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R. Murphy

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  • And Furthermore

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Judi Dench
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (87)

    From London’s glittering West End to Broadway’s bright lights, from her Academy Award-winning role as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love to “M” in the James Bond films, Judi Dench has treated audiences to some of the greatest performances of our time.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "I wanted it to be longer"
    "Great Lady!"
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    If you could sum up And Furthermore in three words, what would they be?

    What a life!


    What did you like best about this story?

    So many humorous anecdotes!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The laughter wasn't extreme; it was very natural and a lot of it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified - but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one’s mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

    Amazon Customer says: "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing Baby"
    "Complex & solid story line w/ very good narration"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Monogram Murders the most enjoyable?

    Great story line--it was complicated, but unfolded in a logical way. It was well-written and well-narrated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story was so good on its own, I did not try to compare it to any of Agatha Christie's Poirot stories.


    Which character – as performed by Julian Rhind-Tutt – was your favorite?

    Catchpool was my favorite.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Poirot knows a lie when he hears one.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that the author will do more Poirot/Catchpool books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sins of the Wolf: A William Monk Novel #5

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (155)

    When her wealthy Scottish employer dies of an overdose of heart medication, Nurse Latterly is charged with murder and locked up in Newgate Prison. To save his friend from the gallows, Inspector Monk works feverishly to identify a cold-blooded killer in the victim's greatly admired - and coolly silent - family.

    Jean says: "The Sins of the Wolf"
    "Excellent Story"
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    Would you listen to The Sins of the Wolf again? Why?

    Yes, but after enough time passes so that I don't remember the details.


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Heard many of hers before--she is always excellent.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I can hear another faint voice in the background of this recording. It's very distracting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Locked Rooms

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (754)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (376)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King has won sweeping critical acclaim and an impressive collection of awards for her writing. Although other writers have tried, no one has matched King's ability to capture the allure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.

    Melanie says: "Don't miss this jewel!"
    "Great Mystery in California"
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    What made the experience of listening to Locked Rooms the most enjoyable?

    Compelling story line; believable characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Locked Rooms?

    When Mary discovers the truth about the cause of her family's car crash.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    hard to pick just one


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

    No, it's too long, but I was always eager to get back to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1321)
    Performance
    (1162)
    Story
    (1151)

    No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

    Sparkly says: "Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking."
    "Suspenseful til the very end"
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    What did you love best about The Beautiful Mystery?

    The main story line was so suspenseful. The description of the abbey, the monks, and their daily activities made me feel like I was there, too.


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

    Yes. There were many possible suspects and we learned about them and their issues a little bit at a time. It was hard to know when someone was lying to the police. Until the very end, I did not know who the murderer was.


    Have you listened to any of Ralph Cosham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I listened to his reading of Still Life also written by Louise Penny. Mr Cosham's performance in both of these was excellent-smooth rhythm, consistent pronunciation, and it was always clear from his voice which character was speaking.


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

    Yes, but when I had to put it down, I couldn't wait to get back to it.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book so much more than Still Life. Even though there were more suspects in this book, the characters provided fewer distractions, perhaps, as monks, they had so much in common.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brading Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (77)

    Lewis Brading loves only one thing - his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder.

    Kathleen Rogers says: "Lovers of classic British mystery, rejoice!"
    "Miss Silver's Best Story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Brading Collection to be better than the print version?

    N/A; haven't read the print version


    What did you like best about this story?

    Several well-developed suspects with reason to commit the murder--very suspenseful story


    What about Diana Bishop’s performance did you like?

    I love her voice and accent; she's very understandable


    Any additional comments?

    This is the best Miss Silver book I've listened to (out of 10 or 12).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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