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  • The Confounding Case of the Carisbrook Emeralds

  • The Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 6
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

When Miss Cara Di Abaccio is accused of stealing the Carisbrook emeralds by the infamously arrogant Lady Carisbrook and marched out of her guardian's house by Scotland Yard's finest, Barnaby Adair's cousin Hugo Adair takes umbrage and descends on Scotland Yard, breathing fire in Cara's defense. Hugo discovers Inspector Stokes has been assigned to the case, and after surveying the evidence thus far, Stokes calls in his big guns when it comes to dealing with investigations in the ton - namely, the Honorable Barnaby Adair and his wife, Penelope.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The confounding case the Carisbrook Emerald

  • By Michelle on 12-15-18

The confounding case the Carisbrook Emerald

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-18

the only reason I look listened to this book was Brilliant and extraordinary performance of Napoleon Ryan. the author was damn lucky that such a talented narrator gave life to this boring and mediocre story. Napoleon Ryan was fantastic.

  • A Scoundrel by Moonlight

  • By: Anna Campbell
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Justice. That's all Nell Trim wants - for her sister and for the countless other young women the marquess of Leath has ruined with his wildly seductive ways. Now she has a bold plan to take him down...as long as she can resist the scoundrel's temptations herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING performance,Great storyline

  • By Cam on 05-29-15

A scoundrel by Moonlight

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Only the Performance of Steve West kept me listening to this soap opera love sick story. the author should be on her knees to thank Brilliant Steve West.

  • A Line of Blood

  • A Novel
  • By: Ben McPherson
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

For Alex Mercer his wife, Millicent, and their precocious 11-year-old son, Max, are everything - his little tribe that makes him feel all's right with the world. But when he and Max find their enigmatic next-door neighbor dead in his apartment, their lives are suddenly and irrevocably changed. The police begin an extremely methodical investigation, and Alex becomes increasingly impatient for them to finish. After all, it was so clearly a suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thin Line Between 💘& Hate.

  • By Debbie De on 10-26-15

A line of blood

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Brilliant performance of Steve West was unforgettable. I really enjoyed his fantastic narration. story was engaging and well written.

  • Headhunters

  • By: Jo Nesbø
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 519

Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II - and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a great book

  • By D. WARD on 11-21-11

headhunters

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

fantastic performance of Steve West. Amusing story. Steve West's talent is incredible. story was good .

  • Keeping the Castle

  • By: Patrice Kindl
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, 17-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems. But there are few wealthy suitors - or suitors of any kind--in Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way. And, as it turns out, Fredericks has his own set of plans....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner for Bianca Amato

  • By Cam on 08-20-18

keeping the Castle

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I love listening to Bianca Amato "s performance. she is fantastic and very talented. the story reminded me of Jane Austen 's books.

  • Naked to the Grave

  • By: Harry Carmichael
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

When insurance assessor John Piper calls at the Daveys' flat in Hampstead, he has no idea that his visit will turn out to be anything but an ordinary professional appointment. But it would seem that someone else had already visited Flat 2A that Saturday afternoon...Shortly after Piper's arrival, Pauline Davey is found brutally stabbed, apparently during her afternoon nap. The bloody scissors on her pillow hint at what has happened even before the covers are pulled back to reveal the once lovely body, horribly mutilated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Compelling Murder Mystery!

  • By Sarah on 04-26-16

naked to the Grave

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

if it wasn't for extraordinary performance of very talented Napoleon Ryan 's I wouldn't waste a second to listen to this lame and boring story. Napoleon Ryan is fantastic and the author was lucky to have Napoleon Ryan tell the Story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tudor Secret

  • The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: C. W. Gortner
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

The summer of 1553 is a time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, has been reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king’s brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth’s protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • English History

  • By joan on 06-17-13

The Tudor secret

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Steve West is Brilliant. his talent of Story telling is incredible. His performance is fantastic. The Story was interesting and amusing.

  • Dark Stars

  • The Thief Taker Series, Book 3
  • By: C. S. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

The Great Fire has reduced London to smoldering embers. From the ashes, thief taker Charlie Tuesday is drawn to investigate a string of strange murders. Mutilated corpses are washing up at Deptford, each marked with a dire astrological prediction. But only London's best crime-solver realizes the killer's deadly offerings will soon unleash a devastating force on England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charles II ruled in desperate times!

  • By Wayne on 04-07-18

dark star

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

The only reason I listened to this long, boring story was the incredible voice and performance of Steve West. Steve West was brilliant and did a fantastic job of Making the story interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tudor Vendetta

  • By: C. W. Gortner
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, and archrival Robert Dudley.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Sharon J. Core on 01-14-15

the Tudor Vendetta

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Steve West is incredible. His fantastic performance and storytelling is unforgettable. Story was great. I love Steve West "s talent.

  • The Tudor Conspiracy

  • Spymaster Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: C.W. Gortner
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

England, 1553. Haunted by his past, Brendan Prescott lives far from the intrigues of court. But his time of refuge comes to an end when his foe and mentor, the spymaster Cecil, brings him disquieting news that sends him on a dangerous mission. Elizabeth is held captive at court, the target of the Spanish ambassador, who seeks her demise. Obliged to return to the palace where he almost lost his life, Brendan finds himself working as a double agent for Queen Mary herself, who orders Brendan to secure proof that will be his cherished Elizabeth’s undoing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the Tudor conspiracy

  • By Michelle on 10-03-18

the Tudor conspiracy

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

brilliant performance of Steve West. His narrative is mesmerizing. The Story was interesting. Steve West is incredible.