I actually listened to this twice before writing my review. I was a little confused the first time through, but must admit that I was also listening while distracted.
This is a story about Lord John Grey, from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. It was written as a prequel to a series of books specifically about this character. In this tale, Lord John is witness to a murder ... and also invited (somewhat against his will) to join the local Hellfire club. These incidents prove to be related in some rather unexpected ways.
I thought the narrator's voice was lovely, although his characterizations were not terribly varied.
I find the idea of creating a series about this particular character intriguing. This audio book felt like a novella, so there was not as much development as one might prefer. Nevertheless, I found it entertaining.
Very pregnant Boston police Detective D.D. Warren has been put on desk duty and is essentially working as the police department's receptionist when she's given an opportunity to serve as the technical consultant on a thriller. Her boyfriend, Alex, has asked her to move in with him, and she has yet to give him an answer.
Alex is called into the story pretty early on when his blood spatter expertise is required on the film shoot. A serial killer has been going after widows, using a chunk of tombstone ... which just happens to match up with the plot of the movie in question.
I am not familiar with the D.D. Warren series or Gardner's work, but this was a great introduction to the character.
This clever, quick mystery was given as a freebie to Audible.com members. I enjoyed it.
P.D. James' "Death Comes to Pemberley" has something for mystery fans and Austen fans alike.
At the beginning of the story, the Darcys are preparing for the annual ball held at Pemberley. Lydia is on her way to visit, although her husband (George Wickham) is not received for a variety of reasons well-known to "Pride & Prejudice" fans.
Well, the drama begins when Captain Wickham is brought out of the woods covered in blood, and possibly injured ... and his colleague, Captain Martin Denny (a minor P&P character) is found dead. Wickham is, of course, arrested and arraigned on charges of murder.
There are numerous subplots involving servants, a romance for Georgianna Darcy, and even the obsequious Mr. Collins. The author ties them all together for a whodunnit that I truly did not see coming.
Well-done, all the way around.
I love the Pendergast novels, but for some reason I had trouble following this one. I think it's because I did not read the two that immediately preceded it. As a result, I found myself re-listening to chapters to make sure I had the information I needed.
The book starts off with the murder of Pendergast's wife, Helen ... who has, unbeknownst to the agent, given birth to his son. There is a subplot involving the daughter of an accused bank robber, and another involving Pendergast's aunt Cornelia and her claims to be more than 140 years old. The son, Tristram, is the source of another plot reminiscent of "The Boys from Brazil."
All in all, it was a little confusing. However, I enjoyed Rene Auberjonois' narration so much that I gave this audio book four stars regardless of the bizarre plot line(s).
His vocal characterizations and pace are pleasant, and it's nice to be read to by someone with good tone.
This Agent Pendergast short, read by actor Rene Auberjonois, was an entertaining (if spooky) look at Aloysius' childhood. In it, he regales his friend Constance with the story of a creepy man in his old New Orleans neighborhood who was reputed to be the tooth fairy. On the night that his younger brother Diogenes goes to leave a tooth, the 9-year-old Pendergast follows him and makes a disturbing discovery.
Auberjonois' vocal characterizations and delivery are pleasant, and the story kept my attention throughout. Overall, a good listen.
Absolutely! Allan Cumming's narration is outstanding.
What a splendid rendition of this classic Holmes tale! Theatre veteran Allan Cumming narrators an unbridged version of Doyle's holiday tale of a stolen goose hiding an important secret.
Cummings' vocal characterizations are pleasant to listen to and easy to follow. His pace is outstanding. I know this story well, and found it a real treat to listen to such a delightful production.
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