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Jan H. Wolfe

Theatrician

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  • Garment of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin, Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (348)

    In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north.

    Jeanette Finan says: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
    "Disappointing book"
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    I have listened to almost all of the Mary and Sherlock's adventures and enjoyed them. However, this book was more of a history/travelogue than mystery. It is very long and here is no action at all for at least the first half of the book and even when things began to happen, it was so overwoven with historical information that it was not exciting. I hope the next one is better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whodunnit?: Murder in Mystery Manor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anthony Zuiker
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1475)
    Performance
    (1358)
    Story
    (1353)

    Ten excited guests arrive at the Westlake Estate, expecting a lavish retreat. They are the winners of a sweepstakes to "Live Like a Billionaire for a Week." But what was supposed to be a promising escape soon turns into a horrific nightmare. Within hours of arrival, the guests sit down for an extravagant dinner. When they pull their party poppers as instructed, a loud chorus of bangs resounds, followed by earsplitting screams as the guest seated at the head of the table bursts into flames and slumps to the floor.

    Stacy says: "As Ridiculous and Unimaginative as the TV show."
    "A waste of time!"
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    The ending was awful: no explanation of how or why this was done. It was as if the author just ran out of interest. It was over the top and each murder became more impossible and implausible. I was irritated at the book halfway in but hung in hoping that the end would explain all. What a disappointment.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susan Elia MacNeal
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (770)
    Performance
    (675)
    Story
    (675)

    London, 1940: Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Her indefatigable spirit and gifts for codebreaking, though, rival those of even the highest men in government, and Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imagined....

    Katherine says: "Lovely"
    "Surprising Spy novel"
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    What did you love best about Mr. Churchill's Secretary?

    This delightful book slowly and carefully brings one into England during the beginning of World War II with interesting characters: The world before women were accepted into the upper echelons of politics; the world of Winston Churchill's office. And suddenly, it becomes a mystery to unwind and evolves into a full-fledged spy novel with just a touch of romance. This was most enjoyable and I will make it a point to follow this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Churchill's Secretary?

    Can't give that away. It is, after all, a spy novel.


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

    This was new to me.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Winifred Watson
    • Narrated By Frances McDormand
    Overall
    (1153)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (600)

    Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of 24 hours, as she becomes caught up in the life of Delysia LaFloss, her own life is changed - forever. This charming, funny, light-hearted 1938 novel was a bestseller on its first appearance. Read by Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand, who stars in the 2008 film as Miss Pettigrew.

    Holly C. Salley says: "Adorable"
    "Miss Pettigrew is a surprising fresh heroine."
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    What can you expect when a mousey,frightened and inexperienced middle aged woman gets thrown into the middle of a torrid lovelife of a lounge singer? Laugh out loud fun is the result. I haven't been rooting for a character this much in a long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (2457)
    Performance
    (2134)
    Story
    (2118)

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

    But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

    Coffee Lover says: "More Royal Fun!"
    "What a lovely listen!"
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    I do so love this series. The reader brings the listener into the time and style of period with a beautiful voice and just so perfect diction. The story line offers an interesting glimpse of British life in the 1930's while still being fun and interesting. Murder mysteries, above all, must be interesting. I can't wait to get to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Dreamer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    Effie Garrand is quite delusional, having convinced herself and everyone else that local artist Jock Fleming is in love with her, and that they are engaged. After a huge fight with Jock, Effie is found in the mountains, poisoned by hemlock. Now, it's up to Hamish to find the dreamer's killer before any more nightmares unfold.

    Michele Charles says: "A warm and welcome place"
    "I love Lochdub!"
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    I am a great fan of this series and this book does not disappoint. The characters are still fascinating and the story is fresh, but I did guess the murderer before Macbeth did!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • V Is for Vengeance: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1354)
    Performance
    (1117)
    Story
    (1111)

    A woman with a murky past who kills herself-or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss.

    Gayle says: "Worth The Wait!"
    "Grafton has done it again."
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    Sue Grafton never fails to catch my attention and my ear in this wonderful and consistent series. The reader is right on tone,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues: A Jesse Stone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michael Brandman
    • Narrated By Robert B. Parker, James Naughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (94)

    Paradise, Massachusetts, is preparing for the summer tourist season when a string of car thefts disturbs what is usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse Stone finds himself facing one of the toughest cases of his career. Pressure from the town politicians only increases when another crime wave puts residents on edge. Jesse confronts a personal dilemma as well: a burgeoning relationship with a young PR executive, whose plans to turn Paradise into a summertime concert destination may have her running afoul of the law.

    S. Wells says: "NOT Parker"
    "A great listen and a satisfying end"
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    Brandman did an outstanding job of catching the original Jessie Stone story and feeling. It was a fun listen and a very satisfying end.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Everything Is Illuminated

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Scott Shina
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (275)

    Jonathan is a Jewish college student searching Europe for the one person he believes can explain his roots. Alex, a lover of all things American and unsurpassed butcher of the English language, is his lovable Ukrainian guide. On their quixotic quest, the two young men look for Augustine, a woman who might have saved Jonathan's grandfather from the Nazis. As past and present merge, hysterically funny moments collide with great tragedy, and an unforgettable story of one family's extraordinary history unfolds.

    J. Kovler says: "What a brilliantly original work!"
    "Premise is funnier than product"
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    The humor of the poor translator trying to keep up with the story is good for the first hour. The humor (?) in the distant family history relies too much on scatalogical and sexual humor, which wears thin almost immediately. The book doesn't get better as you go. I stopped after 2 hours.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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