BBC Thursday – 2nd of February


Hello, my dead Radio addicts! I know today’s post comes out a bit late, but I wanted to prepare this little graphic you can see here and surprisingly I couldn’t do that at work :P. Maybe I should change switch departments after all, but it looks like I have waaaay too little experience with actual DTP work. Let’s face it, my skills are totally basic and limited to Photoshop ;).

Anyway, on today’s playlist, I’ve got for you two crime/mystery dramatizations – one that I’ve already listened to and one that… well, I haven’t listened to this story, but there were others by this rather interesting author. Continue reading “BBC Thursday – 2nd of February”

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Cruel psycho killer and a girl with a tracking K-9

It rarely happens that I pick up something so dark and serious. And it’s even more rare that I finish reading a book like this, but let’s just say I had a motivation. And I was curious to finish it. It wasn’t easy, but here it is.

51tojveomlAngels in the Shadows by Joseph Blanche

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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Angels in the Shadows is a psychological thriller about a young lady, Krissy, who uses a veteran Combat Tracking dog to search for lost children. Krissy is on the trail of two missing girls when she discovers something that threatens to destroy her and her family, and she finds herself on the trail of a serial killer.

If you’re looking for a pleasant mystery story – this is not for you. It’s brutal, bloody and graphic. The author did well to show you exactly what a psychopathic killer can do and what others are able to withstand to survive. The worst part of it is that it’s about children. I admit I struggled a lot to read it because of that. I’m more used to “nice” stories. This one shook me, scared me and yet it made me believe that people can do good things even if their life wasn’t easy. Continue reading “Cruel psycho killer and a girl with a tracking K-9”

BBC Thursday – 7th of July

BBC_Radio_logoI’ve got three sets of stories for you today. It’s way more than three books so most of the dramatizations are way shorter than they deserve to be, but at least they will allow you to get to know the story a little. And what’s in plans for today? A bit of crime and spy-mastery, a continuation of a certain post-apocalyptic story and, oh a bit more crime :).

1. The Complete Smiley by John le Carre

London, the late 1950s, and a disenchanted George Smiley is engaged in the routine job of security vetting. When a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide not long after being cleared of Communist sympathies, Smiley investigates and uncovers a deadly conspiracy with its roots in his own wartime past.

BBC Call for the Dead | A Murder of Quality
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold  | The Looking Glass War
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy | The Honourable Schoolboy
Smiley’s PeopleGoodreads

Day left: 17
Duration: 60 – 90 min | 16 episodes
Rating: ★★★★☆

If you’re interested in spy novels and you though “Thinker, tailor, soldier, spy” was a good movie – here’s what you should be listening to right now.

This dramatization goes through 7 of the 8 stories from the series. I’ve put the links in order, so watch the dates because, for some strange reason, they’ve aired one of the novels later than they should. Oh, and I’ve only linked the first episode of each book – there are 1-3 episodes for each. I figured it would be easier to track this way.

Anyway, I might not be a big fan of typical spy novels, but these deserve some attention.

Continue reading “BBC Thursday – 7th of July”

BBC Thursday – 23rd of June

BBC_Radio_logoWhoever invented computer games was evil! I’ve started playing Dragon Age: Inquisition yesterday [yes, I know it’s been a while since this game was out, but I was waiting for the right promo to buy it ;)]. At one moment when I’ve checked the clock it was about 23:20. Few dead monsters and a piece of a story later and it was 0:56! Whoever thinks time-travel is not possible is wrong! Pick up a good game – you’re guaranteed to travel into the future. The problem is it’s a one-way ticket ;). But, let’s move on to BBC Thursday [and to my coffee].

Today I’ve got for you two classic novel adaptations and one series that I rather liked and intend to listen again – a mystery with a certain priest.

Two of the stories come out today, so they might not be available until the evening, but I’m linking them up anyway as I hope there will be more stories next week that I’d like to share with you.

Oh, and there’s a bit of an info at the end of this post – check it out 😉

1. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Young and beautiful, Isabel Archer thinks that she is in control of her fate. Little does she know, however, that others behind the scenes are pulling the strings.

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3Goodreads

Day left: 27
Duration: 30 min | 3 episodes

Here’s a classic I don’t know yet. And since I don’t know it, I intend to listen to this drama since it’s a very low possibility of me actually finding time (and will) to read the actual book.

Continue reading “BBC Thursday – 23rd of June”