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John Gauthier

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  • Death of a Gentle Lady

  • A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

Gentle by name, gentle by nature. Everyone in the sleepy Scottish town of Lochdubh adores elderly Mrs. Gentle - everyone but Hamish Macbeth, that is. Hamish thinks the gentle lady is quite sly and vicious, and the citizens of Lochdubh think he is overly cranky. Perhaps it's time for him to get married, they say. But who has time for marriage when there's a murder to be solved? When Mrs. Gentle dies under mysterious circumstances, the town is shocked and outraged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is just a great story

  • By BBCUE05 on 05-03-08

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

I truly enjoyed this particular series. #24 of Hamish Macbeth is truly fun and enjoyable.

  • The Hanging Club

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

A band of vigilante executioners roam London's hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them. Sentenced to death is the gang member who abused vulnerable girls, the wealthy drunk driver who mowed down a child and the hate preacher calling for the murder of British troops. As the bodies pile up and riots explode all over the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe embarks on his most dangerous investigation yet: hunting a gang of killers whom many believe to be heroes....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Parsons never disappoints.

  • By Margaret on 06-17-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

My favorite of Tony Parsons books. Truly brilliant. Could not put it down. Wonderful narration.

  • The Ice House

  • By: Minette Walters
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Best-selling author Minette Walters writes thrillers that wed classic mystery conventions with contemporary sophistication. In The Ice House—winner of Britain’s John Creasey Award for best first crime novel—she serves up a chilling story of love, loyalty, and deadly intrigue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Close to 5 Stars

  • By Greg on 07-25-11

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-15-15

I simply could not put it down. I spent a whole Sunday and woke up in the middle of the night to finish this book. It was brilliant!!!

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  • Innocent Graves

  • An Inspector Banks Novel #8
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

The worst that can possibly happen... has. A beautiful child is dead - defiled and murdered in a lonely graveyard on a fog-shrouded evening. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the slaying of a bright and lovely teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of a nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, unholy accusations, and hints of sexual depravity swirl around this abomination like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will brutally divide a devastated community with suspicion and hatred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Falsely Accused!

  • By Snoodely on 06-20-13

Hmmm

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

Reviewed: 05-10-15

I have enjoyed all of Peter Robinson's books and even this one. It just ended abruptly so it wasn't as great as the others I have read but still very funny and engaging

  • Past Reason Hated

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

A picturesque Yorkshire village is dressed in its finest for the upcoming Noel. But one of its residents will not be celebrating this holiday. Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove fatal---and secrets were the driving force behind Caroline Hartley's life...and death. She was a beautiful enigma, brutally stabbed in her own home three days prior to Christmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read and reader

  • By Patrick on 02-23-11

Surprised

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

The ending was surprising but simple in the explanation. Great book. Felt it went in more details of past issues but wasn't necessary, however all that was explained and clearer at the end.

  • Treason at Lisson Grove

  • A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The man who lies bleeding to death in a London brickyard is no ordinary drifter but a secret informant prepared to divulge details of a potentially devastating international plot against the British government. Special Branch officer Thomas Pitt, hastening to rendezvous with him, arrives a second too late, preceded by a knife-wielding assassin. As the mortally wounded man’s life slips away, so too does the information Pitt desperately needs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too unbelievable!

  • By Sharon on 12-01-12

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 03-18-15

I skipped this book but glad I went back and read it. It was simply one the of the best books of the the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series.

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  • Acceptable Loss

  • A William Monk Novel #17
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves; far from it. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. How did this elegant scarf - whose original owner was obviously a man of substance - end up imbedded in the neck of a wharf rat who richly deserved his sordid end? Dockside informers lead Monk to what may be a partial answer - a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a captive band of half-starved boys is forced to perform....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • #17 - and it shows...

  • By connie on 09-19-11

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

I enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down. Another brilliant book amongst Anne Perry Monk & Hester series. Perfect!

  • The Shifting Tide

  • A William Monk Novel #14
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

William Monk knows London's streets like the back of his hand; after all, they are where he earns his living. But the river Thames and its teeming docks - where towering schooners and clipper ships unload their fabulous cargoes and wharf rats and night plunderers ply their trades - is unknown territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Shifting Tide

  • By Brenda on 07-17-09

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

As usual another Anne Perry, William and Hester Monk awesome book. Many surprises. It was entertaining and hard to put down.

  • Long Spoon Lane

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

After bombs explode during an anarchist attack in Long Spoon Lane, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot... but by whom? As Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch delves into the case, he finds that there's more to the terrorism than the brutality of misguided idealists. Clues suggest that Inspector Wetron is the mastermind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too long

  • By John Gauthier on 01-28-15

Too long

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-15

The story line and plot was marvelous, but too long to get to the end. It was a brilliant ending but I had to skip pages to make it to the end. I also hate that Pitt is portrait weaker these days in the books. He seems to be struggling and can't seem to make it big. He's a hero though....



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  • Southampton Row

  • A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

A general election is approaching and Thomas is called to monitor the bitter struggle for one crucial London seat. The Tory candidate is Charles Voisey, ruthless Number One of the Inner Circle and old enemy of Pitt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of her best!

  • By Ms Mary on 01-13-13

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 01-22-15

Met expectation and more. Pitt is amazing and the best detective in all Anne Perry's books. I truly enjoyed it.