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  • A Slight Trick of the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mitch Cullin
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    He's 93-years-old, in retirement in Sussex, beginning to lose his memory, and subject to emotions he has resisted all his life. His name is Sherlock Holmes.

    Jennifer says: "Worth more than five stars!"
    "A bit disappointing"
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    I think that this book failed to draw me in and convince me that the considerable liberties it took with Conan Doyle's works was anything other than farfetched. The author seems to have given Holmes many opinions about various subjects which seem out of place and anachronistic. In the author's attempt to update this Holmes for a modern audience he has lost a lot of what made Conan Doyle's work so good. It is almost as if he is writing an original story about an unknown character, who just happens to share a name and certain abilities with Sherlock Holmes. I would not recommend this audiobook to others. If anyone wants to listen to a story about Sherlock Holmes, I would recommend the originals.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Friday's Child

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Eve Matheson
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (159)

    This story of mistaken love is a romantic fiction set in the English Regency period. It centers on Lord Sheringham who has been rejected by the woman he loves but the woman who has secretly loved him since childhood is waiting.

    jaspersu says: "This is a good one from Heyer"
    "A fantastic and romantic book"
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    I absolutely loved this book. The hero is dashing, the heroine is sweet and the supporting characters are well drawn. The characterizations are realistic, portraying the characters as likeable, if flawed, individuals. The writing is eloquent and witty. This book is set in the past and makes the past come to life, full of high spirited young people. I would recommend this book to others. The narrator does a wonderful job and gives all characters their own distinctive style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen Warriors

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Joan Aiken
    • Narrated By Susan Skipper
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Everybody in the elves’ village was in a terrible state of worry and confusion, dashing hither and thither. And all because the King of the Elves had lost his crown. THEY - the people who live in the house - had been spring-cleaning, and had taken everything out of the china-cupboard where the elves’ village is. That, said the King, was when the crown was lost.

    Bec says: "A charming, intelligent children's story"
    "A charming, intelligent children's story"
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    I first heard this story as a little girl and when I saw it was available here I bought it immediately. The story is about elves living in a kitchen and the author manages to bring the world to life, making it magical and yet still recognizable. This story has many interesting characters and ideas. The narrator does a wonderful job and has a beautiful voice. This story is imaginative and I enjoyed just as much listening to it as an adult as I did as a little girl. I would heartily recommend this to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tangled Skein

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Stuart Davies
    • Narrated By David Ian Davies
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In The Tangled Skein, author David Stuart Davies accomplishes a creative coup by arranging the fateful meeting of two of literature's most resilient characters: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Bram Stoker's Count Dracula.

    Jim says: "Hmmm?!"
    "A light hearted, fun, story"
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    I thought this story was fun to listen to. The author melded the two stories of Dracula and Holmes together in a believable way. The characterizations were strong and the narrator's performance was well done. I'd recommend this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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