I couldn’t put this book down. This was a fantastic book and had you gripped from the first pages.
…wow so impressed!
Today I am proud to present an interview with author John Bartlett, who has collaborated with famous British actor Leslie Phillips to create a top quality audiobook.
Q: John, I read your book Chequered Justice a couple of years ago and was totally gripped. I remember I couldn’t put it down all weekend. For people who haven’t read it, please explain a little of what it’s about, and how you came to write it.
A: Chequered Justice is based on my own story of a particular strange series of events that overtook our lives back in the 90s. Chequered Justice reads like a legal thriller but everything that happens in the book, happened in real life. So many people kept asking questions about “Will & Beth Middleton” that I really had to put up a dedicated page for Questions & Answers on a Chequered Justice website! The site also…
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Overall: 5 Stars!
Performance: 5 Stars!
Story: 5 Stars!
Where does Chequered Justice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This was the first audiobook I have listened to and it was excellent. I had read the book some years ago but had forgotten many of the details, and listening to it brought the whole thing alive in a compelling and refreshing way. Leslie Phillips reads with a fruity, delightful voice which is easy to listen to, and many episodes, especially the motor racing ones, are heightened by professionally produced sound effects which, I think, are unusual among audiobooks but at times made it more like listening to a radio play.
What did you like best about this story?
The story itself is based on real events, a personal tragedy in which the main character, Will Middleton, is ensnared in a web of legal tricks by the agents of an unscrupulous insurance company. The details of this, sometimes hard to follow, give a disturbing insight into the way an innocent victim can become trapped in the labyrinth of the British legal system. At the same time the compelling excitement of the world of motor racing is brought to life.
Which character – as performed by Leslie Phillips – was your favourite?
Leslie Phillips reads all the characters well but the voices of the pompous judge and prosecution barrister are particularly delightful.
Totally riveting and wonderfully narrated, read by Leslie Phillips (the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter)! It had me laughing one minute and crying the next.
Infuriated by the first reviewer; Didn’t he realise it MUST be a true story of so called British justice?
Google it for the background – I was fascinated but horrified! It was also reviewed by a top British QC, Michael Mansfield, who must surely understand the British legal system?
Lastly, I’m not a racing fan but I loved this story about a family. Just so sorry it’s obviously true.
Really recommend this!