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C. Farmer

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  • A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (211)

    It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes - but Nelson isn't convinced.

    Sires says: "Elly Griffith Is Back in Better Form"
    "Another great story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Room Full of Bones to be better than the print version?

    audio brings the story to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interaction of the characters and a good story


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

    Make you feel like you are in the story and these are people you know.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Kingfisher: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (156)

    When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive.

    Chablis from Seattle says: "A delightful, tangled web of intrigue!"
    "Hamish, a Russian? Really?"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know. Someone who doesn't expect a mystery to be remotely believable.


    What was most disappointing about M. C. Beaton’s story?

    Disappointing because I expect a much better story from M. C. Beaton. Is someone else writing for her now?


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

    I enjoy Graeme Malcolm. His voice and what he brings to the story. Unfortunately, even he couldn't make this story believable.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that Hamish has come to this and anger that I paid money to listen to it. Are there no believable, interesting, nice characters in the Scottish villages Hamish patrols.
    If I were Scottish I wouldn't be happy.


    Any additional comments?

    Come on M. C. Beaton, stop churning them out and write a good one, like you use to. I'm looking forward to the new Agatha Raisin and hope I won't be disappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Half Empty

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Rakoff
    • Narrated By David Rakoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (322)

    In this deeply funny (and, no kidding, wise and poignant) book, Rakoff examines the realities of our sunny, gosh­ everyone-can-be-a-star contemporary culture and finds that, pretty much as a universal rule, the best is not yet to come, adversity will triumph, justice will not be served, and your dreams won’t come true. The book ranges from the personal to the universal, combining stories from Rakoff’s reporting and accounts of his own experi­ences....

    Maeghan says: "Even better heard than read"
    "Too negative for me."
    Overall
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    Story
    What disappointed you about Half Empty?

    I found no humor and a lot of sarcasm.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I don't know, I couldn't listen to all the whining.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Suicide Run: Three Harry Bosch Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (767)
    Performance
    (651)
    Story
    (651)

    Here is LAPD Detective Harry Bosch as we've never seen him before, in three never-before-collected stories. In "Suicide Run", the apparent suicide of a beautiful young starlet turns out to be much more sinister than it seems. In "Cielo Azul", Bosch is haunted by a long-ago closed case: the murder of a teenage girl who was never identified. In "One Dollar Jackpot", Bosch works the murder of a professional poker player whose skills have made her more than one enemy.

    B. brown says: "Not what you expect"
    "Connelly never disappoints."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Suicide Run the most enjoyable?

    The audio brings it to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    kept me interested to the end. great characters and interaction. I feel like I know these people. I like the way they drift in and out of each others stories.


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

    When I think of Harry B. I hear Len Cariou's voice in my head.


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

    Tight story with each character adding to the plot. Love it all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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