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  • Terminal City

  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City, New York Times best-selling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City - its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York's forgotten corners - and sometimes in the city's most popular landmarks. In Terminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures - Grand Central Terminal.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Truly disappointing

  • By Joanne on 06-29-14

Good Plot - Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Always enjoy the suspense and the history Ms. Fairstein includes in her books. She describes the city, the buildings and individuals so well I can actually see them as I am listening. Ms. Rosenblat's narration is, as always, superb - she could read anything and make it come to life. I normally choose the books being read by Ms. Rosenblat. Well done and worth a credit.

  • Insatiable Appetites

  • Stone Barrington, Book 32
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

It's a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. A recent venture has achieved a great victory, but is immediately faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe who is determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process reveals secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected!

  • By Carol D. on 01-18-15

RICH ARE ALWAYS FORGIVEN

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

I have been a fan of Stone Barrington and the early books had, at least the appearance of, a crime mystery with good and bad guys. Now it seems if you have enough money there is no crime that is punished, and previous crimes are always forgiven. And the politics - a little goes a long way but the bias in this book is way too much.
Mr. Roberts narration is great and he really saves the writing. He could read the phone book and make it interesting.

  • Darkness, Take My Hand

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro's latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know something about cold-blooded retribution. Born and bred on the mean streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they've seen the darkness that lives in the hearts of the unfortunate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutal, Sickinning, Fun

  • By Keenan on 05-15-15

A Little Too Graphic

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

Reviewed: 05-29-13

Enjoyed the story, characters, the narrator and the plot; however, some scenes were just a tad too graphic for my taste. Sometimes it is better to imagine a scene or action rather than to have it spelled out in such detail.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Flying Too High

  • A Phryne Fisher Mystery
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

Danger, excitement and love - this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure. Walking the wings of a Tiger Moth plane in full flight ought to be enough excitement for most people, but not Phryne Fisher, amateur detective, woman of mystery, as delectable as the finest chocolate and as sharp as razor blades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The performance makes this so much better in audio

  • By Jenny on 02-26-14

Terrible Narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-06-13

I watched a Ms. Fisher program on PBS and thoroughly enjoyed it. I then downloaded this book and the narrator completely turned me off. So much so that I could not get past the first five minutes.

Ms. Greenwood's books are very entertaining and enjoyable, but they needs and deserve a better narrator.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • 'Murder at the Vicarage' & 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Joan Hickson, Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

Enjoy the first novels that brought the world two of Agatha Christies’ most enduring detectives: Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. The Murder at the Vicarage is the first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction. In The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Captain Arthur Hastings, invalided in the Great War, is recuperating as a guest of John Cavendish at Styles Court, the "country-place" of John's autocratic old aunt, Emily Inglethorpe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The beginnings of Marple and Poirot!

  • By E. Jensen on 07-14-14

Sorry Ms. Hickson

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

Reviewed: 05-02-13

Ms. Hickson was a wonderful actor and I have enjoyed many of her performances, especially as Ms. Marple. However, as a narrator she, unfortunately, falls short. Thankfully the second book was narrated by Mr. Fraser who is an excellent narrator and I thoroughly enjoyed his reading.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Dead Water

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: James Saxon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Times are good in the Cornish village of Portcarrow, as hundreds of unfortunates flock to taste the miraculous waters of Pixie Falls. Then Miss Emily Pride inherits the celebrated land on which Portcarrow stands and wants to put an end to the villagers’ thriving trade in miracle cures, especially Miss Elspeth Cost’s gift shop. But someone puts an end to Miss Cost herself, and Miss Pride’s guardian angel, Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, finds himself on the spot in both senses of the word....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent classic British mystery

  • By Constance on 07-27-11

Don't Bother

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

Reviewed: 03-21-13

I've enjoyed Marsh's other novels, but this one was very difficult to get into. I lean toward British mysteries, as their plots have many twists and turns and always keeps one thinking; however, I found this to be a very slow and not very interesting. Also, although I have enjoyed Saxon's narration of other books, this, in my opinion, was not his best.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The one and only Mrs. Emily Pollifax is a part-time CIA operative and full-time garden-clubbing grandmother from New Jersey. In this adventure, she is off to the Sicilian countryside on a daring mission to rescue John Sebastian Farrell, a former CIA comrade, who was shot while trying to track down a document that allegedly bears the signature of Julius Caesar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • FINALLY

  • By Wes on 09-18-08

Barbara Rosenblat Where Are You!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-12

I was so looking forward to this book - and then the narrators began - they all were so hurried in their reading it seemed like they couldn't wait to finish.

Ms. Rosenblat reads at just the right pace for Mrs. Pollifax, and gives the right tone and inflection to all the other characters in the story.

I just listened to a few minutes of this book and then turned to another Gilman novel, which is being read wonderfully by Ms. Rosenblat.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273

Mrs. Pollifax has a new hat, and only she and Mr. Carstairs know it conceals eight false passports which she must smuggle into Bulgaria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Delightful Adventure

  • By Nancy J on 03-17-13

Move Over Ms. Marple

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

Reviewed: 06-03-12

Mrs. Pollifax is a wonder - like Ms. Marple people dismiss her and then she totally outwits and out maneuvers her adversaries as well as her associates. Ms. Rosenblat's narration is excellent, as usual. I am never disappointed with any of her readings. A series well worth listening and hopefully Ms. Gilman's heirs will allow all of her books to be available on Audible.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Guns in the Gallery

  • By: Simon Brett
  • Narrated by: Simon Brett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Invited to a Private View of the work of controversial artist Denzil Willoughby, the good citizens of Fethering are not quite sure what to expect. And it certainly turns out to be a lively affair, culminating in a confrontation between Willoughby and his ex-lover, followed by a heated argument with the gallery owner and a rival artist. But what no one could have anticipated was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brett Never Disappoints

  • By Kathleen on 04-30-12

Brett Never Disappoints

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

Reviewed: 04-30-12

I have listened to and/or read every book written by Simon Brett. His plots are great, his descriptions vivid, especially when he narrates. A must read for every Mystery aficionado.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Drop

  • Harry Bosch, Book 15
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Of The Best Bosch Books!

  • By Laurie on 12-03-11

Early Christmass Gift

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

Reviewed: 12-18-11

Harry Bosch is never boring and Connelly is a master in keeping your attention. The minute I see a Connelly book I automatically download it, and I have never been disappointed. I hope that he continue to write Bosch novels and that Cariou continues to narrate his work -both great.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful