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  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,278

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

Not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Christie is my fave author of all time. This is not one of my favorite books of hers though. I know that it is one of the best selling mysteries of all time but I just could not get into the storyline. There were a lot of characters and they were ill- defined which is unlike Christie. By the last hour of the book. I did not care who the murderer was and only wanted to get to the end of the story. The ending was unique but I did not like it. Dan Stevens read this ok and did the different voices well.

  • Smooth-Talking Cowboy

  • A Gold Valley Novel
  • By: Maisey Yates
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Olivia Logan has a plan: win back her ex by making him see what he's missing. But first she needs to find a man who's willing to play along. With his laid-back cowboy charm and knack for getting under her skin, Luke Hollister is an unlikely hero - but he wants her help convincing her father to sell him land, which means he needs her as much as she needs him. Luke likes his life - and his women - uncomplicated. So why does good girl Olivia heat his blood like no one else?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much thinking

  • By Melissa Horn on 09-19-18

Way to much inner dialogue

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Wow. Is there some seriously boring inner dialogue coming from both of the main characters in this book. Put together the town rogue with a history of childhood trauma and a 25 years old virgin female who is a control freak and you get a completely unrealistic storyline. Especially since she was ready to throw it down immediately on this man. These two people were off the hook. If anyone even remotely like these two characters came near me, I would run far away.

  • The Big Four

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Framed in the doorway of Hercule Poirot's bedroom stands an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man stares for a moment, then he sways and falls. Who is he? Is he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what is the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper? Poirot finds himself plunged into a worldof international intrigue, risking his life - and that of his twin brother - to uncover the truth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak Early Christie but Performance is Masterful.

  • By hmg on 02-22-15

A different storyline for Poirot and Hastings

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This is a different format for Poirot and Hastings to be in. It is actually based on a series of short stories that Christie penned. This story is not a typical murder mystery set in a rural location. It is a thrilling tale of intrigue and adventure. There are only tow books where Poirot's "brother" is mentioned and this is one of them. Also, this is the only book I have read so far where you actually get to here about Hasting's wife. She is rarely mentioned. This book has non-stop action and is set more like a spy thriller format than a mystery.

  • Agatha Christie: Murder Is Easy

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Michael Cochrane
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

It's very easy to kill - so long as no one suspects you.' So says Miss Pinkerton when ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam meets her on a train. Luke doesn't take much notice of this little old lady's story about a serial killer on the loose in her village - until her predictions start to come true, when he feels compelled to check it out. Very soon the race is on to prevent any more murders...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not That Easy

  • By Mary Specht on 10-21-17

5 star perfromances.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

Excellent BBC radio production. Great sound effects and narration by the different actors. This is based on a stand alone mystery by Christie.

  • Murder Is Easy

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Luke Fitzwilliam does not believe Miss Pinkerton's wild allegation that a multiple murderer is at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood and that her local doctor is next in line. But within hours, Miss Pinkerton has been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke is inclined to think so - until he reads in the Times of the unexpected demise of Wychwood's Dr. Humbleby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining with Twists and Turns

  • By Marie on 05-06-15

Stand alone Christie novel

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

As usual, Hugh Fraser narrates very well. This is an interesting stand-alone mystery. It was hard to know who the murderer was in this one.

  • Taken at the Flood

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

A few weeks after marrying an attractive widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs. Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune. Shortly afterward, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by "spirits" that Mrs. Underhay's first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful mysteries

  • By Jen V. on 04-02-15

Another great Agatha Christie mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

This book is almost a stand alone as Poirot does not show up until about 3 hours into the audio book. Hugh Fraser reads very well, as always. I was totally unable to guess who the murderer was in this book.

  • Lucky Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,892
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,861

I'm breaking up with setups. No more “you should meet my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” People mean well, but machines know better, so I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find my ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him - his screen name is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. But when we finally get together in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before. Funny enough - he says the same thing about me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved

  • By Thai on 02-06-19

Too short, too unrealistic with trite dialogue

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

Yes, I realize this is fiction. But I do like my modern day fiction to have a "realness" to it.This was totally unbelievable. These characters lived on the surface of shallow. If you like sentences lik e" Santa must have known my soul" and "The conversational potential was promising" this is the book for you. Perhaps this is best geared for the millenial mindset.

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  • Belle: An Amish Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

  • By: Sarah Price
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

To most townsfolk, he's known simply as The Beast. Annabelle Beiler has little interest in gossip, but she's heard about Adam Herschberger's scars and his gruff, solitary ways. Though he sounds like a character from one of Belle's treasured books, the man is real and, it turns out, just as unreasonable as the rumors claim. When a buggy accident wipes out the last of her daed's money, forcing him to sell their farm, Adam buys it. Then he offers Belle a deal - marry him, and her family can keep their home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bibliophile...regardless of format

  • By J.C. on 12-30-17

Great retelling of beauty and the beast storyline

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I enjoyed this audio book. The narration was excellent. The author did an great job with an Amish retelling of Beauty & the Beast. It was a sweet listen with bits of spiritual inspiration throughout the book. I would re-listen to this and that is something I rarely do.

  • Catching Christmas

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

First-year law associate Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year’s if she loses her current court case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she’s in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic. The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, he can’t say no when she keeps calling him for rides. And as Callie starts to feel better, she leads him on wild goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Story!

  • By ladyp50 on 10-16-18

Started out cute and funny but fizzled out quickly

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

Not a great listen. The main characters were unbelievable and the female heroine and her aging grandmother were awful. I personally do not find it cute when an aging woman with dementia has outbursts in public that are insulting to passing strangers.

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  • The Amish Christmas Letters

  • By: Patricia Davids, Sarah Price, Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

With Christmas around the corner, it’s time for Amish families to include holiday greetings in their circle letters, each writer adding to a growing collection as it travels on to the next. In this delightful trio of stories, three cousins scattered across the country share their blessings - and reveal news of romantic surprises. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice, wholesome listen

  • By ButterflyRose on 12-11-18

Nice, wholesome listen

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

The narrator has a pleasant voice. This contains three short stories, each by a different author. I enjoyed the stories set at Christmastime in the Amish community.

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