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  • The Three Musketeers

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524

Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Fun!

  • By A. A. Green on 05-17-11

A Surprising Delight.

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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: 09-13-18

I was really surprised how much I loved this book. It was an impulse purchase on Audible, one of those books we feel we ‘should’ read. But oh my goodness, what an exciting and, in places, really funny story. It’s also happily a long book. Parting with the characters at the end was hard but the concluding chapters were very satisfying. #Audible1

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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful rendition

  • By Gillian on 07-31-18

Beautiful rendition

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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

Loved Ms Pikes mellifluous voice and her well thought out choice of voices for the characters. It refreshed a well loved favourite book for me.

  • Past Imperfect

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Richard Morant
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 799

Damian Baxter is hugely wealthy and dying. He lives alone in a big house in Surrey, England, looked after by a chauffeur, butler, cook and housemaid. He has but one concern--his fortune in excess of 500 million and who should inherit it on his death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read Snobs instead

  • By cristina on 02-14-13

Interesting and enjoyable

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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: 09-12-17

A fascinating look at the death throes of 'the season' in London in the sixties. Characters are perfectly drawn and a good if slightly implausible story.

  • Last Breath

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

At the age of 13, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into Charlie's home - and after that shocking night, her world was never the same. Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well it ain't Will Trent but...

  • By shelley on 07-26-17

Half a book...

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-17

I wondered why this book was so cheap and now I know. It's only half a book. It starts into great story and ends just as things start to get really interesting!! I feel robbed.

  • No Excuses!

  • The Power of Self-Discipline for Success in Your Life
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747

Most people think success comes from good luck or enormous talent, but many successful people achieve their accomplishments in a simpler way: through self-discipline. Brian Tracy knows this firsthand. He didn’t graduate from high school, and after working for a few years as a laborer, he realized he had limited skills and a limited future. But through the power of self-discipline, he changed his life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy this book if you have his GOALS! book

  • By L. Venable on 12-27-13

Life changing!!

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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: 05-22-17

This book will change your life if you apply the principles outlined within. It is a delightful, inspiring book to read. Personally, I sent copies to every young person that I love!

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  • The Secret Language of Knitters

  • By: Mary Beth Temple
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Temple
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

The Secret Language of Knitters is a humorous dictionary of knitting terms. Knitters use terms like "frog," and "WIP". Mary Beth explains them all, from A-Z, with humor and wit, drawing on knitting experiences and stories gathered over a lifetime of knitting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Fun Fun

  • By IRINA on 11-01-12

Enjoy it every time

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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: 05-11-17

I listened to this book repeatedly. It's such fun and I love the narrator/authors delivery. Every knitter will really enjoy this book.

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

This was meant to be the perfect trip. The northern lights. A press launch on a luxury cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next-door cabin. But the records show that no one ever checked in to that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it!

  • By Anonymous User on 07-20-18

Great nail biter

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Really enjoyable. Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Not to be missed!

  • Harbour Street

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

As the snow falls thickly, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped, Jessie notices that an old lady hasn’t left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed as she sat on the crowded train. Arriving at the scene, DI Vera Stanhope is relieved to have an excuse to escape the festivities. Soon Vera and Joe are on their way to the south Northumberland town of Mardle, where Margaret lived. Then a second woman is murdered....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By lesley on 01-11-16

Enjoyable but...

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

I really like Vera Stanhope as a hero in these books she is a totally believable flawed human and it makes for a great story. I had issues with the narrator on this book. She had a nice voice but t the accents were very poorly done which spoiled it for me. Shame.

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  • Hidden Depths

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

A hot summer on the Northumberland Coast, and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water, and covered with wild flowers. This stylised murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued. But then a second body, that of beautiful young teacher Lily Marsh, is discovered in yet another watery, flower bestrewn grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rivetting

  • By ACT1 on 12-11-11

Really great authentic mystery

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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: 04-18-17

An engrossing story, well drawn realistic characters. The narrator deserves special praise. I grew up in the North East of England and the accent was spot on. I was instantly drawn back to the places and people. Can't wait to listen to the rest in the series.

  • Racing the Devil

  • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead - and make it through the war - they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends. They will celebrate their good fortune by racing motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice. In November 1919 the officers all meet as planned, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice. But a serious mishap mars the reunion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception and Murder

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-23-17

One if Todd's best yet

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Charles Todd's books are must reads for me. The skill with which the plots are woven is always enthralling but this is one of the best a masterful tale with a very satisfying ending. If you enjoy a good mystery don't miss this one!