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Leslie

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  • Death By Water: A Phryne Fisher Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Stephanie Daniel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (84)

    The divine Phryne Fisher returns in the 15th seductive installment in the classic Phryne Fisher whodunnit series. This one includes shipboard romances, champagne cocktails, erotic photographers, jealous husbands, mickey finns, blackmail, and attempted murder.

    Leslie says: "Stylish cruise ship mystery with unusual heroine"
    "Stylish cruise ship mystery with unusual heroine"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have read several others now in the series. The heroine is a very unusual, brave single woman who rose from rags to riches and leads a unique household and life. Original mystery series set in 1920's Australia.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Spanish Game: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Charles Cumming
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    For six years, Alec Milius has been trying to escape his past, but his past refuses to release him. Abandoned by MI6 after a disastrous operation against the CIA, Milius has slowly rebuilt his life in Madrid. Older and wiser than the young spy who first caught the eye of British Intelligence, Milius still has a talent for deception - and a fatal weakness for secrets. So when a prominent politician disappears under suspicious circumstances, Milius can't resist tracking him down.

    Jack says: "Great book"
    "Excellent narration but moody book"
    Overall

    Simon Vance does a great job with narration and voices. This novel has received lots of praise from spy genre fans, but it is only enjoyable for readers who like novels with an anti-hero and mostly unlikeable characters. There's not a lot of action; it's more about whether each character is really who he/she seems. I got tired of it and found it a bit of a downer.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Chimney Sweep

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (193)

    In the isolated villages in the north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the chimney sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until the day that Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder.

    Susan says: "Hamish, Anderson and Blair -- As Usual"
    "Something is up with this book. . ."
    Overall

    The Hamish MacBeth series is one of my favorites, but this book is a Hamish MacBeth mystery inside a comment (or perhaps, a fit?) by MC Beaton, I guess about publishing today. It seems to have a murder and some kind of non-lethal accident or crime in each chapter! By the end it's almost tongue-in-cheek humor. Odd.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inspector Ghote Hunts the Peacock

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Inspector Ghote comes to London. The Indian police inspector is to attend an international conference on drug smuggling, and in cold, drizzling London he is faced with his first case outside India - and it's a very odd case.

    Leslie says: "Enjoyed the book and narrator"
    "Enjoyed the book and narrator"
    Overall

    Sam Dastor, narrator, does a very good job of bringing the characters to life in this classic mystery. Inspector Ghote novels are similar in pace and tone to classic British mysteries (Christie, Marsh) but Inspector Ghote is from Bombay and has a unique personality and different methods. The point of view is third person limited, where we know Ghote's feelings, including his insecurities, and thoughts, but not those of the other characters, so the reader feels he knows Ghote more personally. In this novel he makes his first trip to London, so there is the added pleasure of seeing him work in a new environment. Recommended!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Hot Water

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    The house-party at Chateau Blissac, Brittany features a rather odd array of guests this year. Mr. J. Wellington Gedge is hoping for some peace and quiet while his wife takes herself off for a while. She, however, has invited numerous visitors to the chateau, to whom he will have to play reluctant host. Senator Opal and his daughter are expected, and so is the chateau's handsome owner Vicomte de Blissac.

    Leslie says: "One of my favorites from audible"
    "One of my favorites from audible"
    Overall

    Hot Water, and narrator Jonathan Cecil, are lots of fun. Wodehouse's way with words and joyful tone delighted me the entire time I read this book. There are lots of twists and characters who are full of surprises. Many of the characters are American, and most of the action takes place in France, so there isn't as much emphasis on the British aristocracy as is usual (in the Jeeves/Wooster or Blandings series.) Fans of other Wodehouse novels probably will be as delighted as I was. I plan to listen or read the book again to catch anything I missed!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • There Goes the Bride: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Although she has set her sights on a handsome and beguiling new Frenchman, she can't quite stop obsessing about James. Her best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when James's young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying "I do" and Agatha is named the prime suspect.

    connie says: "not up to Lady Rose quality"
    "Enjoyed the book and narrator"
    Overall

    It didn't take me long to get used to a different narrator, and I really enjoyed this book. The plot moves right along, and all of the favorite characters from the series are featured.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Colour Scheme

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (93)

    It was a horrible death: Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left there to die. Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for German agents, knew that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised, or the Maoris he'd insulted. Even the spies he'd thwarted...if he wasn't a spy himself.

    Leslie says: "Waiting on R. Alleyn"
    "Waiting on R. Alleyn"
    Overall

    I'm a Marsh fan and am currently listening to this book. It's different in that the death and the appearance of Alleyn don't occur until Part II. Great narration though. We just hang out and get to know the characters at a spa of sorts in New Zealand in the first part.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Death of an Addict: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    When a recovering addict dies while recuperating near Lochdubh, our red-headed hero suspects foul play. To complete his investigation, Constable Macbeth must leave his idyllic home and travel to Amsterdam to match wits with big-time drug dealers. Fans will enjoy seeing a new, tougher side of Macbeth as he dons smart suits and falls in love with his gorgeous superior officer.

    JoAnn says: "I'll stick to reading the series"
    "Listen if you can concentrate on the book. . ."
    Overall

    The Hamish MacBeth series and narrator Davina Porter both are favorites of mine, but the characters' Scottish Highland accents are very thick and a bit difficult to understand in this one. Not good if you're in a noisy gym or need to focus on driving also.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Singing in the Shrouds

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By James Saxon
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    The police found the third corpse on a wharf in the pool of London, her body covered with flower petals and pearls. Once again, the killer walked away, singing. Within the hour he was safe at sea...and among his fellow passengers were four more potential victims.

    Lynne Phelps says: "A Psychological Suprise Ending"
    "One of the best mysteries I've read!"
    Overall

    A great shipboard mystery with brilliant characterization, pace, and writing style. Fans of Marsh and Christie probably will be delighted with this book, too. Excellent narration with voices acted out.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Send for Paul Temple

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated By Anthony Head
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    A wave of mysterious robberies is sweeping the country, and 50,000 pounds' worth of diamonds has been stolen in six months. During the fourth raid, a nightwatchman is attacked with chloroform, and just manages to gasp out "The Green Finger" before he dies. Chief Inspector Dale has heard the enigmatic phrase before: it was the last utterance of a drowning man wanted in connection with another robbery. But with no further leads, the police are baffled.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wonderful adventure!"
    "Introducing Steve"
    Overall

    This is the Paul Temple novel where he meets Steve, and we find out her real name. What an enjoyable series, and what a wonderful narrator Anthony Head is.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (6882)
    Performance
    (3472)
    Story
    (3504)

    Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

    Pamela says: "That Vampire Said ...."
    "Only listened to half"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the beginning of this novel with its unique, spunky, funny heroine, but by the middle I lost interest in the characters and setting. Nothing, and I mean nothing, is going on except people gaping after the new weird vampires and having sex.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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