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  • Dragonflight

  • Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,839
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,303

On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread. Now those times may be returning....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anne Fan...Still

  • By Suzanne on 12-05-09

I still love this story!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I read most of McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern books more than 30 years ago and found them engrossing and a welcome escape from reality. On a whim I decided to listen to Dragonflight and I still find it engrossing and still a way to escape reality - this time that reality is rush hour! That escape is definitely a must. I'm really glad I followed that whim; now, when I need another break I'll be looking for another Dragonriders of Pern story.

  • The Secret, Book & Scone Society

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,047
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,764

Miracle Springs is a place of healing. Strangers flock there hoping that the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. And, if none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent: prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By Beatrice on 11-04-17

annoying but kept me awake

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I needed to listen to something while driving but found this story annoying. I'm disappointed.

  • The Secrets of Wishtide

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,938

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical intrigue-

  • By Meema on 04-16-17

a great introduction to a new series

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I enjoyed the story - the main character had enough oomph to keep me interested in both the storyline and the era. I'll look forward to the next one and hope it's as enjoyable.

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,226

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-17-17

Good story idea but DREADFUL main character

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I wish I could recommend this but I can't. I like the idea of the story but I HATE the main character. She's not even close to being "real". I haven't finished it - probably won't because I get so annoyed.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jane Lotter? Why or why not?

No - I'd be afraid a new character would be as dreadful as the main character in this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 13-15
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212

"A Lesson in Murder": When Jack and Sarah are called in to investigate mysterious pranks at Cherringham Girls School, it seems at first that it might be the work of a few mean pupils with a grudge. But things quickly turn serious when a popular teacher meets a sudden, violent death. "The Secret of Combe Castle": When the penniless FitzHenrys find themselves victims of a threatening campaign to oust them from their ancestral home, Jack and Sarah are called in to track down the culprit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hurry up 16-18

  • By John on 03-06-17

Love these Cherringham stories!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Where does Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 13-15) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

These stories are among my favorites for time in the car - straightforward, well read, and generally a perfect way to spend that drive.

What did you like best about this story?

Good characters, good reading, good distraction from reality!

Any additional comments?

They can't offer new stories - chapters - fast enough for me. Every month I find I'm hoping there is a new one available. More, please?

  • How Right You Are, Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

The Times has announced, much to Bertie's astonishment, the news of his engagement to the beautiful Bobbie Wickham. But worse is yet to come.... Uncle Tom's antique silver cow creamer has gone missing. Kipper Herring has libeled his and Bertie's former headmaster, leading British psychiatrist Sir Roderick Glossop, is posing as a butler, and Aunt Dahlia's masterly French chef is in trouble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! "Good" Reader...

  • By K. Danielson on 04-02-11

Stories about Bertie and Jeeves are always fun

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

I find stories written about Bertie and Jeeves are good distractions from reality - I'm glad to have them.

  • Girl Waits with Gun

  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,637

In 1914 collisions between motor cars and horse-drawn carriages are an everyday occurrence on the streets of Paterson, New Jersey. But when an out-of-control driver smashes into a buggy driven by Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp, their lives change forever. Constance, the oldest, demands payment for the damages but quickly realizes that she is dealing with a madman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slice Of Life From Another Time

  • By Sara on 11-09-15

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

Couldn't finish this story - annoying characters made a potentially interesting story totally uninteresting.

  • Jeeves in the Offing

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

The Times has announced, much to Bertie's astonishment, the news of his engagement to the beautiful Bobbie Wickham. But worse is to come....Uncle Tom's antique silver cow-creamer has gone missing; Kipper Herring has libelled his and Bertie's former headmaster; leading British psychiatrist Sir Roderick Glossop is posing as a butler; and Aunt Dahlia's masterly French chef, Anatole, is once again becoming a pawn in a terrible power struggle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful audio quality, good book

  • By Dave Brown on 12-22-08

story fun, don't like reader

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

I always love stories about Bertie and Jeeves but found the reading annoying. It should be a but more posh and definitely not so harsh. I found it a bit difficult to always know which character was speaking.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jeeves and the Mating Season

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Bertie Wooster's friend Gussie Fink-Nottle is sentenced to 14 days for wading in the fountain at Trafalgar Square. Bertie is worried that Gussie's fiancé Madeline will be angry because she has a distressing habit of turning her attentions to Bertie when her fiancé upsets her. Bertie has the bright idea of impersonating Gussie, and showing up at Deverill Hall. The situation is wonderfully comical when Gussie shows up, posing as Bertie. Only Jeeves, arriving in his own disguise, can sort out this mess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PG Wodehouse at his best!

  • By Anonymous1 on 07-02-05

love these stories <br />

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

Jeeves and Bertie make me smile even when everything else is much too serious to consider