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Leslie

Virginia Beach, VA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Night Train to Memphis

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Grace Conlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    An assistant curator of Munich's National Museum, Vicky Bliss is no expert on Egypt, but she does have a Ph.D. in solving crimes. So when an intelligence agency offers her a luxury Nile cruise if she'll help solve a murder and stop a heist of Egyptian antiquities, all 5'11" of her takes the plunge.

    Snoodely says: "What a difference a narrator makes."
    "Yet another success"
    Overall

    For fans of the Amelia Peabody series, Vicky Bliss continues in the tradition of Amelia P. Emerson. I simply became captivated with the John Smythe character and grew to love 'Papa' Schmitt. The performance enhances the story and quickly grabs the listening full attention. Start with the first Vicky Bliss and read on. You won't be sorry... until you find out that after this one, there's only one more left!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tomb of the Golden Bird: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (227)

    Convinced that the tomb of the little-known King Tutankhamen lies somewhere in the Valley of the Kings, eminent Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson and his intrepid wife, Amelia Peabody, seem to have hit a wall. Having been banned forever from the East Valley, Emerson, against Amelia's advice, has tried desperately to persuade Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to relinquish their digging rights.

    says: "They're back"
    "the beginning or the end...."
    Overall

    I started the Amelia Peabody series with this audio book that I found on sale a couple of years ago. It started me on a journey through Egypt with some fascinating and fun characters. I got my friends hooked on the series and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the journey. The narrator makes the story come alive, giving each character its own personality as dictated by the author's wonderful writing style. Yes, there are some slow parts, but stick with it and you won't be disappointed! If possible, listen to in order, starting with Crocodile on the Sandbank. Truly a fine experience.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Camel Died at Noon: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (92)

    The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son's new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and a cryptic map had been delivered to Blacktower, awakening his hope that the couple was still alive.

    Debra says: "Good Story, Painful Narration"
    "It's a great story"
    Overall

    but find it narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt if you can. She does a much better job as Amelia Peabody than Ms. O'Malley and her Emerson voice is better as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By James McBride
    • Narrated By Andre Braugher, Lainie Kazan
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (21)

    James McBride recalls his confusion as a black child of a white mother, the hardships of his childhood, and his own flirtation with drugs and violence, in the struggle to make peace with his own identity. Performed by Andre Braugher and Lainie Kazan, this extraordinary and best selling memoir offers a special reflection on race and identity, a beautiful tribute to a mother from her son.

    Tanisha says: "Worth the audible yearlong subscription"
    "Sorry, but I could not finish"
    Overall

    This story was recommended to me by a friend in a book club based on her experience with it in the school system she works for. Sorry to say that none of us in the club were able to finish this one. It simply could not capture our interest.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Screen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Buddy Bollen is a C-list movie mogul who made his fortune producing films of questionable artistic merit. When Buddy hires Sunny Randall to protect his rising star and girlfriend, Erin Flint, Sunny knows from the start that the prickly, spoiled beauty won't make her job easy. And when Erin's sister, Misty, is found dead in the lavish home they share with sugar daddy Bollen, there doesn't seem to be a single lead worth pursuing.

    A User says: "Wonderful Listen"
    "Robert B Parker special"
    Overall

    Blue Screen scrolls by quickly for the listening but offers a great story and an exciting new character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KnockOut: FBI Thriller #13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo, Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (99)

    Seven-year-old Autumn Backman has a gift: she can communicate telepathically with others. Not everyone, mind you, but with a select few with whom she shares a special kinship. When Autumn and her mother, Joanna, take her father's ashes to be buried in the family plot in Brickers Bowl, Georgia, she witnesses a horrifying sight: her grandmother and two uncles, burying a pile of dead bodies in the middle of the night.

    Lehua says: "Predictable all the way"
    "FBI Series is the best"
    Overall

    It is a pleasure to experience the character development that Ms. Coulter has cultivated throughout the FBI series. I just love Savage, the tough, vegetarian, tea-drinking FBI agent who married his partner. This offering explores some 'paranormal' activity and throws in quite a few surprises. A fast read, there is something for everyone!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • He Shall Thunder in the Sky: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (350)

    In her best-selling Amelia Peabody mysteries, author Elizabeth Peters has created an award-winning mixture of vivid archeological detail, finely-tuned suspense, and witty romance. This, the 12th Amelia Peabody mystery, opens in 1914. As the tides of war rise, Egypt is threatened by attacks. Espionage abounds, pulling in several members of the Peabody Emerson household even as they embark on a new archeological season.

    iphone reader says: "Excellent!"
    "Best one yet"
    Overall

    The entire series bears listening to from beginning to end... taking advantage of the vocal talents of Barbara Rosenblatt. The series develops relationships and a history that draws the listening in. This offering, while probably the longest, was my absolute favorite. The talents of Barbara Mertz, AKA Elizabeth Peters, knows no bounds. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • From Dead to Worse: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3442)
    Performance
    (1787)
    Story
    (1791)

    The eighth entry in Charlaine Harris' New York Times best selling, Anthony Award-winning series finds Sookie reeling from an explosive attack on the previous month's vampire summit. Many vampires were killed, including several of Sookie's friends. But most pressing for Sookie is the unknown status of her weretiger boyfriend Quinn. Like it or not, everything is changing in the supernatural world - and Sookie is caught in the middle.

    Irenehope says: "Seven books in Seven Days"
    "Best Yet"
    Overall

    Kind of a cult following, Sookie Stackhouse is now starring in her own HBO series. The books, however, must be better than the series! This one is definitely one of the better in the series. You can see the author really working on developing characters and their whole fantasy world. Worth the read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Ties, Book Four: All Souls' Night

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jennifer Armintrout
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (129)

    I have reached my breaking point. And now I will not, cannot be stopped. With the Soul Eater on the verge of god status, it's time for me to take a final stand, even if it means losing everything I love. Even if it means losing my life.

    A User says: "Satisfying Fantasy"
    "Interesting series"
    Overall

    This book really ties up the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mistral's Kiss: Meredith Gentry, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (272)

    "I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne of fairie. My day job, once upon a time, was as a private detective in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, princess has now become a full-time occupation. My aunt, Queen Andais, will have it no other way. And so I am virtually a prisoner in fairie - trapped here with some of the realm's most beautiful men to serve as my bodyguards...and my lovers."

    Tim says: "Poor Doyle!"
    "Where does she get these ideas?"
    Overall

    The entire series is steamy and exotic. If you think reading the books are risque, listening doubles your pleasure!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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