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  • Grave Mistake

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Jane Asher
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (45)

    Despite two husbands being dead and a daughter marrying the wrong man, no one believed Sybil Foster would commit suicide, especially Roderick Alleyn. For the field was ripe with unfortunate engagements - one of them a very grave mistake.

    Charleen says: "what can you say about Ngaio Marsh"
    "Really great"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Grave Mistake the most enjoyable?

    Jane Asher is a fantastic reader, absolutely the best read book I have listened to. Marsh's characters are great and the story is interesting. The puzzle is fun but as usual nothing is too dark.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are interesting and easy to care about. While they are not entirely fleshed out there is enough there that they are real and complex.


    What about Jane Asher’s performance did you like?

    She is calm and yet there is passion there too.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Old Filth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jane Gardam
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (309)

    FILTH is a lawyer with a practice in the Far East. A few remember that his nickname stands for Failed In London Try Hong Kong. But Old Filth is not as pompous as people imagine, and his past contains many secrets and dark hiding places.

    Michele says: "A Great Read, matched by a Great Reader"
    "I love this book"
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    Would you listen to Old Filth again? Why?

    Yes, the characters are wonderful and unexpected, so alive beautiful and human.


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

    I had a huge amount of trouble putting this book down. I really wanted to know what would happen, what had happened.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Light Thickens

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By James Saxon
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (35)

    Is this a dagger which I see before me...Four murders. Three witches. A fiendish lady. A homicidal husband. A ghost. No wonder Macbeth is considered such bad luck by theatre people that they won't mention its name out loud. But the new London production of "the Scottish play" promises to be a smash until gruesome pranks begin plaguing rehearsals.

    Christina says: "Really great story"
    "Very little Alleyn"
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    Performance
    Story

    If what you like in a Ngaio Marsh mystery is lots of inspector Alleyn this is not the book for you. It is mostly about a theater putting on Macbeth. Of course someone dies and Alleyn solves it but that's not what the story is about. Disappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dinaw Mengestu
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Ethiopian émigré Dinaw Mengestu is a skilled observer of people who offers a colorful debut work of fiction. Insightful and swiftly paced, this novel evokes past and present in the course of its compelling narrative. It's the `70s, and one D.C. neighborhood is undergoing big changes. In the mix is Ethiopian grocery owner Sepha Stephanos - a man with a complex past who fled his homeland after seeing his father brutalized by themilitary. He hopes for new prospects in D.C.'s gentrification process.

    Lisbeth says: "Great book, wonderful reader"
    "Beautiful, wonderful"
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    This is a fascinating and beautiful book. Dion Graham reads it well, though sometimes he feels a bit off. But the story is so wonderful and so absorbing that nothing else seems to matter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Enter a Murderer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By James Saxon
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    The crime was committed on stage at the Unicorn Theatre, when an unloaded gun fired a very real bullet. The Victim was Arthur Surbanadier, an actor clawing his way to stardom using Blackmail victims. The stage was set for one of Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn’s most baffling cases.

    Erin Willard says: "Wholeheartedly recommended"
    "The women are better"
    Overall
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    Story

    This is another fun listen by Ngaio Marsh but I would recommend any of the female readers over Mr. Saxon. He's okay but they really do bring the stories to greater life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Zadie Smith
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (114)

    Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith's third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people's deceptions. It is also, as you might expect, very funny indeed.

    Sarah says: "two thumbs up"
    "It's not White Teeth but it's pretty wonderful."
    Overall
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    Story

    The Character and their situations are crazy and still so real. It is hard not to love and despair for them the whole time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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