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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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    (428)
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    (296)
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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
  • Death of a Dustman

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (47)
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    (41)
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    When Fergus Macleod, Lochdubh's abusive, drunk dustman is put in charge of the local recycling center, Hamish Macbeth smells trouble. Sure enough, Fergus, imbued with his new powers, becomes a bullying tyrant. When his body is found stuffed in a recycling bin, no one is sorry - including his long-suffering family. But Macbeth is surprised to find that many of the despicable dustman's victims refuse to talk - and when violence strikes again, the lanky lawman must quickly unearth the culprit among a litter of suspects... before the killer makes a clean getaway!

    Amazon Customer says: "New Hamish Macbeth story!"
    "A good listen"
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    Again the author delivers a good story and lightens up a bit on the official opposition that Hamish endures which makes the storyline more believable and less frustrating. I'll listen to this one again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Scriptwriter: Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 14

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (25)
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    (18)
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    (19)

    With the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe away in London, Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth pines for company during the long Scottish winter. He gets his wish - and more - when a troupe of flashy, urbane film makers clambers into the nearby town of Drim. Before long bedlam erupts around their make-believe mystery…and culminates in the sudden appearance of one very real corpse. The initial suspect in the killing is one Patricia Martyn-Broyd, the aging mystery writer furious that her musty old cozies a regetting a risqué face-lift for their television reincarnation.

    K. Hable says: "Narrator put me to sleep"
    "Makes you think twice about village life"
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    I like the Hamish character but the author is very consistent in her portrayal of petty jealousies and hateful snobbery of Scottish village life. Wonder she hasn't been sued by the tourist board.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper Man: Discworld #11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (1136)
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    (599)
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    (605)

    Edmund says: "The most moving of the series"
    "Death gets fired"
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    Death is fired by machinations of the Auditors. The consequences are immediately apparent. The Wizards, the dreaded Mrs. Cake, and others have to figure out what is happening while Death becomes mortal & takes a job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (851)
    Performance
    (587)
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    (590)

    Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.

    Joe says: "#1 out of 15"
    "The Auditors Try Again"
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    A satisfying ramble. Death and his granddaughter once again face down the schemes of the dreaded Auditors with help from Time.

    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
    Overall
    (916)
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    (442)
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    (443)

    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
    Overall
    (665)
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    (595)
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    (601)

    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
    Overall
    (797)
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    (445)
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    (444)

    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
    (771)
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    (323)
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    (325)

    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
    (949)
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    (497)
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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 32 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1167)
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    (642)
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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

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