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G. Griggs

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  • Murder By the Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (119)

    Leonard Dyke's writing style didn't offend. But all of his work featured unhappy endings: murders. When four people die, including the author, police finally call on Nero Wolfe. Wolfe baits a trap, and when it springs shut, he finds that truth is stranger (and bloodier) than fiction.

    M. W. Baker says: "Good stuff"
    "Wonderful Plot and Story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. but not the best quality.


    Did Michael Prichard do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Seemed he may have been under the weather during this one.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a Technical quality problem with the Gain and other board things.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By M J Arlidge
    • Narrated By Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (262)

    On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

    Amazon Customer says: "Like listening to an episode of MI5 - love it!"
    "Loved this So much."
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    Please do more of these, would like to follow these characters more. This is a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Princess Bride

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By William Goldman
    • Narrated By Rob Reiner
    Overall
    (481)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (333)

    This adventure story has everything you could want: the good guy, some bad guys, the girl, sword fighting, revenge, romance, of course a happy ending, and rodents of unusual size. Join Westley the plucky farm boy, Buttercup the beautiful young maiden, Inigo Montoya the driven, embittered swordsman, and many other strange and unusual characters in this swashbuckling tale of good-natured silliness. It is read by Rob Reiner, who directed the motion picture based on this classic tale.

    rachel says: "Way Too Abridged"
    "Wonderful Delightful"
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    Love the behind the scenes information. And reminiscences, especially of an old friend.
    Thank you "BOSS".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11:11 the Time Prompt Phenomenon: The Meaning Behind Mysterious Signs, Sequences, and Synchronicities

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Marie D. Jones, Larry Flaxman
    • Narrated By Sheila Book
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Is it happening to you? You wake up at night, look at the clock, and notice that it is 11:11 p.m. This happens again the next night, and the next. You think it is a coincidence, but what if you were to discover that it was happening to others - possibly millions of others--all over the world? And that it meant something...something important? The reports of people noticing strange and repeated associations with the number 11 are on the rise, prompting theories connecting this phenomenon with the coming Mayan calendar end date of 12/21/2012.

    Chelsee says: "Very Thought Provoking"
    "Kinda Dissappointing"
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    This is a book about Yuri Geller's Ideas. I like Yuri Geller and respect him. This book does not appear to expound beyond Yuri's ideas, or offer any scientific attempts at proof. If you have never heard Mr. Geller's ideas then by all means buy this book. For me there was nothing new or extra. The Narration was Good. And i can't return it, WHY????

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent History

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, Kevin Moffett
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman, LJ Ganser
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    It begins as a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do not respond to speech; they don't learn to read, don't learn to write. As the number of cases grows to an epidemic level, theories spread. Maybe it's related to a popular antidepressant; maybe it's environmental. Or maybe these children have special skills all their own.

    Nick says: "Really appreciated it in this format."
    "Very Dissappointed not what i thought it was."
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    The Narration was Fine. I thought this was a book about Indigo and Crystal Children, but no.
    It was made for Cell phone users, a seek and find interactive Who-done-it, which is fine, but So BORING as a Fiction book. 1/3rd of the way in i was looking for a rope. So i turned it off instead. For some reason you can not Return this Book, so more then Disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
    • Narrated By Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
    Overall
    (2052)
    Performance
    (1860)
    Story
    (1852)

    From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

    Anne Morris says: "I don't normally write reviews but..."
    "Lovely Rememberances Rated this as 4.5 out of 5"
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    Loved the Back-story and how the Cast Bonded and stayed Bonded. The Remembrances of Andre' were delightful (and helped me remember him RIP Boss). Loved how they had fun, and how the stars aligned just right to make that movie possible. It was magical.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe: Old Time Radio - 9 Episodes

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Rex Stout, Louis Vittes
    • Narrated By Sydney Greenstreet, Don Stanley
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Nero Wolfe is an armchair detective created in 1934 by Rex Stout. Like many great detectives from the classic era, Nero Wolfe made the jump to radio and television. Five radio series have been produced starring Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin. These episodes come primarily from The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe which aired on NBC radio from October, 1950 to April, 1951.

