Strangeways to Oldham : Belchester Chronicles

  • by Andrea Frazer
  • Narrated by Patricia Gallimore
  • Series: Belchester Chronicles
  • 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lady Amanda Golightly of Belchester Towers is a person in complete contrast to the stereotypical image of her upper-class breeding. She is short, portly, and embarrassingly forthright.
On a visit to a local nursing home, she unexpectedly discovers a long-lost friend, Hugo Cholmondley-Crichton-Crump - and stumbles upon a murder. The pair turn to sleuthing after Lady Amanda reports her appalling discovery to the local police inspector, who treats her as a silly old biddy with an overactive imagination. Her outrage prompts her to teach the impertinent young whippersnapper a lesson, and she and Hugo (Zimmer frame in tow) start investigating, only for murder to become a distressingly frequent occurrence....

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Superb entertainment, a laugh a minute

Where does Strangeways to Oldham rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Sincerely hope the remainder of series becomes available soon, incredibly well produced and narrated, one of the very best! Great style of writing, and narrator brings it fully to life!


What other book might you compare Strangeways to Oldham to, and why?

Stands out on its own.... a real take off 'the old titled order, or should that be "entitled "?!


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Lady Amanda praying to Mecca, or, the thought of her speeding on her tricycle, terrorising unwary pedestrians.... it's hard to pick just one favourite!


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Howled with laughter, choice of language, descriptions of characters... I'll listen again before long! Just downloading no2 in series, please hurry up and finish reading the next 2 books in series, CANNOT WAIT!


Any additional comments?

Brilliantly funny and entertaining, not too short either, was worried it was more along length of 'long short story' but absolutely right!


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- Mrs W.

Enchanting

Would you listen to Strangeways to Oldham again? Why?

I would indeed-it's an enchanting romp of a murder mystery, written with humor and read with style.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Enid is an absolute scream.


Any additional comments?

I'm completely enamoured with these characters and will immediately start listening to the next in the series.

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- Teddy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-10-2016
  • Publisher: Soundings