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  • Plague Pits & River Bones

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe. When Detective Stephen Lavender is called in to investigate a highway robbery and a cold-blooded murder, both the cases take a dangerous and disturbing personal twist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No One Is Smiling on Bowstreet Station

  • By Chuck on 03-12-18

love her books

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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: 07-31-18

if you have not been reading this series and like cottage murder mysteries then you are missing out. I enjoy her use of factual information to help give the story some background and structure. well done ms. charlton on another excellent read . can not wait to see what bringing a baby into the mix does in the next book.

  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

  • The Mary Russell Series, Book 2
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

It is 1921 and Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Echoes of "Another Shirt Ruined!"

  • By PeachPecan on 05-02-14

loved it again

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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: 06-19-18

loved it from start to finish. another excellent read. cant wait to download the next book.

  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen

  • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 1
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,867

This program includes a preface read by the author. In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes - and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern 20th-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous new take on Sherlock Holmes

  • By Steph on 04-14-14

unexpected effects

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

loved it. unexpected in its ability to keep toward the original while still being an original itself. i now have to buy all the other books in the series.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,075
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,454
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 106,937

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting in the same way a fiction book can be

  • By Paul on 12-17-18

born an author

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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: 06-13-18

an amazing book. I have always found trevor noah to be insightful on tv, but this book lets you see how that insight came to be. I have so much more respect for mr. noah, and because of this book he is now in the top 5 celebs that i would like to meet.

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  • Requiem for a Mezzo

  • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

With dashing Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher at her side, Daisy is enjoying a delightful performance of Verdi's Requiem, featuring her neighbor Muriel Westlea's celebrated sister, Bettina. But when all that emerges from the doomed diva's vocal chords is a dying gasp, Daisy soon discovers that the notoriously difficult opera star had her share of adversaries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Listen

  • By Julia L. Scott on 09-08-06

love me some Daisy

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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: 02-02-18

daisy, daisy, give me your answer true. how can I be a smashingly wonderful girl live you?

  • Death at Wentwater Court

  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 562

This first installment of a cozy mystery series transports listeners back to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment, and promptly stumbles across a corpse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stuffy with a very disappointing ending

  • By M. S. Cohen on 06-22-14

2nd time, loved it as much as the first

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-18

2nd time listening to this book. love the story love the characters. got the whole series to re-listen to.

  • Mycroft Holmes

  • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,797

"When I say, therefore, that [my brother] has better powers of observation than I...I am speaking the exact and literal truth." (Sherlock Holmes). This story occurs when Mycroft, an athletic Cambridge graduate, assists the secretary of State. He becomes embroiled in a mystery in Trinidad based on actual history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian, seven-foot-two tall, basketball's all-time leading scorer, and a US cultural ambassador. Anna Waterhouse is a professional screenwriter and script consultant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a good Mycroft story!

  • By Sherlock Fan on 09-28-15

I don't usually review but

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-17

I don't usually review but I bought this book on a whim since I love Holmes and have always loved Mycroft. I feel like he is the quidasential older, wiser, by the book big brother. That being said I enjoyed this read, felt it had continuity and will read it again I'm sure in later months/years. well done Mr Abdul Jabra and Ms Waterhouse. I hope to see another one from you guys soon.

  • The Zig Zag Girl

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

Brighton, 1950. The body of a girl is found cut into three pieces. Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is convinced the killer is mimicking a famous magic trick - the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old war friend of Edgar's. They served together in a shadowy unit called the Magic Men, a special ops troop that used stage tricks to confound the enemy. Max is on the traveling show circuit, touring seaside towns with ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Cheryl on 10-22-15

not galloway but still enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

even though I am more fond of her other series this one was entertaining and worth a listen.

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  • The Short Drop

  • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,785

A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard - then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency - disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal - Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hidden gem hiding among all the generic crap

  • By Justin Messer on 12-27-15

excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-16

really looking forward to more works from this author. quick and engaging read. highly recommend

  • Hurricane Force

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294

During missions as a CIA assassin, Fortune Redding saw and overcame most every obstacle, but Sinful, Louisiana, keeps producing new challenges for her. When a hurricane blows through, it brings a shower of counterfeit money raining down on the tiny bayou town. When the money is linked back to Ahmad, the arms dealer who issued the kill order on Fortune, everyone is worried that her nemesis is far too close for comfort.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Wayne on 02-26-18

noooooooooo

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-16

the way this one ended just about broke my heart. can't wait till this summer when the next one is out. So hard waiting