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  • The Scribe

  • A Novel
  • By: Matthew Guinn
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 713

A reckoning with the persistence of evil in post-Civil War Atlanta. After leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city on the eve of Atlanta's 1881 International Cotton Exposition to partner with Atlanta's first African American police officer, Cyrus Underwood. The case they're assigned is chilling: a serial murderer who seems to be violently targeting Atlanta's wealthiest black entrepreneurs. The killer's method is both strange and unusually gruesome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Sandra Pratt on 12-28-15

Great historical mystery!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

I really enjoyed this one! The story kept me listening, eager to know what happened next. The historical aspect was a big part of that too...the civil war period and after have always been of interest to me. The racial injustice of that time is not something of which we can be proud, but it's something we need to know. We've come a long ways, but gave a ways to go.
Also have to say the narrator was perfect!!!

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,844

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

One of Stephen King's best!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

I have been a life long fan of Stephen King, but regret to say I have neglected him for a few years... So many books on my wish list, so little time. This one brings back all the reasons I love his writing. You've not lost me as a faithful fan, S T; j will be back:)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Still Life

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 1
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,037

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare find

  • By Alex on 01-16-15

A little too "stiff"...

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

I wanted to like this book...the story was decent enough. I just felt that the character development could have been better. Even though their was lots of description of each character, I never felt drawn to any of them. Perhaps it may have been more in the narration...couldn't put my finger on why this left me disappointed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Guns in the Gallery

  • By: Simon Brett
  • Narrated by: Simon Brett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Invited to a Private View of the work of controversial artist Denzil Willoughby, the good citizens of Fethering are not quite sure what to expect. And it certainly turns out to be a lively affair, culminating in a confrontation between Willoughby and his ex-lover, followed by a heated argument with the gallery owner and a rival artist. But what no one could have anticipated was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brett Never Disappoints

  • By Kathleen on 04-30-12

Entertaining English village mystery:)

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

I have enjoyed this series! It's been my introduction to Simon Brett; I will definitely search for more Feathering mysteries. Also, great narration, which in my opinion, is rare when done by the author himself.

  • Time of Fog and Fire

  • A Molly Murphy Mystery
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband, Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Daniel's offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the Secret Service, he's eager to accept. Molly can't draw any details of the assignment out of him, even where he'll be working.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely marvelous; what a wonderful novel!

  • By Wayne on 03-06-16

Excellent author, charming series!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

I love this series, a bit of mystery told with a splash of humor. The narration in top notch. I love Nicola Barber so well, I have searched out other series she has narrated. This series generally focuses on the characters and their lives, with the mystery being secondary, which is fine with me. I like a change and variety now and then from the nail biting thrillers. Also love the fact that they are historical...love a look into the past...should have been born in an earlier time:)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cometh the Hour

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington, and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy and can see no way out of her financial problems until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Less eventful than the others.

  • By Daniel McAfee on 02-23-16

Love Jeffrey Archer, love this series!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

I have been a fan of Archer from the very first book by him, I read. This series is my favorite. Anyone that likes a continuing family saga will love the series. Archer knows how to deliver an unexpected twist at every turn...keeping you avidly reading into the night!