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  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,324

Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Nancy on 06-17-05

Slow-paced

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

Reviewed: 11-23-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I have read all the previous books in this series. The story barely moves in this one.

  • Telegraph Days

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Annie Potts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

Not since the publication of his own beloved classic Lonesome Dove has there been a novel like this one, another big, brilliant, unputdownable saga of the West from Larry McMurtry. Telegraph Days is at once a major work of literature and a completely absorbing read, not just great fiction, but fiction on a great scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great reader

  • By Reuben on 04-02-10

Annie Potts is the star

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-06

This is a very fun book to listen to. Annie Potts is responsible. She reads the story about an independent woman whose life intersects with some famous characters of her time, including, among others, Wild Bill Hickok and Wyatt Earp and his brothers.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bury the Lead

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged version hurts story

  • By J. on 09-30-07

Entertaining author

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-04

This is a fun read. Rosenfelt writes chuckle-out-loud commentary. The protagonist is a lawyer/detective who teams up with an ex-policewoman (attractive, of course.) I recommend all three of Rosenfelt's books, in chronological order.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,997

David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Subtly Funny Musings on Life Experiences

  • By FanB14 on 09-03-12

Amusing, not hilarious

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-04

I didn't find this book as funny as many of your other reviewers; especially the section about his life as a heavy drug user.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful