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  • Lady of Quality

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

When spirited, independent Miss Annis Wynchwood embroils herself in the affairs of a runaway heiress, she is destined to see a good deal of Mr Carleton, Lucilla's uncivil and high-handed guardian. And, chafing at the restrictions of Bath society, Annis has to admit that at least Mr Oliver Carleton is never boring.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Romance

  • By Rebecca Roberts on 02-03-10

Another good Heyer

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

The story was typically good character studies with lovable people, the narration was overall great. But there was one part that caused me to lower my rating a little. There was a companion named Mrs. Farlow, I think, and the narrator felt the need to make her voice so obnoxious, that I actually found myself wincing when she was speaking. I kept thinking about rusty nails being dragged down a blackboard. I feel a bit bad saying that, but I think if you actually read the book, you wouldn't have narrated it in your mind quite like that. I listen to Georgette Heyer books over and over, but I won't listen to this one again. I'd still recommend it, because the story is worth it and maybe lit won't bother you. Oh, and the rest of the narration was just right.

  • The Tommyknockers

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499

Writer Bobbi Anderson becomes obsessed with digging up something she's found buried in the woods near her home. With the help of her friend, Jim Gardener, she uncovers an alien spaceship. Though exposure to the Tommyknockers, who piloted the alien ship, has harmful effects on residents' health, the people of Haven develop a talent for creating innovative devices under their increasingly malignant influence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spooky and enthralling

  • By Christopher Griffis on 02-15-16

Editorial problems

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

What did you love best about The Tommyknockers?

Engrossing characters that make you want to follow their lives and see what happens next.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gard, of course.

What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

I loved his reading, and would gladly listen to him again. But I was saddened, as others were, that the editing was bad. I had read previous reviews to that effect, but I wanted to read the book bad enough to take a chance. Words were cut off at many of the ends of chapters. And once there was a point where I had to reload the entire book.

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

Yes, but to say so, would give some of the plot away. But the very, very final encounter between Bobbi and Gard made me want to cry.

Any additional comments?

The editing errors were not enough to make me not recommend the book. I think you could get past those points. I just feel like the editing was a disservice to both customers who paid for the book, and the very excellent reading of Edward Hermann.

  • Beauvallet

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has fallen in love with a Spanish noblewoman. She and her father were aboard a galleon captured by Sir Nicholas. He vows to make her his bride even though it means returning the pair to Spain and entering the lion's den.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By bebe on 12-27-10

Georgette Heyer always entertains

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

Great fun, amazing to realize these were written ten years before all the swashbuckling movies of the 30's and 40's came out!

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  • Treachery In Death

  • In Death, Book 32
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,477

In a New York City fifty years in the future, Detective Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law - including the ones sworn to uphold it. Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve. But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Treachery in Death

  • By Jean on 03-10-11

One of her best!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-11

The story seemed to me like it combined all the things I love most about the "In Death" series. All the interactions between characters, all the personality traits, all the triumphs and heartaches. And I love Susan Ericksen's narration. To me she IS the voice of Eve. I was marginally disappointed with the last one, but it feels like J.D. Robb is back in form with this one.

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  • Catching Fire

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,333

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dissent Rules

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

Really enjoyed it, but what's next?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-10

I finished "Catching Fire" last week, knowing that "Mockingjay" was already out. I thought it used some of the same situations from "Hunger Games" and since I also loved that one, I really enjoyed this one, too. I'm not crazy about the relationship between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, and someone has got to lose out somewhere, so I can't really imagine a happy or uplifting ending. But, I would recommend this book, and even with the low reviews I'll probably get the "Mockinjay", too.

  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo

  • Bloody Jack #2
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

Jacky Faber, Bloody Jack, is back, and this time, she's facing a situation far worse than a ship full of murderous pirates. Curse of the Blue Tattoo, L. A. Meyer's sequel to the enormous popular Bloody Jack, is just as bawdy and entertaining as the original.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story, extremely well read!

  • By William on 12-30-08

I'm hooked

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-10

I read "Bloody Jack" awhile back and really enjoyed it. So I used a credit to get "Curse of the Blue Tattoo", not really sure if Meyer and Kellgren could maintain the interest. They did better than I could have thought. This is a keeper kind of book and since I'm a re-reader of books, I could easily see myself reading this one again and again. Today, I'm downloading book 3 because I just couldn't wait till my credits come out. I HAVE to see what happens next! That's my definition of a great book.

  • The Ghosts of Belfast

  • By: Stuart Neville
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,487

Fegan has been a "hard man" - an IRA killer in Northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by 12 ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. As he's working his way down the list, he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an unexpected good read!

  • By David P. McGivern on 08-24-10

Violent but compelling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-10

This was an impulse buy for me, but one I wouldn't change. You might like to know that the story is sadly violent and full of bad language. If those things bother you, you might consider something else. Even though I don't care for cursing and violence in my reading, I was so drawn to the character and his sad guilt and his attempts to balance the books. I really didn't know much about the Irish troubles, but had to go look some of it up. The story stays with me even weeks later. Narrator was great.

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  • Dracula

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Christopher Saul
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Dracula is the seminal gothic horror novel of its time as Bram Stoker introduced the world to the legendary vampire Count Dracula. Published in 1897 and told through a series of diary entries and letters, the story journeys into the dark world of Count Dracula through the eyes of several different narrators. The novel explores many themes, the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and conservative sexuality, immigration, colonialism, post colonialism and folklore.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's a man's world?

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-24-09

Great story, excellent narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-10

After all the vampire stories that have been so popular in the last few years, I was curious to see what the "original" was like. I liked it very much. I liked the reader, too. Van Helsing seemed to be a little long winded and overly mysterious in parts, but I found that I enjoyed the detailed characterizations quite a bit. I think I still love Sookie's pet vampires best, but I would really recommend this as an enjoyable fantasy read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful