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  • The Billion Dollar Spy

  • A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
  • By: David E. Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315

While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top-secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling as historical thriller, character study

  • By Mr. Pointy on 08-25-15

Marvelous window into cold-war spying

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Appreciated the detailed account of one of the greatest spies of the cold war. A great listen.

  • Apple Strudel Alibi

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

When Gemma’s romantic holiday with her boyfriend is cancelled, the tearoom sleuth finds herself heading to Vienna instead with her cat Muesli and the nosy Old Biddies for company. And it’s not long before they stumble across a murder right in the heart of Austria’s historic capital. A handsome art critic dies suspiciously at their hotel, and the Old Biddies are determined to sniff out the killer. Is it the bitter hotel owner nursing a grudge? The critic’s jealous mistress wanting revenge? Or even the American horse trainer who seems inexplicably nervous around the police? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holiday fun with a twist

  • By April Goldman on 08-20-18

Enjoyable mystery, satisfying resolution.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

Well written with all.my favorite things. cats, English countryside, flowers, baked sweets, suspwnse, and of course, a secret passage.

  • Murder in an English Village

  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,480

The year is 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait For Next Book

  • By Sally W. Harris on 05-22-18

Enjoyable English mystery.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

i prefer Lady Hardcastle Mysteries - she and her lady's maid Flo were more endearing, the vocabulary more developed, and the countryside described in more vivid detail. Still this was a solid 4.

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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,958

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great potential, but fell short

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-19

riveting.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I would prefer real human investigation that you could actually figure out somehow on your own. What I got was the second portion of the book - a supernatural impossibility. But I enjoyed it and was riveted until the end.

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  • Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662

John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The ABC Murders: A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. After the Funeral: A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder. Death on the Nile: Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. Peril at End House: Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat and a bullet. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent performances

  • By Customer on 01-25-15

The little grey cells win again.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-16

Fabulous stories to make an hour on the treadmill go quickly. Some are worth listening to a second time so you can better sort it out yourself.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful