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Elizabeth A. Clarke

Toronto, Ontario Canada
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  • Oberon's Meaty Mysteries: The Squirrel on the Train

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308

Oberon the Irish wolfhound is off to Portland to smell all the things with canine companions, and, of course, his human, ancient Druid Atticus O'Sullivan. The first complication is an unmistakable sign of sinister agendas afoot: a squirrel atop the train. But an even more ominous situation is in store when the trio plus Atticus stumble across a murder upon arrival at the station. They recognize Detective Gabriela Ibarra, who's there to investigate. But they also recognize the body - or rather that the body is a doppelganger for Atticus himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Goofy Pooch

  • By Jean on 12-07-17

Love everything about this series

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

What did you love best about Oberon's Meaty Mysteries: The Squirrel on the Train?

Humour and life from Oberon's POV.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Oberon. Of course.

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

Luke Daniels has done a superb job with this entire series. Stumbling on this short story was a treat and he once again is consistent with the voices while making sure they are differentiated.

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

Yes! All the Iron Druid series make me feel like that.

Any additional comments?

I know Hearne has said he will wrap this series up with Scourged but I really hope he changes his mind. :)

  • In Farleigh Field

  • A Novel
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,857

World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham's middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun New Characters

  • By SW Clemens on 03-17-17

A Fun Listen, but ...

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

Would you consider the audio edition of In Farleigh Field to be better than the print version?

n/a

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Less borrowing from Downton Abbey.

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

Great characters and energy.

If you could take any character from In Farleigh Field out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Phoebe. Maybe Pamela.

Any additional comments?

Too "pat". Enjoyed it but kept feeling like it was a rehash of similar stories.

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  • Heirs and Graces

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,545

As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favourites in the Series

  • By Dylan on 03-14-16

Fun Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

I really enjoy this series. This narrator is very talented with her range of accents. The stories are becoming a bit formulaic, with Georgie uncovering the truth via grand confession and nearly being offed herself. But quite fun.

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  • One Shot

  • A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 9
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: "You got the wrong guy". Then he says: "Get Reacher for me". And sure enough, from the world he lives in - no phone, no address, no commitments - ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child's astonishing thriller, Reacher's arrival will change everything - about a case that isn't what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot - and by doing so gives Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher said...

  • By Carol on 12-26-11

Surprisingly Engaging

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

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

Depends on the friend. If they are interested in a different take on action/adventure, then yes.

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

To an extent. It took some unexpected twists and turns which I enjoyed.

  • Heretic Queen

  • Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion
  • By: Susan Ronald
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald delivers a stunning account of Elizabeth I that focuses on her role in the Wars of Religion - the battle between Protestantism and Catholicism that tore Europe apart in the sixteenth century. Elizabeth’s 1558 coronation procession was met with an extravagant outpouring of love. Only 25 years old, the young queen saw herself as the nation’s Protestant savior, aiming to provide new hope, prosperity, and independence from the foreign influence that had plagued her sister Mary’s reign. Given the scars of the Reformation, Elizabeth would need all of the powers of diplomacy and tact she could summon.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a thorough history of a great lady

  • By Angelus56 on 07-24-18

Not the best choice for audio

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

Would you try another book from Susan Ronald and/or Wanda McCaddon?

Perhaps.

Any additional comments?

The detail is fantastic, incredibly well-researched. Unfortunately, that doesn't always lend well to an audio interpretation. I find myself re-listening to pick up details that I missed so I can follow and too much of this makes for very fragmented reading.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Children of Henry VIII

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is one of the most popular chroniclers of British and European royal history. In this fascinating book she sheds light on the scheming, backstabbing and brutality that plagued England after Henry VIII’s death. Filled with remarkable and sometimes shocking details, The Children of Henry VIII is an arresting narrative that brings the past to life and infuses it with all the flair of a riveting novel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brings History to Life

  • By S. Jones on 01-14-13

Good content, bland interpretation

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

Would you try another book from Alison Weir and/or Simon Prebble?

Actually, I purchased this because I am a fan of Alison Weir. All the previous books were in a female voice and I found the male voice odd for this work, for some reason. There was nothing "wrong", per se, but it wasn't what I expected.

I thought the inclusion of Jane Grey odd, given the title.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lady Elizabeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

Best-selling author Alison Weir turns her masterly storytelling skills to the early life of young Elizabeth Tudor, who would grow up to become England's most intriguing and powerful queen. Sweeping in scope, The Lady Elizabeth is a fascinating portrayal of a woman far ahead of her time - whose dangerous and dramatic path to the throne shapes her future greatness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hard to stop listening

  • By Karen Campbell on 12-06-08

Left me pining ...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-10

... for a Rosalyn Landor / Alison Weir match-up again. Landor does a great job with the voices and I hope that Audible is working on the next installment so we can hear the continuation in the same style. Please?

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • In Bed with Susie Bright, 12-Month Subscription

  • By: Susie Bright
  • Narrated by: Susie Bright
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

Susie Bright, one of America's best-known sexperts, addresses the sexual politics of the day's news, reviews recent movies and erotic books, answers your sex and relationship questions, and more in this exclusive AudibleOriginal®.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Susie!

  • By Elizabeth A. Clarke on 05-05-04

I love Susie!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-04

I've been listening to In Bed with Susie Bright for two years now and can honestly say that she is a god(dess) send. Funny, articulate, provocative, challenging, grounded, pragmatic - Susie has, once again, helped me find my sexual centre. Keep on rockin', Susie!

51 of 55 people found this review helpful