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  • What Happens in London

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 842

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Donna on 09-27-09

A fun, happy romance

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

Reviewed: 12-24-15

Any additional comments?

Book: 3 1/2 stars
This is a fun, happy read. There is a lot of internal dialog, especially at the beginning, but in this case it's humorous and lively. I especially enjoyed that Olivia and Harry come to like each other and actually become friends.

Audiobook: 4 1/2 stars (Rosalyn Landor)
The audiobook gives the narrator a lot of opportunities to showcase her wide range of talents, including accents, foreign phrases and even a little singing.

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  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,320

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—well, actually, my true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I’m snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It!

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 11-25-12

Fun Christmas mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-21-15

Any additional comments?

Book: 3 1/2 stars
Pros: the setting, the Christmas festivities and lots of Darcy
Cons: the mystery was too "clever" and Georgie's actions during the investigation were frustrating

Audiobook: 4 (Katherine Kellgren)
Kellgren's drunk Georgie is priceless and there are snippets of various Christmas carols.

  • Naughty in Nice

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,874

Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murder mystery for the delicately nurtured

  • By Marie-Anne on 11-11-11

Pleasant mystery with a stellar narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-20-15

Any additional comments?

Book: 3 1/2 stars
Not enough Darcy! It was a quick read and I wasn't super engaged, but it had a pleasant setting.

Audiobook: 4 stars (Katherine Kellgren)
The audiobook is better than the book, as usual, due to the stellar narrator, this time doing a number of French voices.

  • Man in the Brown Suit & 4:50 From Paddington

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Joan Hickson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

Romance, adventure, and train travel can all be a little bit dangerous, especially in the hands of Agatha Christie. The Man in the Brown Suit: Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her - and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. 4:50 From Paddington: For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two mysteries

  • By Bebe on 06-10-15

Two mysteries

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

Any additional comments?

The Man in the Brown Suit: 4/5
Emilia Fox did a good job, and the story is full of mystery, adventure and romance with charming characters.

4:40 from Paddington: 3/5
While Joan Hickson was well suited to voicing Miss Marple, that character doesn't appear in much of the book, and the other voices were indistinguishable, making it a bit hard to follow at times. The audio quality was also quite low.

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  • The Untamed Mackenzie

  • Highland Pleasures Series, Book 5.5
  • By: Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

To redeem her family's disgraced name, Lady Louisa Scranton has decided to acquire a proper husband. He needs to be a man of fortune and highly respectable in order to restore both her family's lost wealth and reputation. She enters the Marriage Mart with all flags flying, determined to find the right bachelor. But Louisa's hopes are dashed when the Bishop of Hargate drops dead at her feet - and she is shockingly accused of murder!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yummy!

  • By Kimberly on 12-23-13

Disliked the narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

What didn’t you like about Angela Dawe’s performance?

The cadence of her reading was terribly irritating. I had to listen to the entire audiobook sped up, to get rid of the lazy intonation. Unfortunately, it looks like she's done all of Jennifer Ashley's Mackenzies books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful