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Mary

Carlsbad, CA, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • Roseanna: A Martin Beck Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (116)

    On a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from Sweden's Lake Vättern. Three months later, all that Police Inspector Martin Beck knows is that her name is Roseanna, that she came from Lincoln, Nebraska, and that she could have been strangled by any one of 85 people. As Beck narrows down the list of likely suspects, he is drawn increasingly to the enigma of the victim, a free-spirited traveler with a penchant for the casual sexual encounter.

    Patty B says: "Skip the audiobook and read the book..."
    "Maybe a 3 and a half"
    Overall

    This was a good, straight-forward detective story that demonstrates the methodical police work necessary to solve a crime. It held my interest and I did enjoy it, but don't know why it was listed as a "classic" in the beginning narration. Maybe, because in the 60's, it was similar to the Dragnet series. But, it did lead me along with the author in solving the mystery. Maybe, a 3.9.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Twentieth Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated By Sneha Mathan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (493)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (179)

    An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most controversial empresses, a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire.

    Jersey Girl says: "Great narration, love story & history"
    "A good historical novel"
    Overall

    I really knew very little about the Emperors in India in the 16th and 17th century and therefore I really enjoyed this fictionalized novel of real events. It was very interesting to read of the court life and the hardships faced by those around the court, as well as the historical figures.

    This is one of those books that is better listened to than read, because the reader's accent gives a charming dimension to the story.

    There is a sequel to this book and another by the same author and I plan to listen to both of them.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Legal Limit

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Martin Clark
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Martin Clark has been praised as "part John Grisham, part Hunter S.Thompson, and part sheer grit". Mason Hunt returns to his small Virginia hometown as the county's commonwealth attorney. Mason's brother Gates, who's currently serving a 20 year prison term, thinks Mason should have enough pull to set him free. And when Mason refuses, Gates hatches a plan to destroy his brother's life with a secret they both swore they'd take to the grave.

    Bee Keeper says: "Original, Engaging - Time and Money Well Spent"
    "I wish there were more books by this author"
    Overall

    Martin Clark is an excellent writer who really develops his characters. This was a book that I designed my day around, so that I could listen while doing tasks. The plot seemed simple at first, but develops into quite a convoluted, complex plot.

    The reader was very good, and since Audible doesn't have any other books by this author, I will search for books read by Ed Sala. He has such a good pace to his narration and his voice is soothing and fades into the background as the story unfolds.

    All in all, a very enjoyable read!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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