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  • A Christmas Garland

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    The year is 1857, soon after the tragic Siege of Cawnpore. In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes, which leads to yet more British deaths. Cries for revenge are overwhelming. Despite no witnesses and no evidence against him, a luckless British medical orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice simply because he was the only soldier unaccounted for when these baffling crimes were committed.

    RB says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Although I'm not a fan of novellas, I look forward to Anne Perry's short Christmas mysteries each year. So I had high expectations for this one. Unfortunately this one is, well, disappointing. It pains me to say it but this one falls short on pretty much every measure.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Christmas Carol Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Leslie Meier
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Lucy normally loves planning for the holidays, but this year, Tinker's Cove has fallen on hard times. With so many residents struggling, Christmas festivities are a luxury some can't afford. But the story's not so bleak at Downeast Mortgage, whose tightfisted owners, Jake Marlowe and Ben Scribner, are raking in profits from everyone's misfortune. Half the town is in their debt, so when the miserly Marlowe is murdered, the mourners are few and the suspects are many. Scribner believes Marlowe's ghost has come to warn him of his own demise, and when he starts receiving death threats, Lucy wonders if there's more to the omen....

    Beatrice says: "Very good cozy mystery"
    "Yuck"
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    Would you try another book from Leslie Meier and/or Karen White?

    The narration was fine. This is my first and last Leslie Meier book


    Would you ever listen to anything by Leslie Meier again?

    Absolutely not


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Christmas Carol Murder?

    I expect Christmas cozies to have a plot surrounded by the spirit of the season. Not harping on a bad economy. Listening to this book was a chore


    Any additional comments?

    It's pretty bad when you realize you just don't care who dunnit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple: The Regency Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    When Henrietta Bascombe opens a confectionary shop in order to turn her pittance of an inheritance into a fortune, her friends are shocked to hear of such a well-bred lady going into trade. The earl of Carrisdown is both drawn to and repelled by her shop girl status. Undaunted, Henrietta proceeds to hang out the traditional confectioners' sign of a golden pineapple and soon finds a set of beautiful women in her employ, drawing the attention of earl of Carrisdown's younger brother and best friend.

    RB says: "ho hum"
    "ho hum"
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    What disappointed you about At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple?

    MC Beaton's cozy mysteries are fun. This one wasn't horrible but I certainly won't bother to listen to it again.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not the next one in this series!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death Comes to Pemberley

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (915)
    Performance
    (764)
    Story
    (780)

    It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.

    Michelle says: "Not As Interesting as Print Reviewers Suggested"
    "Yuck"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Maybe it’s a problem with expectations since I was so excited to listen to this book. What’s not to love, PD James and Austen? Don’t get your hopes up and don’t bother with this one. Sorry!


    What could P. D. James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I’ve read other “Austen-add-ons” and enjoyed them very much. James somehow makes characters I came to love in the original novel unlikeable.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was fine.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't even listen to all of it and I always finish books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Moment of Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Anna Dean
    • Narrated By Anne Cater
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    When Miss Catherine Kent's fiancé, Richard Montague, disappears, she is distraught. Catherine sends for her beloved spinster aunt, Miss Dido Kent. But on the very day of Dido's arrival, a sinister discovery casts unwelcome suspicion on Richard's sudden absence.

    Yvette says: "Delightful, Thoughful, Intelligent, and Very Funny"
    "Don't miss it!"
    Overall

    I loved this book when I read it so I was so excited to see a book from Anna Dean on Audible I didn't bother to read the descr.... and didn't realize the same book was published under the title, Bellfield Hall. So don't be disappointed like I was... if you've already read Bellfield Hall.
    Otherwise, there's nothing disappointing about this book! Don't miss it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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