You no longer follow Linda

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Linda

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Linda

ratings
19
REVIEWS
7
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
8

  • The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries: Mrs. Jeffries Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Emily Brightwell
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon...and keeps him on his toes. Everyone's awed by his Scotland Yard successes - but they don't know about his secret weapon. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs. Jeffries's polished detection skills are up to the task...proving that behind every great man there's a woman - and that a crime-solver's work is never done.

    Sally says: "Very Entertaining"
    "Waste of time and money"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    You might enjoy this book if you don't care about the plausibility of the storyline.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Definitely disappointment. The story line is overwhelmingly unbelievable. The housekeeper has a sherry and sits down with her employer to discuss his cases, then goes to crime scenes on her own and interviews suspects. I don't know which is more unlikely to happen.


    Any additional comments?

    If some of the later books in this series are added, I may try one, but this was not worth listening to.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Parting Breath

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Catherine Aird
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (17)

    Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan knew there would be trouble when he was called in to the student sit-in at Calleshire University. The dons were nervous, the students excited - a clash of some kind seemed inevitable. But what did happen was totally unexpected. First was a most peculiar theft from a dormitory room and then the discovery of a man found clutching at one of the columns of the Tarsus cloister - bleeding slowly to death and able with his parting breath only to utter one enigmatic phrase.

    Lynn says: "Terrible, Just could not listen to it"
    "Slow starter, hard to follow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Catherine Aird and/or Robin Bailey?

    Yes


    What was most disappointing about Catherine Aird’s story?

    This story unfortunately is a long winding path to nowhere. There are too many characters with indistinguishable personalities. Skip this book in the series


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady John

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Madeleine Robins
    • Narrated By Charlotte Cole
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    The last time Olivia Martingale saw Menwin it was in Brussels on the eve of Waterloo. She had loved him then, but her love was not returned. Instead she yielded to the insistent Lord John Temperer, married him, and was left a widow. With the war at last over, visiting John’s family seemed like a good idea. But John’s brother the Duke disliked her; John’s mother wanted to match-make for her… and into the middle of all this walked Menwin, filling the room with his presence. Olivia felt the old attraction rising again - until Menwin looked right through her as if she was not even worth noticing.

    Linda says: "Author Comparable to Georgette Heyer"
    "Author Comparable to Georgette Heyer"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is well written and very interesting. It's not just a fluffy piece that solely focusses on how people felt when the were near each other or gazing at each other across the room. It is an enjoyable submersion into the 1800s life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aprons and Silver Spoons: The Heartwarming Memoirs of a 1930s Kitchen Maid

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mollie Moran
    • Narrated By Nicolette McKenzie
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    At just 14, Mollie Moran left the Norfolk countryside to take up a position in the kitchens of a stately London townhouse. Getting through the endless chores, sneaking out with her best friend Flo the kitchen maid to go dancing at night, and flirting with Alan the footman and Harrods errand boys, Mollie quickly rose through the ranks. We see the “upstairs, downstairs” world through Mollie’s eyes: the politics and scandals, the friendships and secret liaisons, the many comings and goings.

    Rosemary says: "A Tale of how it was"
    "This may be my favourite book of all time."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Aprons and Silver Spoons the most enjoyable?

    The narration on this book is exceptional. You experience every event right along with the author as the story progresses.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I very much enjoyed listening to this fascinating story unfold around historic events in England. The author recounts her life and events leading up to WWII in a way that brings history to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daphne: The Six Sisters, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    Daphne, the fourth daughter of the Reverend Charles Armitage, is beautiful - dazzlingly beautiful - but she is utterly wrapped up in her own appearance. It seems fitting when she decides to marry the exquisite Cyril Archer, who is as empty-headed and vain as she is; after all, once she is safely married, she can hide her true nature behind her beauty, never expected by anyone (least of all her husband) to do or say anything clever. Moreover, marrying Cyril will preserve her from the zealous schemes of her father.

    Linda says: "Disappointing narration"
    "Disappointing narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Daphne?

    I am a great Marion Chesney/M C Beaton fan so was very pleased to see the Regency series begin to be available on here. I am not at all pleased with this narrator though. Her main focus seems to be enunciating clearly, which she does well, but she clearly has no love for the characters or understanding of the time period. Some words are pronounced incorrectly and her interpretation seems mainly focussed on reading correctly rather than with a love for the story that inspires the listener. When a narrator loves what they're reading, or is a good fit for the book, it's easy to lose yourself in the story and makes it come alive. This is not remotely the case with this narrator and I'm sorry to see that she reads all the available books in this series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carnage on the Committee

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ruth Dudley Edwards
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    When the chairperson of a prestigious literary prize dies in suspicious circumstances, Robert Amiss (the token sane member of the judging panel) wastes no time in summoning Baroness 'Jack' Troutbeck to step into the breach. Speculation that a killer may be targeting the judges worries the baroness not in the slightest, it's the prospect of immersing herself in modern literature that fills her with dread.

    Joe says: "Welcome to Audible, Baroness Jack!"
    "If swearing bothers you, pick another book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy this author and would have liked to finish this book. I stopped about a quarter of the way through because I couldn't listen to any more swearing. It seemed like every character communicated this way. Pity ... I like the main characters, but there's a limit to my language tolerance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lynne Lancaster, David Stillman
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    As the Millennial generation (those born between 1982 and 2000) rapidly enters the workforce, their introduction into the workplace has been anything but seamless. In fact, you might have already heard one of these jaw-dropping stories: the mother who called HR to complain when her daughter got a mediocre performance review. The recent college graduate who dialed the CEO directly to tell him what the company could be doing better....

    Pauline says: "I'm sure this was well researched"
    "Well researched, written & narrated"
    Overall

    I was very impressed with this book. I have watched several tv programs about the "entitled Millenials" and was interested to find that this book does a great job of explaining the different points of view, how to work with and relate to the younger generation, as well as understand thier actions and where they're coming from. It would be very helpful to anyone who works with those born 1982 - 2000, or is trying to understand "what's up with kids these days".
    I'm not normally one to read "how-to" books, but found this book captivating!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.