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Alexis

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom | Member Since 2011

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  • The Listening Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (167)

    No one would ever have guessed that Paulina Paine was deaf, and that her ability to lip-read was astonishing. So the two men who met one day during the showing of a new art exhibition did not realise until too late that the middle-aged tweedy figure sitting out of earshot could understand every word they said. And it had been no ordinary conversation. In fact, Paulina was so shaken by its implications that she went to see Miss Silver straight away.

    Constance says: "Elegant classic mystery"
    "Another good read by Patricia Wentworth"
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    Patricia Wentworth has a knack of making her books eminently readable and listenable and entertaining to the end. Whilst her main character through the books, Miss Maud Silver, plays an integral role in the books, she does not dominate them. Patricia uses her main character as the catalist from which the other characters find their way to the truth. This makes all the books very individual as all the "main" characters for each is different.

    Patricia has the skill of being able to sway the reader or listener to like or dislike the character under surveillance as the guilt or innocence evolves and the true distinctive qualities are gradually revealed. Makes the books hard to put down.

    I would recommend this series to everyone who enjoys a good mystery, particularly those based in the past.

    I look forward to Audible to obtaining the rest of the series so that I can listen to more ...!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Murder and Mendelssohn: A Phryne Fisher Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Stephanie Daniel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (162)

    An orchestral conductor has been found dead and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson needs the delightfully incisive and sophisticated Miss Fisher's assistance. Hugh Tregennis has been murdered in a most flamboyant mode by a killer with a point to prove. But how many killers is Phryne really stalking? At the same time, the dark curls and disdainful air of mathematician and code-breaker Rupert Sheffield are taking Melbourne by storm. They've certainly taken the heart of Phryne's old friend from the trenches of WWI, John Wilson. Phryne recognises Sheffield as a man who attracts danger and is determined to protect John from harm.

    Kate says: "Starchy mystery accompanies KG's take on Sherlock"
    "Brilliant Phryne"
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    The Phryne Fisher series just gets better and better. They are well written and researched. There are excellent characters which the reader will get more and more attached to. The stories are fun as well as being brilliant mysteries.

    Can't wait for the next one to be written!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gaudy Night

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By AudioGO Ltd
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the "Gaudy", the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters - including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder and one of them involves a long Latin quotation, which makes Harriet suspect that the perpetrator is probably a member of the Senior Common Room. But which of the apparently rational, respectable dons could be committing such crazed acts?

    Daniel Neal says: "Unabridged? Uh-uh!"
    "Another Great Story from Dorothy"
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    This is a great story and performed well and convincingly. Dorothy has a way of bringing the characters to life whilst keeping tongue in cheek to make the books entertaining as well as interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gazebo

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    The only barrier between Althea and marriage to Nicholas is her mother, who uses her ill-health to keep Althea a prisoner in their old London house. When Miss Silver is employed as a nurse for the old lady she's welcomed with open arms. But when two strangely competitive offers for the Grahams' house are made to her it suggests that the house may hold some dark rewarding secret.

    Alexis says: "Good story and excellent characters"
    "Good story and excellent characters"
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    Performance
    Story

    Patricia Wentworth has a knack of making her books eminently readable and listenable and entertaining to the end. Whilst her main character through the books, Miss Maud Silver, plays an integral role in the books, she does not dominate them. Patricia uses her main character as the catalist from which the other characters find their way to the truth. This makes all the books very individual as all the "main" characters for each is different.

    I would recommend this series to everyone who enjoys a good mystery, particularly those based in the past.

    I look forward to Audible to obtaining the rest of the series so that I can listen to more ...!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Fingerprint

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    When she found the body of her beloved Uncle Jonathan, Georgina's mind went blank. Instinctively, she stooped to pick up the revolver, thus becoming the prime suspect - especially as she stood to inherit a large fortune. But Uncle Jonathan had a second, secret will and the beneficiary is the wide-eyed, seemingly innocent Mirrie Fields. There is also the puzzle of the missing fingerprint. It was the showpiece of Uncle Jonathan's collection, acquired from a self-confessed murderer...who is still at large.

    Alexis says: "Another good read from Patricia Wentworth"
    "Another good read from Patricia Wentworth"
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    Patricia Wentworth books (which I have just discovered) are extremely good and this is no exception. They do not follow one particular formula, so they are all entertaining and keep the interest to the end. This one has some excellent twists and unexpected turns and keeps the reader or listener gripped until the end.

