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  • Hilary Caine Mysteries, Box Set 1, Volumes 1-4 (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By MJ Elliott
    • Narrated By Jim French
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Nine full-cast Hilary Cain Mysteries by British author MJ Elliott. Set in England in the 1930's Hilary is employed by the British tabloid Tittle Tattle Magazine as their in-house "Girl Detective". Hilary is an independent spirit with a gift for solving crime.

    Carolyn says: "Dear Hilary,"
    "Just OK"
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    I didn't enjoy this series very much. The production is fine. However, main character Hilary Caine is just a little too giggly and silly for my taste. I believe this series is meant to be light and humerous. For me Hilary Caine was annoying.

    The stories take place in England; the show is produced in the USA. To my ear, the English accents of some of the actors are not very convincing.

    I love other Jim French radio shows. Harry Nile is a favorite of mine. Hilary Caine just doesn't measure up to the standard I expect from Jim French.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder at the Opera: A Capital Crimes Novel #22

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Margaret Truman
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    When Charise Lee, a young Asian Canadian soprano, is found stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly goes from scarcely being seen as a star to taking center stage. Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he'd just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor to his beloved Annabel, but now they're both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another good story."
    "Love This Series"
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    This book has a complex plot that held some surprises for me. As the story progessed I found myself guessing how it would end . . . and I was wrong. Though I am not an opera fan, I found the parts of the book that dealt with opera to be interesting. There are many characters, all of whom I found interesting, even the ones who weren't very admirable.

    There are murders in this book. However, there is no explicit violence.





    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
    • Narrated By Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
    Overall
    (1328)
    Performance
    (1221)
    Story
    (1217)

    From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

    Anne Morris says: "I don't normally write reviews but..."
    "Enchanting"
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    This is a fascinating story made superb by the narration of Cary Elwes. He's simply amazing.

    I don't remember if I first saw this movie in a theater or as a video. I do remember that I enjoyed it very much. The next time I see the film I feel certain I will enjoy it even more.

    As I listened I was able to visualize the scenes, feeling as though I were there. There was never a dull moment.

    If you've seen the movie and liked it even a little, I believe you will enjoy this book. Even if you haven't seen the movie, this book is entertaining and interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silencing Sam: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Julie Kramer
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    TV reporter Riley Spartz publicly clashes with local gossip writer Adam Lorenzo and throws a drink in his face after he implies in his newspaper column that she cheated on her dead husband. When the gossip is found shot to death, she is shocked to be charged with murder. Though the victim was widely despised, police seem unwilling to look any further for suspects, and Riley must use her skills to secretly investigate the case before it's too late and she winds up in jail.

    tcols says: "Fun, Easy, Listen"
    "Entertaining Mystery"
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    Main character Riley Spartz is fiesty. She's also driven, smart and vulnerable. She is never boring. I like her,

    This is a good mystery with a plot that had some surprising twists for me. Author Julie Kramer was a TV news reporter in the area where I live. I believe there is truth in what she writes about the way things work in local TV news.

    I've read all of Julie Kramer's Riley Spartz books and never been disappointed with them. If you are looking for an entertaining mystery this is a good bet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat Who Walks through Walls

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert Heinlein
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (896)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (577)

    When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his dinner table, Richard Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions where Lazarus Long still thrives, where Jubal Harshaw lives surrounded by beautiful women, and where a daring plot to rescue the sentient computer called Mike can change the direction of all human history.

    Christopher says: "Great book, presentation was disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
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    I have recently reread Heinlein's "Stranger In A Strange Land" and "The Puppet Masters" and enjoyed them very much.

    I simply could not get interested in this book. I gave up at Chapter 12. The dialogue seemed stilted and old fashioned, like the script from a mediocre 1940's film. In fact I did an internet search to see when this book was written, thinking that it might be an early effort. I was surprised to learn that the book was published in the 1980's (if the information on Wikipedia is correct).

    Perhaps one day I'll try to finish the book. I just can't listen to anymore of it right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mobbed: A Regan Reilly Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Carol Higgins Clark
    • Narrated By Michele Pawk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    New York Times best-selling author Carol Higgins Clark is a native of New Jersey. So is her sleuth Regan Reilly. In Mobbed, Clark sends Regan “down the shore” where they have both vacationed since childhood. But this trip turns out to be no vacation for Regan!

