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  • Poison in Paddington

  • Cassie Coburn Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Samantha Silver
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

When Cassie Coburn moved to London, she never thought she'd be involved in a quadruple homicide. After a car accident ended her medical career before it even started, Cassie moved to London on a whim, expecting to see the sights and live the typical tourist backpacker lifestyle. Instead she finds herself accompanying a French private detective, Violet Despuis, as they attempt to find out who poisoned four people in the middle of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What one irresponsible person can do in an instant!

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-07-18

What one irresponsible person can do in an instant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I am really enjoying the premise of these stories. The characters are completely fleshed out, also all different and abnormal as people should be. Glad to have found
Ms Silver. Was getting bored by expected reactions.

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,767

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

Unbelievable!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Those poor children! Alone in America, in a big city, No one to defend or protect them!
in those days Ireland's famine was at it's worst! Many people from all over Europe came to America seeking a better life. Many imigrants died. Children lost their parents. No where to go and alone, what was to be done with the children? Then someone started ...
"The orphan Train".
Now make a jump to now. Put that child in a foster home. Alone, not given a choice but to go with whomever would take them in. What if you hated that place and rebelled. What if the court ordered you to do some type of neighborhood service.
Two women, seperated by many years, not only in age but very different generations. Can their stories be similar?
This book brings an elderly woman and a teenager together. As they share their lives they find there is a lot that has a similar ring. Between them they both develop a better understanding of their feelings and from shared sorrows and laughter they forge a kinship.
An amazing story with startling twists and turns.

  • The Balloon Man

  • By: Charlotte MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

With a serenely beautiful, picture-perfect day as a backdrop, what could possibly go wrong at the glorious seaside wedding on the Kelling estate? Plenty. First, Max is knocked unconscious by someone trying to steal the bride's gold and ruby necklace. Then a hot air balloon suddenly crashes into the tent leaving a mangled corpse beneath its wicker basket. Later, Uncle Jem's vintage Rolls Royce is stolen. It will now take all of Max's formidable skills as the world's greatest expert on art theft to pop this mystery wide open.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot air can be dangerous!

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-29-18

Hot air can be dangerous!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Way back when, I read so many authors of an eclectic nature I rarely got into mysteries. Up to that point between study books and children' s storie books and book of the month club I had never delved into the world of ongoing series like Dashil Hammet. Then I was introduced to Elizabeth Peters, and stories all about Poirot,, Holmes, Nero and Archy, Bubba, and the A, B C's of Sue Grafton. How did I miss Charlotte MacLeod?
Well better late than never.
The characters in these stories are extremely unusual in their ways and manerisms. The places where the mysteries take place seem to be quite unique, and there is never a sure answer to " who done it" till the very end. What I am enjoying most in my reading is that the sense of humor is mostly of " tongue in cheek" variety. If you haven't read her, and don t mind trave!ing back to the 1930's 1940's pick up one of many books and you may be drawn into the imagination of Charlotte MacLeod.

  • The Gladstone Bag

  • A Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Charlotte MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Sarah Kelling's Aunt Emma leaps at the chance to stay at her old friend Adelaide's summer place, enjoying a quiet time repairing some stage jewelry while keeping an eye on the artists and writers who'll be occupying Adelaide's six guest cottages. On the ferry, Emma's Gladstone bag is temporarily stolen. Could someone have mistaken those junk jewels for real diamonds? She meets her guests-to-be who inform her they plan to dig for Pocapuk's legendary pirate treasure without having bothered to get Adelaide's permission. On the island, her bag is heisted again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a usual Sarah/Max mystery

  • By Kate on 03-14-15

What''s happening in the Island?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Put together a group of quit " Unusual" people on an Island in Maine. Let's throw in a hidden pirate treasure, add a couple robbers, stolen jewls, a caustic "mainer" and a Brahman Bostonion or two. Mix thoroughly add a little side of murder and you have the makings of a very funny "mystory!". Yup I like that word!!

