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Kimberly

Lexington, KY, USA

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  • Gods Behaving Badly

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Marie Phillips
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (87)

    Being immortal is not all it once was. Yes, the 12 Greek gods of Olympus are alive and well in the 21st century, but they are crammed together in a London town house: and are none too happy about it. Even more disturbing, their powers are waning.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Delightful fantasy"
    "Meh"
    Overall

    There are worse ways to spend a few hours. It beats watching TV at least.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    At a flower show, Poirot encounters Miss Amelia Barrowby who rather unusually gives him an empty seed packet. The next day she is found dead. When Poirot returns to London, he finds a letter from Amelia asking for his help. Tests prove that Amelia was poisoned and suspicion falls on her Russian friend who has fled the scene. Poirot, however, is unsure of his guilt.

    Kimberly says: "Well-done"
    "Well-done"
    Overall

    A nice short story, but it's narrated by David Suchet, not Hugh Fraser.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dime Store Magic: Women of the Otherworld, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (500)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (305)

    Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world's most powerful elite organizations - the American Coven of Witches. Now that she is 23 and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige's wildest antics can't hold a candle to those of her new charge - an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil.

    G. House Sr. says: "Excellent continuation of the Series"
    "Avoid at all costs!"
    Overall

    This book was so abominable I cannot fathom how Armstrong ever got another book deal. Here's how it goes:

    1. Bad guys engineer set-up.
    2. Heroine acts like a stupid twit.
    3. Hijinx ensue.
    4. Repeat steps 1-3 ad nauseam.

    I really hated the heroine. I mean full-out hated her, to the point I was rooting for the bad guys to win. I intensely disliked the heroine's teenage ward, to the extent I was arguing with the lead characters to hand the stupid twerp over to the bad guys and good riddance to bad rubbish. The hero was not stupid or annoying, but merely wooden.

    If I could give it negative stars, I would.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Leper of Saint Giles: The Fifth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Joanna Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (56)

    A savage murder interrupts a May-December marriage and leaves Brother Cadfael with a dark, terrible mystery to solve. For the key to the killing - and a secret - are hid among the lepers of Saint Giles. Now Brother Cadfael's skills must ferret out a sickness, not of the body, but of a twisted soul - in the fifth Brother Cadfael Chronicle, a work that displays Ellis Peters' special genius at her best.

    Wm Bruce Ford says: "The Leper of Saint Giles"
    "No mystery at all"
    Overall

    Well-narrated, but this murder was no mystery at all. I really dislike books peopled by caricatures rather than characters, who do stupid things merely to advance the plot. Ellis Peters is no grand master of crime.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sparkling Cyanide

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    When Rosemary Barton dies from drinking a cyanide-laced glass of champagne at her own birthday party, the coroner's verdict is suicide, but her husband suspects murder. In an effort to trap the murderer, her husband calls the original group together again on the anniversary of Rosemary's death. There, another in the group keels over dead, again the victim of cyanide in the champagne. This is Christie at her nefarious best.

    Judith says: "One of my favorites"
    "Classic Christie"
    Overall

    Written in the mid-40s, when Dame Agatha was at her peak, this Colonel Race novel kept me guessing as to many of the characters and their motivations even when I'd figured out roughly whodunnit and why. Robin Bailey's narration is superb, giving each character his or her own unique voice.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Salem's Lot

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (1724)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (703)

    Stephen King's second novel, Salem's Lot, is the story of a mundane town under siege from the forces of darkness. Considered one of the most terrifying vampire novels ever written, it cunningly probes the shadows of the human heart and the insular evils of small-town America.

    Eileen says: "Classic King on audio - FINALLY"
    "Ho. Hum."
    Overall

    I've read the book twice, and been scared or thrilled both times. But listening to Ron McLarty read it is about as thrilling as the narration of a shipping invoice. I recommend everyone to eschew this audiobook.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Overture to Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    It was planned as an act of charity: getting up an amusing play to finance a new piano for the parish hall. The question now under bitter discussion is, who shall play the overture? Though Eleanor Prentice wins, on the night of the performance she cannot play. Miss Campanula steps triumphantly into the breach. A chord is struck, a shot rings out, and Miss Campanula is dead, shot between the eyes.

    Kimberly says: "Not bad"
    "Not bad"
    Overall

    The narration was better than I was expecting, from the sample offered, and Ngaio Marsh tells a good story in a very literate way. I did guess whodunnit halfway through the novel though, which made me impatient sitting through the rest of it. All in all, though, a good listen.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Murder in Mesopotamia: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Nurse Amy Leatheran is recruited to care for the frightened wife of an American archeologist at an excavation in the Iraqi desert. Are the wife's fears mere hallucinations? When she is found bludgeoned to death, her paranoia proves - too late - fully justified. Famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, nearby on another mission, gets involved and realizes that every member of the team could be a suspect. Can Poirot stop the murderer before he or she strikes again?

    Elisa says: "Murder in Mesopotamia"
    "The negative narrative"
    Overall

    This is a prime example of a good story ruined by narration. It almost physically hurt to listen to this all the way through. The narrator struggled with so many American accents, and Hercule Poirot sounded German! I agree with others' comments about this one, I'm afraid.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    When Bobby Jones goes to retrieve his wayward golf ball at the bottom of a cliff, he little expects that he will find a dying man there. With his last breath the man asks, "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

    Tammy says: "Agatha Christie never fails!"
    "Steel girders required"
    Overall

    Steel girders are required to suspend one's disbelief for this, the second silliest novel AC ever wrote. (The silliest is The Big Four.) If you come at it from the approach of "it's all in good fun," you'll enjoy yourself. Just don't think too much while you're listening.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Peril at End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    Hercule Poirot's relaxing holiday on the Cornish coast takes an unexpected turn when he meets young and beautiful Nick Buckley. Though Nick tries to shrug off the bullet that barely misses her as an accident, just one more event in her recent chain of bad luck, Poirot is convinced she needs his protection. After a fatal attack, apparently aimed at Nick but gone awry, Poirot spirits her away to a nursing home for her protection.

    Marie-Elizabeth Finamore says: "match made in heaven!"
    "Good writing, great reading"
    Overall

    A very good Agatha Christie mystery, read by the extremely talented Hugh Fraser. I admit, I've got a bit of a crush on Hugh Fraser.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Murder is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Rosemary Leach
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (75)

    Who would advertise a murder? The ad reads "A murder is announced, and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends, please accept this, the only intimation." Surely it must be a hoax? Clearly it's in bad taste. But when someone really is murdered, Miss Jane Marple, elderly sleuth extraordinaire, gives you the tantalizing pleasure of solving a mystery along with one of the best detectives ever created in fiction.

    Amanda says: "One Of The best!"
    "Stupid policemen"
    Overall

    I sussed out the murderer halfway through the book, and spent the rest of the time cursing the inspector for a stupid dolt.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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