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  • Still Life with Murder: Nell Sweeney Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By P.B. Ryan
    • Narrated By Leigh Ryan
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    Boston, 1868: The dawn of the Gilded Age, an era of burgeoning commerce and invention, of unimaginable new fortunes and lavish excess—for some. Born into dismal poverty, young Nell Sweeney scratches by on her wits and little else until fortune blesses her with a position as nursery governess to the fabulously wealthy Hewitts. But she soon learns that ugly secrets lurk beneath the surface of their gold-plated world.

    Piper says: "I was swept away by Nell's search for the truth..."
    "won't continue with the series"
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    sorry to say was disappointed in the treatment. Could have used a more professional sounding narrator...really got in the way of the story, and makes it hard to evaluate the content

    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Typist

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Suzanne Rindell
    • Narrated By Gretchen Mol
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (167)

    Rose Baker seals men’s fates. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. A typist in a New York City Police Department precinct, Rose is like a high priestess. Confessions are her job. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings, and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room she is once again the weaker sex, best suited for filing and making coffee. This is a new era for women, and New York is a confusing place for Rose. Gone are the Victorian standards of what is acceptable. All around her women bob their hair, they smoke, they go to speakeasies.

    Pamela says: "Intriguing, Original Story"
    "better than GONE GIRL"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Clever Prohibition-era suspense, charmingly performed by Gretchen Mol.
    I dont often write reviews, but really enjoyed this one.

    Worth a listen and pay attention! Will look for additional work from this author.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (734)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (353)

    As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. This extraordinary operation called for a dead body, dressed as a Royal Marine officer and carrying false information about a pending Allied invasion of Greece, to wash up on a Spanish shore near the town of a known Nazi agent.

    Jack M says: "Better than the movie"
    "Thrilling"
    Overall

    Will run out of adjectives here: this was a great story, terrifically told and narrated, full of odd and uniquely British details and characters. One of those WW II stories that gives you chills...Ultimately moving.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Rule against Murder: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1168)
    Performance
    (829)
    Story
    (824)

    When wealthy, cultured Irene Finney and her four grown-up children arrive at the Manoir Bellechasse in the heat of summer for a memorial for her late husband, the staff springs into action. But as a heat wave gathers strength, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. And the morning after the ceremony, a body is found. The family now has another member to mourn.

    Sara says: "A Summer Mystery"
    "Wonderful, atmospheric mystery"
    Overall

    Charmingly-written, well-narrated, a number of fascinating believable characters, a pleasure to listen to...am eager to follow this series.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bill Clegg
    • Narrated By Bill Clegg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent, a supportive partner, trusting colleagues, and loving friends when he walked away from his world and embarked on a two-month crack binge. He had been released from rehab nine months earlier, and his relapse would cost him his home, his money, his career, and very nearly his life.

    Susan says: "Explains the Inexplicable"
    "WILL SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN"
    Overall

    I took this because of the great reviews and indeed it's dramatic, compelling, horrifying and well told.

    I really don't understand how the author can recall with such clarity and detail all his drug and drink binges, etc. Time, places, prices, restaurants, people....Is memory not obliterated by these activities?

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In the 21st century, a developmental phase of life is emerging as significant and distinct, capturing our interest, engaging our curiosity, and expanding our understanding of human potential and development. Demographers talk about this new chapter in life as characterized by people - those between ages 50 and 75 - who are considered "neither young nor old." In our "third chapters" we are beginning to redefine our views about the casualties and opportunities of aging.

    ahrosales says: "Great message but too much social science jargon"
    "MIS-LEADING"
    Overall

    Should have paid attention to the other reviews:

    It's a scholarly, hard to access book which they gave a pop-sounding title.

    Shame, because it's an important subject, and offers some new thinking..but it's not a good listen.

    And it's made worse by the narrator who speaks too fast, and sounds like she doesn't really understand the material. Otherwise she would slow down and add some emphasis and interest to what she's reading.


    Stick to Gail Sheehy - and others who are not so pretentious.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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