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  • The Man in the Queue

  • Inspector Alan Grant Series, Book 1
  • By: Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

The first of Josephine Tey's Inspector Grant mysteries concerns the murder of a man, standing in a ticket queue for a London musical comedy. With his customary tenacity, Grant pursues his suspects through the length of Britain and the labyrinth of the city. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unerringly dull...

  • By Marianna on 04-27-18

Too dated

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I’m a lover of historical fiction, especially fiction written in its time. I love Brat Ferrar, and all of the Nicola Upson books, but the repetition of the word “Dego” was unbearable to listen to. It wasn’t like reading Huck Finn, it was more like hanging out with a racist relative.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway, Book 1

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 430

The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a good read(er)

  • By Monica on 01-30-15

So much fun!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

The ingenue is hilarious, but not vapid. Oddly, I didn’t really connect to the detective, I wanted to follow Ermentrude, Mary and Vickie into THEIR next story!

  • Brat Farrar

  • By: Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,159

A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizeable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick’s mannerisms, appearance and every significant detail of Patrick’s early life, up to his 13th year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great all around

  • By Catherine on 10-23-11

Loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-18

Loved this book! I’ve read the Nicola upson books with Josephine Tey as the protagonist, and I was curious about the genuine article!

  • Weycombe

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: G.M. Malliet
  • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

Living in the wealthy gated village of Weycombe with her titled English husband is a fantasy come true for American Jillian White. But the murder of a local estate agent mars the pretty surface of her life and home. Worried about a killer on the loose, Jill tries to piece together clues hidden in the many versions of truth she hears from her suspicious neighbors. But as she plunges deep into the investigation, her own suspicions grow into a warped web of lies and treachery.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Big Disappointment- couldn’t finish it!

  • By Ruth Nielsen on 11-18-17

Worst American accent ever.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

“Anner” over and over as if the narration was Katherine Hepburn or FDR. Story was fine, but the accent drove me bonkers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Lessons

  • A Josephine Tey Mystery
  • By: Nicola Upson
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Called to the peaceful wooded churchyard of St John-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious and unusual murders of his career. The body of the church's organist is found in an opened grave, together with a photograph of a manor house and a cryptic note. The image leads Archie to Cambridge, where the crisp autumn air has brought with it bustling life to the ancient university and town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Yet!!!

  • By Darrin on 06-14-18

Nuanced and powerful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-18

The subject of this book is undoubtedly distressing, but the care and intensity of each characters experience of it is illuminating, and poignant. Another powerhouse! More!

  • The Mitford Murders

  • By: Jessica Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone, and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially 16-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expected much, very disappointed

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-02-18

Fun and surprising!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I enjoyed the book immensely. I’m so looking forward to the next installment! Don’t miss the author interview at the end!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dangerous Crossing

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Rhys
  • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

It is 1939. Europe is on the brink of war when young Lily Shepherd boards an ocean liner in Essex, bound for Australia. She is ready to start anew, leaving behind the shadows in her past. The passage proves magical, complete with live music, cocktails, and fancy dress balls. The voyage shows Lily places she'd only ever dreamed of and enables her to make friends with those above her social station. She even allows herself to hope that a man she couldn't possibly have a future with might return her feelings. But Lily soon realizes that she's not the only one hiding secrets.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SYNOPIS!

  • By Linda Lou on 01-13-18

So good!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Incredibly subtle and enthralling. Great narration and characters are finely drawn. More! More! more! More!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Gala Event

  • Orchard, Book 9
  • By: Sheila Connolly
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

The fall harvest may be just about over, but orchard owner Meg Corey is busier than ever planning her wedding to Seth Chapin. Who knew picking apples would be less work than picking out rings and a dress? And even though the happy couple has invited most of Granford, Massachusetts, to the ceremony, they might have to make room for one more guest....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great new narrator!

  • By PennyRose on 10-03-16

Cozy

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

Love these books, not gory or gritty. A well rounded mystery lovers diet. Happy reading!

  • This Is Just My Face

  • Try Not to Stare
  • By: Gabourey Sidibe
  • Narrated by: Gabourey Sidibe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844

Gabourey Sidibe - "Gabby" to her legion of fans - skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels' acclaimed movie Precious. In This Is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she's played onscreen. With full-throttle honesty, Sidibe paints her Bed-Stuy/Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest, heart wrenching, and hilarious!

  • By CleverLewis on 05-16-17

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Love the book, love the delivery. Now I want to see everything she's ever been in.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor & Park

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,468

Set over the course of one school year, in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love - and just how hard it pulled you under.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • E + P 4-ever!

  • By FanB14 on 04-27-14

Read this now

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Incredible narrators, excellent dialog, a wonderful primer on the unfolding of love and desire. Makes me remember the good things about being a teen in the 1980's.