Andrew Dobrenis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (13 of 16)
Location: Montreal, Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,609 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 16
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding: A BBC Full&hellip by Agatha Christie
3.0 out of 5 stars For fans only, Aug. 21 2014
The Adventure of The Christmas Pudding is a radio play adaptation of an Agatha Christie short story starring Hercule Poirot.

I am a big fan of these radio adaptations, but I found this to be somewhat disappointing. I could be prejudiced as I am a fan of the TV version of this same story featuring David Suchet as Poirot. Whereas the TV version had lots of charm and humour, this radio version falls somewhat flat. Christmas does not feel like a joyous season here and the whole mood is subdued. As this was originally a short story there is not much of a mystery here and the production does not provide much atmosphere.

Fans hungry for anything related to Agatha Christie… Read more
Terk HDTVA Indoor Amplified High-Definition Antenn&hellip by Terk
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Indoor Antenna, Aug. 21 2014
A very capable antenna. I live in an apartment in Montreal and I had a regular, cheap antenna. Due to the higher floor I live on, I was able to get some U.S. channels but could not get ABC, FOX, CW and the Vermont PBS station. In addition, because of the direction I faced, I could not get a local station (Global). Since purchasing this antenna, I can now receive FOX, CW, and the Vermont PBS station as well as the local Global station. Additionally, the other channels I was able to get before are more reliably captured with the Terk.

On the downside, the antenna is somewhat large and awkward to place. The tree always sticks out of the main tower, but can be placed so that the… Read more
Radio Show ~ Agatha Christie: Murder at the Vicarage
Radio Show ~ Agatha Christie: Murder at the Vicarage
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done radio drama, Aug. 19 2014
One of the better radio adaptations of Agatha Christie's novels. Among the strong points are the fullness of the atmosphere surrounding the characters. In some of the adaptations the radio drama comes down to individual actors saying their lines without any sense of the location around them (i.e. bird sounds, leaves rustling, cars, etc.). This adaptation does a good job of filling out the world around the actors. The story is also well populated with a host of characters

Additionally this is a fine mystery with the proverbial Agatha Christie plot twists. It is our introduction to Miss Marple who after, Hercule POirot, was Ms. Christie's most popular character. What helps the… Read more

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