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  • Birds of a Feather

  • Maisie Dobbs Mysteries
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629

Maisie Dobbs is back, and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's daughter who has fled from home. What seems a simple case at first becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress's old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable

  • By Shelly on 02-18-11

suprising, delightful storey

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

Reviewed: 10-15-14

I love this book. Maisie is a marvellous character. I found Kim Hicks reading took a couple of chapters to get used to as she reads a little quicker, once used to that she is Maisie Dobbs with a great interpretation. Down side is I looked for more Maisie books only to find a different reader that I can't listen to. So maybe listen to the other books and you won't be disappointed.

  • Transfer of Power

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,454

On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Huge Fan, but....

  • By Thomas on 05-20-11

don't miss this

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

Reviewed: 06-22-13

Do not be put off with the poor reviews of the narrator. This is a great story, Nick Sullivan is not as good as George I agree but once used to his way I found I had to listen non stop. It would be a shame not to listen because of bad reviews as the story is exceptional, the narrator does a good job. it is also important as a Mitch Rapp fan to know his story in order

  • Harry Bosch Box Set

  • 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 27 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,968

Here are three award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou: The Narrows, Echo Park, and The Overlook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice collection -- one missing in the order though

  • By Jami on 12-21-10

a good listen

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

Reviewed: 08-14-12

I put off buying this set because of the bad reviews on the narrator. DO NOT be put off, It took about 20 minutes to become accustomed to his style & it is quite good. The stories are excellent & I am happy with the narration, a great value set

  • The Detachment

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487

John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” ( San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy. When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced read...

  • By Andrew Stone on 09-17-11

fabulous

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

Reviewed: 06-15-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

OK so the first half was fair but the second, just had to keep listening. now I am hooked & look forward the my next

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

When the team came together

Which character – as performed by Barry Eisler – was your favorite?

John Rain,

Any additional comments?

I found the narration great, the storey great, the first half was fair but it did set the whole book for a brillant 2nd half

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Smiley's People

  • The Karla Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

George Smiley was summoned from his dubious retirement by two seemingly unconnected events - an old woman in Paris is promised the return of a daughter she will never see, and a handover is to take place on a steamer in Hamburg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb narration

  • By Liz on 02-13-12

HARD WORK LISTENING

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know, some one who thinks it makes them cool by saying it is enjoyable

What do you think your next listen will be?

Andy Carpenter

How could the performance have been better?

Some enthusiam from the reader. & I do not like to critize readers but this is hard work

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Smiley's People?

unfortunately around 80%

Any additional comments?

In all honesty I didn't listen to the entire book. I struggled for the first half, started on the second half but could not take it any more. I have put it away for when I feel strong enough to take the rest.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Silks

  • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge’s verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he’ll be looking Trent in the eyes again much sooner than he’d ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Dick Francis Classic

  • By Rosemary on 10-10-11

Just Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 03-25-12

Where does Silks rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As good as any

What did you like best about this story?

the storey is engrossing

What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

It took a little while to get used to Tony Britton, but then he becomes the only person you would have reading this

Any additional comments?

I couldn't stop listening & the end came too soon

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Glory in Death

  • In Death, Book 2
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,062

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, I'm officially addicted to this series now

  • By AudioAddict on 03-14-15

a great series

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

Reviewed: 03-05-12

Where does Glory in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

middle of the road

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

the storey I like , The sex , , a bit is good more off putting, More storey

What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Susan is brilliant, I would listen to her reading the dictionary. She sets the standard so high other readers who may be excellent seem to be just Good

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I just enjoyed the read

Any additional comments?

After listening to 3 books I really enjoyed. I made a change to the Lincoln Lawyer, a good change

  • Naked in Death

  • In Death, Book 1
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,904

Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Judge the Series by the First Book!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 03-10-12

Highly entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-08-12

What made the experience of listening to Naked in Death the most enjoyable?

A very good story, good characters, brilliantly read.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

This plot , charactors & read ensures you keep on listening. I couldn't put it down. Has set a high standard for the series

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

Just an enormouse read. Charactors. accents , awesome

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

I hope the rest are as good, as this was the first for me, I start the next immediately