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Download Charles Paris: An Amateur Corpse (Dramatised): BBC Radio Crimes Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Bill Nighy Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic crime novel An Amateur Corpse. Charles is out of work again, and to make matters worse his mother has come to stay and he's no way of escaping her. So when he's offered some voiceover work by old friend, Hugo, he's delighted to get out of the house. But Hugo's marriage is in trouble: his much younger wife, Ellie, spends all her time at her Amateur Dramatic Group, and Hugo is drinking too much.

When Ellie is found drowned in their swimming pool, it seems Hugo is guilty of murder. It's up to Charles to prove his friend's innocence... Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, and Geraldine McEwan are among the star cast in this entertaining mystery, dramatised by Jeremy Front.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom Leonhardt | 9/13/2013

    " Simon Brett's Charles Paris novels are always fun to read because of the way Paris sees the world and especially the world of acting -- radio, television, and stage. In this one, he is quite open about amateur theater. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kim | 9/2/2013

    " I really didn't care for the main character in this series. One of my frequent comments about books is "there was no one to like". This is one of those books - no one to root for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina | 8/15/2013

    " This was my second Charles Paris book. So far, I like the depiction of a working actor's not so glamorous life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alastair | 7/6/2013

    " Simon Brett's becoming a better phrase-maker as the series progresses: I liked the reference at one point to a "one-frame smile" that passes across the face of one of the characters. "

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About the Author
Author Simon Brett

Simon Brett worked as a producer with BBC radio before turning to writing full time. A former president of Britain’s Crime Writers Association, he is the creator of the Mrs. Pargeter mysteries and the Charles Paris series as well as the Fethering mysteries. He lives in southern England with his family.