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  • Holding

  • A Novel
  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,786

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, but when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be those of Tommy Burke - a former lover of two different inhabitants - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated sergeant PJ Collins struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendidly delightful

  • By John Scott on 12-03-17

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I’ve always liked Graham Norton So I thought his book might be kind of fun. Surprisingly, it was very very good - Well written and excellent narration. I highly recommend it.

  • The Paddington Mystery

  • Detective Club Crime Classics
  • By: John Rhode
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

When Harold Merefield returned home in the early hours of a winter morning from a festive little party at that popular nightclub, the Naxos, he was startled by a gruesome discovery. On his bed was a corpse. There was nothing to show the identity of the dead man or the cause of his death. At the inquest, the jury found a verdict of ‘death from natural causes’ - perhaps they were right, but yet? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea, But I Enjoyed It

  • By John on 11-22-18

Give it a try

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

A little slow to get going but then was really enjoyable. I will be reading more by John Rhode.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,397

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must hear ... but not for kids!

  • By Dylan on 02-19-19

Who thought it would be a good idea to add music to this?

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I wouldn’t even call it music. More like noise. It’s just so unnecessary and so distracting I don’t think I can finish. It is criminal to do this to a narrator of Stephen Fry’s talent. Just a waste. I wish audible could just erase the extraneous background stuff. Then it would be pretty good.

19 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,696

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Experience

  • By Stephen R. Grant on 11-05-18

Perfect and wonderful in every way

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

You have to listen to this. It is perfection. I could list all of the superlatives in the English language here but you get the idea.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Water

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: James Saxon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

The elderly Emily Pride is perfectly pleased to have inherited an island, even if her starchy pragmatism is ever so faintly appalled by the Pixie Falls spring and its reported miraculous healing properties. But really, the locals' attempts to capitalize on the 'miracles' are entirely too tacky - Ye Olde Gift Shoppe, the neon signs…not on Miss Emily’s watch, thank you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murder in the Highlands

  • By DJDecca on 01-25-16

Good but for one detail

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Narrator James Saxon is good. But it is so jarring when the main character who has appeared in 20 books previous to this has his name mispronounced . But the story is good; not Ngaio Marsh’s Best or her worst. And I do give Saxon credit for the wonderful way he does all of the many voices.

  • Hand in Glove

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Sinden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

The April Fool’s Day had been a roaring success for all, it seemed - except for poor Mr. Cartell, who had ended up in the ditch - forever. Then there was the case of Mr. Percival Pyke Period’s letter of condolence, sent before the body was found - not to mention the family squabbles. It was a puzzling crime for Superintendent Alleyn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Performance

  • By SMB on 03-24-17

Don’t you hate a narrator who miss pronounces the main characters name?

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Not the worst Ngaio Marsh But close. The narrator was just all wrong, mispronouncing Inspector Allen‘s name and making Inspector Fox sound like one of Bertie Wooster’s set. I’m going to have to read this one to see if I like it any better

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death in a White Tie

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: James Saxon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

A body in the back of a taxi begins an elegantly constructed mystery, perhaps the finest of Marsh’s 1930s novels. The season had begun. Débutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas, dinners, balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his next victim. But Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn knew that something was up. He had already planted his friend, Lord Robert Gospell, at the scene. But someone else got there first....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible sound quality ruins the experience

  • By David Adams on 03-23-16

Terrible sound quality, great story

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Such a shame that the bad sound quality of this recording interfered with what was otherwise six stars.

  • The Whole Art of Detection

  • Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365

Internationally best-selling author Lyndsay Faye became enamored with tales of Sherlock Holmes and his esteemed biographer, Dr. John Watson, as a child and later began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction - from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay! More Sherlock!

  • By KadySiga on 03-13-17

Practically Perfect Sherlock Holmes Stories

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

You will think you are listening to a hidden cache of stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Everything is spot on. Holmes is, perhaps, a little less snotty then he is in the originals, but personally I like him better this way. No fear, he is still the same Holmes we love but just a bit more human.If you love Holmes And Watson you won’t be disappointed by any of these great stories. Narrator Simon Vance is once again perfection.

  • A Study in Charlotte

  • Charlotte Holmes, Book 1
  • By: Brittany Cavallaro
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers were one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She's inherited Sherlock's volatility and some of his vices - and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she's not looking for friends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 ☆s

  • By ARae on 01-21-18

Not just for young adults

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you will enjoy this. Great plot and outstanding narration

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Late Scholar

  • The Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet, Book 4
  • By: Jill Paton Walsh
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

When a dispute among the fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor" - charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife Harriet to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This reader is very difficult to listen to.

  • By Joan on 08-11-15

The narration is just criminal

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

There is no performance here. It’s strictly a straight reading. Very little differences between the male voices, making it very easy to lose track as to who is speaking. The narrator has absolutely no clue about these very famous and well loved characters. Also, he reads incredibly slowly, as if we readers might not be smart enough to figure out what is going on.

Peter Wimsey is probably my most favorite character in all of fictiondom. Of course I have read Jill Paton Walsh’s other Wimsey books, and while they are kind of flat to read the narration has always turned it into a great experience. Not so with this Narrator. Such a huge disappointment.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful