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  • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (105)

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    Jefferson says: "Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read"
    "NOT FOR CHILDREN!!!!"
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    The narration may be wonderful, but the two stories I listened to (to preview for my granddaughter) were more like horror stories. This is not a book for small children....or for any children!!

    6 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Place: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson
    Overall
    (1461)
    Performance
    (1295)
    Story
    (1285)

    "The Secret Place", a board where the girls at St Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

    Jami E. Nettles says: "totes idiotic"
    "ON MANY "BEST BOOKS" LISTS, INCLUDING MINE"
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    French's latest book is on so many "best books" lists (NPR, Amazon, Washington Post's Five Best Thrillers of 2014, Kirkus Reviews and more) that I decided to ignore the negative reviews on Audible.This literary page-turner has gripping suspense, empathetic protagonists, interesting background and characters, credible investigation, satisfying denouement, and admirable narration. (Those who "couldn't understand half the narration" must have a defective device or problems hearing.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full Dark House

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (166)

    In Full Dark House, Christopher Fowler tells the story of both the first and last case of an unlikely pair of crime fighters - and how along the way they changed the face of detection. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of 80-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it means the end of a partnership that lasted over half a century and an eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. Desperately searching for clues, May finds his friend’s notes of their first case....

    Librarian says: "2 English Detective mysteries for the price of 1!!"
    "Very enjoyable! Great narration."
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    A partnership with echoes of Homes and Watson; Phantom of the Opera, Greek mythology, Orpheus in the Underworld, WWII history on a personal scale, expertly segued time shifts, and grisly murders. Excellent narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Foreign Country

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Charles Cumming
    • Narrated By Jot Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly French couple are brutally murdered. Days later, a meticulously planned kidnapping takes place on the streets of Paris. Amelia Levene, the first female Chief of MI6, has disappeared without a trace, six weeks before she is due to take over as the most influential spy in Europe. It is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced in more than a decade. Desperate not only to find her, but to keep her disappearance a secret, Britain’s top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell.

    John says: "After a good start, story drifts"
    "More, please!!"
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    Excellent! Intricate, coherent plot, superb narration. I am looking forward to more of Thomas Kell and Amelia Levene.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fourth Protocol

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation.

    Thomas Burch says: "As usual, Forsyth is Fantastic"
    "Masterfully written and narrated!"
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    I've been a fan of Forsyth for many years. The attention to detail that a few reviewers complained about is one of the things I love about Forsyth's books. Characters are well developed, the reader comes to understand the background, intentions, procedures, risks, possible outcomes, and so on. While reading Forsyth you won't think, "That's out of character" or "How could they possibly do that?" No plot holes. Yes, to enjoy Forsyth one must think and pay attention, bit it's always so worth it. I can't imagine a better narration than David Rintoul's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Traitor’s Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Gerald Seymour
    • Narrated By Christopher Kay
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Officially, the Cold War is over, and the hand of friendship has been exchanged in public. In private, though, the intelligence war continues. A British trawler strays into Russian waters. On its return, the captain has a package for British Intelligence. For the next four years, a high-ranking Russian naval officer provides MI6 with priceless information. But suddenly he goes quiet. Clearly under suspicion, the decision is made to get him out. But his controllers in London know nothing about him.

    Anonymous says: "Tedious and tiresome!"
    "Tedious and tiresome!"
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    Follows the same formula as the one other book by Seymour which I have listened to. Interesting characters and beginning, but the story soon gets tedious and boring. It was also quickly obvious what would happen in the end, as the story line was so similar to the aforementioned other book. I'll try to return this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1001)
    Performance
    (865)
    Story
    (855)

    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Probably the best of this remarkable series."
    "NOT Robin Sachs, unfortunately!"
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    I have enjoyed all Nesbo's other Harry Hole books. This book is as good, but I miss Robin Sachs. He had become Harry's voice for me. I am disappointed that he did so few audiobook performances, and sad that he is no longer with us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (235)

    Six years ago, Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear. But now her ex-boyfriend and former business partner, Eric Fuller, is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to smoke her out, and Till must find her before tango-dancing assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner do. With masterful plotting and unnerving psychological insight, Thomas Perry delivers another mesmerizing thrill ride.

    Js Banks says: "Longer is better"
    "Couldn't stop listening!"
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    Thanks to Audible for listing this book for $4.95, and to Richard from San Anselmo for his review! This is one of the better audiobooks I've tried lately, and Kramer is now my favorite American narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1998)
    Performance
    (1351)
    Story
    (1363)

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods.

    Sydney says: "a gentle mystery"
    "I joined Audible for Louise Penny!"
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    Having listened to a few of her books from other sources, I couldn't do without more. Ralph Cosham is absolutely wonderful with all voices, but especially with the Chief Inspector's. The plots are exciting, the characters engaging, and I've lost many an hour of sleep to finish one of her books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In a Dry Season

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (124)

    In a Dry Season, winner of the Anthony Award, is an outstanding example of mystery fiction. Peter Robinson's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks conjures up memories of classic detectives like Philip Marlowe and Sherlock Holmes. An insufferable drought ravages the Yorkshire countryside, depleting the Thornfield Reservoir, revealing the remnants of the flooded town of Hobb's End and the terrible secrets kept safe within its watery tomb. Amongst the ruins, the remains of a woman's body are discovered.

    Hallie says: "Well Constructed Mystery"
    "Narrator spoils it."
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    I chose this series by searching for books narrated by Simon Prebble, who narrates the later books in the Banks series. Prebble is one of my favorites. However, I then thought I should start at the beginning, but this narrator made me want to stop before the end of the first chapter. I will read the earlier books in the series and go to Simon Prebble for the later ones.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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