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  • Case of the Missing Marquess

  • An Enola Holmes Mystery
  • By: Nancy Springer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Two-time Edgar Award-winning author Nancy Springer introduces the sleuthing powers of Sherlock Holmes' sister in the captivating mystery. Prompted by clues her missing mother cleverly left her, 14-year-old Enola races from the clutches of her captors. Enola attempts to escape from these slimy ruffians and find her mother....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, Bold, Brilliant New Heroine

  • By Dirk Turgid on 02-25-13

Not just for kids Enola Holmes is a heroine

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

For all ages. Independence and willingness to separate from the misogynistic era of Sherlock Holmes is the central message of this story. While the vocabulary places it in the purvue of young adult fiction, the plot and storyline are appropriate and enjoyable for any age. Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft, who both have minor roles in this story.

  • When Life Gives You Lululemons

  • A Devil Wears Prada Novel
  • By: Lauren Weisberger
  • Narrated by: Laura Benanti
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176

Welcome to Greenwich, CT, where the lawns are manicured, the Long Island iced teas are extra strong, and heads turn when an infamous new neighbor arrives for an extended long weekend. After Emily Charlton left Miranda Priestly and Runway magazine, she migrated to L.A with her husband, working as an image consultant to the stars. But recently Emily's lost a few clients. She's struggling. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent and relaunch a gorgeous former model whose mugshot graces the cover of the New York Post, Emily jumps at the chance. Relaunching Karolina is the big leagues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great reader! The acting was the best I've heard!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-18-18

A Worthy Successor to The Devil Wears Prada

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Emily, Miranda's former assistant, has turned star fixer, in this latest adventure. Her bestie, Marion, an unfulfilled, Greenwich mommy, I votes her for a visit, during which, Carolina Herrera, model wife to a US Senator, is framed for a DUI. Emily tries to help, but the Lululemon clad, power mom's area hard group to convince. They are the key to Emily's success, however.

  • Stormy Weather

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm has attracted crowds of voyeurs and impostors to Florida. Drawn by the chance to prey on Andrew's victims, misfits like the murderous ex-con Snapper and the dangerously seductive Edie find easy targets for their insurance scams. They're not prepared, though, when they meet their opposition, led by a hoary ex-governor who smokes toads.

Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen's novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • But a sunny review...

  • By Laurie on 07-26-08

Classic Ridiculous Shenanigans

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

George Wilson reads this fantastic adventure with perfect tone. Gators, thieves, scammer and roadkill are the least of the bizarre ingredients in this hurricane swindle gone horribly haywire. Time will fly by as you listen to this outrageous tale of life in Florida after a hurricane has come through.

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,628

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

NYC Public Library as home

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

What would it be like to grow up in the New York City Public Library? An African American Girl experiences a unique childhood in the New York City Public Library as her home. A beautifully ciatrick Lee produced novel read and written by the author.

  • In the Midst of Winter

  • A Novel
  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Alma Cuervo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 586

In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident - which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster - a 60-year-old human rights scholar - hits the car of Evelyn Ortega - a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala - in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Allende, rich, warm, enticing.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-13-17

Moving portrait of illegal immigration

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Would you leave everything and everyone you had ever known to save your life? The risks of illegal immigration are revealed in stark light in this novel of life in oppressed Guatemala, Canada and the US. The title is an apt summary of the strength of hope in the midst of life threatening conditions. Some of which are self imposed, others the results of evil forces. A stellar portrait of the forces which cause humans to suffer and be reborn through acceptance and love.

  • The Inheritance

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries, Book 10
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh's way into the world after the death of his father. Lenox, already with a passionate interest in detective work, made discovering the benefactor's identity his first case - but was never able to solve it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another happy journey into Charles Lennox world

  • By EmmaZ on 11-06-16

A fine start but slow at the end

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

The story is engaging but too drawn out. Better editing needed. Performance is wonderful but can't compensate for an endless plot. Not as good as the Mary Russell series.

  • Island of the Mad

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

With Mrs. Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she’s now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital...better known as Bedlam.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a little let down but still worth the listen.

  • By Victoria L Snyder on 07-03-18

Modern story keeps legend alive

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Think Mary and the detective don't get involved in Personal affairs? This adventure combines challenges that would fit right into modern day politics but with the flair of the roaring twenties. Look for the gold costume atthe end.

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  • Mary Russell's War

  • And Other Stories of Suspense
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

In nine short stories, seven of which have never previously been available in print, and one brand-new, never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery - available together for the first time - Laurie R. King blends her long-running brand of crime fiction with historical treats and narrative sleight of hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite as usual.

  • By J. A. Hermes on 03-09-17

Don't let collection fool you

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

These are the best of Holmes and Russell's personal mysteries. Plus Father Christmas!!! Enjoy. Recorded with mutiple talents' voices where appropriate.

  • The Double Comfort Safari Club

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692

Alexander McCall Smith’s internationally best-selling and award-winning series starring Botswana’s leading lady detective continues with this 11th charming tale. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the Okavango Delta to visit a safari lodge beset by unexplained events. There they are awestruck by the breathtaking scenery, but also troubled by the region’s many difficulties—not the least of which is the occasional grumpy hippopotamus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series

  • By bebe on 06-04-10

Another touching adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

With Mma Ramotswe, imaginary crocodiles, a real lion and and a hilarious funeral story. Ha.

  • Lamplighter

  • Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2
  • By: D. M. Cornish
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Orphan Rossamünd Bookchild has been sworn into the Emperor's service - his duty is to light the lamps along the Emperor's highways and protect travelers from the ferocious bogles that live in the wild. When a haughty young girl, a member of a suspiciously regarded society of all-women monster hunters is forced upon the lamplighters for training, Rossamünd is no longer the most despised soul around.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There aren't enough stars for this trilogy

  • By Kate on 05-10-12

Who is Rossamund

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

And what will he discover about himself and his world? New friends, a wit, a lantern maker, and a doctor guide out hero through the maze of contradictions which seem to appear at the worst possible times. Happy reading!