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OPENING NIGHT / WHEN IN ROME

by | Read by Jeremy Clyde and a Full Cast

Mystery & Suspense • 2 hrs. • Audio Program • © 1993

These 1993 full-cast productions of two Ngaio Marsh short stories please in a mild way, but they don't delight. It's hard to tell if the problem is the story-to-radio adaptations or the acting, but it all sounds a bit stilted. Worse, it is hard to distinguish the voice and phrasing of Jeremy Clyde, who plays Inspector Alleyn, from some of the other male actors; this makes following conversations, as Alleyn might say, damnably difficult. Add to that the odd accents adopted by actors playing non-English characters, and we must say that this isn't up to BBC's usual stellar production. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]

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Trade Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio • 2008

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5418-3 $29.95 • Two CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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