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Ms Marple

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lawrence, KS | Member Since 2009

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  • 576 titles in library
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  • The Mangle Street Murders: The Gower Street Detectives, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By M. R. C. Kasasian
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (51)

    After her father dies, March Middleton has to move to London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, the country's most famous private detective. It is 1882, and London is at its murkiest yet most vibrant, wealthiest yet most poverty-stricken. No sooner does March arrive than a case presents itself: A young woman has been brutally murdered, and her husband is the only suspect.

    Ms Marple says: "A New Favorite Author --Hope this becomes a series"
    "A New Favorite Author --Hope this becomes a series"
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    Where does The Mangle Street Murders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    March Middleton makes this book. She is intelligent and naive at the same time. The relationship with her guardian makes this a duo you want to hear more from.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That even the best intentions are not a substitute for experience or a cunning understanding of character of 19th century Londoners.


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

    This is my first time listening to Lindy Nettleton. Now, I will make it a point to look for more books narrated by Lindy.


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

    There are moments when you find you are smiling to yourself because you can relate to the situation or the emotion March is experiencing.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Fortescue Steps Out: The Poor Relation, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (627)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (542)

    Life is not easy for the poor relations of England’s upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London’s newest hotel, The Poor Relation, is born. The establishment is an immediate hit with London’s most illustrious citizens, save the Duke of Rowcester....

    Clare says: "Charming Regency Fun - Romance & Adventure"
    "A fun romp through regency England"
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    The narration set the mood and with that the story of courage, resourcefulness and romance was off and running. Brilliant start to a series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leviathan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1348)
    Performance
    (1070)
    Story
    (1075)

    It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.

    Tahlia Merrill says: "Wonderful, but don't forget to buy the book"
    "coming of age in an alternate WW1 timeline"
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    loved the narration; remembering the time period ,it was still a struggle to accept the naivete of both lead characters at times. interested enough in the story to buy book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: Classic Love Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage
    Overall
    (1416)
    Performance
    (1271)
    Story
    (1203)

    For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

    vc says: "Wonderful recitation by Richard Armitage"
    "TIMELESS AND ROMANTIC"
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    I had forgotten how tranquil, enchanting and beautiful it is to hear spoken love poetry. A ageless gift for lovers!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Messenger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (887)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (469)

    Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to find him once again. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer - photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, straight at the heart of the Vatican.

    Dan says: "Well worth the time"
    "character development improves with each new book"
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    a bit slow to start but after the first chapter you stay engaged to the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (3045)
    Performance
    (1810)
    Story
    (1803)

    Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

    Carrie says: "Nice break from the usual-"
    "narrator made this a book to enjoy"
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    I have had a hard copy of this book for years. Tried to get into it several times as a friend loves this series and never could - until hearing Amelia 's part spoken. That provided the missing link for me. Now that I hear her sarcastic wit I totally love the book and the characters. I will definitely be listening to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2486)
    Performance
    (2189)
    Story
    (2200)

    John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

    P. Minor says: "Written for a movie script"
    "character development keeps the series engaging "
    Overall
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    Baldacci has worked his magic again by extending the character development for John Puller and his father and brother. I am looking forward to the next book in the series in hopes of learning more about Puller's mother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate: Agatha Raisin, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    Amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin is going through a man-hating phase and is unmoved by news of a captivating new curate. But when she meets the golden-haired, blue-eyed Tristan Delon, she is swept off her feet...along with every other female in the village. She is positively ecstatic when he invites her to dine with him, but the next day Agatha is left with a hangover from hell and Tristan is worse off: he's dead.

    Beatrice says: "A fun visit with Agatha"
    "Easy Listening with a storyline to keep you engage"
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    Would you listen to Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate again? Why?

    Mysteries are difficult to listen to again as you already know the outcome, but I would recommend this book if you want something "light" to listen to that can make your problems seem less important than Agatha's.


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

    This isn't the kind of book to keep you on the edge of your seat, but the plot is interesting and engaging and the ending will surprise you.


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

    She brings the character of Agatha Raisin to life. Agatha is like someone you know that you can't really call a friend but you like her anyway. I would compare her a lot to the Hyacinth in Keeping Up Appearances".


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. This is a book that is easy to listen to as you have time... commuting, in a waiting room, when you have time on your hands.


    Any additional comments?

    I like this series because it provides relief from some of the heavier thrillers and action series that I read/ listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Egyptian: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mika Waltari
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (501)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (169)

    The world of ancient Egypt springs magnificently to life in this astonishing historical novel of love, war, political intrigue, and religious revolution. Told from the first person point of view, it is the story of Sinuhe, physician to the royal court of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his successors in the middle of the tumultuous 14th century B.C.

    Fernando says: "Best historical Novel Ever written"
    "Be Careful - this book has no conclusion"
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    Would you try another book from Mika Waltari and/or Charlton Griffin?

    I have tried downloading this book several times from my library thinking the download must have been interrupted in the process but no, the book simply stops. No conclusion, no final chapter, no pulling the whole story together. Very disappointing and I find out now it has been discontinued!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mika Waltari? Why or why not?

    Can't answer that until I am able to hear the end of this one.


    What three words best describe Charlton Griffin’s performance?

    The performance ebbs and flows... at one time holding your attention and then becoming so mundane your mind drifts off to contemplate other thoughts entirely.


    Could you see The Egyptian being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • About Face

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    The polluted waters of the canals in Venice are an ever-present issue; but environmental concerns become significant in Commissario Guido Brunetti's work when an investigator from the Carabiniere - looking into the illegal hauling of garbage - asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request.

    Tom says: "good but take note"
    "A cultural experience"
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    What made the experience of listening to About Face the most enjoyable?

    Listening to Donna Leon's books transports me from midwest Kansas to the Italy I have visited and vacationed in. The narration and narrative are both excellent. This is the fifth book I have listened to that David Colacci has read. I think he is a perfect match for the text.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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