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Peggy

Sausalito, CA, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • A Fatal Winter: Max Tudor, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By G. M. Malliet
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (131)

    In A Fatal Winter, Max Tudor - Anglican priest, former MI5 agent, and village heartthrob - investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But his growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a cozy setting, intricate puzzles, and a handsome (non-celibate) priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are destined to become instant classics in the mystery world.

    Ronna says: "Reincarnation Christie updated to 21st century!!"
    "Problem with narrator's "voice" for Max Tudor"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Michael Page's narration is fine with the exception of the "voice" he chose for Max Tudor. Max Tudor is a 40-something year old man but Michael Page's voice for him is that of a man well into his 60's - too old, too phlegmatic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild About Harry

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Roger Silverwood
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    Detective Inspector Angel and his team investigate a puzzling case of abduction and possible murder in the south Yorkshire town of Bromersley. A rich woman marries a man she hardly knows then disappears. Investigations reveal that her husband, Harry, never existed. Also, four men who claim they have nothing in common, staying at the luxurious Feathers Hotel, wake up in the middle of the night having been attacked in their sleep, and each suffering from a painful broken finger.

    Peggy says: "Great narration!"
    "Great narration!"
    Overall

    Jonathan Keeble is an excellent narrator. I bought this book based on the skill of the narrator, only to be disappointed in the writing. The plot was disjointed, none of the characters, including the main character, Detective Inspector Angel, were fully developed. The book went from one incident to another, and tried hard in the end to knit all the disparate pieces together into an ill-fitting whole. Good narration, disappointing book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind in the Willows

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated By Terry Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    "...there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." So says Rat, as he welcomes the lonely Mole to the community of the River. Whether messing about in boats, touring in Toad's motorcar, or simply relaxing at home, Mole, Rat, Otter, Toad, and Badger demonstrate the honorable human characteristics of kindness, patience, and tolerance toward all that have made this classic tale beloved by generations since it was first published in 1908.

    Richard says: "Timeless Classic, Inspired Reading"
    "Fabulous narration!"
    Overall

    Terry Jones brings the little creatures to life. The pace and his voices for each of the creatures: the gentle mole, the clever water rat, the gruff but wise badger, and the crazed toad, were perfection. The only part of the story that dragged a bit was the overly long portion involving the sea rat. This story is still thoroughly enjoyable at any age.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hickory Dickory Dock: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel is not normally the sort of crime that arouses Hercule Poirot's interest. However, the warden of the hostel is his secretary Miss Lemon's sister, and efficient Miss Lemon is less than efficient when worried. To set her mind at ease, and decrease the number of mistakes in her typing, he agrees to meet with Mrs. Hubbard.

    Peggy says: "Miss Lemon's Sister?"
    "Miss Lemon's Sister?"
    Overall

    This was a classic Christie, interesting but not overly complex plot (easy to follow when multi-tasking), good intrigue between the characters, and most interesting of all, to discover that the efficient-beyond-reproach Miss Lemon has a sister. Hugh Fraser, as always, does an excellent job with the narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • An April Shroud

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Colin Buchanan
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (34)

    In this novel the best detective duo in British crime writing are investigating murder amongst the upper classes and there is also the unlikely prospect of Dalziel being in love.

    ch says: "Good characters and great reader"
    "What fun!"
    Overall

    Colin Buchanan does an excellent job narrating the story. Andy Dalziel, at loose ends while on vacation, untangles family entaglements, solves a murder, and enjoys a romp in bed with a potential murderess. A thoroughly enjoyable "read"!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Taken at the Flood: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed in the London blitz, and overnight the former Mrs. Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune. Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law, who claims she has been warned by "spirits" that Mrs. Underhay's first husband is still alive.

    James Gordon says: "Divine Poirot"
    "Classic Christie"
    Overall

    A well-written well-plotted vintage English whodunit, as civilized and cozy as a good cup of tea. Excellent reading by Hugh Fraser, the wonderfully talented actor who plays Hercule Poirot's sidekick, Capt. Hastings, on the BBC series, Poirot.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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