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  • Silent on the Moor

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

In Grimsgrave Hall, enigmatic Nicholas Brisbane has inherited a ruined estate, replete with uncanny tenants and one unwanted houseguest: Lady Julia Grey. Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever. Cloistered together, they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient family: the sort that keeps their bloodline pure and their secrets close.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling romance continues

  • By M&M on 06-30-09

Good book

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I liked the story very much. My problem was the narrator. When she was the voice of the sister Portia- Yikes!!! I had to turn the volume WAY down. Fingernails on a chalkboard.

  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office. Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story awesome characters superb narrator

  • By mary hohman on 10-30-17

Incredible writer

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I have read and or listened to Sherry Thomas’s books over and over. She is a remarkable researcher and to my joy one of the best writers today. What a mind !!! Her books are always an auto buy.

  • Wild Wicked Scot

  • The Highland Grooms, #1
  • By: Julia London
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Born into riches and groomed in English luxury, Margot Armstrong didn't belong in a Scottish chieftain's devil-may-care world. Three years ago she fled their marriage of convenience and hasn't looked back - except to relive the moments spent in wild, rugged Arran McKenzie's passionate embrace. But as their respective countries' fragile unity threatens to unravel, Margot must return to her husband to uncover his role in the treachery before her family can be accused of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Scottish Romance I've Read in Years!

  • By LilMissMolly on 06-25-17

Predictable but still enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

Any additional comments?

I think Julia London's earlier books were braver, more interesting, with characters that wern't so wishy washy

  • Black & Blue

  • Lord & Lady Hetheridge Volume 4
  • By: Emma Jameson
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Modern art dealer Granville Hardwick has a way with people - a way of making them wish he were dead. His London gallery is filled with works of questionable merit, his dating pool consists of other men's wives, and his home is the eyesore of a fine old neighborhood. So when Hardwick turns up dead, bashed on the head by a rather tasteless reproduction, it's Hetheridge and his new bride, Kate, who embark on solving the case

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Agatha Christie lives again

  • By Arline H. Burnell on 02-17-16

narrator horrible with womens voices

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

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

I was unable to finish the book. The narrator's attempt at women's voices was a mess.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Day of the Jackal

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,233

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, operations chief of the O.A.S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite a chase!

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-14-10

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

A good story. Simon Prebble could read the phone book and I would be happy.
No lagging or looking to see how much time was left. Great entertainment.

  • The Last Kingdom

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,324
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,968

The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex, Alfred's kingdom and the last territory in English hands, Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series of books

  • By Joshua on 10-02-15

Magnificent

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

Reviewed: 03-27-16

You have an incredible story by Bernard Cornwall and an absolutely outstanding performance.
If I could give it 10 stars I would

  • Mad About the Major

  • By: Elizabeth Boyle
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Lady Arabella Tremont has spent her entire life protected and overshadowed by her restrictive father. But she is a Tremont, after all, and the morning after she is nearly ruined at a ball by a handsome stranger, Arabella's father demands she make an arranged match with the heir to a dukedom. In desperation, Arabella takes matters into her own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short, Fun listen

  • By GLR on 11-21-15

Argh

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

Reviewed: 01-29-16

I have a hard time believing that Elizabeth boil wrote this book.
Certainly not up to Elizabeth Boyle's standards and the narrator Susan Duerdan is very breathy and melodramatic I had difficulty finishing it and I'll make sure not to get her is a narrator in future books

  • A Poisoned Season

  • By: Tasha Alexander
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

London's social season is in full swing, and Victorian aristocracy can't stop whispering about a certain gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But he's not the only topic of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the latest news of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing valuable items that once belonged to the ill-fated queen. Light gossip turns serious when the owner of one of the pilfered treasures is found murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with Lady Emily Ashton.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I want the usual reader back!

  • By JF on 02-16-15

Who chooses the narrators?

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

Reviewed: 09-25-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

THE NARRATOR!!!! I ended up getting the book so I could finish a good story. I literally could not listen to Justine Eyre anymore. Honestly, aren't there editors for audio books? Do you hear how bad she is???? She also narrates some of Sarah MacLeans books. If I was Tasha Alexander I would be so MAD ! I would have given her no stars at all if that were an option. It wans't so I gave her one.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

In every way possible. Her voices are caricatures of every character. Way too much drama and emphasis. She completely ruined it for me. My neighbor was driving with me on a 6 hour trip, we were SO looking forward to our audiobook. She covered her ears and began singing so she would not be subject to anymore of Justine Eyre.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sparrow Migrations

  • By: Cari Noga
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

An airplane plunges into an icy river and the world witnesses the dramatic rescue. Then, life after the Miracle on the Hudson landing puts three families on another crash course...with their own fragile humanity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • so far...<br />

  • By Kat on 06-21-16

I couldn't get beyond the first 4 hours

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

Reviewed: 09-14-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It seemed to move sooo slowly. I would like to have found out what happened to some of the characters but couldn't make myself wade through any longer

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Inspector of the Dead

  • By: David Morrell
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A plot that left be breathless.

  • By jerelyn on 04-25-15

FABULOUS

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Inspector of the Dead to be better than the print version?

Excellent historical research and a story with surprising twists and turns. I highly recommend it!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful