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MIDDLETOWN, NJ, United States
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  • Murder at Archly Manor

  • High Society Lady Detective, Book 1
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job - looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancé, Alfred. Alfred burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague. Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent mystery

  • By Elaine on 11-30-18

An excellent mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Engrossing mystery with a twist at the end. Likable heroine. Great narration by Elizabeth Klett. Looking forward to more by this author.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Incident at Fives Castle

  • By: Clara Benson
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

It is Hogmanay, and Angela Marchmont is at Fives Castle, the Scottish seat of the Earl of Strathmerrick, to see in the start of 1928. But when she finds out that the Foreign Secretary, the American Ambassador, and the Head of British Intelligence are also among the guests, Angela begins to suspect that something momentous is afoot. Before long, they are all snowed in and a body is discovered, and Angela soon finds suspicion directed against herself.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mystery that kept my interest

  • By Elaine on 09-23-18

A mystery that kept my interest

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Another great Angela Marchmont mystery by Clara Benson. Did not easily see the culprit(s)---kept me guessing. Very interesting story full of characters that added side interest to the main event. The narrator is outstanding---Elizabeth Klett's English accent is impeccable, and the different voices she uses for the many characters adds to the enjoyment of the narrative.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Through the Looking Glass

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Noel Badrian, Miranda Hodges, Elizabeth Klett, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Lewis Carroll's delightful sequel to Alice in Wonderland finds seven-year-old Alice off on another exciting adventure into Looking-Glass World. On her journey, she meets life-size chess pieces, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty, and a host of fairy-tale creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really great performance!

  • By Elaine on 12-03-17

Really great performance!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

The actors were all excellent in the parts they played. Miranda Hodges who played Alice was very enjoyable to listen to. She sounded like a little girl because she is one, and she did an amazing job in her part. This was a fun and interesting rendition of Through the Looking Glass. Proceeds from buying this audio performance of the Online Stage go to charity---sorry to sound like a commercial but if you want to do a good deed while enjoying yourself, this particular title is for you!

  • Northanger Abbey

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Jane Austen's first novel, Northanger Abbey, published posthumously in 1818, tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical Northanger Abbey pokes fun at the Gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Northanger Abbey read by Elizabeth Klett

  • By henry johnson on 11-18-17

Enjoyable Jane Austen novel, superbly read!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

I really love Northanger Abbey and all of Austen's books. I've read Northanger Abbey myself at least twice and listening to this novel being read was very enjoyable mainly because the narrator, Elizabeth Klett, is excellent. She has a wonderful English accent and uses different voices for the characters. If you love Jane Austen, you will love this audio book.

  • The Treasure at Poldarrow Point

  • An Angela Marchmont Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Clara Benson
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

When Angela Marchmont goes to Cornwall on doctor's orders she is looking forward to a nice rest and nothing more exciting than a little sea-bathing. But her plans for a quiet holiday are dashed when she is caught up in the hunt for a diamond necklace which, according to legend, has been hidden in the old smugglers' house at Poldarrow Point for over a century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this Series

  • By Beth B on 03-28-17

Superb story and suspense!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

This mystery will definitely keep your interest. Make sure you're prepared for some unexpected surprises. Thoroughly enjoyable in every way. The narrator is excellent in her character voices and accents.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Mystery at Underwood House

  • An Angela Marchmont Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Clara Benson
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Old Philip Haynes was never happier than when his family were at each other's throats. Even after his death the terms of his will ensured they would keep on feuding. But now three people are dead and the accusations are flying. Can there really be a murderer in the family? Torn between friendship and duty, Angela Marchmont must find out the truth before the killer can strike again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting mystery

  • By Elaine on 06-03-17

Riveting mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

Angela Marchmont progresses logically and steadily to figuring out who the murderer is in this very well written mystery. The narrator Elizabeth Klett has a great English accent and the ability to use different character voices. The ending is quite suspenseful. Once started you will want to listen until you too know all!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Woman of No Importance

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Ben Lindsey-Clark, David Prickett, Erin Louttit, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

A Woman of No Importance takes place in a 24-hour period during a house party hosted by Lady Hunstanton at her country estate. The upper echelons of English society mix, mingle and flirt, including Lady Caroline Pontefract (who is on her fourth husband), the witty and ironic Mrs. Allonby and the dandyish Lord Illingworth. Wilde balances these worldly characters with a visiting young American woman, Hester Worsley.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect performance of a very interesting play.

  • By Elaine on 05-23-17

Perfect performance of a very interesting play.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

A fully enjoyable experience in every way. The actors were marvelous especially Elizabeth Klett as Mrs. Arbuthnot although all the other characters spoke/acted their parts well. Oscar Wilde's satirical views on life were amusing and came to the forefront as the story unfolded. The scenes for the acts were vividly described so that the listener could see as if present in a theater. The play's ending was superb. You will thoroughly enjoy it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Join seven-year-old Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole to have an adventure in Wonderland, in Lewis Carroll's classic novel beloved by children and adults alike. Alice encounters many strange and curious creatures in Wonderland, including the anxious White Rabbit, the rather unhelpful Caterpillar, the disappearing Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and his guests at their tea party, and the horrible Queen of Hearts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Performers!

  • By Elaine on 03-08-17

Best Performers!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I enjoyed listening to this narration of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Everyone performed his or her part to perfection. Using a young girl, Miranda Hodges, as Alice was inspirational. I loved her sweet voice and she did a wonderful job of performing her part. I hope everyone listens to this version---you will love it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eternal Deception

  • The House of Closed Doors, Book 2
  • By: Jane Steen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Kansas, 1872. Unwed mother Nell Lillington hopes to support her daughter Sarah and friend Tess by working as a seamstress in an isolated seminary. When her only ally among the seminary's leaders dies, she must choose between returning to her old life in Chicago and remaining in charge of her destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with great characters

  • By Maggie Tuliver on 09-30-16

Hoping there will be a Book 3!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

Eternal Deception is book 2 after The House of Closed Doors. I listened to both books and enjoyed them immensely. In a nutshell, Eternal Deception is interesting, well-written and beautifully narrated. This book follows the adventures of Nell Lillington (sp) as she tries to make a life for herself, her friend Tess, and her illegitimate daughter Sarah, after leaving her birthplace and going to Kansas. The stigma of illegitimacy that affects her daughter plays a part in Nell's decision making. But it is Nell herself about whom I could not help but care and worry over. She is fiercely independent and this character trait does not always work out well for her. Jane Steen does an excellent job of writing and holding one's interest in the entire cast of characters. Their strengths and weaknesses, along with the plots and subplots, kept me concerned and anxious to get back to listening whenever I had to stop to do other things :-) I have listened to several of the many books narrated by Elizabeth Klett and she is the best! I love her voice and the way she is able to use her voice to characterize and distinguish the different people in the book. All in all, a very fine listening experience. I'm hoping for a sequel!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lady Susan

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Beth Thomas, Ben Lindsey-Clark, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Lady Susan is an epistolary novel by Jane Austen about a beautiful and manipulative widow scheming to arrange wealthy marriages for herself and her daughter. This book is the basis for the film Love & Friendship, written and directed by Whit Stillman, and starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny. This dramatized production is presented by the Online Stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent dramatization!

  • By Elaine on 04-25-16

Excellent dramatization!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

Through letters the listener learns of the adventures of Lady Susan Vernon and those who come in contact with her. We learn the fate of her daughter who is most unfortunate to have Lady Susan for a mother, but you will have to listen to find out why. My favorite actor was Elizabeth Klett who read the letters of Lady Susan, herself. I've listened to many of Ms. Klett's audio books and she has a wonderful English accent and a beautiful voice. In addition, all the other reader/performers were excellent, also. They read their letters with great expression and feeling. All in all, a truly enjoyable listening experience. I wish it could have been longer!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful