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  • The King's Speech

  • How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
  • By: Mark Logue, Peter Conradi
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 736

At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship - between a future monarch and a commoner born in Australia - would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As enjoyable as the film, and then some.

  • By Howard on 02-28-11

The King's Speech

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-11

This book is a story told through the diaries and letters of Mr. Logue and George VI. It's merit is in that actual letters tell the story rather than a modified script. We are a world entertained by enhanced reality. This story isn't going for the amazing turning point or surprise ending. The movie was wonderful--but it would have been less if not based on the reality of these two men. It moves us because the achievement was real and not invented.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,557

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Cold Dish

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-11

I almost gave up on this one. Took awhile to get into--and then all of a sudden I was surround by the characters and the story and I couldn't turn it off for the night. Westerns aren't always a sure thing for me. But this story is a good bet. A good story. Well told.

  • Death of a Stranger

  • A William Monk Novel #13
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace - especially since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perry is without par

  • By Nina on 12-01-08

Wlliam and Hester

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-11

I am an unabashed WIllaim Monk and Hester Fan. Forget Edward and Bella, these two have me riveted. This is my least favorite of all their stories, but its still very good, and should not be skipped

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

The police are convinced that Dr. Morley killed himself. Only Hercule Poirot can see that the death was not suicide, but murder. Assisting Inspector Japp, the Belgian detective investigates. When more victims surface, Poirot suspects a connection between this apparently isolated violence and a larger plot against the government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One, Two Buckle My Shoe

  • By Jeanette on 02-16-11

One, Two Buckle My Shoe

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-11

I'm older than I once was, so that may be why I find such pleasure in listening to an Agatha Christie mystery unfold. I know I'm not going to be shocked by vulgar neighbors. I am going to be interested in the twists and turns and roads she takes us down---because she never takes us so far we get tired. Just far enough to be entertained. Some have said they like Hugh Fraser because of the shows. I never watched the shows, but find his voice to be just the right quality to feel the comfort of my chair as a friend tells me a story. Great combination of writer and reader.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The God of the Hive

  • A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351

New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King enjoys immense popularity and a resounding chorus of critical acclaim for her exquisite mysteries. The God of the Hive continues the thread King began in The Language of Bees, in which Mary Russell and her famous husband, Sherlock Holmes, face trouble with Scotland Yard and the deadliest of adversaries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative and engrossing listen

  • By connie on 05-01-10

Yawn

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-11

I downloaded this based on other reviews here and on Amazon. I will have to revisit this book a year from now. Even audiobooks I come to love have sometimes taken a couple of tries, but after no less than five attempts at the first hour, I didn't feel I was any closer to understanding who the characters were or what they were up to. Fond of Sherlock Holmes ever since discovering Jeremy Brett, I could not get a handle on this novel or care.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • John Adams

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,634

McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lip smacking good

  • By Randall on 08-29-16

The Great Research

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-11

David McCullough is one of the best researchers of biography since papyrus turned into paper. Every chapter is a celebration of this writer's love of discovery. The main problem with this book isn't in finding interesting material--he did that and then some--the problem is--it is impossible to bring it to life without dialogue. And yet even that short coming is its very strength. Mr. McCullough refuses to entertain us with false testimony. He doesn't invent delightful conversations and or envision robust arguments. He researches information from letters and documents and honestly relates them to tell the history of John Adams. He may not have brought him to life--but he definitely brings him to light.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Sleep

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 739

Jordan Glass, a photojournalist on a well-earned vacation, wanders into a Hong Kong art museum and is puzzled to find fellow patrons eying her with curiosity. Minutes later, she stumbles upon a gallery containing a one-artist exhibition called "The Sleeping Women", a mysterious series of paintings that has caused a sensation in the world of modern art.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing, artistic plot

  • By Andre on 10-20-09

Dead Sleeper

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-11

Fingers on a chalkboard don't get on my nerves. This narrator's voice did.
I finished the book, but the sickly, fake southern accent never let me escape into the story. Its cartoon quality was relentless torture.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,107

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery with Wonderful Characters

  • By Robert on 12-22-08

Whoa! and then Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-11

Can't really say this book is a roller coaster ride, because it doesn't take you on any kind of familiar track. I believe I started this book by daring it to live up to all its hype. It took me a couple of chapters to let go. I don't think you can enjoy this book based on all the press. You have to enjoy it based on its own merit. And you will not be disappointed. I usually don't care about the kind protagonist in this book. I don't want to ready fiction stories that ask me to feel sorry for people. Non-fiction can do that honestly, but fiction rarely does. Most people will enjoy the story of this book. I appreciated that I learned to care about a person I would have dismissed in the real world. What kind of writer could create such an alienated, dysfunctional person--and then cause us to not only care about her---but in a strange way---begin to relate to her---a really great one. Good for you Mr. Larrson. I wish you had lived to appreciate the success of your talent.

  • Burn

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

Money certainly changes Jenner Redwine's life when she wins a lottery jackpot. But it also costs her plenty: Her father rips her off and disappears, her fortune-hunting boyfriend soon becomes her ex, and friends-turned-freeloaders give her the cold shoulder when she stops paying for everything. Flush with new money, Jenner can't imagine ever finding a place in the world of the wealthy. Seven years later, though, she's rubbing elbows with the rich, despite the fact she still feels like a party crasher.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • UGH!

  • By Nadine on 02-01-10

Not Hot Enough to Burn

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-11

Was it a believable romance? Aaaah--No. Was it hot---and ready to Burn? No scorch marks whatsoever. Did I like it, yeah, I kinda did. Though my IQ dropped several points, it was a harmless romance escape. If I was forced to go on a cruise by one of my friends, I am sure I would meet a handsome stranger just like the heroine of this story. Sometimes we don't want to read the news. Sometimes we just want to escape for an afternoon. It wasn't a great story, but I don't think that was its goal. And sometimes....that's ok.

  • Dead Center

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Hoot!

  • By Samantha on 06-19-06

Roadtrip for Andy Carpenter

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-10

This book continues the Andy Carpenter series and does not disappoint.