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J. Leonard

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  • Hamlet, Revenge!: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (78)

    At Seamnum Court, seat of the Duke of Horton, The Lord Chancellor of England is murdered at the climax of a private presentation of Hamlet, in which he plays Polonius. Inspector Appleby pursues some of the most famous names in the country, unearthing dreadful suspicion.

    Carol says: "A Marvellous Classic"
    "Great book to READ"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Hamlet, Revenge!?

    There were so many characters and such an involved plot that one needs to be able to "check back" to earlier pages to keep everything straight. Obviously not practical with an audio book.


    What other book might you compare Hamlet, Revenge! to and why?

    Reminiscent of Agatha Christie and the other British "village mystery" wirters - with maybe a touch of the "Midsomer Murders" series.


    What does Matt Addis bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Lovely accent. Overall an excellent narrator.


    What character would you cut from Hamlet, Revenge!?

    Still don't have the characters clear enough in my mind to eliminate one!


    Any additional comments?

    This book was my introduction to Mr. Innes. I will definitely read more of his books - the operative word here being, "read."

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Tide

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Melissa Leo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    An explosion rips through New York City's Grand Central Station one morning, destroying the train Karen Friedman's husband, a successful hedge-fund manager, is riding in to work. On that same day, a suspicious hit-and-run accident leaves a young man dead in Karen's hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ty Hauck, a detective, becomes emotionally caught up in the case and finds a clue that shockingly connects the two seemingly unrelated events.

    S. Johnston says: "wince...wince"
    "The Dark Tide"
    Overall

    One of the worst books I have listened to in quite some time - maybe ever - and one of the worst readers. The narrator is so consistently whiney it is laughable, and the author's vocabulary seems to be limited to "God Damn it Charlie"'" "Why, Charlie, why'" and "We were a family, Charlie." Add to that the fact that the story was weak and totally transparent and the result is a real loser.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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