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A Murderous Ride

Bunburry - A Cosy Mystery Series 2
Auteur(s): Helena Marchmont
Narrateur(s): Nathaniel Parker
Durée: 2 h et 35 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 évaluations)

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Description

Miss Marple meets Oscar Wilde in this new series of cosy mysteries set in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry.

In "A Murderous Ride," the second Bunburry book, Alfie discovers that he has not only inherited a cottage from his late Aunt Augusta but also a 1950s Jaguar. He is dismayed: for reasons of his own, he no longer drives. Aunt Augusta's best friends, Liz and Marge, persuade him to get behind the wheel again - but that's just the start of his troubles. Alfie discovers it's a seriously bad idea to get on the wrong side of the local police sergeant. Especially when he finds himself at a murder scene and the sergeant decides Alfie's the murderer. There's only one thing to be done. Alfie has to track down the real murderer himself - which will force him to drive as he's never driven before.

Nathaniel Parker, born in 1962, graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. His television career began in 1988 when he played Flying Officer 'Flash' Gordon in the LWT mini-series "Piece of Cake". He is also the lead in the BBC series "Inspector Lynley Mysteries", based on the novels by Elizabeth George. Nathaniel Parker has an extensive list of audio books to his credit, ranging from the classics of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to more modern writings and children's books.

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  • Au global
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  • Kryptography
  • 2019-03-13

Not my taste at all

For some reason the writer made a choice to make her main character a completely feckless and relentlessly self pitying idiot. The setting and theme of cozy murder I like, and I like the short story format but the protagonist is just unbearable to me. I would not recommend this story to anyone.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • FitMama
  • 2019-03-15

Not as good as the first book by far, but not bad

Not nearly as entertaining and richly described as the first installment in the series, almost seeming rushed to be released. I missed the characters of Liz and Marge in most of this story. Still, narrated beautifully by Nathaniel Parker and fun to listen to.

6 personnes sur 6 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Allison Weeks
  • 2019-06-13

More, Please!

After listening to Murder at the Mousetrap, I immediately purchased "book" 2. I adore these characters and truly enjoy Nathaniel Parker's narration. I am giving it an overall rating of 4/5 stars for one reason only....the stories are too short! Please please give me more, Ms. Marchmont. In both stories I felt as if I was settling in to have a nice long visit with good friends, only to have it cut disappointingly short. Thank you for taking me to Bunburry. Next time may I stay a bit longer?

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Lorna
  • 2019-05-01

Exactly what it says - a cosy mystery

Thoroughly enjoyed the narrator - very soothing voice to listen to.
Engaging story with enough to keep you interested without being too intense or demanding.

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  • Sharon
  • 2019-04-29

Loving this cozy series ..

These stories are like mini-munchies -- a couple or three hours and you've had the full ride, smiles, laughs, intrigue, mystery -- all in a nibble size story that will take you thru an evening with a glass of wine. They are, in a word, charming.

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  • Natshell
  • 2019-04-18

More Bunberry please!

I love these fun, lighthearted romps. If you like cozy mysteries and don't need a load of graphic violence and sex to be entertained then these are a great way to spend a little time.
As far as the narration, let me know when Nathaniel Parker narrates the phone book and sign me up! He gives each character a distinctive, believable voice and personality and you always know who is speaking. Already loved him as an actor and love him twice as much for narrating these lovely little books.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Jim
  • 2019-03-21

Weak

I tried this series because I was so charmed by the "Cherringham" cosy mystery series. I can not stand the feeble, feckless main character and I will return this book.

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Mary
  • 2019-07-12

Bab, just plain bad!

The audiobook sucks. I had to give it one star to make the review work but if I could have given it negative stars I would give it three negative stars. The narration is terrible and over the top dramatic. I had a terrible time listening to it as the narrator spoke so fast and loud one minute and quietly but still fast the next! I do not recommend this very annoying audiobook! If I can, I am going to send it back.

  • Au global
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sheryl
  • 2019-07-03

Not much mystery but still entertaining

3-1/2 stars: Entertaining, especially on audio, which is excellently narrated. However, the mystery in this novella is particularly thin (for lack of a better word). The last book had more substance in the mystery, this one is more focused on Alfie’s background and the mystery is a little thing tacked on about halfway through. Still, I enjoyed it. It was a nice way to pass a few hours.

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Holly
  • 2019-07-03

Charming Characters, Weak Plot

I liked book 1 better. I will probably read the next in the series, just to see the progression of the characters.