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  • Leviathan

  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,095

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Positively Addictive.

  • By Tracy on 05-05-10

Unexpectedly Interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

How can you not love a book narrated by Alan Cumming! He interprets each character with such flair its hard to stop listening when you have to go on with your day! I thought I would be done with only the first book but immediately downloaded all three halfway through the first because I did not want to have to wait to download between the books!

  • Grey Mask

  • Miss Silver, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Wentworth
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

The first of the classic mysteries featuring governess-turned-detective Miss Silver, who investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring. Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The shaky first of a long, strong series

  • By Phebe on 07-21-15

We all need a Miss Silver to turn to

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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: 04-13-18

Any additional comments?

As a fan of the Enlgish cozy mystery, these stories from the 30's are fun and engaging. Not as clever as Agatha Christie but still a writer from the golden age of mysteries.