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Dr.

Christiansburg, VA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 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
    (2289)
    Performance
    (2012)
    Story
    (1984)

    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"
    "Humorous, Light Reading in Historical Context"
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    I have read (or listened to) three or four of the Royal Spyness books in no particular order, and I have enjoyed each for the light reading that it is. Of greatest interest to me is the author's skill in presenting royalty and aristocrats in very human terms. I like the fact that she has researched the historical period she sets her books in and acknowledges the vast differences in socioeconomic classes. Though I have called this book "light," that is not to discount the very real historical and social value it has. I also appreciate the narrator's skill in performing the different accents essential to make this an enjoyable listening experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Fine Summer's Day: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (123)

    On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice.

    C. Telfair says: "A Welcome Earlier View of an Old Friend"
    "Introduction to Rutledge, the Yard, and War"
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    This is an excellent prequel to the multiple novels about Ian Rutledge and his Scotland Yard cases after World War I ends. This book sets up Rutledge's strong detective skills, establishes the hostility that Chief Inspector Bowles has for him, and shows his pre-war relationship with fiancée Jean and sister Frances. Even though I have read or listened to all the succeeding novels, this one makes me want to go back and start all over again! A good read (or listen, in my case)!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Exit Music

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Tom Cotcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (92)

    A #1 internationally best-selling author and recipient of the Gold Dagger Award, Ian Rankin has endeared himself to readers and won widespread critical acclaim for his much loved novels featuring Detective John Rebus. In Exit Music, the curtain is unquestionably falling on the long, controversial career of Rankin's famous investigator. But even as Rebus prepares for retirement, he is lured into one final case involving a murdered poet and a delegation of Russian businessmen.

    charles says: "I hope Rankin changes his mind."
    "Fast-Paced, Complex Crime Thriller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Ian Rankin's books are chock full of references to specific places in and around Edinburgh. For the "Scotophile" who enjoys reading about sites she has been or knows of, this is the book! It is also a complex, carefully plotted story that will keep the listener puzzling about the outcome right up to the end. Detective Inspector John Rebus is wrapping up his career on the police force with a doozy of a case, hence "Exit Music."
    Narrator Tom Cotcher does an excellent job with all the different voices that Rankin includes in the novel. I really enjoy his reading!
    A great book for long car rides or cold wintry days indoors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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