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Dead to the World (Audiogo) Audio CD – Audiobook, 15 Jul 2013

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: AudioGO Limited (4 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471329461
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471329463
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.5 x 13.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 352,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dead to the World Photographer Philip Holt established his reputation as an amateur detective in The Desperate People, when he proved that his brother Rex had been murdered and solved the case. This time, his skills are again in demand after he meets Robert Scranton, a wealthy American, on the plane returning to England from the USA. Full description

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Avid Listener on 21 July 2013
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I was a little bit disappointed as the story-line is very similar to an early ' Paul Temple', but updated to a later decade. All Durbridge fans will pick up immediately.
The story line is good with plenty of twists and turns, and very well ready by Neil Pearson who also can be recommended for his reading of 'The Desperate People'.
If you enjoy a good, old fashioned, mystery with a good plot you will enjoy; it is well worth the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter T. on 21 July 2013
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A good alternative to Paul Temple, similar style, and this story with. New hero Phillip Holt a photographer dragged into assist the police is a sequel and once again beautifully performed by actor Neil Pearson the reader over six cds.
Listen at home or as I did on a long car journey, you won't want it to end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jon Alexander on 19 Aug. 2013
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This story is a re-working of the Paul Temple mystery "The Jonathan Mystery" only the names have been changed. The plot is the same with the same outcome. I was disappointed to think that Fracis Durbridge used the same plot as that of his radio script mystery.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By p hope on 9 Sept. 2013
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....of Paul Temple and the Jonathan Affair - unabridged, single narrator version as opposed to the BBC full cast version. Names and places changed, but basically the same story.

This should have been made clear - feel a little cheated.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anne Steel on 12 Sept. 2013
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I was disappointed with this item as it a total rehash of another Francis Durbridge book - The Jonathan Mystery
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J A CHIPCHASE on 26 Sept. 2013
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I am a real addict of Francis Durbridge and have all the Paul Temple series I can find, so am thrilled that this has been made available on cd, I couldn't wait to listen to it and have done so over and over again. I hope more will become available on cd soon! They can be a bit samey but I just love them! Great if you don't sleep too well, try it, you too could become addicted!
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By Post Scriptum VINE VOICE on 7 Aug. 2013
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I bought this because I really enjoyed another Francis Durbridge story from the same era, featuring the same characters, called The Desperate People, which was read superbly well by Neil Pearson. This audiobook - also read, just as well, by Pearson - disappointed me somewhat because it soon became painfully clear that it was just a fairly lazy re-working of one of Durbridge's earlier excellent Paul Temple serials, Paul Temple and the Jonathan Mystery. So caveat emptor: if, like me, you've already heard that particular story, then this one will lack real suspense [I took one star off my rating for that reason]. If, on the other hand, you haven't, then this should prove a nostalgic and engrossing little murder mystery, well-paced and full of intriguing twists and turns.
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Up and running early on and well paced. One or two references to some early Paul Temple plot devices but good all the same. A little dated, but that is the genre and a glimpse of the past.

Well read and engaging.
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