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  • Paw Enforcement

  • K9, Book 1
  • By: Diane Kelly
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 752

Officer Luz is lucky she still has a job after tasering a male colleague where it counts the most. Sure, he had it coming - which is why the police chief is giving Megan a second chance. The catch? Her new partner can't carry a gun, can't drive a cruiser, and can't recite the Miranda Rights. Because her new partner is a big furry police dog. So that's what the chief meant when he called Megan's partner a real bitch...With Brigit out on the beat, Megan is writing up enough tickets to wallpaper the whole station.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not so funny

  • By J Carter on 09-27-14

Sergeant Bridget

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

What made the experience of listening to Paw Enforcement the most enjoyable?

I am reading this book for the second time and laughing again at Bridget's ability to get her own way. I do wish Diane Kelly would write a third book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Paw Enforcement?

When Bridget shut her owner in Bridget's crate

What about Coleen Marlo’s performance did you like?

She growled to perfection

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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  • Uncommon Clay

  • By: Margaret Maron
  • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

Uncommon Clay delves into the intriguing world of the Nordans, a deep-rooted family of talented yet cursed North Carolina potters. Judge Knott is filling in for another judge who suffered a mild stroke. When she decrees that the divorcing Nordan couple split their valuable earthenware collection, the husband winds up dead, in his own kiln! Many people have motives and the clay wheel swirls with suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By vmom on 06-25-04

Htrsy light reading as always

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

What did you like best about this story?

unexpected ending

Which character – as performed by C.J. Critt – was your favorite?

Judge Knott

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just another book in this excellent series

Any additional comments?

I have read most of the Knott series st least twice because they are relaxing, well written and characters grow in their lives -

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  • Live from Downing Street

  • By: Nick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

The relationship between those who wield power and those whose job it is to tell us what they are doing has always been fraught with tension. Politicians now expect to be on camera and facing aggressive questions from the moment they open their front door to the moment they return home at night. Everything they say and do is instantly broadcast and dissected on 24-hour news channels, blogs, and Twitter. It was not always this way. Live from Downing Street takes us on an absorbing journey through the hard-fought battles for the right to tell the public about the decisions taken on their behalf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent - very accessible and easy listening

  • By ManInTheHighFlat on 06-10-13

Early days and peculiar ways of BBC

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

Reviewed: 12-06-12

What made the experience of listening to Live from Downing Street the most enjoyable?

The incredible stuffiness and inability to realise the value of, first radio, then television. The fact that it took the Queen to put down a firm fott with regard to the planning of her coronation

What was one of the most memorable moments of Live from Downing Street?

the interesting conversations and quick, witty exchanges

Which scene was your favorite?

President Bush 43 telling Nick to cover his Bald spot'
Nick, mistakenly thinking he was out of earshot muttered, I didn't know you cared
Bush . I don't

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

Do stop asking this daft question. It took nearly a week of careful listening. Then I started it all over again and found stuff I had missed the first time

Any additional comments?

Fascinating. I even twittered him admiringly

  • Killer Market

  • By: Margaret Maron
  • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Killer Market takes the quintessential steel magnolia to the hub of North Carolina's massive furniture industry. Deborah soon gets caught up in the whirl of the International Home Furnishings Market and finds herself a suspect in a high-power murder case. The feisty judge must use her courtroom experience and intuitive skills to strip through layers of deception if she is to clear her own name. Maron draws from her own rural southern roots to craft her trademark authentic settings and characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Maron.

  • By K. E. Eisenhart on 10-25-16

One of her best

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

Reviewed: 12-04-12

Where does Killer Market rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really liked it

What other book might you compare Killer Market to and why?

She has many Deborah Knott books and I enjoy each one

What does C.J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Accent

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

I never listen to any book for more than three hours. This series are all just about the right length

Any additional comments?

A faster paced book than most of the series

  • The Rope

  • An Anna Pigeon Mystery, Book 17
  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 546

Thirty-five years old, fresh off the bus from New York City, and nursing a shattered heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, she goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she’s simply moved on - her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she got into this situation. As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her there....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, no question. But....

  • By karen on 07-15-12

Great to meet Anna Pigeon again

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

Reviewed: 11-23-12

What made the experience of listening to The Rope the most enjoyable?

Telling how Anna came to be a ranger - events onlyh hinted at in the series

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rope?

the rope event

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

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If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

no idea

Any additional comments?

enjoyable read

  • Making Money

  • Discworld, Book 36
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 281

It's an offer you can't refuse. Who would not wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork's Royal Mint and the bank next door? It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long. The Chief Cashier is almost certainly a vampire. There's something nameless in the cellar (and the cellar itself is pretty nameless), and it turns out that the Royal Mintruns at a loss.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average but still Discworld

  • By Jacobus on 09-05-10

Particularly suited for listeneing to

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

What made the experience of listening to Making Money the most enjoyable?

I had read this book before but listening toit was really enjoyable

What was one of the most memorable moments of Making Money?

There were several

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

As always the different voices bring the characters to life and point up nuances in what is said - or not said

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It would not make a suitable film

Any additional comments?

This is one of Pratchett's books that suit audio. Not all of them do

  • Desert Queen

  • The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
  • By: Janet Wallach
  • Narrated by: Jean Gilpin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and breadth of the Arab region, armed with a love for its language and its people, she not only produced several enormously popular books based on her experiences but became instrumental to the British foreign office. When World War I erupted, and the British needed the loyalty of the Arab leaders, it was Gertrude Bell's work and connections that helped provided the brain for T. E. Lawrence's military brawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning, then gets boring

  • By Msz on 03-31-16

A very interesting book

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

What did you love best about Desert Queen?

Details of the Arab world in the early 20th century and the extraordinary personality of Gertrude Bell

What other book might you compare Desert Queen to and why?

One cannot compare apples and oranges. Each biography is therefore different because of the different personalties and situarions

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator did an excellent job , especially with all the arab names

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

That would have been impossible and there was so much information one had to pause to digest each bit

Any additional comments?

The author took too long to describe Bell's character and personalikty and I preferred the last third with all the facts and details

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  • Up Jumps the Devil

  • By: Margaret Maron
  • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

In Up Jumps the Devil, fast-moving progress is threatening to forever destroy the leisurely, heart-warming pace of Colleton County, North Carolina. District Court Judge Deborah Knott sees trouble brewing when plans for a new interstate highway start pushing up property values. Deborah finds herself calming the combatants with down-home wit, but when the squabbles escalate to murder, Deborah is forced to search for a killer uncomfortably close to home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 10-20-15

Another great Judge Knott story

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

Would you listen to Up Jumps the Devil again? Why?

I am sure I will astheweb of the cvommunity is always a pleasure to revisit

What was one of the most memorable moments of Up Jumps the Devil?

The devious solution of the property problem solved of course by Kezzie Knott

Which character – as performed by C.J. Critt – was your favorite?

Kezzie Knott

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

Any additional comments?

The whole series is always a pleasure to revisit when I need a few hours of relaxing reading

  • Bury Your Dead

  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the strangest case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city’s oldest buildings - a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. And the death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries... a mystery Gamache must solve if he’s to catch a present-day killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murder Mystery

  • By Danielle on 09-19-11

set in Quebec City

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

Where does Bury Your Dead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Around 5 on a scale of 10

Would you recommend Bury Your Dead to your friends? Why or why not?

Long on description, short on story

Which scene was your favorite?

All the scenes describing that yummy French food

If you could take any character from Bury Your Dead out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Gomanche of course so that I could eat -and drink- a fabulous meal

Any additional comments?

Reminds us of the still simmering Anglo French attitudes

  • Rituals of the Season

  • By: Margaret Maron
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Best-selling author Margaret Maron shows the form that has won her the Edgar and Agatha Awards, among many others, in this riveting mystery. Judge Deborah Knott and Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant are due to marry in a week. But all plans are put on hold when an assistant district attorney is killed, and the clues compel Judge Knott to investigate an earlier double murder that may be connected

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deborah and Dwight Get Married

  • By Chalis on 07-28-15

Good as usual

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

Reviewed: 09-04-12

Where does Rituals of the Season rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If always love her characters and her lively writing style

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No

Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

An excellent narrator of Maron and Joan Hess. She really nails the accent

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

9 hours.....Get real

Any additional comments?

I am waiting breathlessly for MMs next book. I love them

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