    I would recommend this and the other Patricia Wentworth books to everyone who enjoys a mystery.

    I am hoping that Audible make the rest in the series available soon ...!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Ivory Dagger

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (41)

    Bill Waring is collecting his wits in hospital after a train crash when he discovers that Lady Dryden, has pressured his fiancée Lila into an engagement with Herbert Whitall. Whitall is aggressive, with a cold-hearted possessiveness that expands past the bounds of the ivory collection he can't bear to lose. His employees hate him, Lila is terrified of him and it appears that he even has a hold on Lady Dryden. When a dagger in Whitall's collection becomes the instrument of his own death, there are many suspects.

    Alexis says: "He deserved to die!!"
    "He deserved to die!!"
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    A newly discovered author for me, but one which I am really enjoying. The Miss Silver series is great in that the language is good, the stories set in the early 1900s which means that the scene setting is also very interesting.

    The author manages to sway the reader (well me, at any rate) as she builds up her characters. The herione (at first sight) appears to be a wishy washy girl - but she turns out merely to be another character in the end - the herione being someone much more deserving!! Good story which I would recommend to any murder mystery reader.

    I hope audible manages to publish the rest of this series soon ... please!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Brading Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (69)

    Lewis Brading loves only one thing - his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder.

    Kathleen Rogers says: "Lovers of classic British mystery, rejoice!"
    "Another excellent story by Patricia Wentworth"
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    This author is quite a new find for me and I am really enjoying this series.

    She manages to lead you by the nose up to a point and then throw in a curve ball to knock you off your balance of thinking for a while. The characterisations are really excellent and one finds oneself either liking or disliking them as the author intends - when she throws mud at them (in the literal sense) they become less likeable. As she clears their characters, they become much more sympathetic and likeable.

    A really gifted author. I am looking forward to audible publishing the rest of the series ... please!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Traveller Returns

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    Anne Jocelyn was beautiful, wealthy, charming and spoilt to the core. She was also killed on a beach in Brittany early in the war. Her estranged husband inherited her money and, three years later, is planning marriage once again. So when Anne arrives at the family home unannounced, having at last escaped Nazi-occupied France, it is a terrible shock. It is even more shocking when a woman close to her is found murdered….

    Julia says: "An excellent example of a Patricia Wentworth novel"
    "A very clever twist at the end!"
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    Only recently discovered this author and am really delighted with all the books I have read or listened to so far - this one is no different. In fact, the twist at the end was most unexepcted and strayed a long way from the usual formula of the murder mystery stories one reads.

    The books written in the Miss Silver series are set in England in the early 1900s and the language used and descriptions of the the houses and panorama set the scene beautifully.

    I would recommend this author to anyone who loves a good murder mystery in the classic style. I hope audible manage to publish the rest of the series soon ...!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Janus Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (181)

    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

    Sara says: "Return to Salt Marsh & Mysterious Archeology"
    "Interesting Development"
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    Although it was obvious from very early on in the book who the "culprit" was in this book, it was extremely interesting to see how the author brought it to the attention of the characters in the book. She developed it exceptionally well, fitting the responses and thoughts of her characters around it. It is very well written and a joy to read or listen to! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anna, Where Are You?: A Miss Silver Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Thomasina Elliott never expected to keep in touch with lonely orphan Anna Ball after they left school. However when Anna wrote to her, she felt obliged to reply. The correspondence between them was constant for years until Thomasina found herself waiting for a letter that never came. Thomasina has no particular reason to believe that anything has happened to her old friend, but when she makes some enquiries she discovers Anna has disappeared without a trace.

    Elizabeth says: "Classic Miss Silver"
    "Another great Miss Silver story."
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    This is another great Miss Silver story with an excellent twist at the end which I wasn't expecting! I have only recently found the stories by Patricia Wentworth and am delighted with them. I would recommend them to anyone who loves mystery stories. They are set in the 1920's - 1930's and have a great atmosphere. They are excellently read, Diana Bishop getting into the characters and putting emphasis in the story where it warrants it. Just a good all round listen.

    I am hoping that audible manage to get the rest of the series in audible format so I can have the complete set to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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