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What other book might you compare Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Thrilling Stories of the Railway to and why?
there is no other book, ever, in the world, in any language, to which you could compare this title. (ok, that's quite a bold statement, but go with me, ok?)
yesssss... thorpe hazel and his adventures are clearly patterned on the sherlock-holmes-style detective story... (i'm honestly not sure if whitechurch intended a tribute or a parody) ...set in an england that not only no longer exists; it NEVER existed, except in fiction. meanwhile, the intricate details of railway operations-- and the timetables thereof (!)-- take the entire thing into a completely different realm. then we add in benedict cumberbatch's performance, which (like everything he does) is perfectly matched to the material. oh and there's a great piano theme tune... with engine whistles! :)
this is delighfully goofy, and i feel confident that whether you like it or not, you'll not have heard anything similar!
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I was not sure what this book was about when I bought it. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they were mystery stories about crimes committed on the railway.
The narration was great, as would be expected form Benedict.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
I thought the first story was the best of the collection
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