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  • The Game: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (234)

    The seventh Mary Russell novel finds her searching for the missing Kimball O'Hara, the famous "Kim" of the Rudyard Kipling novel.

    Kat Coz says: "another very enjoyable trip"
    "Why the Interest in the Immoral?"
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    If you could sum up The Game in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, Good, Uncomfortable


    Would you be willing to try another book from Laurie R. King? Why or why not?

    Yes, I already have and, for the most part, enjoy this series.


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

    Excellent voice control and distinctive characters.


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

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Ms. King likes to tickle the uncomfortable edge of the illicit - not what I read her stories for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Golden One: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 14

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (101)

    New York Times best-selling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters is at her stylish and suspenseful best in a richly woven tale of greed, treachery, and murder set against the tumultuous backdrop of wartime intrigue.

    Suzanne says: "The Golden One"
    "Unabridged Version a Waste of Money"
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    Any fan of this series would have to be disappointed with this abridged version! So much of the nuance essential to building a relationship with the characters is destroyed by the hacking away of Ms. Peters excellent writing and character delvelopment.
    I thoroughly enjoy the Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters especially as narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. However, this abridged version cuts too much of the story out. The relationship between Ramses and Nefret Emerson is vital to carrying on the legacy of the main character and is sliced apart with editing
    Please Audible! Get the unabridged versions of this and "Children of the Storm" so I can complete my series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Call of the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jack London
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    The Call of the Wild is the thrilling story of Buck, a domestic dog from California kidnapped and thrust into the harsh, physical world of the Yukon, a land of danger and ferocity, a land of wolves, blizzards, and treacherous frozen rivers that swallow up entire dog teams. Here is where Buck must learn to survive. He must become as wild and vicious as the wilderness that surrounds him...or die!

    Kim says: "More Brutal Than I Remembered"
    "More Brutal Than I Remembered"
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    I chose this book as a 'classic' to add to my library. It is hard to read about any animal being abused and I had a hard time getting through it because of that.
    It's not the kind of book that will leave you with a good feeling or even a greater understanding - it's just a story that focuses on the brutality of humans and animals.
    I understand that some may find the story being told entirely through Buck's (the dog) perspective interesting but that did not make it worth the sadness I was left with at the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdom: A Fargo Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (563)

    Sam and Remi Fargo return for the thrilling third adventure in the acclaimed new series. In Spartan Gold and Lost Empire, Clive Cussler brought readers into the world of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, whose passion and instinct for treasure-hunting has led to extraordinary discoveries-and perilous journeys. Their next adventure, however, might be their most astonishing yet.

    John says: "A great story and set of hero's"
    "Right in Cussler's 'Sweet Spot'"
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    Ok, I'm a fan of Clive Cussler series. That being said: there is a cheese-y factor to the dialogue between characters consistently. If you don't take the books too seriously, you can enjoy the ride and sometimes learn some interesting factoids...
    This book falls into the typical Cussler recipe: fast-moving and fun with a bit of danger and mystery thrown in.
    He does not write women very well - they are all caricatures, Barbie meets Lara Croft. But they have improved over the years and I do give him credit for trying to make them a little more human with humor.
    But if you enjoy action/adventure without a lot of graphic gore or sex (one of the reasons I consistently reach for his books) you'll probably enjoy this and other Cussler reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (721)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (393)

    Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

    Coffee Lover says: "A Delicious Confection"
    "Fun Jaunt Through the Egyptian Desert"
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    Interesting introduction to one of the best scoundrels to plague the Emersons.
    Barbara Rosenblatt is excellent, as usual in this series but you must continue with the next books to get the full benefit of Ms Rosenblatt's ability to round out new personalities.
    This is a romp and you must appreciate the tongue-in-cheek humor of the author to fully enjoy this terrific series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (3766)
    Performance
    (3185)
    Story
    (3175)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "Entertaining look at the aristocracy of England..."
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    With humor and some wit, the author introduces us to the character and characters of the royal family.
    I am interested to see if the characters distaste for anyone outside 'the peerage' and americans especially, is just the characters view or if that distain is the authors opinion.
    Well performed. I will definitely try at least one more book in the series.
    Another pro: while the author skates on the edges of the main characters moral degradation, so far it's nice to 'read' a book where the main character has not chucked all sense of decency for the 'modern' world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Lindsay Duncan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (902)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (431)

    Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.

    Louise says: "excellent reading"
    "A Classic; Must Have for Audio Library!"
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    Although the story has been often told and dramatized with varying results; this is definitely worth adding to your permanent audio library.
    Narration is better-than-average.
    If you enjoy a good human story with subtle humor revealing human frailties this is a story for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (679)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (435)

    Followers of the New Temple of God - all well-bred, well-heeled young women - are becoming targets for murder. With Sherlock Holmes at her side, Mary Russell plunges headlong into a dangerous investigation of life behind the sinister temple walls.

    Karen says: "A Monstrous Regiment of Women"
    "A Worthy Follow-Up to Beekeepers Apprentice"
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    An excellent story. Good development of the main character and supporting cast.
    Very satisfying as a follow-up to Ms. Kings "The Beekeepers Apprentice".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Language of Bees: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (620)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (307)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King has won or been nominated for every major award in mystery writing. King's beloved sleuth Mary Russell here attempts to reverse her legendary husband, Sherlock Holmes', greatest failure.

    mike says: "To all Holmes buff's,"
    "Not the Best of the Series"
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    Rather slow-moving. The details are necessary for the next in the series, but really just as a way to introduce you to the characters and circumstances to come.
    It's a bit tedious, but will be worth the read once you get The God of the Hive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Falcon at the Portal: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (489)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (255)

    Join spunky Amelia and her charming family for a thrilling new archaeological adventure in Edwardian Egypt. Even on the joyous occasion of the marriage of their Egyptian "son" David to their beloved niece Lia, trouble finds Amelia and hunky hubby Emerson. And this time it is personal.

    Kermit says: "Perhaps Best of Series"
    "One of EP's Two Best of the Amelia Peabody Series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Falcon at the Portal to be better than the print version?

    Definitely as good. Barbara Rosenblat adds so much depth to the characters.


    What other book might you compare The Falcon at the Portal to and why?

    He Shall Thunder in the Sky. It's the next book in the series and I have yet to find others that truly comparable. However readers of the this series will likely enjoy the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Hard to choose between Amelia Peabody-Emerson and Professor Radcliffe Emerson...


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

    Indiana Jones, move over!


    Any additional comments?

    With the exception of one or two 'slips' in the character of Nefret Forth's dialogue - this is truly enjoyable reading/listening and addictive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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