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  • The Night Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sarah Waters
    • Narrated By Juanita McMahon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    New York Times best-selling author Sarah Waters received sweeping critical acclaim for her debut, Tipping the Velvet, and has been a finalist for the Orange and Booker Prizes. In The Night Watch she tells the riveting, intersecting tales of four Londoners during and after World War II. As these four people survive the devastation of war and experience the dizzying heights of life, their paths cross in ways none of them can foresee.

    Regan says: "Loved it!"
    "A must"
    Overall

    The narrator is one of the best I've listened to and further enhances a wonderful book. The story follows the intertwined lives of several people during World War II in London. Remarkable.

    0 of 0 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
    (952)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (617)

    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.

    Victoria says: "You will be glad you selected this book"
    "Easy listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I really like this series. It's gently entertaining (the murders aren't too gruesome) and well written. This is my go-to series when I'm stressed and need something calming, undemanding but good. Nice job by the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamcatcher

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    Overall
    (1703)
    Performance
    (459)
    Story
    (469)

    "The genius shines through...flat-out riveting." (Publishers Weekly)
    "Makes for great midnight reading." (The New York Times)
    "Dreamcatcher is a comeback and an infusion of rich new blood into King's body of work." (Amazon.com)

    Click the sample icon to hear an extended excerpt from Chapter One of Dreamcatcher!

    Murray Zetterholm says: "King Fans Will Love Dreamcatcher"
    "Another entertaining Stephen King novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Hugely enjoyable to listen to with well written characters (both the goodies and the baddies), well paced plot and intriguing concepts to wrap your mind around. Stephen King's wicked sense of humor always amuses.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Helen Simonson
    • Narrated By Peter Altschuler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2295)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1012)

    You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew is one of the most indelible characters in contemporary fiction.

    txkimmers says: "A great surprise"
    "Listener Beware"
    Overall

    Unfortunately, the reader is an American and he struggles mightily with all the different British accents. I am British and it is testament to how good is the book that I listened to the end since the mangling of all the characters' different dialects really irritated me. However, if you are American and are not particularly attuned to all the intricacies of British accents (why should you be?) then I do recommend it as the writing is very entertaining and the gentle story holds the interest. With a more suitable reader I would probably have rated it 5 stars. I believe the Audible UK version has a British reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Restless

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William Boyd
    • Narrated By Rosamund Pike
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1061)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (235)

    It is the summer of 1976 in Oxfordshire, England, and someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. The only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth, a young single mother struggling with her own demons. Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939.

    Susianna says: "Favorite Book of 2007"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    If you're new to William Boyd's books this will be a particular treat. An interesting and gripping account of mother's past life and her daughter's reaction to learning about it. Beautifully read by Rosamund Pike. It was hard to move onto another audiobook once I finished this one because I had enjoyed Restless so much.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Photograph: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Penelope Lively
    • Narrated By Daniel Gerroll, Patricia Kalember
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Booker Prize¿winning novelist Penelope Lively's latest masterpiece opens with a snapshot: Kath, before her death, at an unknown gathering, holding hands with a man who is not her husband. The photograph is in an envelope marked "DON'T OPEN - DESTROY." But Kath's husband does not heed the warning, embarking on a journey of discovery that reveals a tight web of secrets within marriages, between sisters, and at the heart of an affair.

    Rebecca says: "good but sad"
    "Quiet and Thoughtful"
    Overall

    This book is typical of Penelope Lively's writing: thoughtful and interested in people's interior lives. I struggled to begin with with the female narrator's bogus English accent. However, once I got over that and just concentrated on the writing I enjoyed it. The male narrator is fine. But I will go back to reading Lively in the future as I think one can savor her wonderful skills more that way.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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