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  • Needled to Death

  • Knitting Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Maggie Sefton
  • Narrated by: Jane Jacobs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

When Kelly volunteers to take a troop of tourists to visit Vickie Claymore's alpaca farm, she discovers Fort Connor isn't as sedate as it seems. Instead of a warm welcome, they find Vickie splayed out on her original hand-woven rug, her blood seeping into the design. The police jump on the case, but Kelly can't resist doing a little investigation work of her own.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Less than satisfying

  • By Margaret R. Santhanam on 10-10-17

Story is good, the author needs a thesaurus

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I like the plot and the romance well enough. The author uses the same, somewhat jarring, words over and over. A quarter for every time a person "probed" would have paid for the book. I get a real feel for the scene and I like the characters. I found myself cringing when certain words or phrases were reused over and over.

  • A Magical Match

  • Witchcraft Mysteries Series, Book 9
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Lily Ivory and her friends are planning a 1950s-themed brunch to benefit the local women's shelter. When a figure from her past shows up unannounced, threatening her unless she returns something that belonged to him, Lily's fiance, Sailor, steps in to defend her. After the same man is found dead later that day, Sailor is the primary suspect. He swears he's innocent, but multiple witnesses ID him as the perpetrator of the assault. Lily vows to clear his name...only she's not sure where to start with the mounting evidence against him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can’t get enough of Lily and Oscar!!!

  • By Amy E Pruitt on 04-07-18

A witch's witch

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

What did you love best about A Magical Match?

The characters are varied and deeper than some mysteries. The thing that really impresses me is how accurate her knowledge of witchcraft is. There's a realness to it and it shows the good and bad side of the craft. Her love story is compelling - with just enough of a triangle edge to keep you on your toes.

What did you like best about this story?

Her portrayal of Lily's condition.

What does Xe Sands bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As a narrator, she brings a warmth to it. Her voices are good - and convey just the right emotion.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the new one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Tiger in the Smoke

  • An Albert Campion Mystery
  • By: Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist, is on the loose on the streets of London once again. In the faded squares of shabby houses, in the furtive alleys and darkened pubs, the word is out that the Tiger is back in town, more vicious and cunning than ever. It falls to Albert Campion to pit his wits against the killer and hunt him down through the city's November smog before it is too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not really a mystery-unique among Campions

  • By Meep on 11-19-13

Love Allingham, but David Thorpe, not so much

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

Where does The Tiger in the Smoke rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love Tiger in the Smoke as a book. I really wish it were the Francis Matthews version though.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The canon was definitely the most prominent and favorite character.

Did David Thorpe do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Not really - it was sometimes hard to tell Campion from Luke. Other characters were okay.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - because I love the book.

Any additional comments?

If they ever release the Francis Matthews version, I would definitely pick it over the David Thorpe one. Francis Matthews will always be Campion to me.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful