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  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,225

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

More please

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

Would you listen to A Quiet Life in the Country again? Why?

Thoroughly enjoyable. Humorous and full of intrigue. I am looking forward to the next installment.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Quiet Life in the Country?

The whole book was enjoyable.

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Knowelden – was your favorite?

The narrator did a lovely job on all the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, if only I had the time ;)

Any additional comments?

More please!

15 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Justice

  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

After a botched assassination attempt on the President of the United States, White House operative Blake Johnson and his opposite number in British intelligence Sean Dillon set out to trace the source of the havoc. Someone is recruiting a shadowy network of terrorists, and that man is not pleased by the interference. Soon he will target them all: Johnson, Dillon, Dillon's colleagues. And one of them will fall...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Crummy Performance

  • By Howard W. Hudson on 04-04-18

Many changes

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

Would you try another book from Jack Higgins and/or Michael Page?

I love the other books in this series narrated by Michael Page but this one I can not listen to. Ferguson now has a Scottish accent and the whole performance sounds like it is recorded while sitting in an empty room or bath tub.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Have Michael Page do the narration again with the same accents as in previous books.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I think that Micheal Page is an excellent narrator but something went wrong with this reading or production.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Great disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I tried to listen but had to give up at chapter three.

  • A Murderous Procession

  • A Mistress of the Art of Death Novel
  • By: Ariana Franklin
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

National best-selling author Ariana Franklin resumes her Mistress of the Art of Death series with A Murderous Procession. In 1176, King Henry II’s daughter is set to marry the king of Sicily. But when several wedding guests are murdered during the procession, Adelia must uncover who is behind the killings and who is the killer’s real target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The end of a fantastic series?

  • By Betty on 04-09-11

Fabulous Story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-11

What would have made A Murderous Procession better?

I really enjoyed each previous book in the series. Unfortunately i did not find the narrator on par with the previous two. The characters were not distinct and I had to wait for the narrator to say who said what before I could tell what was going on. Very disappointing. If I had not enjoyed the series so much I would not have purchased this one.

What didn???t you like about Jill Tanner???s performance?

I did not think the narrator suited this book. The previous narrators gave a life to the characters and fleshed them out with tone, inflection and accents. I would not have purchased the book had it not been for it being the last of a great series. I found the narration took away from the experience and found that I just wanted to get through the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful