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Lisa

DEARBORN, MI, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • Gideon the Cutpurse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Linda Buckley-Archer
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (137)

    The year is 1763. Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, hides in dense underbrush from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the 21st century, thanks to an experiment Kate's father was running with an antigravity machine.

    Anne says: "Like Harry Potter, it's great lit for any age!"
    "Excellent book"
    Overall

    This is an excellent book. Well developed characters and excellent narration as usual from from Gerard Doyle. I can't wait for the next book.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • The King of Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (661)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (211)

    John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed facade begin to crack.

    Scott says: "Better than a Grisham novel"
    "Bad narration"
    Overall

    The book seems to be interesting, however, I could not get past the bad narration.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Millionaires

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (594)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (231)

    Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.

    Glenn says: "EASILY as good as Grisham"
    "Brad Meltzer delivers again!"
    Overall

    Excellent book. Great narration

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Moonstone

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Walter Covell, cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (9)

    The story involves a huge diamond, the moonstone, originally stolen from an Indian shrine. The gem is given to an English girl on her 18th birthday but disappears that same night. What follows is a spellbinding mystery that to this day has the power to draw the listener into its world of danger, suspense, and surprise.

    Lisa says: "Excellent"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I grew up reading English literature classics. I used to get simplified versions of these from the British counsel when I was in my teens. Now that I am an adult, I have rediscovered all my favorites, but now listening to the originals on audible. This is my favorite of Wilkie Collins books.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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