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Armchair Detective ACX

5 out of 5 stars

Susan Joslyn



“ Wonderful performance! So fun to listen. ”


Clever, quaint and light, this little mystery is light-hearted yet touches on all points of intrigue - sex, jewels, betrayal, a Holmes-esque sleuth and a beleaguered journalist. What truly separates this from the pack is the performance. Just the right music intervals, great character voices and acting. Clever and cute. I really enjoyed it. Heading off to buy the next one in the series. Heartily recommend! 

5 out of 5 stars 

THE Steve



“ great little story done right! ”


quick listen by a very polished reader.. very enjoyable! welcome addition to my library! bravo!

4 out of 5 stars

Amazon Customer



“ Saved by the performances. ”


I was Lords of these because I like short Mysteries. these are surprisingly easy to figure out before the ending. But I did enjoy the performances by both voice actors.

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5 out of 5 stars




“ Fun and short- just what I needed! ”


This was two funny, basically short stories, that passed an hour and a half of dreary car driving time perfectly! Originally thought it would be for the kids, since it was rather short. But it was above the head of my 10-year-old and the accents threw off my 13-year-old (both antsy boys) However I loved it! There are only two actors, but they create a number of distinct characters and voices even though all of the characters had a variance of British accents.

The mysteries themselves are fairly simple and not difficult to solve quite a bit sooner than the detective in the story, but it was still fun listening to the banter between the two journalists who solved each mystery.

If you want a couple of short stories to pass some time, nothing too heavy, nothing too serious, nothing too lengthy, this is a perfect fit. And I am sure there are other children who would enjoy it tremendously.


5 out of 5 stars

Chris Christo



“ A bit of indulgent fun. ”


This is a very light piece of fun done by some talented narrators. I love Kevin Theis’ version of the Jeeves audiobooks and this is in a similar vein. If you would like a lighthearted mystery that is very amusing, this is a great choice.

5 out of 5 stars






Books like this make me miss the old time radio. The performances were great the armchair detective what does good as ever. If you like OTR an old-time detective work or even if you just like Nero Wolfe or a bumbling Sherlock Holmes. This is the book for you I loved it and can’t wait to hear more! .

5 out of 5 stars

Nov 03, 2019 Norma rated it it was amazing

( Format : Audiobook )

"In desperate need of Solvation."

Such fun: two short plays, each presented like a Danger Mouse episode with the father foolish aristocratic characters deliciously delivering their !ones at full voice and tilt, galloping music intertwined.

Congratulations to the two narrators, Kevin Theis and Sara Nichols, who were really instrumental in making this an audio comic/comedy with silly puns included. Short and sweet, even the little stories are simplistic country house type who run its to be easily unravelled. A must listen.


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what a fantastic old time style mystery audiobook from the pen of Ian Shimwell and narrated by Kevin Theis and Sarah Nichols


Rosemary HUGHES

July 4, 2020

Using an old man, and a newspaper reporter to reveal a long kept secret, is a very canny trick. It keeps the reader or listener engaged as the plot unravels.

Having a number of possible scenarios for the interest in the derelict flats, just muddies the waters, until the true reveal occurs.

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a great old fashioned style mystery audiobook from the pen of Ian Shimwell and narrated by Kevin Theis and Sara Nichols xxxx


Overall    4 out of 5 stars

Performance    4 out of 5 stars

Story    4 out of 5 stars

Norma Miles


He's happy being miserable.

Short, silly and great fun. When a reporter falls for Marcus Dreadbury, proprietor of Strasburg Hall, her partner accompanies her there on her shooting weekend invitation, fearing foul play. With the gangster, Sawn Off at the gathering, and suspicions of watered beer at the Dock and Pheasant, this is a delightfully old fashioned romp.

This Armchair Detective has a talented narration in the style of the cartoon characters of Danger Mouse, a blustering Upper class English, by Kevin Theis and Sarah Nicholls, and a background track of music and sound effects. The whole is a rattling good fun delivered in just forty five minutes.


This book was a freely gifted, complimentary download from FABC, available to anyone by simply requesting a code. My thanks to the rights holder who made this possible.

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