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  • Conjugal Rites

  • By: Paul Magrs
  • Narrated by: Joanna Tope
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Summary

No matter what she tries to do, trouble has a way of finding Brenda and when her old adversary Mr Danby starts filling the airwaves with his late-night phone-in show it can only mean one thing.

But fate has an even bigger surprise in store. Romance is in the air for Brenda and, do what she will, she cannot deny that she and her man were made for each other - literally.

As usual, Brenda and Effie face up to whatever dangers come their way with fortitude and grace: even if that means journeying to places beyond their wildest dreams.

Joanna Tope reads the third gripping, fantastically funny instalment in Paul Magrs’ delightful ‘Brenda & Effie’ series.

©2008 Paul Magrs (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Simply wonderful, duckie!

The further incredible adventures of Whitby’s favourite two guardians - Brenda and Effie. Monster adventures with a touch of proper northern humour and plenty of time for a fish supper.

These stories have got me through these lockdowns and kept me thoroughly entertained!!

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Awful

I was annoyed at having wasted a credit on this book. It began well then just plodded along, padded out with Brenda’s past which is then repeated as an limp explanation of why things have happened.

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Brilliant series.

Great fun as usual and Joanna Tope's reading is highly enjoyable, her voices fit the various characters to perfection. I loved reading these books and now I can enjoy listening to them also.

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Wonderful

As per the first two books. My opinion is the same. Simply wonderful! great storyline of two elderly ladies mixing in a supernatural world and kicking supernatural butt!

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Great story

Another great story in the Brenda and Effie series, Only slight criticism would be of one of the voices... But thats my personal taste.
All in all I'd recommend this to everyone.

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Hilarious!

What did you like most about Conjugal Rites?

Magrs's use of language and northern colonialisms.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Brenda, because she loves a good punch up.

What about Joanna Tope’s performance did you like?

First class.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but I listened to it over a few nights.

Any additional comments?

The authors use of language made this such a funny book, written in a biographical fashion, it tells the story of Brenda and Effie who battle against the darkside of Whitby in the north of England. Things don't always go right for the crime fighting duo but, the book has a comic ending.

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  • Ijw
  • 18-08-20

disappointed

I was enjoying the strong characters. Action was moving along fine. Surprises were entertaining.

then I guess the authors decided to write another book so abruptly the characters act against their own values. Too disappointed to read anymore.

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  • RedLady
  • 30-07-17

Not from Brenda's point of view

This book is not from Brenda's point of view and at times it's hard to tell which character is Effie and which is Brenda. In the previous books Brenda has a deeper voice and Effie is high pitched. A few times the performance has Brenda high pitched.
This only occurred a few times and not enough to ruin the experience.
Overall very enjoyable.