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  • All the Appearance of Goodness

  • Given Good Principles, Book 3
  • By: Maria Grace
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

When Darcy joins his friend, Bingley, on a trip to Meryton, the last thing on his mind is finding a wife. Meeting Elizabeth Bennet changes all that, but a rival for his affections appears from a most unlikely quarter. He must overcome his naturally reticent disposition if he is to have a chance of winning her favor. Elizabeth's thoughts turn to love and marriage after her sister, Mary's, engagement. In a few short weeks she goes from knowing no eligible young men, to being courted by two.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Story but...

  • By Robwms on 02-06-17

Very Good Story but...

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Reader's voice was too babyish. They were young ladies. Her voice made them seem like preteens. And Jane the older sounded like a baby where as the youngest sounded older.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Frozen Lake

  • A Vintage Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

Fabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations, set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at Christmas. The year 1936 is drawing to a close. Winter grips Wetmoreland and causes a rare phenonmenon: The lakes freeze. For two local families, the Richardsons and the Grindleys, this will bring unexpected upheaval, as the frozen lake entices long-estranged siblings and children to return home for the holiday season.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, superb narration

  • By Michaela on 04-12-16

A Must Read!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16



As people and things unfold... yes what you think is right!
And if you're like me an ending to really like.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Fatal Waltz

  • Lady Emily, Book 3
  • By: Tasha Alexander
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the sprawling English country estate of a man she finds odious. But the despised Lord Fortescue is not to be her greatest problem.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story- if you can get past the narration

  • By Oh Good Grief on 05-20-15

A captivating story!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

This mystery was well worth the wait. But I am very sorry to write that the narration was poor. Sometimes i wondered if the words i heard was spoken with a lisp or baby talk in Ivy's case?!?! And I didn't know if Ms. Margret was from South of the border or New Jersey. But I must reiterate "The story was captivating"! I couldn't put it down.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

  • A Flavia de Luce Mystery
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322

Flavia de Luce is a dangerously brilliant 11-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders. This time, Flavia finds herself untangling two deaths—separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • delightful!

  • By L on 04-18-10

I love this little girl!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

These stories are amazing. Flavia is funny, witty and exceptionally smart! You feel what she feels and sees what she sees. So on rare occasions when her feelings are hurt, because after all she is only eleven, your heart breaks. Then it leaves you wishing for the culprit to get their comeupins... lol

I love that kid!

  • Kill 'Em with Cayenne

  • By: Gail Oust
  • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Spices are flying off the shelves of Spice It Up!, and Piper Prescott couldn’t be happier. It's that time of year again - time for the annual Brandywine Creek Barbecue Festival. Soon contestants and BBQ aficionados from all over the Southeast will converge on the town. Many of Brandywine Creek's citizens plan to participate in the week-long festivities and are busily concocting savory rubs and sassy sauces. Among the locals vying for the grand prize are Becca Dapkins and Maybelle Humphries.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT the 1st Book in Series!

  • By Christina on 06-20-15

Enjoyed the story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

Enjoyed the story and narration! Very easy to listen to. And really liked the recipes at the end. That was a pleasant surprise. Only one negative for me... I don't need profanity to get the point!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Stitch in Time

  • A Needlecraft Mystery
  • By: Monica Ferris
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

The cold, blustery Midwest winters don't exactly agree with Betsy Devonshire, but since moving to Excelsior, Minnestoa, she sure has met a lot of warm, friendly people. So she isn't too surprised when the town's most talented needleworkers volunteer to restore a damaged tapestry that was found in the basement of a local church. Betsy even offers to donate materials for the project, thinking that the free publicity will boost sales at her financially troubled needlecraft shop. But soon Betsy is afraid of losing more than her business....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Mystery

  • By Beatrice on 05-12-12

:(

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

Reviewed: 06-22-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

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How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

To long to get to a mystery... any mystery. The cat missing... something! You kept saying she had solved the mystery of her sisters murder... Guess kinda disappointing that it really had nothing to do with her own mystery.

Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Boyce’s performances?

Maybe

What character would you cut from A Stitch in Time?

No one

Any additional comments?

I want to say 1st that the story itself held my attention. There were a few things in it thou that I don't know the purpose of mentioning, such as, someone being a witch?!?!.Didn't think it gave an flavor the the story what so ever. Also, getting to the actual mystery was a little lengthy. But overall story line was ok. Now, unfortunately, the Reader was the absolute worst part of the experience. I am so sorry to say these things but her reading sounded like an elementary child reading on one hand and the "Duke" on the other. Her voice never seemed to relax and just flow, like she never took in enough breath to read easy. Just being able to change your voice certainly is not enough, breathing is the most important part. Well i've bashed her enough and i am so sorry. I could never be a reader of novels but i do love being read to!

  • The Last Camel Died at Noon

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son's new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and a cryptic map had been delivered to Blacktower, awakening his hope that the couple was still alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Painful Narration

  • By Debra on 12-10-05

The Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-10

I am thoroughly enjoying this series, referred to me by a dear friend. I highly recommend this series. I must admitt that the reader (Barbara Rosenblat) has truly made the series live. Also because i enjoy many "period" movies it is easy to place faces, in my minds eye, with each character due of course to the reading of Ms. Rosenblat. Therefore you will understand that when Ms. Rosenblat is not the reader it is a great disappointment. I am now on book 8 "The Hippopotamus Pool" and only one book was not the reader I am so endeared. But please donot allow this to discourage one from reading them all! Many many hours of enjoyment await you all, Robbin Wms

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 7
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

This adventure transports Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson to Amarna, the rustic desert site where the two archaeologists first met, beginning the 13-year association that would take them from mayhem to murder in the Egyptian outback.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By S. Dale on 07-20-04

The Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-10

I am thoroughly enjoying this series, referred to me by a dear friend. I highly recommend this series. I must admitt that the reader (Barbara Rosenblat) has truly made the series live. Also because i enjoy many "period" movies it is easy to place faces, in my minds eye, with each character due of course to the reading of Ms. Rosenblat. Therefore you will understand that when Ms. Rosenblat is not the reader it is a great disappointment. I am now on book 8 "The Hippopotamus Pool" and only one book was not the reader I am so endeared. But please donot allow this to discourage one from reading them all! Many many hours of enjoyment await you all, Robbin Wms

  • The Deeds of the Disturber

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996

After an adventurous season spent excavating at Dahshoor, and narrowly averting the clutches of the Master Criminal, Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her spouse prepare for a quiet summer in England. The social and domestic routine, though interrupted by the precocious escapades of their only child, Ramses, hardly seems much of a challenge for the indomitable Emersons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrator

  • By Wende on 03-30-05

the Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-10

I am thoroughly enjoying this series, referred to me by a dear friend. I highly recommend this series. I must admitt that the reader (Barbara Rosenblat) has truly made the series live. Also because i enjoy many "period" movies it is easy to place faces, in my minds eye, with each character due of course to the reading of Ms. Rosenblat. Therefore you will understand that when Ms. Rosenblat is not the reader it is a great disappointment. I am now on book 8 "The Hippopotamus Pool" and only one book was not the reader I am so endeared. But please donot allow this to discourage one from reading them all! Many many hours of enjoyment await you all, Robbin Wms

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lion in the Valley

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delicious Confection

  • By Coffee Lover on 11-24-05

The Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-10

I am thoroughly enjoying this series, referred to me by a dear friend. I highly recommend this series. I must admitt that the reader (Barbara Rosenblat) has truly made the series live. Also because i enjoy many "period" movies it is easy to place faces, in my minds eye, with each character due of course to the reading of Ms. Rosenblat. Therefore you will understand that when Ms. Rosenblat is not the reader it is a great disappointment. I am now on book 8 "The Hippopotamus Pool" and only one book was not the reader I am so endeared. But please donot allow this to discourage one from reading them all! Many many hours of enjoyment await you all, Robbin Wms

4 of 4 people found this review helpful