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Monique

New York, New York, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Attenbury Emeralds

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jill Paton Walsh
    • Narrated By Edward Petherbridge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (172)

    The recovery of the magnificent gem in Lord Attenbury's dazzling heirloom launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career as a detective in 1921. Thirty years later, a happily married Lord Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with his wife, the detective novelist Harriet Vane. Suddenly, the new Lord Attenbury—grandson of Lord Peter’s first client—seeks his help to prove who owns the emeralds.

    Michael says: "Classic Sayers"
    "Wonderful read"
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    What did you love best about The Attenbury Emeralds?

    This book works well as a stand-alone for those of us not familiar with the original series by Dorothy Sayer. The author introduces us to the main characters, a brief history of their relationship toget5her and also gives us a new Lord Peter mystery.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Certainly interested..


    What does Edward Petherbridge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I am a great reader (listener) of British novels and watcher of British documentaries. I therefore have had the opportunity to listen to many British accents and narrators. I was so impressed with the performance of Edward Peterbridge for he so perfectly nailed the accent of the British aristocracy of that time. Speakers with this accent do have a tendency to modulate the volume of their voice which makes them a little difficult to hear at times. I cannot criticize a magnificent performance for this minor difficulty inflicted on the listener.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was certainly was funny at times.


    Any additional comments?

    After reading this book I became interested in Dorothy Sayer. I read three of her books. Fans of Sayer will consider this blasphemy but I preferred Walsh. Sorry.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4001)
    Performance
    (3574)
    Story
    (3570)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "Wonderful book."
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    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book rates among the best audiobooks I've listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    You will fall in love with Maggie and Scott.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I really enjoyed his performance in the Sandman Slim series but this performance is my favorite. MacLeod is very talented and he creates memorable characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried and laughed but this book is also action packed. At certain parts of the book I wasn't able to sit still, I paced the floor.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so happy that I found Robert Crais at this point in his career. He has written so many books that I look forward to reading or listening to.This is a message to the author: please give us more of Scott, Maggie and MacLeod.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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