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  • Murder in Mesopotamia: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    Nurse Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the "mysterious East", but she nonetheless accepts an assignment at Hassanieh, an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert, to care for the wife of a celebrated archaeologist. Mrs Leidner is suffering bizarre visions and nervous terror. "I'm afraid of being killed!" she admits to her nurse. Her terror, unfortunately, is anything but unfounded, and Nurse Leatheran is soon enough without a patient. The world's greatest detective happens to be in the vicinity, however....

    Jennifer says: "Odd to hear a Poirot case narrated by a female"
    "Poirot Goes Digging for a Killer"
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    Would you listen to Murder in Mesopotamia again? Why?

    Yes, I would. It's a good mystery wonderfully performed by the amazing Anna Massey. Full of interesting characters and a non-typical setting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the nurse, Amy Leatheran. Her matter-of-fact personality and her interactions with Poirot were charming and very well written.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Oh, the last scene definitely. It's always fun when Poirot gathers all the suspects and reveals the solution to the crime.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was, though I couldn't. I did get through it very fast, though, because I was nicely engaged.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mansfield Park (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Felicity Jones, and others
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    Felicity Jones, David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch star in BBC Radio 4's full-cast dramatisation of the novel by Jane Austen, one of the great English classics. Seeking a position in society, young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. But her life there is not as she might wish. Felicity Jones plays Fanny, whilst David Tennant is her cousin Tom and Benedict Cumberbatch his brother Edmund.

    Julie Vetter says: "Easy listening"
    "Radio Adaptation with Engaging Cast"
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    Would you listen to Mansfield Park (Dramatized) again? Why?

    I have, in fact, listened to this twice. It's a very skilled adaptation of one of my favorite Austen books. And the performances are wonderful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    You can't help but love Fanny Price and admire her strength, humor, and resilience.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The cast was universally strong and wonderfully captured the idiosyncrasies of the individual characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Fanny gets sent back to her family and she had to adjust to live away from Mansfield Park.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Appointment with Death: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs.Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met....

    DJDecca says: "Family Secrets"
    "Family Secrets"
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    If you could sum up Appointment with Death in three words, what would they be?

    She must die.


    What other book might you compare Appointment with Death to and why?

    This is a wonderful Christie, full of interesting characters, a compelling mystery with plenty of suspects, and a thoroughly loathsome victim. Rather like her "Murder in Mesopotamia" for the exotic setting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the epilogue where we find out what happened to the family after the crime was solved.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not "moved" really, but I did enjoy the "gathering of the suspects" scene.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark Bostridge, Alan Bishop
    • Narrated By Amanda Root, Jonathan Firth, Full Cast
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    "If war spares me," wrote Vera Brittain to her brother, Edward, in 1916, "it will be my one aim to immortalise in a book the story of us four." Seventeen years later, Vera was to achieve her aim with the acclaimed Testament of Youth. This series of letters was the inspiration behind Testament. Written between Vera; her brother; her fiancé, Roland Leighton; and their two best friends, Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow, they give a unique perspective on the most horrifying conflict the world has ever seen.

    DJDecca says: "Never Forget"
    "Never Forget"
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    If you could sum up Letters from a Lost Generation in three words, what would they be?

    Gone too young.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Letters from a Lost Generation?

    Each time Vera received a telegram you could just feel the pain.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I thought all the performances were wonderful. I especially enjoyed Jonathan Firth as Edward Brittain. He did a lovely job capturing the journey from idealism to fatalism.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Only their words were left behind.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • And Then There Were None (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Lyndsey Marshal, John Rowe, Geoffrey Whitehead
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Agatha Christie mystery, starring Lyndsey Marshal, Geoffrey Whitehead and John Rowe. Ten guests travel to an island at the invitation of someone named U. N. Owen. All are strangers, but they have two things in common: they have all been responsible for someone's death, and none will leave the island alive.

    Melody says: "Personally, don't prefer the dramatization"
    "One Little Soldier..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would. It was an enjoyable book and a nice piece of pure Christie escapism.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I rather liked Vera, perhaps because the actress who performed her was so skilled.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    This is yet another fine radio adaptation with a full cast, like an old-time radio show.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moved, no, but I loved the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cards on the Table: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (97)

    Mr. Shaitana is famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he is a man of whom everybody is a little afraid. So when he boasts to Hercule Poirot that he considers murder an art form, the detective has some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's "private collection". Indeed, what begins as an absorbing evening of bridge is to turn into a more dangerous game altogether.

    Calliope says: "this is a great Christie mystery"
    "A Tiger Did It"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Cards on the Table to be better than the print version?

    I haven't yet read the print edition, but I very much enjoyed Hugh Fraser's performance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The limited pool of suspects made for an interesting whodunnit.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end of a Christie book is always a favorite.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I chuckled in a few places, mostly due to Mr. Fraser's charming voices.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Promises in Death: In Death, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1147)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (712)

    Amaryllis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just "one of us."

    Erin says: ""Promises" Delivers!"
    "When death hits close to home."
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    Would you listen to Promises in Death again? Why?

    I would, as it's a well-written and well-performed example of a compelling series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Promises in Death?

    Pretty much every scene with Morris in it is memorable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The brainstorming at the bridal shower scene was memorable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it did make me feel much sympathy for Morris, who has always been one of my favorite characters of the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Strangers in Death: In Death, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (930)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (640)

    Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. And as ever, some murders receive more attention than others - especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman found in his Park Avenue apartment tied to the bed - and strangled - with cords of black velvet.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent series"
    "Don't trust a stranger"
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    Where does Strangers in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a solid example of the story and pacing of all the "In Death" series books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eve, of course. She and Roarke are wonderful characters.


    What three words best describe Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    Polished, interesting, lively


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really, but I thought the suspect interviews at the end were very well done.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seduction in Death: In Death, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (770)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (464)

    Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars.

    Kellie says: "Where'd Peabody go??"
    "Love can be a killer"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If I knew someone liked the "In Death" series, I would definitely recommend this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sense of tension and a good cat-and-mouse plot.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    I really enjoy her as Eve Dallas. She does a nice job of capturing both her good and bad sides.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it was an enjoyable story and one I'd listen to again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vision in White: The Bride Quartet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1210)
    Performance
    (657)
    Story
    (663)

    The women at Vows - a wedding planning company in Connecticut - make it their business to create memorable events for couples sealing their bonds. And though the bonds among Parker, Emma, Mac, and Laurel may not be official, they are very real - and equally worthy of celebration.

    Mary says: "Bad Narration"
    "Love in Focus"
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    What made the experience of listening to Vision in White the most enjoyable?

    I was very impressed with Emily Durante's performance. Her character voices were individual and lively and made the whole book a delight.


    What other book might you compare Vision in White to and why?

    Check out the rest of the Brides quartet. Nora Roberts does it again.


    What three words best describe Emily Durante’s performance?

    Warm, personal, engaging.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Sometimes it's hard to see what's right in front of you.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Treachery In Death: In Death, Book 32

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2172)
    Performance
    (1425)
    Story
    (1417)

    In a New York City fifty years in the future, Detective Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law - including the ones sworn to uphold it. Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve. But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation.

    Jean says: "Treachery in Death"
    "Sometimes the Enemy is Within"
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    Where does Treachery In Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's hard to compare as this is part of a series and all of the JD Robb books on audio are captivating and well-performed.


    What other book might you compare Treachery In Death to and why?

    You really can't go wrong with any Eve Dallas/Rourke book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Towards the end of the book, Eve's team really comes together and that sense of "family" was really nice to have.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it took me a bit as I was listening on a commute.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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