised mystery and Inspector Appleby to make an appearance. However, as it turned out, nothing of the sort was going to happen. So I was left half bewildered, half confused about what has happened. In the meanwhile the superb writing style and dialogue and the tapestry of the real story almost passed me by. I wish I hadn't started listening to it with the wrong impression and had the chance to enjoy the real book.
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- Nadina Vasileva

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios