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Tim Frazer Again (BBC Audio) Audio CD – Audiobook, 8 Sep 2011


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  • Audio CD: 2 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd; Unabridged edition (8 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408469685
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408469682
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1 x 12.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Francis Durbridge (1912-1998) penned his first detective novel at the age of twenty-two and went on to write three dozen more. Many of his novels and plays were broadcast on radio and television, and Detective Paul Temple was his most popular character, prompting twenty-one series broadcast over a period of thirty years.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Gail Brewster VINE VOICE on 19 Sep 2011
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Tim Frazer is an engineer recruited as a spy by a government agency - a cross between MI5 and CID. Tim's boss; Charles Ross, contacts him and tells him that special agent Leo Salinger has been knocked down and killed by a woman called Barbara Day whilst investigating diamond smuggling. Charles is not convinced that it was an accident and therefore asks Tim to follow the woman to Amsterdam and find out what really happened. Leo was carrying a metronome when he was killed, which seems to hold clues about the smuggling ring.

Tim is convinced that the beautiful Barbara is innocent and starts to fall for her charms. She innocently invites him to her flat in London to meet her fiancee but people keep turning up dead and the lovely Barbara seems to be caught in the middle somehow. Tim is determined to prove her innocence and finds himself in real danger; this is only his second assignment and could possibly be his last.

The story by Francis Durbridge is on two CD's and runs for 2hrs 20mins. It is wonderfully narrated by Anthony Head (Prime Minister in Little Britain and King Uther in Merlin).

Thoroughly enjoyable and very easy listening. It makes a real change from reading a book to just relaxing and listening and recreating the characters in your head.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David Spanswick VINE VOICE on 30 Sep 2011
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The success of Francis Durbridge's Paul Temple is almost unparalleled in crime novel history for not only book sales but also for the numerous adaptations on radio and television and in the theatre in the mid twentieth century.

His lesser known character Tim Frazer about whom just three novels were written did, however, become a household name ~ especially in our house! As the lead in the Francis Durbridge Presents series (which also featured the amazingly brilliant and now probably lost story "The Scarf") in the "The World of Tim Frazer" and Jack Hedley who played Frazer became a kind of national television hero and brought more of an audience to the work of Durbridge.

Interestingly Anthony Head who reads this second outing for Frazer sounds not unlike Hedley and while listening to it I was transported back to winter evenings as a small boy waiting for Francis Durbridge's weekly serial to appear on the telly. Such was the popularity of Durbridge at this time that a new Paul Temple (Francis Mathews) would also appear though poor old Frazer would not ride again.

As with the first recording of the Tim Frazer saga Head brings a jolly warmth and credibility to a story that now creaks a bit and has been eclipsed by so many other authors writing in the genre.

This is a cozy listen for a winter's evening for anyone craving the nostalgia of a ripping yarn. I did wonder why Frazer never had a sidekick and there are times when he sounds a little like the lonely guy from the Strand cigarette adverts
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ghostgrey51 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Sep 2011
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Not as well remembered these days but very successful in its time Francis Durbridge's The World of Tim Frazer featured in books and a long-running 1960's BBC TV series both formats being very popular. Tim Frazer was in his mid-thirties, an engineer, alert, generally an iron fist in velvet glove type; an easy-going, albeit independent minded sort.One from the age of the generally unflappable British hero; recruited into a shadowy British intelligence organisation whose scope of operations is never made clear.
In this, the second outing Frazer is easing into his role as agent following up on the seemingly accidental death of another agent in Amsterdam. This is classic Durbridge `no one is who they seem and things are not as simple as you think'. Twists and hidden agenda abound while apparently innocent and unconnected folk conduct shadowy and deadly business. The story, itself, moves along at a good pace and is intelligently crafted so your attention is held. To say anymore would be unfair as the joy of these works is the surprise and the tension.
Anthony Head gives another a soft spoken performance shifting effortlessly between the accents and characterisations of the various people encountered in the story, adding depth and colours by the most subtle of inferences. I do enjoy this style of production as you feel you are seated in a discreet location sitting opposite, listening to a fairly self-effacing person telling you stories from their remarkable past. The soft and gentle orchestral music at the beginning of each cd adds to this atmosphere.
It would be best to purchase the first of this series so you understand the hows and whys of Tim Frazer as a character. If you do have this then you will not be disappointed by the second volume.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 Oct 2011
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Following on from their rather enjoyable abridged audio book of The World of Tim Frazer, AudioGo have followed it up with another of Frances Durbridge's once hugely popular stories. While its predecessor was very much a Boys Own ripping yarn played surprisingly successfully with a straight face, this second adventure has a slightly grittier and more grounded plot - no remote Scottish village pubs, dying Russian sailors or model ships containing missing secret formulas this time, but a tale of murder and blackmail in Amsterdam and London with ramifications for national security. No longer the traditional everyman who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, Frazer has now settled into his new role in British Intelligence and finding his common sense and intelligence perfectly suited to the task. It's still a very benign view of the spy game - no le Carre cynicism or Ian Fleming sex and sadism, with everything our side does right and proper - but it avoids being overly cosy and is still surprisingly entertaining even if the plot isn't too challenging. And once again it benefits immensely from Anthony Head's fine reading that keeps the story grounded and the characterisations believable rather than giving in to the temptation to slyly send it up. It may be one for the nostalgia market, but when it's as confidently done as this, there's nothing wrong with that and quite a lot right about it.
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