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E. Mason

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Two Detectives at work

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

This was a good addition to the series. I liked having Diotema take part of the storyline while Nicolaus took the other. The unique blend of perspectives from each character is a nice touch. I am looking forward to the next mystery.

Another Crime Adventure for Nicolaus

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-15

I continue to enjoy the soothing voice of the Narrator. The character Nicolaus at times sarcastically pokes fun at the 'religious rites' of the Roman era in which he lives. This time, we are let into the Arena, as it were, of the Theater Actor. Although I enjoyed the variety of characters, and Nicolaus playing the new role of husband, getting to know his new family, and solving crimes with his new wife, my ear tired of the amount of male characters. Sometimes, the voices were so subtle, that I lost track of who was speaking. Maybe at this point, the Author should think about adding other voice actors to his stories. At least three to four chapters were used to explain how the principal characters were involved in the crime. I admit that I grew fatigued at the summation. However, overall, I would still listen to the next installment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I Enjoyed this more than Sacred Games

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-14

I absolutely love the adventures of Nicolaus and Diotema. This time, the story is set in the court of Themistocles. The Author always puts humor into the "historical" setting, and there is much more sarcasm and humor to go around. It was great fun trying to figure out who was involved in the sordid mystery.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Lestrade Detects without Sherlock Holmes

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-14

This was a good immersive story. Most of the story unfolds in Scotland, and although the accent at times is distracting, the mystery more than makes up for that. The Author does a very good job of voicing all of the characters, male and female. Although I became a little lost in the explanation of the reason for the crime, as a whole, I was constantly guessing the identity of the killer, and was satisfied with the finale. Considering the compelling details of the surroundings and character development, I will definitely listen to another Lestrade Adventure.

Three Stories in One

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-13

I really liked this Audio Book. I believe the Narrator's voice was soothing and feminine for the Female characters, yet authoritative and strong for the Male characters. The story was set in ancient Rome during the height of the Arena, in which men and animals alike met as foes. There were stories running concurrently: A love story, the bonding of two brothers, and the lives of slaves and royals. I thought the three stories were blended nicely, giving the listener some insights into ancient Roman life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Enjoyable...But Wordy

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-13

I enjoyed this murder mystery set in the times of the ancient Greek Olympics. The story was detailed, and the details of the time period seemed well researched. I was impressed at the Narrator's ability to voice so many characters. There were several female characters, and many male voices, which at times made it hard to follow which character was speaking. But overall, I enjoyed the intrigue, as well as the dark humor.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I Could See the Story in My Mind's Eye

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

Reviewed: 10-24-13

The Narrator is a perfect match for this book. The tonal quality of the reading was very pleasant, and the storytelling very engaging. I could see the the characters as described by a young Cleopatra who was growing into her eventual role as Queen of Egypt. The events she witnesses shape her, perhaps playing a role in how she will rule over the people of Egypt. The details regarding the supposed personalities of her family, retinue, and political rivals felt true and convincing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful