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  • How to Be a Lady

  • A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy
  • By: Candace Simpson-Giles
  • Narrated by: Mimi Black
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

There are just some things she'd never be caught doing. Chattering away on her cell phone about the latest family drama while in line at the grocery store? Never. Updating her Facebook status in the middle of a conversation with a friend? Certainly not. Spouting off her political opinions in mixed company? Not her style. Fumbling through airport security with complicated shoes and a misplaced boarding pass? Wouldn’t think of it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent and short enough to be worth it.

  • By Rebecca on 12-05-12

Meh

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-17

This should be titled “Common Sense and Old-fashioned Ideals, Combined”. It was less about etiquette and refinement and more about such obvious things as: a lady always looks around while pumping gas and a lady never speaks her mind. There was some interesting bits at the end about what to do if you meet the pope {insert eye roll emoji here}. I am sure this review is quite unladylike in the authors mind, but as a courtesy to anyone who may be considering spending your money on this book, there are better etiquette books out there.

  • A Breach of Security

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 613

When a bunch of neo-fascist thugs named The Bulldogs attack a Gay pride march in the sleepy country town of Lafferton, detective Simon Serrailler moves quickly to find the assailants. He’s already got his hands full making security arrangements for a memorial service to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan. When anonymous threats come in, Serrailler wonders if the Bulldogs are behind these too - and worries that they know the Prince of Wales will be in attendance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I found this free story!

  • By connie on 10-24-14

Couldn't wait for it to end

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

I'm a person who finishes what she starts, and I am grateful this is a novella and nothing more. There is a bevy of disconnected characters you meet once to never hear from again and you wonder why any time was spent on them at all. The plot line is predictable with some homophobia and machismo thrown in to leave a bad taste in your mouth. All in all, the only redeeming factor is the reader, who has a lovely voice and nice accent.