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West Chester, OH, United States
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  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,094

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’ve Been Charmed

  • By Emily - Audible on 06-11-12

Delightful story and fantastic narration!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

This was a really fun discovery - great characters and a narrator that reminds me of Barbara Rosenblat. Set the year my mother was born, it was also a special glimpse into the past. I will definitely get more from this series! The only reason I gave it a 4 for story is it was a bit easy to figure out the culprit, but the story was well written so it was still fun to hear how the main character figures it out.

  • Accused

  • Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721

New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling listeners with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another great Philadelphia tale with women

  • By Toby on 11-08-13

Great story,solid narration.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Overall great story...initially I (like Judy) found Mary's behavior ridiculous...but it smoothed out and was a great story. The narrator made a few of them sound too much like chirpy young girls but all in all was good and that beats going the other direction. Pacing was great too.

  • Once Upon a Wine

  • A Black Dog Bay Novel, Book 4
  • By: Beth Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Cammie Breyer needs a big glass of Cabernet - her restaurant failed, and her chef boyfriend left for a hotter kitchen. Just when she thinks she's hit rock bottom, her aunt Ginger calls with a surprise. She's bought a vineyard - in Delaware. At Ginger's command, Cammie returns to Black Dog Bay, the seaside town where she spent her childhood summers with her aunt and her cousin, Kat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to rate the story--narration so bad

  • By Dorothy on 05-14-17

Hard to rate the story--narration so bad

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

I like Beth's work and love a nice light story. The narration, however, was about the worst I've ever heard on audible, which made it hard to fully even decide if I liked the story...so overdone and odd lilts and tilts. Story was a bit overdone with flowery aha moments that were repeatedly followed by the same angst moments...over and over..so..she could have definitely progressed the main character more interestingly. All in all..ok but better read probably and def not the best in this series.

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  • Bones of the Lost

  • A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 16
  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs returns with her 16th riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a young girl killed in a hit and run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking. When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you're reading them in order skip this one...

  • By Paula on 09-11-13

Great for sleeping

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

Where does Bones of the Lost rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd say this one ranks in the lower third overall. I love Kathy Reichs and have read or listened to all of her books. But I quickly wondered if I'd ordered a version for those whom English is a second language because the narrator read....so.....slowly.... As if Kathy had inserted about 3x as many periods as needed or correct. Particularly frustrating as I downloaded this for a long drive and in turn had to consume an unhealthy amount of diet coke to stay awake. Conversely, it did help tremendously when I later listened at night as I was trying to sleep. As for the story line...it was good overall. I didn't think the Afghan bit was bad, but I do think she had so many small characters that with the pace...by the end it was a bit confusing and kind of hard to care.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Hire a better reader. And I would agree that KR needs to get back to more orifginal fiction content and stop her over reliance on inserting "results of her research." The recitation of her Google searches was way too much for such a good author.

Would you be willing to try another one of Linda Emond’s performances?

Not intentionally. Go get Barbara Rosenblatt.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Pick a different book to make a movie of

Any additional comments?

Please keep this series coming but bring Ryan back not as a douche and drop the reliance on "here's what I learned from the internet." Related...enough propaganda...a little is great but I think that hurt you here.

  • Virals

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kathy Reichs Does it Again!

  • By Beverly on 11-16-10

I hope she writes another in this series soon!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-11

I've read all of Kathy's work and love her characters and intelligent attention to detail. Although perhaps written for young adults/teens, this was a great listen...more interesting characters and story lines. I'm having a hard time turning this one one off! Kathy, more in this series soon, please!!

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  • The Paris Vendetta

  • A Cotton Malone Novel
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710

When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent novel

  • By Paul on 12-03-09

Almost ruined by bad narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-10

I went in optimistic despite the bad reviews for the narrator -- from past experience this can be polarizing. Unfortunately they were right -- I have had to start the book twice in order to even come close to following it; the narrator is just so distracting, it's almost funny. He sounds like he thinks he's auditioning for a Shakespeare play with EVERY line, no matter how innocuous. Wildly over dramatic. I trust if I read the book it would be up to expectations from Steve Berry, but impossible to know for sure with this narrator. I encourage the publisher to re-record this book!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful