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LadyGem

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  • Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010)

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (188)

    In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Siobhan says: "Funny, funny, funny!"
    "Hilarious..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010) the most enjoyable?

    Arthur's rendition of God Bless You Merry Gentlemen is just brilliant!!! I hit the thirty second rewind button nearly five times and each I was crackin' up laughin'! John Finnemore is just too funny!!! Oh, and the name games are great!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Arthur is my favorite character, because he hilariously tries so hard!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was the opening when Arthur comes in singing, "Get dress you merry gentlemen!"


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Douglas gave Arthur the knowledge of the international date line so that he would understand that his gets to have another Christmas day in Hawaii!


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  • A Charles Paris Mystery: Cast in Order of Disappearance (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris with Martine McCutcheon as Jodie Ricks in this BBC Radio 4 comedy detective drama. Charles finds himself uncharacteristically employed in a film, having landed the part of Szabec, a middle management vampire in 'The Wreathing'. His co-star is swimwear model turned actress Jodie Ricks and before long, Jodie is using Charles as a confidant.

    Cheryl Waters says: "Always a Trip to Paris!"
    "Love it!!!"
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    If you could sum up A Charles Paris Mystery: Cast in Order of Disappearance (BBC Radio Crimes) in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the dynamic between Charles and Maurice. And also the love/hate relationship between Charles and Frances.


    What does Bill Nighy and Martine McCutcheon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well, I would have to say that they brought a 'realness' to the characters. I thought that Jodie was a bit whiny to me at first but became more geniune as the story progress. I started to like her. The dynamic between her and Charles was similar to a father/daughter relationship although he was not much of a Dad to his own daughter.


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

    It made me laugh so much, I had to listen to it again!


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  • Charles Paris: Murder in the Title (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Charles Paris is his own worst enemy, a louche lush who can resist anything except temptation - especially in the form of women and alcohol. He’s been out of work so long now he feels he may never get a job and he’s driving Frances, his semi-ex-wife, mad. So when he’s offered a small role in a play, she nearly pushes him out of the door. But it seems that ‘The Message is Murder’ is such a terrible production that someone wants to kill off the cast.

    Cheryl Waters says: "Another BBC Value Performance"
    "This is GREAT!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would totally recommend this to anyone who loves british comedy, drama, mystery, etc. Well written and easy to follow.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Maurice. He is a classic act and so funny! Although he does not do his utmost for Charles as Charles sees it, he seems to be the only one in Charles' corner.


    Which character – as performed by Bill Nighy – was your favorite?

    Charles, hands down. He is great when he is jealous and he is the best singer when he is drunk!


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

    Yes it is. I have listen to this three times already!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Private

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1704)
    Performance
    (1039)
    Story
    (1036)

    Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

    Meaghan says: "private"
    "Fantastic!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Private to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the audio is more intense and gets the adrenaline pumping more so than the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the twist of the twins. How, even from the grave, their Dad still manages to pit them against one another.


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

    This is the first time I have ever heard Peter Hermann's performances and I really enjoyed listening to him.


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

    What mad me cry was Colleen. She was so depressive and sad.


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  • Paul Temple and the Conrad Case (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated By Peter Coke, Majorie Westbury, Full Cast
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    Paul Temple, the creation of Francis Durbridge, was one of radio's most popular sleuths. He and his glamorous wife Steve inhabit a sophisticated world where they sip well-chilled cocktails, where Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard always sends for Paul when the going gets tricky, and where Paul's incisive mind picks up every one of the carefully strewn clues.

    LadyGem says: "Wonderfully portrayed!"
    "Wonderfully portrayed!"
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    Would you listen to Paul Temple and the Conrad Case (Dramatized) again? Why?

    I enjoyed the first book, Paul Temple and the Geneva Affair, and got hooked. The full cast dramatization was excellent. I felt I was right there while the story was unfolding.


    What other book might you compare Paul Temple and the Conrad Case (Dramatized) to and why?

    I actually compared this to the Thin Man series. The team of Paul and Steve reminds me so much of Nick and Nora Charles. The really work well together.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Steve is my favorite character.


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

    "By Timothy!" or "Where's Charlie fishing? In the Thames!"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated By Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Full Cast
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Just as he and Steve are looking forward to a well-earned break, Paul is contacted by the wealthy financier Maurice Lonsdale, whose brother-in-law was apparently killed by accident in Geneva. His widowed sister Margaret is increasingly convinced that her husband is still alive, and she wants Paul Temple to investigate! Suddenly attempts are being made on Paul and Steve's lives, and they become embroiled in a plot of deception stretching from London to Switzerland.

    LadyGem says: "Absolutely Marvelous!!!"
    "Absolutely Marvelous!!!"
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    Where does Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatized) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top drawer!!! If you like the American Nick and Nora Charles of the Thin Man movies, you will fall in love with Paul and Steve Temple. They have such a great dynamic!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatized)?

    The entire production was memorable!!


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

    They bring the story to life for me. I can picture every scene!


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

    Like all mysteries, it was intense and lots of fun! So many red-herrings, I was shocked at who actually did the deed! Love it!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti
    Overall
    (666)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (524)

    It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family.

    Gayle A. Orner says: "Yawn!"
    "Exciting!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook to all die-hard Alex Cross fans. Alex faces his biggest challegne now that he's married. He pushes the envelop in this story...almost made me want to slap him, but in the end, you can remember why you feel safe with Alex on the job.


    What other book might you compare Merry Christmas, Alex Cross to and why?

    None


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite was the snow plow scene, after Alex was shot. Struggling to get out of the way of the plow, I felt like I was right there. Got my adrenaline rushing!!


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

    "Not again!", everytime he's with his family and gets that call.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love action, mix in a little intrigue and just a sprinkle of family love, you will love the Alex Cross series. Each book is better than the last. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldsmith's Daughter: A Roger the Chapman Medieval Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Kate Sedley
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    King Edward IV trembles as he decides the fate of his sibling. And Richard, Duke of Gloucester tries to find a way to save George from being put to death by their eldest brother, the King. So when the Duke sees his loyal servant Roger the Chapman at his trial, he recognises that he has a chance.

    Wadie says: "|Fun"
    "Excellent!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who loves medievil stories!


    What other book might you compare The Goldsmith's Daughter to and why?

    None


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

    Peter Wickham brings the charactors to life for me. I was able to distiguish each person by his talented voice. I usually prefer dramatization of books, but this book really came to life, as if I were there watching it unfold.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, after all of the painstaking detective that went into solving the murder, the twist at the end knocked me off my feet! I was truly surprised!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cross Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Andre Braugher, Jay O. Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (845)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (353)

    Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories - is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction.

    Andrea D. Thomas says: "Loved It!"
    "Outstanding..."
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    What did you love best about Cross Fire?

    I admire how Cross does his best to balance home and work. Being a single parent, it is a difficult task. Especially, when work crosses over to home.


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

    I was on the edge of my seat from the beginning of this series. But in the beginning of this book, the scene between the Mastermind and Max Seigel had my heart pumping.


    Have you listened to any of Andre Braugher and Jay O. Sanders ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am new to Audible.com, so this is my first time listen to Mr. Braugher and Mr. Sander's performances. I really enjoyed both and can't wait to listen to I, Alex Cross.


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

    I have no idea.


    Any additional comments?

    Been a fan of Alex Cross since Kiss The Girls. Hope there will be more books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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