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  • Very Good Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

Jonathan Cecil, described as having “one of the best-loved voices in audiobooks” by the P. G. Wodehouse Society, narrates this collection of brilliantly entertaining stories featuring Jeeves and Wooster, including: "Jeeves and the Impending Doom", "Jeeves and the Kid Clementina", "The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy", "The Love That Purifies", "Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit", "Jeeves and the Old School Chum", "Jeeves and the Song of Songs", "Indian Summer of an Uncle", "Episode of the Dog McIntosh", "The Ordeal of Young Tuppy", and "The Spot of Art."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, Very Good Jeeves

  • By Carole T. on 01-18-13

Good writing

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Good, or should I say Great writing, always stands the test of time .
Thank you Mr. Wodehouse for your wonderful stories!

  • Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An)

  • An Authentic 18th-Century Chinese Detective Novel
  • By: Robert van Gulik
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Stefan Rudnicki, Lorna Raver, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Long before Western writers had even conceived the idea of writing detective stories, the Chinese had developed a long tradition of literary works that chronicled the cases of important district magistrates. One of the most celebrated of these was Judge Dee, who lived in the seventh century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Judge Dee Please!

  • By Elizabeth on 04-30-12

Cases of Judge Dee

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

Reviewed: 08-26-15

I first read Judge Dee back on the 80's when I was looking for something different. These stories did not disappoint. I do not enjoy the tourture aspects, however, (even the U.S. Has recently practice tourture for ways and means, unfortunately). But these stories do show the wisdom of the Judge Dee in solving each problem and keep one in suspense in how he will eventually solve each case. I truly recommend these stories to anyone interested in something a little different and new.
These stories are well written, placing the reader in the culture of the time.
I encourage any mystery reader to give Judge Dee a try, I don't believe you will be disappointed.

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  • Crooked Paths: A 5 Story Collection

  • By: Dale T. Phillips
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

This set of 5 tales from the noir school of crime and mystery highlights the dark spot on the human psyche that haunts people with the siren call of revenge, destruction, or ill-gotten gain. Here are featured a variety of characters and crimes, with different outcomes. Everything from cool, calculating killers to tortured souls caught in a net of circumstance beyond their control. Plotted heists, schemes, and cons, along with acts of passion committed in the heat of the moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of "Crooked Paths"

  • By Angela Bertoniere Macaluso on 08-02-15

Review of "Crooked Paths"

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

I liked these stories because they were short and to the point. No words wasted. Great endings with each story better than the one before. Mr. Wolinsky reads clearly and smoothly.
As for the stories themselves excellent. But then I am partial to short stories. Thanks Mr. Phillips.

  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

Early one morning, Silvio Lupanello, a big shot in the village of Vigata, is found dead in his car with his pants around his knees. The car happens to be parked in a rough part of town frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers, and as the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigata's most respected detective, who has his doubts about the way Silvio died.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good beginning

  • By Lehua of Pacifica on 02-20-09

On The Camilleri series

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

Reviewed: 06-24-15

Really like this series for its humor and story.
Have watched the TV series on MHz networks and now when the story mentions certain places I can easily visualize them. But would enjoy the story just the same.

  • The High Window

  • By: Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune - the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why abridged?

  • By H.E. Bond on 07-05-17

The High Window

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

Can't any thing beat a good reading by Chandler; except, it being read to you by Eliot. Fun! Enjoy! Thanks!