Author Topic: A Touch of Frost - a very good cd audio book about a fictional British detective  (Read 83 times)

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Offline ssfc72

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This is 12 CD audio book (each CD is a little over 1 hr in length) about the cases of British Detective Inspector Jack Frost (a great TV series was done starring the great actor David Jason).

This book covers the numerous cases that Frost has been assigned all at the same time.  Many of these fictional cases are very disturbing in their content, so you may not want to read this particular book.

As with the TV series, the Frost character is very well done with his disdain for the his police supervisors and his wise cracking remarks.  At one point towards the end of the book, Frost refers to his superior, Mullet, by asking the secretary if, "dracula is in his coffin".

I got the 12 CD audio book from the Peterborough Library but strangely the audiobook no longer seems to be listed at the library??

Note - this is a 12 hour audiobook. I think there are abridged versions of ebooks/audiobooks of this title, which are much shorter in length and do not have the complete story.

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Yeah, that is weird that it's not there now. Perhaps it was just lost by a patron.  They do have a Hoopla eAudiobook of it. The character sounds interesting and witty, to boot.

That must be the first time I've heard of "Jason" being used as a last name. That means it would be possible for someone to be named "Jason Jason". Maybe it'll be in a sequel to Les Miserables.

Btw, I happened to hear that PPL will no longer have fines. They said after testing it during the pandemic (without fines) that it didn't really change whether books were returned on time.
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Yes, the Library no longer has late fees but after about 44 days overdue on the borrowed material, then a replacement charge is automatically charged to the person.
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Yes, the Library no longer has late fees but after about 44 days overdue on the borrowed material, then a replacement charge is automatically charged to the person.

Yep. I had to pay that once for a book that I tried to find to the ends of the Earth but couldn't locate. But often, people who have extensive late charges never intended to return the item so they won't pay the replacement fee either. That's probably what happened here.

Did you know that you can request that the library get an item? I've done it maybe 3 times over the years and every time they've fulfilled the request. Now, it might just be when they receive a certain number of requests, but one of the items I requested was pretty esoteric so I doubt anyone else asked for it. In this case, they might not fulfill the request since they have the eAudiobook for it already. They tend to not get CDs/DVDs as often because of them being expensive and the wear and tear.

I'm curious. Do you listen to CD audiobooks in your car?
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My 2016 Subaru Outback doesn't have a CD player, so no i don't listen to audio CD's in my car.
I just rip the tracks off of audio CD's and play them on my tiny mp3 player, at home.
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