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  • Catch as Cat Can

  • By: Rita Mae Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Never have two species co-created a work of such suspense and humorous catitude as the wildly popular mystery series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. This time out, that agile-witted tiger puss Mrs. Murphy makes the round of parties where Virginia's Very Best People mingle with some of the worst. Together, she and her human must unravel a veritable cat's cradle of ambition, greed, and murder at the center of which waits a killer with the most tangled of motives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sneaky Pie Brown & Her Insights

  • By Claire on 01-15-05

Great

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

Excellent as usual. Love her books. The animals are so witty. Especially pewter It was an intriguing mystery. I could not figure out the murderer until the very end.

  • Proof

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

With this New York Times best seller, Dick Francis creates an intoxicating blend of the good life, fast horses, and nail-biting suspense. After a shattering accident plunges a society soiree into chaos, an unassuming wine merchant is left with the bitter aftertaste of suspicion and fear. While catering an outdoor party for a prominent horse trainer, Tony Beach hears rumors of inferior whisky being sold under premium labels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Of Francis' Best: An Entertaining Story

  • By R. Pontiflet on 06-03-17

Wine anyone ??

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

Reviewed: 04-01-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

if you don't know anything about wine processing or buying you would be quite bored. It goes into a lot of detail on this as the story is being told.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The background of the main character which is revealed a little at a time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Tail of the Tip-Off

  • By: Rita Mae Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

When the dead body of building contractor H.H. Donaldson is found in the parking lot during a basketball game, felines Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with Tucker the Corgi, know just what will happen next. Harry Haristeen can't help but try to solve the puzzle. Who could be the killer? Is it a mistress, an archrival, or Donaldson's ailing wife? Leave it to Mrs. Murphy and her gang to lead Harry right to the missing piece.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good entry in the series

  • By SnideSide on 09-17-05

Love it!!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

oh yes. And I have. I love this author and her quirky little friends.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tail of the Tip-Off?

When Harry made the connection of who was the culprit.

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

Her performance of each character was very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Loved it all

  • White Fire

  • Agent Pendergast, Book 13
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295

Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Corrie Swanson is the WORST character EVER

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-24-15

Excellant!!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-14

What made the experience of listening to White Fire the most enjoyable?

it is a "page turner" . I was just so tempted to keep on listening until it was done. Like a book you keep on reading and can not put down. Love the Pendergast character.

What was one of the most memorable moments of White Fire?

don't want to give it away...there were many and too hard too choose.

Which character – as performed by Rene Auberjonois – was your favorite?

Cory

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Pendergast always had Cory's back.

Any additional comments?

Just a great book!

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,048
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,013

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

new reader

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

Reviewed: 03-12-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am new to this series. I have read the first book in the series and listened to the second one and so far and am absolutely captivated. I am looking forward to reading/listening to more.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Private?

the intrigue

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

As in any audio book the sounds and inferences bring out the true feelings and sensations. But in reading a book you can use your own imagination in how everything looks and feels which can be anything you want.

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

I sure could have..but I try to spread it out because it adds to the intrigue

Any additional comments?

looking forward to reading and/or listening to more on this series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sour Puss

  • By: Rita Mae Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

The New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series is a favorite with cozy fans and cat lovers all over the world, and Sour Puss has all the red herrings and surprising plot twists fans adore. When world-renowned grape and fungus expert Professor Vincent Forland is decapitated in Crozet, Virginia, it looks like a political killing. Forland had recently lectured on how distilled fungus plays a critical role in chemical warfare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Jane Mcdowell on 07-29-06

not up to par

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

Reviewed: 03-12-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

too much detailed info on wine production.

What could Rita Mae Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

less repetitive info on wine production

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kate Forbes?

yes, narrator was excellant

Did Sour Puss inspire you to do anything?

no matter how this book is rated I will always love this author. This is the only book I was not overly fond of. All of the others(and there are quite a few) I loved.

Any additional comments?

excellent author