    M. Giorgi says: "Jealous and Obsessed"
    "Good "Background" Book"
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    I believe this book would be a good listen as "background". It would a good choice for listening while traveling by car or doing household chores. I like "quirky" characters, and there were some in this book. The pace is brisk. In fact, it felt a little rushed to me.

    I may purchase more books in the series, but only if I need something to listen to while I'm also doing something else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cinderella Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
    • Narrated By Jan Maxwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (152)

    In a first-time collaboration, "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark partners with best-selling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.

    Jean says: "Engrossing"
    "Good Plot Predictable Characters"
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    I expected more from the "Queen of Suspense" Carol Higgins Clark and "best sellng author" Alafair Burke. While I didn't guess the who did the crime(s). I did guess which character would be in mortal peril as the book drew to a close.

    The plot was good and the pace was brisk. However, the characters were predictable and not very interesting to me. This is the first book of what may become a series. If there are more books, and the characters become more interesting, I might consider reading another book in this series.

    Julie Kramer writes mysteries about a TV reporter. I find her books much more satisfying than "The Cinderella Murders."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Copycat Killing: A Magical Cats Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sofie Kelly
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (46)

    It's been raining cats and dogs in Mayville Heights. The small town's been deluged, and now the local artists' co-op is on the verge of flooding. Kathleen has been up all night helping her friends move their creations to the safety of the upstairs studio.

    The artwork survives, but when controversial mask maker Jaeger Merrill is found drowned in the co-op basement, Kathleen questions whether the death was accidental. After she discovers the artist was using an assumed name, she realizes she can't actually assume anything about him.

    Beatrice says: "The crazy cat lady does it again"
    "Cozy for Cat Lovers"
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    This is the third book of this series I have read. I liked the first two a little better than this one.

    This book seemed to drag a little for me. The plot is good and I wasn't able to guess the final outcome ahead of time. I am not a person who needs fast paced, thrill a minute stories. However, the pace was a little too leisurely for me.

    In earlier books there were more events going on and more new and ineresting characters involved.

    Cassandra Campbell is an excellent narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Murder at Ford's Theatre: Capital Crimes #19

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Margaret Truman
    • Narrated By Richard Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The body of Nadia Zarinski, an attractive young woman who worked for Senator Bruce Lerner - and who volunteered at Ford's - is discovered in the alley behind the theatre. Soon a pair of mismatched cops - young, studious Rick Klayman and gregarious veteran Moses "Mo" Johnson - start digging into the victim's life, and find themselves confronting an increasing cast of suspects.

    Linda says: "Another Great Story"
    "Another Great Story"
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    I've read a number of the entries in this series and I've never been disappointed.

    The pace is brisk. the settings and characters interesting and I'm not able to guess the outcome ahead of time. That's an ideal combination when I want to be entertained.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Finer End: A Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (109)

    Two spellbinding mysteries, one contemporary, and one ancient - that will challenge Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James as no case ever has. Glastonbury is a town revered as the mythical burial place of King Arthur, and, according to New Age followers, a source of strong Druid power. Something terrible and bloody shattered Glastonbury Abbey's peace long ago - and now it is about to spark a violence that will reach forward into the present.

    Deborah Stein says: "Great to hear the early times in this pair"
    "Captivating"
    Overall
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    When I started this book the only thing I knew about Glastonbury was that there had been music festivals there. After reading several chapters I did some research on my computer to learn a little bit more about the area. That helped me to visualize the area and understand it better. That understanding increased my enjoyment of the story.

    Other reviewers have had negative reactions to the amount of time that is spent describing the lives of the people involved in the mystery. For me that "background" was an essential part of the story. It's part of what makes this book unique

    If you have enjoyed other books in the Duncan Kincaid-Gemma James series, I believe you like this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the Orient Elite: A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (411)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (372)

    In this brand-new Grimnoir Chronicles story written exclusively for Audible, it's 1937 - four years after the Grimnoir Society defeated the magical alien force known as The Power. "Heavy" Jake Sullivan is summoned by his oddest ally, Dr. Wells, to stop the bombing of a new ultra-luxury airship. Amid the glitz, the gambling, and the high-society types, Sullivan races time to hunt for the saboteur. But surrounded by a blimp-full of Germans, Russians, Imperium Iron Guard, and other magical enemies - where can he even begin?

    Matthew E. Bowman says: "An Excellent Teaser"
    "Not For Me"
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    This genre doesn't appeal to me. However, the narration by Bronson Pinchot is excellent. This was a free sample. Thanks to Audible for providing this at no charge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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