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Just an old math teacher who likes to listen to books when he can't read them...when walking, driving, grading papers, etc.

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  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1800)
    Performance
    (1595)
    Story
    (1586)

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—well, actually, my true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I’m snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

    Amazon Customer says: "It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It!"
    "Not your typical Christmas Story"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Lady Georgianna is desperate to escape from her ancestral home and her sister-in-law's family who have arrived for the Holidays. She gets herself hired to be a hostess/royal guest for a traditional Christmas celebration in a better climate. But no sooner does she arrive but mysterious deaths occur. This is an excellent listen right up to the end.
    Katherine Kellgren does an excellent job bringing the characters to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The surpise at the end. That's all i am going to say about that!


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    Lady Georgianna of course


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

    not really, just listened with a smile.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murphy's Law

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (604)
    Performance
    (522)
    Story
    (523)

    Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, under cover of a false identity, for the anonymous shores of late 19th-century America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.

    Jan says: "Cream Puff Read"
    "Luck of the Irish?"
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    If you could sum up Murphy's Law in three words, what would they be?

    Wait for it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Molly herself, an intelligent young woman on the run from injustice. Had the will to survive under harsh circumstances and the intelligence to seek out the truth. Looking forward to more.


    Which character – as performed by Nicola Barber – was your favorite?

    Molly, again, her soft irish accent was easy and a joy to listen to while driving.


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

    A young Irsh lass finds out what it means to come to the Home of the Free and the Brave!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SilverFin: Young Bond, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charlie Higson
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    What does it take to become the greatest secret agent the world has ever known? In this thrilling prequel to the James Bond series, readers meet a 13-year-old schoolboy whose inquisitive mind and determination set him on a path that will one day take him all over the world, in pursuit of the most dangerous criminals known to man.

    E. A Dunn says: "looking forward to the sequel"
    "A good beginning"
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    What made the experience of listening to SilverFin the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did an excellent job of not only passing on the curiosity of the Young Bond as well the danger he found himself in...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    A young james bond of course


    What does Nathaniel Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    a sense of danger in his voice


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

    not quite but two sessions was good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End: A Series of Unfortunate Events #13

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    You are presumably looking here for clues to the shocking conclusion of this terminal audiobook, or the ending of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you listen to the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope.

    W. Black says: "Tim Curry makes a dreadful end nearly enjoyable"
    "Finally, The END!!!"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Having read the previous 11 books in the series, I found listening to Tim Curry a bit less painful than reading the book. If you are looking for closure, you will be 50% disappointed. My daughter loved this story. My only plus is that this is THE END!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The children in the hiding place sitting in the big comfortable chair reading the diary that had been left by their parents. This part of the closure I found enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    Tim Curry is wonderful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 5 Minute Mystery - The Missing Popcorn Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Tom Fowler
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Listen to each 5 Minute Mystery carefully, and select which clues either incriminate or exonerate each suspect. Select the guilty suspect from the list once you've found all of the clues.

    Amazon Customer says: "Causes you to think!"
    "Causes you to think!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up 5 Minute Mystery - The Missing Popcorn Mystery in three words, what would they be?

    I have read 3 of Tom Fowler's 5 minute mysteries before I got this one to listen to. I have to say you really have to listen to pick up on the clues. I was able to figure out the who just not the how in this one. It was a fun listening experience.


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

    no, this is the first time I have heard Dick Hill


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

    Don't forget the butter.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stagestruck

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Pop diva Clarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera. But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she's pulled out of character as she screams and claws at her face. When tainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers point to her makeup artist. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeup artist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage.

    victoria says: "Book is damaged"
    "A must listen or read mystery fans"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, so many characters and a super suprise ending. Peter Lovesey keeps you on edge because you never know which way the plot will turn.


    What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Prebble does an excellent job of bringing Peter Diamond to life. Now when I read Peter Diamond mysteries I hear his voice.


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

    my basic reaction to the end was OMG!!! I didn't see that coming.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5355)
    Performance
    (3692)
    Story
    (3711)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Hot Hot Hot"
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    Where does Halfway to the Grave rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is definitely in my top 10 listens of 2011


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Halfway to the Grave?

    Steamy Vampire Sex!!!! Who knew?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is a scene where Kat is taking a bath that took my breath away.


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

    After listening to this first book of the series I went and downloaded the rest, I only hope they are as good and steamy as this one.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1961)
    Performance
    (1698)
    Story
    (1673)

    With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

    Coffee Lover says: "The joy continues!"
    "A Royal Cozy"
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    Would you listen to Royal Flush again? Why?

    Maybe, but there are several more books in this series that i can listen to before wanting to listen to this particular one again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was an easy listen and one easy to stop for awhile and come back to later to finish. It had a very exciting ending although the culprit had been pretty well deduced prior to the climax. As far as I can tell Lady G. escaped with her virginity intact.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    Lady Georgianna the main Character was my favorite. Ms. Kellgren did an excellent job of making her a very likeable Royal while making others seem a bit too stuck up.


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

    no, there are few, very few audible books that I want to listen to in one sitting. I did this particular book in 3 sittings or drivings would be a better description.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to listening to other adventures of the fair Lady Georgianna, 34th(?) in the line to the throne and broke.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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