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Julia L. Scott

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  • The Daughter of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Josephine Tey
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    Confined to a hospital bed, Scotland Yard's Inspector Alan Grant is bored. To divert his attention from his pain, a friend brings him pictures of faces. He becomes engrossed with the portrait of Richard III. How is it possible that such a sensitive-appearing soul could have been portrayed as the odious villain, the Wicked Uncle of history, responsible for the murder of his young nephews, heirs to the British throne, in order to secure the line of succession for himself?

    Sheila says: "very interesting"
    "A really good listen"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed this historical mystery very much indeed and would recommend it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The juxtaposition of current day and the time of Richard III


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soul Music: Discworld #16

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
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    Silas Marrs says: "Low sound quality"
    "It is not the destination but the ride"
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    Death is having a personal crisis, and music with rocks is causing a riot. It all settles out in the end and an enjoyable listen. The performance is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Screwtape Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Joss Ackland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.

    James says: "This is the Best Audio Screwtape, a Masterpiece"
    "Humorous but so thoughtful"
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    A thought provoking book with excellent narration. I first read it 40+ years ago--I've aged, the book has not.

    You don't want to rush through this book, take your time and reflect on how it might apply in some way to your own walk.

    C.S.Lewis is a literary, spiritual treasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Continent: Discworld #22

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's hot. It's dry...very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, alright?

    Douglas says: "No worries, mate"
    "The Story Just Rolls Along"
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    Rincewind and the Wizards of Unseen University have a big adventure. The story moves along from one thing to the next quite fun the whole thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jingo: Discworld #21

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
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    (292)
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    As two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called "war." Browse more novels of Discworld.

    Abigail says: "One of the Best"
    "It pays to know where the chicken is"
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    The Patrician & City Watch are tied up in local and international politics. The city goes to war! A great Terry Pratchett satirical diversion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hogfather: Discworld #20

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
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    (432)
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    "Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz," says Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. "Truly original. Pratchett creates a brilliant excess of delectable detail!" Hogfather is a Discworld Christmas tale - not to be missed! Browse more novels of Discworld.

    W. S. says: "Sure cure for December blues"
    "Delightfully Weird"
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    DEATH and his granddaughter save Hogswatch on the Disc World. Wizards & Foul 'ole Ron are also there. Lots of fun with a few bits of philosophy worth thinking about. Terry Pratchett always delivers a literate and entertaining diversion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feet of Clay: Discworld #19

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1026)
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    Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch has to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Browse more novels of Discworld.

    Brooke P. Anderson says: "One of the best of the best"
    "All my favorite characters"
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    A good fun mystery with the Patrician, the City Watch & golums. Terry Pratchett is delightfully literate and satirical without being mean-spirited.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Making Money: Discworld #36

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. The mail is delivered promptly. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations - including his own. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks, "Tell me, Mr. Lipwig, would you like to make some real money?"

    Jason says: "Another gem."
    "A good Terry Pratchett story"
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    More adventures of Moist the postmaster and his "benefactor" the Patrician. A golum or two show up as well along a wee doggie. Fun & mystery will Moist be able to pull the caper or lose his head?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Earth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton-Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (650)
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    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some say mad, others allege dangerous - scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget.

    colleen says: "A Different Pratchett"
    "Not Terry Pratchett"
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    There were hints of Terry Pratchett here and there in the book but just whispers. I guess all the rest, crude language, etc., is Stephen Baxter. I didn't get it--it isn't that I'm not a SciFi or fantasy fan--I've read/listen to all of the DiscWorld Series, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, etc. I just wasn't drawn into this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Nag: Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
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    (17)
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    Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth is dourer than ever after losing both his promotion and his girl, the loyal Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. A trip to a charming seaside inn with his dog Towser is meant to raise his sagging spirits. Instead he arrives at "Friendly House" to find the ambiance chilling, the food inedible, and his fellow guests less than neighborly. There's an amorous spinster, two tarty girls, a retired military man, a secretive London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife, Doris, that everyone wants to kill him. Then somebody does.

    Julia L. Scott says: "A good mystery with excellent narration"
    "A good mystery with excellent narration"
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    This may be one of favorite Hamish Macbeth Mysteries to date. A good story, plot & characters with good clues, hindsight always makes the clues more fun. What I liked about this book was that the people Hamish had to question were not so rude. I must live in a different parallel because I can't imagine suspects being so rude to the police during a murder investigation. These suspects all lied but at least they weren't obnoxious.

    If you like Hamish I think you will like this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unseen Academicals: Discworld #32

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
    Performance
    (517)
    Story
    (526)

    Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old-fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

    goddess_of_pipework says: "Punch-in-the-arm fun"
    "A visit to DiscWorld's Unseen University"
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    I love Terry Pratchett's writing. At first this story was not a favorite of mine but after a 2nd listen I enjoyed it more. It is probably because I like the stories about the Night Watch in DiscWorld best but this one has a good part for the Patrician and the magicians draw you in so all in all--if you like Pratchett--purchase it. Stephen Briggs does an excellent job of narration which is essential in an audible book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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