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  • The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: 60-Episode Set

  • By: PDQ AudioWorks, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Basil Rathbone
  • Length: 28 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

The world-famous sleuth is back in this astounding 60-episode collection (many previously believed to have been lost) direct from the original radio broadcasts. Featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, this collection contains nearly 30 hours of Old Time Radio broadcasting at its best. Digitally remastered from the original broadcast recordings, this amazing set is a true collector's item for Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old Radio at it's best

  • By William on 04-27-14

Sherlock Holmes fan

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-17

This is ambrosia for any fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Found the 61 stories fun to listen to.

  • A Man of Some Repute

  • A Very English Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,943

Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good "pseudo" golden age mystery

  • By Jerri C on 10-18-15

Great until ending

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

I enjoyed listening to this story and found it to be well-written. The ending was the beginning of another story so was very disappointed. There was no closure and I feel cheated.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69,104
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68,783

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Powerful ideas

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Learned so much. Poignant story. Narration was outstanding. Trevor painted a word picture of his life to share with us.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,436
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,224
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,244

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Can never get enough Harry Potter. I highly recommend ed for both children and adults.

  • Killer Kitchens

  • Murders by Design, Book 3
  • By: Jean Harrington
  • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Interior designer Deva Dunne just may have hit the jackpot. Sure, her new client Francesco Grandese talks tough and has shady friends, but he has the eye of a connoisseur, and a huge, empty mansion he wants her to decorate. Deva's boyfriend, police lieutenant Victor Rossi, has misgivings about her promising job - especially when he accompanies her to one of Francesco's dinner parties. After Francesco returns a dish to the kitchen untasted, the chauffeur promptly scarfs it down and drops dead from cyanide poisoning. Has the killer made a terrible mistake and murdered the wrong person? Or was the dead man the intended victim?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By Judith on 09-25-15

Audio not the best

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-15

This was one of the few times that the sound quality hasn't been good. Skipped and repeated quite a few times. Broke up the presentation and fluidity of story.

  • Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue

  • The Poor Relation, Book 5
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

Owing to an unfortunate wager made by Sir Philip, the poor relations are once again scrounging around for a plan for solvency. This time it is Colonel Sandhurst to the rescue. After happening on Sir Randolph’s lovely daughter Frederica, who is running away to escape an awful marriage to Lord Bewley, the Colonel devises a plan to force Sir Randolph to settle his bill for six month’s stay and to save Frederica from her fate. The clever plan is thwarted when Lord Bewley shows up at the drop point instead of Sir Randolph.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By ILoveAmazon on 02-09-18

Loving this series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-13

I have now read the fifth book out of the 6-part series and am looking forward to the 6th with mixed emotions. On one hand I look forward to finding out how Ms Beaton ends the series, however sad that now this run is over.
I recommend these books to someone who enjoys light regency romantic stories, with a sense of humour. These are well-written with interesting historic details and a flavour of what it might be like to have lived in those times.
The narrator is out-standing.

  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,040

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—well, actually, my true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I’m snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It!

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 11-25-12

Love this series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-12

Was so happy to see that Rhys Bowen had added another novel. Lived up to expectations.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Still Life with Crows

  • A Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,231

For the first time in unabridged audio! A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SCARY, WEIRD, ENGAGING

  • By Polly on 11-05-12

Super Suspense

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-12

I took a chance on the paperback sale and was very pleased with this novel. The performance was excellent. Interesting story line and a lot of suspense.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Cruelest Month

  • A Three Pines Mystery
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489

It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees, and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil - until one of their party dies of fright.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gamache Under Attack

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-11-14

Deeply buried story line

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-12

This book was a disappointment to me. I was not able to finish it. When the story line emerges from the minute details and convoluted ideas, it is quite good. Unfortunately this does not happen very often.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hamlet, Revenge!

  • An Inspector Appleby Mystery
  • By: Michael Innes
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108

At Seamnum Court, seat of the Duke of Horton, The Lord Chancellor of England is murdered at the climax of a private presentation of Hamlet, in which he plays Polonius. Inspector Appleby pursues some of the most famous names in the country, unearthing dreadful suspicion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Marvellous Classic

  • By Carol on 03-01-12

Couldn't finish

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-12

I was unable to finish listening to this story. It did not engage my interest. If a person is really into Hamlet and minutia associated with this play then they may enjoy this book The writing is laborious to follow. Very wordy almost as if the author was paid by the number words and convoluted & complex grammatical sentence that were used. So difficult to tease out the gist of the story and to follow it.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful