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  • The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy

  • A Pride and Prejudice Mystery
  • By: Regina Jeffers
  • Narrated by: Jane Copland
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Fitzwilliam Darcy is devastated. The joy of his recent wedding has been cut short by the news of the sudden death of his father’s beloved cousin, Samuel Darcy. Elizabeth and Darcy travel to Dorset, a popular Regency resort area, to pay their respects to the well-traveled and eccentric Samuel. But this is no summer holiday. Danger bubbles beneath Dorset’s peaceful surface as strange and foreboding events begin to occur. Several of Samuel’s ancient treasures go missing, and then his body itself disappears.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The author really got off track.

  • By ShanaF on 09-04-18

a bit juvenile

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

The dialog in this book is distractingly smarmy. Too much of "I love you. You're my life." It was repeated over and over throughout the book, taking up way too much of the reader's time.

  • Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

  • By: M. Louisa Locke
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Wallace
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 338

It's the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie's husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide, and to pay off a debt, one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns. Annie also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco's most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of her clients has died. The police believe his death was suicide, but Annie believes he was murdered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, annoying narration

  • By KarenB on 04-26-13

poor narration!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-16

Decent story line, but the narration was terribly distracting. The lower pitched male voice attempt by the narrator made my throat hurt in sympathy!