  • The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,970

Emily Pollifax is one of a precious few gray-haired female sleuths who solve their cases through unflagging determination, moral courage and wisdom that comes with age. In "The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax", Emily answers the call of that “nice Mr. Carstairs” to go to Istanbul as a courier and search for a missing agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, perfect narration!

  • By Coffee Lover on 09-08-11

She is in Turkey!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

She is an older woman but not ready to settle for sitting and knitting. So we undertake another "travel' with Mrs Polifax" Full of mystery, unusual sights, and characters with inexplicable personalities, we know we are in for another wild ride! Enjoy, It is absolutely full of Intrigue and even murder.

  • Notorious RBG

  • The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • By: Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580

Nearly a half century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The octogenarian won the Internet. Across America, people who weren't even born when Ginsburg made her name are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story about a fascinating person, however...

  • By Jessica on 12-10-15

An introduction to a strong and remarkable woman.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

The thread throughout this book is solid perseverance! RBG strives to identify what is right and has the patience to quietly see the laws of our land are interpreted corectly and fairly. RBG is an amazingly intelligent and strong woman!
This is definately a worthwhile read. The emergence of women's movement, an insite to deep love and support between a husband and wife, humerous and full of dry wit. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audible book.

  • Death at the Diogenes Club

  • The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Charles Veley, Anna Elliott
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Lucy James and Sherlock Holmes must solve a mysterious locked-room murder at London's exclusive Diogenes Club. But Lucy is still coping with the traumatic after-effects of their last case, and her romantic relationship with a handsome young police detective is growing more complex. Emotions intensify and the dangers become life-threatening as they find themselves drawn into lethal conflict with the most ruthless gang leader in London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lost more Sherlock, this time.

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-12-18

Lost more Sherlock, this time.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

This was a good fast paced story with many surprises. Not really a Sherlock Holmes story but more of a break off of that. I expected more build up into ending and possibly the end the beginning of the next book?

  • The Jubilee Problem: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery

  • The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Charles Veley, Anna Elliott
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The year is 1897. Sherlock Holmes and his lovely young American daughter Lucy James must foil a plot to destroy Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebration, defeating the high-ranking traitor who has eluded them in their previous adventures. If they fail, the Queen and thousands of innocent people will die, and the British Empire will fall into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Jubilee!

  • By Amy on 01-01-18

She is showing her Sherlock

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

Lots of goings on, intrigue, kidnapping and murder. What is it that makes solving these happenings so necessary? Why is pressure from high levels of government pushing Holms et all to take the case? Why is it something Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and his daughter must solve and stop! Written I feel, with a bit of tongue in cheek humor, these books are certainly enjoyable.Fast paced and involved with a lot of action, if you like Holmes stories you will most likely enjoy this. UNLESS you are a purist?

  • A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924

Emily “vacations” at an opulent Swiss resort in the hope of locating nine pounds of hijacked plutonium intended for an atom bomb.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cozy mystery, but weak

  • By Sassy1980 on 10-15-12

She did it again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-18

Of course She would love a vacation at a spa in Switzerland?? Only one thing she has to do while there.
Find the plutonium!

  • Lion

  • By: Saroo Brierley, Larry Buttrose
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Astonishing True Story

  • By Gretchen SLP on 01-21-17

What an Amazing Happening!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-18

It reads like an dreamed up fiction story. Lion nonfiction ?
How many other books are out there that can support
this ? Can you arrive at the realization it can be TRUE?
How could this little child of 5 be alive, survive being lost many many miles away from home. He could not speak the language, had no food, or learning to fend for himself? It's unbelievable enough but
THEN
For him to find his family in the masses of humanity in India, through a memory of a white tower and a bridge, and a warren of tiny mazes, 25 years before ...do you really think it is possible?
Wow, in his own words and that of two families separated by an ocean, we read of a miracle.