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Cynthia

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  • Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1221)
    Performance
    (1111)
    Story
    (1108)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    Nancy J says: "I LOVE this Book!"
    "British Comedy at it's driest"
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    What did you love best about Midnight Riot?

    What an unexpected story! Totally unique and entertaining


    What other book might you compare Midnight Riot to and why?

    The closest comparison would be to Tilt A Whirl. Rookie cop working with a confident, quiet veteran of the "force".


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

    Not only did I want to listen to this book in one sitting, I had to go back and get the next two books in the series right away. I spent the three day weekend with Ben Aaronovitch and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and enjoyed every minute of it!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Against the Brotherhood: A Mycroft Holmes Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Quinn Fawcett
    • Narrated By Alan Stanford
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Acknowledged by Sherlock Holmes himself as the smarter brother, and gifted with even greater powers of observation than the famous consulting detective, Mycroft Holmes appears in only four stories in the Canon and remains an enigmatic figure wrapped in the mysteries of international politics and conspiracies. Now, in Against the Brotherhood, we learn of Mycroft's secrets throught the eyes of his new secretary, Patterson Guthrie.

    Cynthia says: "Intriguing story"
    "Intriguing story"
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    The plot was just twisted enough to keep me wanting more. How wonderful to listen to Mycroft and his machinations for the "government".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Calico Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (799)
    Performance
    (700)
    Story
    (696)

    Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz....

    Carolyn Hathaway says: "Baseball fans only"
    "Not what I expected from Grisham"
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    What did you love best about Calico Joe?

    The narrator really conveys the sense of joy and intense interest of a little boy growing up with baseball. Listening to the stats as he performed them made them interesting!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the scene where Mickey Mantle sits down next to him and just talks to him like a person.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rope: An Anna Pigeon Mystery, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Nevada Barr
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (364)

    Thirty-five years old, fresh off the bus from New York City, and nursing a shattered heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, she goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she’s simply moved on - her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she got into this situation. As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her there....

    karen says: "Great book, no question. But...."
    "Back to the beginning"
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    If you could sum up The Rope in three words, what would they be?

    Twists and turns


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Very exciting with multiple plot twists. She keeps you wondering just who the villain is and then, just when you know, she throws in another twist.


    What about Joyce Bean???s performance did you like?

    Joyce sounded like the Anna Pigeon I always imagined and her character voices are really on the spot. I was never lost wondering who was talking.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Buddy appeared on the scene, I felt the joy.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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