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  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office. Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be the change you want to see in the world!

  • By bluestategirl on 01-24-18

More, more, more!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

This is the 2nd in this series and was as good as the first. Of course,Kate Reading's narration is also a major plus. I'm hoping Sherry Thomas will add more to this particular series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 1

  • Three classic full-cast dramatisations
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Whose Body? first introduced Lord Peter to the world and begins with a corpse in the bath of a London flat. Clouds of Witness finds Wimsey investigating murder close to home, and in Unnatural Death he investigates the suspicious demise of an elderly woman. First broadcast on BBC radio in the 1970s and presented here in their entirety, these full-cast adaptations are admired by fans of the genre worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great to have the LPW stories on Audible.

  • By Beau-Geste Washington on 09-26-17

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Loved every one of these stories and will purchase all the volumes. Ian Carmichael is the marvelous thread that strings them all together though all of the narrators are excellent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Floating Admiral

  • By: Agatha Christie, Simon Brett - preface, Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction, and others
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75

Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye - even the identity of the victim is called into doubt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great concept. great puzzle mystery

  • By Mariana on 07-27-17

Excruciatingly tiresome!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

While the narrator did a superb job and the idea for this book was no doubt brilliant, in reality, it is tedious enough to bring tears to the listener. Each section is apparently written by one of the famous authors but the stream of consciousness which goes over, and over, and over, and over, each of the facts is unlike any of the works I have read by these authors. A major disappointment. It works well to put me to sleep at night but for entertainment, it doesn't fit the bill.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Russian Roulette

  • By: David Corn, Michael Isikoff
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,317

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the US election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a sleeper with critically important info

  • By luvdata on 05-07-18

A jigsaw puzzle put neatly together!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Though I have closely followed all of these events, the clear and concise connection of events puts it all together and makes it easy to follow the dots. Excellent reporting!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Perilous Undertaking

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task - saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman's noose in a week's time if Veronica cannot find the real killer. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get enough!!

  • By Denise on 01-18-17

Tiresome emphasis on sex!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I should have heeded a previous reviewer's warning. I listened to the first book in this series and enjoyed it but this one is totally tiresome. The heroine constantly makes reference both to her own sexual history and proclivities as well as every other character in the book. I find these flights of fancy to be highly unlikely for the time frame of the book and totally distracting from the story (what there is of it). All in all, I was extremely disappointed that I wasted a credit on this and will certainly not be purchasing the next title in the series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881

It is 1758, and the flames of the Seven Years' War are burning hotter than ever. The rigors and dangers of battle are actually a welcome respite for Lord John and his brother Hal, who feel the constant strain of their family's troubled history. Blending war, family secrets, and forbidden love, Gabaldon crafts a suspenseful novel that loyal fans and newcomers alike with find irresistible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Vital Link

  • By Dina on 09-23-09

Could not finish it!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

Partly due to the dialogue and partly due to the narration, this was a painful, plodding, boring listen. If her books were not bordering on pornographic, I doubt sincerely that Gabaldon would have the following she has. I personally gave up after 4 hours, having fallen asleep twice during that time period.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Curious Beginning

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,832

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

  • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

Very different than the other Deanna Raybourn titles I have listened to but I loved it. Great character development and sometimes laugh out loud funny. Can't wait for the next installment in the series.

74 of 80 people found this review helpful

  • These Old Shades

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

Society believes the worst of Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon who is clearly proud of his Sobriquet, Satanas. It is he who buys Leon body and soul from a scoundrel in a Paris backstreet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The epitome of romance

  • By Sharon on 04-19-09

Narrator was wrong for story!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

I listen to many Georgette Heyer novels and have always enjoyed them. In this case, however, the narrator's voice was totally wrong for almost all of the characters, including the 2 main ones. It cracked like an old man's and the heroine's voice also sounded extremely odd. In my opinion, it totally ruined the entire book. Will be sure not to get any more Heyer books by this reader.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • How Not to Die

  • Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • By: Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,667
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,601

From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunningly important book

  • By Being on 12-29-15

A MUST read for everyone!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-15

If I could give this 20 stars I would. I have followed Michael Greger for some time through his free videos on NutritionFacts.org so already had a great respect for him but this book brings it all together and makes what could be dry and dull facts into a very palatable and fascinating story. Dr. Greger takes no money from his books or speaking engagements, donating all of the proceeds to charity and he is not just expounding his own pet theories. Everything he says is backed up by scientific studies. You owe it to your children, your partner, your parents, but most of all to yourself, to hear the latest science behind the often preventable causes of the diseases that cripple, kill, or make life miserable for so many of us. As a nurse practitioner, working many years with patients, I can attest to the widespread misery caused by these conditions, but you don't have to be in the medical field. Just look around you, or maybe in the mirror. Ultimately, all of us have to make our own decisions about how we will live our lives but this book will allow you to get the facts before you make those life altering decisions. I started just a few months ago, in my late 70's, to eat a plant-based diet and have lost 24 pounds to date, completely reversed my adult onset diabetes, and feel better than I have ever felt in my life. Dr Greger shows you that you don't have to just accept your heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or whatever is affecting your quality of life. I don't know about you, but I would do anything to avoid living on pills with all of their side effects for the rest of my life. I thought I would miss more things than I do but regardless, I decided it isn't worth dying for a double bacon cheeseburger, a pizza, half and half in my coffee, or other tempting treats, no matter how good it looks. I plan to buy hard copies of his book and give them to my loved ones for Christmas and just hope and pray they will actually read it. I think it is one of the most important books to come along in years. The big take-away is that even if you have advanced disease, it can often be mitigated or even totally reversed through a plant-based diet. Who wouldn't want to try that!

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Rules of Murder

  • Drew Farthering, Book 1
  • By: Julianna Deering
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

From the tip of his black Homburg to the crease in his cheviot trousers, Drew Farthering is the epitome of a stylish 1930s English gentleman. His only problem? The body he just discovered. With the help of beautiful and whip-smart Madeline Parker, a guest from America, Drew proposes to use the lessons he’s learned reading his mysteries to solve the crime. Trying hard to remain one step ahead of the killer - and trying harder to impress Madeline - Drew must decide how far to take this dangerous game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good murder mystery

  • By Lora on 12-23-13

Pretty Good!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

The good is: 1) the price - it was on sale, 2) the narrator - Simon Vance is one of the very best, and 3) the plot was plenty twisty in the end. The bad is: 1) the story was rather plodding and I almost gave up on it several times so almost didn't get to the end, 2) as other reviewers have mentioned, there is an inordinate amount of gratuitous religion and "preaching" that is not necessary to the story, 3) while I don't want to reveal any spoilers there are a number of instances that occur that make little sense as they are never totally explained or resolved, and 4) in the era this story took place, I have trouble imagining that young women would be allowed the freedom with the opposite sex that these girls apparently had.

All that being said, however, it was an okay read but I am afraid I am spoiled by the Christies, Allinghams, and Edmund Crispins etc. of the literary world. This one doesn't measure up by those standards.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful