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  • Mr. Churchill's Secretary

  • A Maggie Hope Mystery
  • By: Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,785

London, 1940: Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Her indefatigable spirit and gifts for codebreaking, though, rival those of even the highest men in government, and Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imagined....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed This New Author For Me.

  • By Electic Chef on 11-19-12

great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-18

did a good job of creating th
e atmosphere of London during the war. likable characters, nasty villain. really good listening.

  • Some Like it Hawk

  • A Meg Langslow Mystery, Book 14
  • By: Donna Andrews
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith's trade at Caerphilly Days, a festival inspired by the town's sudden notoriety as "The Town That Mortgaged Its Jail". The lender has foreclosed on all Caerphilly's public buildings, and all employees have evacuated - except one. Phineas Throckmorton, town clerk, has been barricaded in the courthouse basement for over a year. But the lender seems increasingly determined to evict him, and may succeed after one of its executives is found shot, apparently from inside the basement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hurrah! Meg Langslow finally in audio!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-31-12

Recommended

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

A fun listening experience. The narrator is excellent and the story is, as always with Donna Andrews' books, fun, clever and absorbing.

  • The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady

  • By: Susan Wittig Albert
  • Narrated by: Peggity Price
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

The 11-o'-clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy's favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don't open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up. But another 11-o'-Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock - a telephone switchboard operator who earned her nickname because her shift ended at 11, when her nightlife was just beginning - has been found strangled with her own silk stocking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good writer

  • By Vivian on 11-05-15

A really entertaining recording.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-16

Susan Wittig Albert always produces a story that holds the reader's interest until the satisfying ending. The reader added personality to each character by providing voice and intonation to dialogue - only a real talent carries this off effectively and this reader did it excellently! Try it, you'll like the book!

  • Garment of Shadows

  • A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 12
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin, Robert Ian Mackenzie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831

In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be Careful What You Wish For

  • By Jeanette Finan on 09-18-12

A Great Read/Listen

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

I loved it! Was actually sorry to get to the end and have to stop listening. Jenny Sterlin was excellent - she always is - I was less enthusiastic about the added male reader, probably because I have always liked the voice Ms Sterlin gave Holmes and I found the new Holmes voice less appealing. The story is compelling, the taste of Morocco's history, though fictionalized, is valuable and will have this reader looking up more information, and the performances kept the plot moving along and was hard to abandon. Listen to it, you'll enjoy it!