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  • Charles Paris: Murder in the Title (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Charles Paris is his own worst enemy, a louche lush who can resist anything except temptation - especially in the form of women and alcohol. He’s been out of work so long now he feels he may never get a job and he’s driving Frances, his semi-ex-wife, mad. So when he’s offered a small role in a play, she nearly pushes him out of the door. But it seems that ‘The Message is Murder’ is such a terrible production that someone wants to kill off the cast.

    Cheryl says: "Another BBC Value Performance"
    "Quick entertainment"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    As it was made for radio I thought they did a fair job of bringing the characters to life in the short time available; it took a bit of imagination to fill in the blanks but that's what radio is about and why we have the gift of imagination.


    Did Bill Nighy do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, I quickly came to know who the characters were and how their idiosyncrasies made up their personalities


    Could you see Charles Paris: Murder in the Title (BBC Radio Crimes) being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I don't know....too much realism has hit our screens; I'm not sure this would make it past the first season.


    Any additional comments?

    This radio drama is a great listen when doing those humdrum chores around the house.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4048)
    Performance
    (3711)
    Story
    (3700)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    Magpie says: "Two books in one - keep listening!!"
    "What an enjoyable read/listen!"
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    Where does Theft of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Towards the top best listens.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the interaction between Royce and Hadrian. This is the true wit of the book and realistic action between good friends.


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

    It was hard to put this book down and I chaffed waiting until I could reasonably return to the book; and once I started back into the book I would be annoyed if I was interrupted, including by one of my family!


    Any additional comments?

    I will be looking for other books by this author and hope that Tim Gerard Reynolds will continue to do the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bony and the White Savage: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    By a lonely roadside in the south-west corner of Western Australia, old-timer Karl Mueller is roused from his drink-sodden sleep by approaching footsteps and the sound of whistling. What he sees on waking (or he thinks he sees) is enough to make him stiffen with fear, and more than enought to worry the police into calling for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte.

    Book lover says: "Great Australian Yarn"
    "Comforting."
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This is not what I call Arthur Upfield's best writing regarding Insp. Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) but I still enjoy having this book in my library.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Arthur Upfield? Why or why not?

    Yes, I love 'Bony.' He uses such wit and intelligence to find his killer. He listens carefully to everyone, is a perfect gentleman and is a very patience detective, knowing that with patience people may become relaxed and say or do things to give him the clue he needs. His aborigine background along side his British heritage is such interesting mix.


    What three words best describe Peter Hosking’s performance?

    I think Peter H. does a great job. Clayton Moore is the Lone Ranger and Peter Hosking will always make me think of Bony.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5918)
    Performance
    (5175)
    Story
    (5176)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "Too much testosterone for me. :)"
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    Would you try another book from Larry Correia and/or Oliver Wyman?

    No. This is truly a MAN's book - and i mean that as a complement. I didn't care for it because the character was in love with his prowess too much and it was a shoot 'em up, let someone else sort out the bodies. I was expecting more of a mystery than a point and shoot.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, Oliver Wyman did a good job on this story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Privilege of the Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Barbara Rosenblat, Felicia Day, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (329)

    Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrators and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. In this exciting new "illuminated production", the author herself reads her own work, supported by a full cast.

    Ann says: "Austen-es​que tale (with swordfight​s!)"
    "What was the point?"
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    What disappointed you about The Privilege of the Sword?

    I kept listening to this book hoping that it would, in the end, come together and be a satisfying story....it never did. I felt it left me hanging.....wondering just what it was I suppose 'learn' from the story.


    What was most disappointing about Ellen Kushner’s story?

    The book review spoke of a eccentric uncle turning his niece into a swords women. It didn't tell me that I would be subjected to descriptive scenes of male on male intercourse which I didn't care for but may be exciting for others. The niece never showed a personal maturity or self discipline in actions other than in practicing the sword. I felt the book was more concerned about the sexual activity between the uncle and his lover instead of developing the character of the niece - which is what the privilege of the sword was supposed to be.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I would have returned it but I waited too long - and i only keep it in my library so i don't get another book like this.


    Any additional comments?

