The Appleby File : Inspector Appleby

  • by Michael Innes
  • Narrated by Andrew Timothy
  • Series: Inspector Appleby
  • 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Available to download for the very first time, the fantastic Inspector Appleby series by celebrated crime writer Michael Innes.
There are 15 stories in this compelling collection, including:

'Poltergeist' - when Appleby's wife tells him that her aunt is experiencing trouble with a Poltergeist, he is amused but dismissive, until he discovers that several priceless artefacts have been smashed as a result.
'A Question of Confidence' - when Bobby Appleby's friend, Brian Button, is caught up in a scandalous murder in Oxford, Bobby's famous detective father is their first port of call.
'The Ascham' - an abandoned car on a narrow lane intrigues Appleby and his wife, but even more intriguing is the medieval castle they stumble upon.

Legendary character Inspector John Appleby of Scotland Yard inspired a lasting vogue for donnish detective fiction. Innes's detective novels are playfully highbrow and rich in allusions to English literature and to Renaissance art.

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A Poor Reader Can Ruin a Good Book

Fifteen often-intriguing stories are marred by a poor reading. Although Andrew Timothy has a good voice, he stumbles through the text. Sometimes he corrects himself, and sometimes he doesn't. It's puzzling that none of this was fixed in the recording studio. If you prefer a smooth delivery by a trained actor, this book is not for you. If you'll put up with anything just for more Appleby stories, well, you've been warned.
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- Clarice Borio

Abysmal recording

The fact that I am a great Michael Innes fan is the only thing preventing me from returning this audiobook. The short stories are surprisingly good (an abbreviated Appleby is just as entertaining as the unabridged version) but the narration of The Appleby File is absolutely the worst I have ever heard. The narrator stumbles through, mispronounces and doesn't correct and the production quality is astonishingly bad. You can hear pages being turned in the room as well as other ambient noise! The narration is so leaden that you can't distinguish which character is supposed to be speaking. Such a disappointment.
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- Reviewer-jaa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios