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lynn curran

wakefield, ri, US
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  • Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints

  • A Brothers Grimm Mystery
  • By: P. J. Brackston
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 708

Bavaria, 1776. When Albrecht Dürer the Much Much Younger's frog prints go missing, he knows exactly where to turn for help. Gretel (yes, that Gretel), now 35 and still living with her gluttonous brother Hans, is the country's most famous private investigator, and she leaps at the opportunity to travel to cosmopolitan Nuremberg to take on the case. But amid the hubbub of the city's annual sausage festival, Gretel struggles to find any clues that point toward the elusive thief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Mystery

  • By Marianne on 01-18-15

Great narration

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Where does Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a fun book to listen to. The characters were great fun.it brought me back to childhood when I would imagine living with these dark but fun characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved hanz. A bit obese, a bit of a slow wit, a bit lazy, but a great cook .

Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

Valerie was my favorite just because I loved the way Kate reading would pronounce Valerie! But wolfie was also played very well.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Raven Black

  • Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,827

It is a cold January morning, and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to series, no audio problems anymore

  • By Mark on 03-28-17

Good mystery great description of location

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

Who was your favorite character and why?

The island itself is a great draw. I love how descriptive the author Writes. I almost need a cup of tea just listening to it.

What about Gordon Griffin’s performance did you like?

Pleasant to listen to

1 of 1 people found this review helpful