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  • Somebody Owes Me Money

  • A Hard Case Crime Novel
  • By: Donald E. Westlake
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, the sort he could spend. But what he got was a tip on a horse race; which might have turned out okay, except that when he went to collect his winnings, Chet found his bookie lying dead on the living room floor. Chet knows he had nothing to do with it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reading of a hilarious novel

  • By G. Steyn on 09-12-08

A favorite LOL romp

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

If you could sum up Somebody Owes Me Money in three words, what would they be?

Funny, romp, timeless

Who was your favorite character and why?

Clearly Chester, our mild mannered hero, full of humor and patience. Smart but not brilliant. I just truly enjoy a protagonist who acts like a real person, even in an improbably story.

What about Stephen Thorne’s performance did you like?

Perfect inflections and interpretation. He nails and brings out all the nuances of the humor and characters. All are individual, very clear, starkly identifiable, and overall, he just breathes life into every single character perfectly.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A hot tip turns into a wild ride.

Any additional comments?

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect reading of this humorous novel. I am so impressed with this narrator. I wish he could read all my favorite books.

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  • The Crossing Places

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,974

When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An atmospheric creepy mystery set in Saltmarsh

  • By Sara on 05-19-14

Story powers past performance

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

I find Ruth a character I can connect to. I like that the relationships are complicated and not easy. It has a moody, desolate tone like the marshes. My Quibble is the narrator. She does not add enough life to the piece and I think that may dissuade some early on but it is adequate. It just could have been so much better. Shame really. This is a very compelling story. If you are a fan of Hinterland (y gwyll) you will like this.

  • Cotillion

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter's dowry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my Favorites

  • By Diane Jemmett on 07-14-09

The most delightful Heyer novel

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

I have always thought this is the most delightful of Georgette Heyer's books. I utterly love everything about it. And Freddy is such an unusual hero but Kitty is right in that Freddy will always know just what to do, which is far more endearing and comfortable than the Normal type of romantic beau. This really would make a good movie.

I love that such a character as Dolph was in this story. Everyone (who matters) patience and kindness with him is so nice and I love his devotion for his Miss Plimpton. The cupboard scene just had me in tears years ago and it's still the funniest thing.

The narration was very good. I didn't enjoy her as much as in others. I'd dearly love to hear it read by Stephen Fry or Dan Stevens. Some how I can see them picking up the humor a tad better but there is certainly nothing to keep you from enjoying this adorable book.

  • Frederica

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Clifford Norgate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283

Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enormous pleasure!!

  • By Hazel on 06-28-09

Heyer always delightful despite narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

It's one of my favorite books to read but I felt the narration not as good as other Heyer audible. Not bad, precisely, but missing a lot of the sparkle and humor, particularly with the two main characters. I would so rather it had been Nicholas Rowe or Sian Phillips who both seemed to perfectly get the time and humor. Still a good listen.

  • The Corinthian

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun on the Run

  • By Carol on 08-21-14

Simply Delightful.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

If you could sum up The Corinthian in three words, what would they be?

Delightful, silly, fun

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Corinthian?

Any of the scenes between Pen and Richard were just rife with fun and often made me laugh out loud.

Have you listened to any of Georgina Sutton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not. I wish SO MUCH that she had narrated some other Heyer novels. I thought she made something I didn't think could be better, better.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Running away was never so fun.

Any additional comments?

The narrator, Georgina Sutton makes this even more charming and funny than when reading the book. I loved her portrayals and line readings. Her timing is impeccable. Especially Penn and Richard but frankly every character was well read. Yes, Cedric was a bit over the top but he was the only one. OTOH, all characters were so well defined you knew who was speaking easily. Seriously laughed out loud frequently.

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  • The Black Moth

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel, and not one, but two kidnappings. Written when she was just 17, The Black Moth was Heyer’s first novel, but it bears many of the hallmarks of her later romances, being vivid, witty, and peppered with historical insight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heyer's First Book--Melodrama in Spades

  • By Carol on 07-10-13

Excellent reader

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

It's hard for me to believe that a 16 or 17-year-old girl wrote this. What an amazing talent! Yes, this is a very mellow dramatic story and she definitely reworked it later in life where Tracie becomes the hero but still it is an amusing story. I was especially impressed actually with the person reading. I felt his rendition his rhythm and his characterizations were excellent and kept everything very clear in quite a diverse set of characters.

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