    The cast doing the readings were good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hex and the City: Nightside, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (220)

    "Only in that dark heart of London where it's always three a.m., where human and inhuman can feed their darkest desires, do I feel at home. Probably because I was born here. What I do is find things - people, objects - and in this case, the truth about the origins of the Nightside. That's what Lady Luck has hired me to investigate. But the more I dig, the more I discover, not about the Nightside but about the great question in my life: exactly who - and what - was my long-vanished mother."

    A User says: "Green Man Review's Review"
    "over descriptive"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have read the previous Nightside books and thought they were well written and moved along at a good pace. I was disappointed with this story line as I felt the author spent much too much time in describing the scene and/or character. I would get the idea long before he finished his narrative and lose track of the story line and why were where we were.


    Has Hex and the City turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I will try another Nightside book and I believe Marc Vietor does a great job portraying John Taylor


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wings Above the Diamantina: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    The discovery of the stolen red monoplane on the dry, flat bottom of Emu Lake meant many things to many people. For Elizabeth Nettlefold, the chance to nurse its strangely ill passenger meant a new purpose in life. For Dr Knowles, brilliant physician and town drunk, it meant the revival of a romantic dream. For a person or persons unknown, it meant a murder plan gone badly awry. And for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, it meant one of the toughest cases of his career.

    Mary Corbet says: "Another Great Bonaparte Mystery!"
    "How did I miss this author?!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Wings Above the Diamantina the most enjoyable?

    I've read many mysteries set in different parts of the world and in different eras but the Australian outback? I didn't know these existed! Mr. Upfield's character Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is a half-breed Aborigine/English mix bring the best of both worlds into play. The portrayal of the wilderness, the lives of the people during the time period, and the mysteries the Inspector needs to solve are intriguing and I hate when I have to put it down, I get so wrapped up in the stories.Peter Hosking does an excellent job of narrating this series.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favorite?

    Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte - a very interesting man.


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to have Audible bring more of the Inspector Bonaparte books to life with Peter Hosking narrating. Reading them isn't anywhere near as enjoyable as listening to them! I will be watching for them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1577)
    Performance
    (1383)
    Story
    (1362)

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

    Lindsay says: "Lots of good fun"
    "Delightful!"
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    What did you love best about Naughty in Nice?

    Rhys Bowen main character Georgina, is delightfully smart but naive. In line for the British throne - abet a long way down the list she still has to answer to the Queen. It's enlightening and interesting how Georgina has to straddle the coming of the modern world after WW1 and yet remain rooted within the confines of the aristocracy. And I appreciate the innocent modesty Georgina is retaining - very refreshing.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Rhys Bowen? Why or why not?

    I am truly enjoying this series and will research Ryhs Bowen other writings to learn if they are as wonderful.


    What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Katherine Kellgren brings Georgina vividly to life! Her inflections of voice, the 'tongue-in-cheek' sarcasm and her portrayal of Georgie's best friend's drawl is wonderful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dodger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (733)
    Performance
    (671)
    Story
    (666)

    A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's...Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl - not even if her fate impacts the most powerful people in England.

    Snoodely says: "Finally Revealed: Where Dickens Got His Ideas!"
    "The Dodger"
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    If you could sum up Dodger in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining and fun


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dodger, of course. He does lead an interesting life.


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

    Yes, but I savored it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curtains for Three

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    In these three baffling mysteries of motive and murder, even the great Nero Wolfe finds himself stumped. First there is the case of the two passionate lovebirds who want to make sure that neither is a cold-blooded killer. Then it's off to the races, where Wolfe must choose from a stable of five likely suspects to corral a killer on horseback. And finally the detective finds himself the confidant of a distraught, self-described grifter who claims a murderer is stalking Wolfe's own brownstone.

    A. says: "A detective with style"
    "A detective with style"
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    If you could sum up Curtains for Three in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining and Intriguing


    If you’ve listened to books by Rex Stout before, how does this one compare?

    Rex Stout continues to bring wit, charm and an old fashion sophistication to his stories with interesting twists in the 'who done-its.'


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Prichard?

    Michael Prichard does a good narrative of Wolfe and Archie


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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