    Amazon Customer says: "This book has 10 episodes, not 52"
    "Now I remember ..."
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    The NBC shows were not as faithfully written to the Characters by Rex Stout. Sidney Greenstreet was of course wonderful and carried the shows. The Archie performer was good but his character was not written correctly. Archie was a savvy detective in his own right not a novice, or a Whittling. If memory serves the CBS shows were far better written as to the overall characters and mental gymnastics of Nero Wolfe.

    But still for many reasons i am glad i have these to remember.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1381)
    Performance
    (1262)
    Story
    (1271)

    Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shape-shifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shape-shifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute - and they’ll pay him in medicine.

    Vinity says: "Wow!"
    "An Emotional Rollercoaster."
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    I have all the books in this series and love them all.

    Renee' Raudman's Narration is Fantastic! Her voicing even the Males is excellent. She also captures the Ironic and Sardonic in the Voice of the characters.

    I had this Book on Kindle Pre-order with Amazon and it was an Unexpected treat that i could get the Audible the same day.

    I Love the way the Authors have been doing their Magic Research, and all the American and other countries Culture/Pop Culture (e.g. Bugs Bunny, W.E. Coyote, The Princess Bride and other things American, Russian/European, 3AM Час волка).

    I love the Humour and the 3D feel of the characters.

    Any Writer(s) that can actually put me [old cynic] on an Emotional Roller-Coaster have got it together. I love the characters and they are almost real to me.

    Please keep this series alive, Thank you.



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    Let me get this out of the way; I normally do not read fun books or watch fun Movies with sad endings, if this was the only book of the series i had seen, i would have read the end first and not purchased it. This is ME and has nothing to do with the Writing or narration or story, I AM Weird that way. I have never watched the Movie "Titanic" cause the name gives the ending away. So this is not a critique of the Book or Series.

    <-- END SPOILER/

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Something from the Nightside: Nightside, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1295)
    Performance
    (757)
    Story
    (770)

    "Taylor is the name. John Taylor...My card says I'm a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding things. It's part of the Gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside - the hidden heart of London where it's always three a.m., where inhuman creatures and otherworldly gods walk side-by-side in the endless darkness of the soul. Assignment: Joanna Barrett hires me to track down her teenage daughter, who decided to forgo the circus and run away to the Nightside."

    Angela says: "The Nightside"
    "Wonderful and full of Camp."
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    Take 1 part Dashiell Hammett, 1 part Jim Butcher, 1 part Mickey Spillane, and finally 1 part Neil Gaiman, add a dash of Archie Goodwin wise-assery from Rex Stout;

    Mix thoroughly with Magic and pour out sideways, there you have it: "The Nightside".

    One could call this Campy or a Homage' to the Detective writers/stories of the 30's, 40's and 50's, "Witch" I loved growing up. Later i began to read "Constantine", "The Dresden Files", "Neverwhere" and Marion Zimmer Bradley's "GhostLight" Series.

    This Series is a combination of those [above] styles/stories, and out popped Mr. Green's own Flavour of Magical Detective.

    I appreciate this Homage to the old style of rough and tumble, classic American Detective (Dick). I can read the affection that Mr. Green has for those stories and the idea that there is Magic in the world. To me it is fun to read the English slant on this beloved genre' of writing.

    The Narrator is wonderful and easy to understand.

    I want to read more of these and some of the other different Series by Mr. Green.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Might As Well Be Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (74)

    It's a noble idea: James Herold, a wealthy businessman, gave his son a very raw deal 11 years ago; now he wants to make amends. But the son is long-gone, and he wants to stay that way. Herold hires Nero Wolfe to track him down. It turns out the son is bad company, on trial for a cold-blooded murder. Wolfe gets caught in a web of lies, and it could cost him dearly.

    G. Griggs says: "A Classic Nero Wolfe"
    "A Classic Nero Wolfe"
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    Loved the story, The Narration as always was wonderful and no real technical glitches to speak of... I was so very please with this Audio Book, and of course the whole Nero Wolfe Series, i have most of these and hope they will make more of them, the Pre-WWII Stories please please, addicted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crystal Singer

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Adrienne Barbeau
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (105)

    Danielle says: "Horrible audio quality"
    "I Love this Story"
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    I have read this Story so many times. I was sad it was Abridged but my Brain added the extra parts. The rewrite for this version was done well. The narrator was very good, the audio quality was iffy. But Still a wonderful Listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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