LISTENER

Lisa

  • 8
  • reviews
  • 25
  • helpful votes
  • 232
  • ratings
  • Whose Body?

  • The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

Enter the 1920s Golden Age of Detection with this first novel from Dorothy L. Sayers, featuring the debut of a dashing gentleman detective, one of the great characters of mystery fiction - Lord Peter Wimsey. An unidentified corpse is found in a bathtub, and the police are jumping to conclusions about its identity and that of the murderer. Lord Peter Wimsey steps in and, with the help of his friend, Inspector Parker; and his manservant, Bunter, solves the mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilled to see Sayers appearing at Audible USA!!!

  • By Meep on 12-18-15

Did not like the Narrator.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

I am unable to give a proper review of this book, because I hated the Narrator/reader. I disliked him so much that I didn't' get more than 30 minutes into the book before I stopped listening all together.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sterling Biographies

  • Frederick Douglass
  • By: Frances E. Ruffin
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Jones Jr.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

From slave to freedom fighter: that was the long and hard journey taken by Frederick Douglass. Douglass was America's first great civil rights leader, and he threw off the physical, mental, and legal chains of slavery to become one of Americaï¿¿ï¿¿s greatest champions for human rights. It was said that his life was proof that once black people could read and write about their injustices, they would have the power to end slavery.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great if you're 9 years old

  • By Marsha on 06-10-11

This is a children's book and not an adult's.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-11

This book is written for a child or a youth and it definately reads that way. The story was choppy and did not flow and it was "dumbed down". I never finished it, and I love the biography of Frederick Douglas. It was just written for the education level of about a 5th grader.

They Came to Baghdad audiobook cover art
  • They Came to Baghdad

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Pretty Victoria Jones, an incurable romantic with a mischievous streak, falls for a handsome stranger in Fitz-James Gardens and determines to pursue him in exotic Baghdad. When Edward eludes her, she is drawn into a quagmire of dust, deception, and murder. After a man dies in Victoria's hotel room, British agents recruit her to infiltrate a devious group that has developed a secret weapon of massive proportions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Lisa on 03-21-07

Very Entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-07

Agatha Christie is a great writer. I love her mysterties because they always hold your attention, have lots of twists & turns, and they are clean. I loved the main character in this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Cat Who Moved a Mountain

  • By: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

After five years of legal formalities, Jim Qwilleran has officially inherited his freedon and a fortune, which leaves him with a serious dilemma. What should he do now? Seeking a place of peace and isolation to make up his mind, he heads to the Potato Mountains for the summer. But Qwill lands in the middle of controversy, not solitude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favorite Authors

  • By Lisa on 03-21-07

One of My Favorite Authors

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-07

I love this book. It is funny & full of mystery. Guidall is one of the best readers around. I love all of the Cat Who books.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

Murder at the Vicarage audiobook cover art
  • Murder at the Vicarage

  • A Miss Marple Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: James Saxon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Miss Jane Marple, spinster sleuth extraordinaire, is introduced in this first-ever mystery to feature her brilliant talents. The setting is St. Mary Mead, where Colonel Protheroe is found shot in the vicar's study. Nearly everyone in town is a suspect: his daughter, his second wife, the artist enamored with both of them, the poacher, and even the vicar. Into this uproar, Miss Marple carefully steps and shrewdly fits the puzzle pieces together. Match wits with this master of the deductive arts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully entertaining

  • By Coffee Lover on 09-04-10

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-07

This is a great book. I love miss marple.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Triss

  • By: Brian Jacques
  • Narrated by: Brian Jacques, Full Cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Long-time fans and newcomers alike will relish this animal fable from Brian Jacques, whose books, including Redwall and Mossflower, are best sellers on both children's and adult lists. In Triss, the hero is a spunky young squirrelmaid who escapes servitude and finds a new destiny as a warrior at Redwall Abbey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved the book!

  • By Lisa on 02-17-05

I loved the book!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-05

The book is clean, funny, interesting, suspensful & packed with action. The audio is great! It's best downloaded at a 4.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Rakkety Tam

  • By: Brian Jacques
  • Narrated by: Brian Jacques, Full Cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 189

New York Times best-selling author Brian Jacques has millions of copies of his phenomenally popular Redwall series in print. Fans cannot get enough of the feasting, fighting, and fantastic adventures that fill every book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Took me back to Story Time back when I was a Kid

  • By Craig on 02-03-05

Loved the book & the audio quality is great.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-05

The book is fun, exciting & entertaining. The audio is great, especially if you download at a 4. Brian Jacques books are good clean fun.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mariel of Redwall

  • By: Brian Jacques
  • Narrated by: Brian Jacques, a full cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

Mousemaid Mariel and her bellmaker father are besieged and tossed into the sea by vicious pirate rat Gabool and his thugs. Washed ashore, Mariel is taken in by the kind animals of Redwall Abbey. But Mariel cannot find her father and is certain he has lost his life. With a motley band of adventurers, she swears revenge and begins a perilous quest straight into the heart of Gabool's stronghold, where a few surprises await.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Tale and Production

  • By Joshua M. on 09-01-16

great book; great quality

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

Reviewed: 02-17-05

Great book. We have all of the reading books so far, and now we are working on the audio. The audio is really good. My only recommendation is to go with a 3 or 4 on download. Make it a 4 whenever possible. It is worth it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful