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  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,151

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

Witty Banter Meets Intelligent Inquiry

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

This most excellent combination of personalities and plot is an effortless and interesting listen...and it's a series!

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,234

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

More than historical romance

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

A tapestry of intensity, insight, and intelligence. A rich blend of historical accuracy, moral dilemmas, and the intricate psychology of human relationships. Brutality, humility, and humor in a strangely delicious recipe served up expertly by a well-seasoned narrator.

  • The Introvert's Way

  • Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World
  • By: Sophia Dembling
  • Narrated by: Rose Itzcovitz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

This clever and pithy audiobook challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introvert’s lifestyle is not "wrong" or lacking, as society or extroverts would have us believe. Through a combination of personal insights and psychology, The Introvert’s Way helps and encourages introverts to embrace their nature, to respect traits they may have been ashamed of and reframe them as assets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Introvert heard

  • By Claudia on 12-27-16

Spot on and well balanced

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

The balance between our right to protect ourselves from energy-robbing demands on how we live day-to-day and our responsibility to extend the same privelege to the equally legitimate needs of more extroverted folks is a refreshing challenge that should keep us from withdrawing into our own self-righteous shells.

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  • Heaven and Earth

  • Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954

Ripley Todd just wants to live a quiet, peaceful kind of life. Her job as a sheriff's deputy keeps her busy and happy, and she has no trouble finding men when she wants them - which, lately, isn't all that often. She's perfectly content, except for one thing: she has special powers that both frighten and confuse her - and though she tries hard to hide them, she can't get them under control.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Two Trilogies – Same Story, Different Guise

  • By Spirit Wandering on 10-11-15

Reliable Roberts

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Sometimes you just want to know you can depend on a listen to fit the need. Sometimes you just need to be in the company of familiar friend. Nora Roberts' characters are a consistent thread weaving all of her books together, without requiring predictable plots to do it.

  • The Booktaker

  • A Nameless Detective Mystery
  • By: Bill Pronzini
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 825

The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the case (while on a date with the lovely Kerry), he’s violently struck from behind by a car that seems bent on driving him off the road. Will Nameless survive this attempt on his life and solve the case?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak writing and weaker reading

  • By Doug on 12-29-11

Mentally engaging and emotionally benign

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

Has the appeal of Perry Mason or Sam Spade. Nice diversion when life seems to have plenty of emotional drama on its own.

  • Playing the Odds

  • The MacGregors, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712

Serena MacGregor had been looking for a little independence and some much-needed adventure, but Justin Blade was not what she had in mind. The stakes were high, and Justin was betting on changing Serena's mind about him. But when this fiery heiress upped the ante on the cool Comanche gambler, steamy didn't begin to describe the results....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it!

  • By Jane on 05-15-15

Just couldn't listen to this narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

I have no idea how I would rate this story, because I couldn't listen to Angela Dawe long enough to know...I really tried. The samole must not have giben me enough to go on, because I would not have downloaded this recording. There are so many wonderful narrators out there, it was disappointing.

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