The Adventures of Sexton Blake

  • by Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by Simon Jones, Wayne Forester, June Whitfield
  • 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

BBC Radio 2's action-packed deafening romp - with 40 minutes of previously unbroadcast peril. Sexton Blake! The name that spells hurtling adventure! The name that spells doom for villainy! In a series of thrilling adventures packed with incident and hilarity, Sexton Blake, (Simon Jones, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and his plucky assistant Tinker (Wayne Forester, Captain Scarlet), aided by Mrs Bardell (June Whitfield, Absolutely Fabulous) battle diabolical masterminds, bewitching thieves and sinister fiends, out-thinking them in the head and out-punching them in the jaw! Also featured in this cinematic audio extravaganza from award-winning Dirk Maggs (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) is a cameo from BBC Radio's original Sexton Blake - the legendary and coolly dashing William Franklyn.


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Customer Reviews

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Hilarious and brilliant story and a rip roaring adventure that doesn't let up in it's pace!
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- UncleSi

Absolutley spiffing.

What made the experience of listening to The Adventures of Sexton Blake the most enjoyable?

Was such a joy to listen to, the characters were interesting, the voice actors were fantastic and I really loved the sound effects - I felt like I was in the story as it was unfolding. Plus it was very funny.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything about the story was enjoyable and fun. So much excitement from the thrilling cases that have to be solved to the dangerous chases and fights. Like Sherlock Holmes meets Dick Tracey.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

It's hard to choose which one as all the actors did a great job at portraying the character. But the main character, Sexton Blake was my favorite. The choice of casting for the voice was amazing, managed to really pull off a convincing role.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I have done, whilst traveling, specially on a long flight. Because it was a dramatization I really felt captivated by the whole story, that I was hard to press the stop button.

Any additional comments?

Dirk Maggs is probably the greatest producer of audio dramatizations, ever!

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- C. R. Hill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited