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NKBH

NKBH

Louisville, KY United States | Member Since 2003

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  • The Cruelest Month: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1034)
    Performance
    (688)
    Story
    (675)

    It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees, and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil - until one of their party dies of fright.

    Leah says: "Excellent!"
    "Great Memorable Characters"
    Overall

    The Cruelest Month is my first book by Louise Penny and it is wonderful. The narrator is excellent with outstanding French accent. However, there is a major plot line in this novel that is covered in the first two books. I recommend reading the books in order. I am going back and listen to Still Life and have a wonderful journey with the Chief Inspector Gamache and his team.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Ragtime in Simla

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Simla 1922, and the summer capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the energy of the Jazz Age. Simla is where detective Joe Sandilands is heading as the guest of Sir George Jardine, the Governor of Bengal. But when Joe’s travelling companion, a Russian opera singer, is shot dead at his side in the Governor’s car, he finds himself plunged into a murder investigation. Confronted by the mystery of an identical unsolved killing a year before, Joe realizes that Sir George’s hospitality comes at a high price.

    Carol says: "Fascinating Story, Great Setting"
    "Enjoying this series"
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    I am so delighted to find a new series that I am truly enjoying. I do recommend reading The Last Kashmiri Rose before listening to Ragtime in Simla. I am finding that reading the books in order as the history of British India are key to the integral plots and characters. Joe Sandilands is a wonderful and admirable hero and the images and culture of India are outstanding. If you enjoy a historical based mystery with a touch of romance I highly recommend getting to know Joe Sandilands. The narrator is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Haunted Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lauralynn Elliott
    • Narrated By Al Kessel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    After losing her best friend in a fire, Rachel Madison rents a cabin on Misty Lake, trying to work through her guilt and sorrow. While there, she meets two men, one good looking and friendly and the other handsome, but scarred. Soon, she realizes that the peace she was trying to find here wasn't to be, as supernatural events begin to take place. The strange encounters with ghosts at the lake cause Rachel to form a strong bond of friendship with the two men.

    NKBH says: "Avoid the Haunted Lake"
    "Avoid the Haunted Lake"
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    I stopped listening after only about 10 minutes into the book. I have been a member of audible for many years and I have had books that disappointed me, but this book is terrible. The writing is from high school and the performance is from a first year acting class. Though a first year acting class may have been better. In short do not waste your time, your money or a credit.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tilt-a-Whirl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1183)
    Performance
    (613)
    Story
    (608)

    There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

    A User says: "A Guilty Pleasure"
    "Waited too long to listen to this one"
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    I purchased Tilt A Whirl over two years ago and I had not listened to it until last night. What a wonderful surprise. I started about 9pm and I was awake till the end. Ceepak is a wonderful hero - a true honest good-guy. Tilt A Whirl had wonderful moments of humor and amazing characters, but also a serious heart-breaking family tragedy. The narrator is excellent and I agree with others - do not let him go! I will be picking up other titles in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Haunting of Maddy Clare

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Simone St. James
    • Narrated By Pamela Garelick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    Sarah Piper’s lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary-work agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis - rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts - has been summoned to investigate the spirit of 19-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who haunts the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah’s task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle, for Maddy’s ghost is real, she is angry, and she has powers that defy all reason.

    passiflora says: "Not bad, but a little disappointing"
    "Maddy Clare will haunt you"
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    I was alone in a strange town in a hotel room when I started to listen to the tale of the haunting of Maddy Clare read by Pamela Garelick and I found myself falling into a mesmerizing and complex ghost story, The tale is an old one of a ghost seeking justice - but Pamela Garelick's performance brought out the heart stopping terror of the ghost of Maddy Clare. Maddy is not a kind and friendly ghost, she is complex and full of anger and demands. So, turn down the lights, light the fire and enjoy a traditional haunting Gothic ghost story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sissy Spacek
    • Narrated By Sissy Spacek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (121)

    In her delightful and moving memoir, Sissy Spacek writes about her idyllic, barefoot childhood in a small East Texas town, with the clarity and wisdom that comes from never losing sight of her roots. Descended from industrious Czech immigrants and threadbare southern gentility, she grew up a tomboy, tagging along with two older brothers and absorbing grace and grit from her remarkable parents, who taught her that she could do anything.

    DCHank says: "Charming and lovable"
    "An Extraordinary Listen"
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    This is a wonderful joyous celebration from an outstanding actor. I have always enjoyed Ms. Spacek and I truly enjoyed listening and learning about her life's journey. The stories of her early childhood in Texas are delightful and heartwarming. Her Hollywood tales provide insight and a laugh as she discovers her acting instrument and the love of her life. May we all be blessed with an extraordinary ordinary life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Attenbury Emeralds

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jill Paton Walsh
    • Narrated By Edward Petherbridge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (154)

    The recovery of the magnificent gem in Lord Attenbury's dazzling heirloom launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career as a detective in 1921. Thirty years later, a happily married Lord Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with his wife, the detective novelist Harriet Vane. Suddenly, the new Lord Attenbury—grandson of Lord Peter’s first client—seeks his help to prove who owns the emeralds.

    Michael says: "Classic Sayers"
    "The joy of Lord Peter"
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    What joy one more Lord Peter story. If I could have one author added to audible it would be Dorothy Sayers. The Lord Peter novels were the first recorded books I checked out of the library and I was hooked. Please bring Dorothy Sayers and Lord Peter titles to Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Watership Down

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard Adams
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2476)
    Performance
    (1824)
    Story
    (1837)

    Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

    B. Cable says: "Still one of the best!"
    "A Classic Tale"
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    I read Watership Down when it first was published and I have memories of truly enjoying this tale of rabbits and their daily life and struggle. I purchased WD on sale and I am delighted with this excellent presentation. The story is thrilling and the characters are charming, intelligent, strong and captivating. I highly recommend this excellent both for book and narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Leonie Swann
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, the members of the flock gather around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared for the sheep, reading them a plethora of books every night. The daily exposure to literature has made them far savvier about the workings of the human mind than your average sheep. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill (and possibly the world), they set out to find George's killer.

    k says: "Close shear: sheep PIs almost cause 10 car pile-up"
    "Sheep Mystery"
    Overall

    Well, what can one say about a mystery about a flock of sheep who wake one day to find their good shepherd dead. The sheep try to solve the mystery of who killed George and find a new shepherd who will continue to read romance novels to them. There were images in this very silly tale that had me laughing out loud. May not be great classic literature, but it is truly a unique story that makes a fun listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Helen Simonson
    • Narrated By Peter Altschuler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2290)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1005)

    You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew is one of the most indelible characters in contemporary fiction.

    txkimmers says: "A great surprise"
    "A delightful English Tale"
    Overall

    I love the Major! This delightful tale will warm your heart, make you smile, and let you believe in a happy ending. Ms. Simonson structures the story with surprises and well imagined characters. Peter Altschuler is a wonderful narrator who makes the Major come alive. If you need a little joy in you listening, Major Pettigrew is well worth an investment of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon's Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Janet Lee Carey
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (30)

    On Wilde Island, Rosalind and her mother live their lives in exile, awaiting the time they can reclaim their rightful place on the throne. And there is reason to hope - a 600-year-old prophesy has decreed that they will do just that. But little do they know, their destinies hinge on Rosalind's amazing, shameful secret. Beneath her gold gloves, the fourth finger of her left hand is in truth a dragon's claw.

    Corinne says: "Get ready to be whisked away!"
    "Excellent Narrator and Characters"
    Overall

    I am a fan of Binaca Amator her voice is lyrical and takes me into the characters head and spirit. Dragon's Keep is a good fantasy novel written for teens. The plot is interesting and the book has good character development. However, I felt that the ending was rushed and built on a series quickly written plot devices to produce the ending and conclude the book. I was to say the least disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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