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  • A Stranger in Mayfair

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #4
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Returning from a continental honeymoon with his new wife, Lady Jane, Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick. His investigation uncovers some unsettling facts about the family he served and a strange, second identity that the footman himself cultivated.Going into the boxing clubs and public houses, the Mayfair mansions and servants' quarters of Victorian London, Lenox gradually realizes that an old friend may be implicated in the footman's death. Soon a suspect is arrested, but Lenox has his doubts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not the best of the series

  • By C. on 02-13-12

My absolute favorite book series!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

The best narrator and the most wonderful stories that will transport you back in time!

  • The Woman in the Water

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime - and promising to kill again - Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself. The writer's first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying prequel to this great series

  • By Gail N. on 03-01-18

The Best of the Best!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

The best audiobook series out there!
Perfect narrator. You will travel to victorian England an enter a world long last!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • By: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,170

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Robert on 08-28-11

Not Very Good

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Its not so easy as the writer makes it sound.
Some people may not always feel empathy but sometimes they doo feel empathy. Theres a grey zone.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fleet Street Murders

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #3
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

It's Christmas, 1866, and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox, recently engaged to his best friend, Lady Jane Grey, is happily celebrating the holiday in his Mayfair townhouse. Across London, however, two journalists have just met with violent deaths - one shot, one throttled. Lenox soon involves himself in the strange case but must leave it behind to go north to Stirrington, where he is running for Parliament. Once there, he gets a further shock when Lady Jane sends him a letter whose contents may threaten their nuptials. In London, the police apprehend two unlikely and unrelated murder suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ah, that's what I need...to relax with a cuppa and a mystery!

  • By HODGEPODGESPV on 04-22-16

Best of the best!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

This book series is fantastic! Narrator fantastic!
It doesnt get any better! My absolute favorite books on Audible!

  • Bed, Breakfast, and Bones

  • A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery
  • By: Carolyn Dean
  • Narrated by: Gail Hedrick
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

Amanda Graham inherited a rundown bed and breakfast, a starving cat, and some dead guy who's buried in her garden! What should've been a simple remodeling project and a new business in a small Oregon beach town winds up with her uncle named as the number-one murder suspect, a slew of odd neighbors and problematic townspeople, and Amanda wanting to just sit down and eat her weight in chocolate pie.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute First Mystery But Reader Was Poor

  • By Valerie L on 01-12-17

Cute story.

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Not bad , not earthshattering.
A cute cozy story and i guess the setting in a coastal town makes it better than perhaps the story itself really is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The September Society

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #2
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 507

In the small hours of the morning one fall day in 1866, a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox. Lady Annabelle's problem is simple: her beloved son, George, has vanished from his room at Oxford. When Lenox visits his alma mater to investigate he discovers a series of bizarre clues, including a murdered cat and a card cryptically referring to "The September Society". Then, just as Lenox realizes that the case may be deeper than it appears, a student dies, the victim of foul play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Likeable sleuth & friends...growing in depth!

  • By Michele on 08-06-13

Awesome Series!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Wonderful bookseries! I look forward to the moments I can listen to these books.
The awesome narrator makes the stories come alive. Its like being transported to Victorian England! If there were 10 stars to give I would!

  • Mind-Body Philosophy

  • By: Patrick Grim, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick Grim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

How is it that our brain creates all the subjective experiences of our lives every single day - the experiences we call reality? That is the mind-body problem. In Mind-Body Philosophy, Professor Patrick Grim of the State University of New York at Stony Brook leads an intellectually exhilarating tour through millennia of philosophy and science addressing one of life's greatest conundrums. But you won't just be a spectator as Dr. Grim engages and encourages each of us to come to our own conclusions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Courses Homerun!

  • By Mike on 01-24-17

Kind of hard to get through.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

Yes I did struggle to finish this book and I dont feel like I came away with any great new knowledge afterwards.
It wasnt really bad. Perhaps just a bit boring.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Living Low Carb

  • Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss
  • By: Jonny Bowden
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Whether you're searching for a practical weight-loss program, simply want to eat better, or are already a committed low-carber looking for ways to make the lifestyle work for you, nutritionist Jonny Bowden reveals the secrets to finding and sticking with a healthy controlled-carb program. This newly revised and updated edition covers the truth about low-carbohydrate diets and reveals the major culprits in a high-carb diet, as well as provides invaluable ratings of the diet programs on the market.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to low carb and Audible I'm 45 lbs slimmer!

  • By Tango on 04-09-15

Awesome Book

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Absolutely everything you nerd to know about low carb living. If you suffered with obesity for many years this book may change your life!
Im a sugar addict and I would rather die than living the rest of my life without eating anything sweet ever again. But with low carb living you really can have your cake and eat it too!
All you have to give up is grains. You can make amazing cheesecakes and brownies with erythritol sweetener , eat plenty healthy veggies ,
enjoy life , control your addiction and stiil stay as low as 50 carbs per day! I lost over 40 pounds with the book Protein power 15 years ago. Then I stopped eating low carb, gained back the weight and I have been sick tired and miserable until I found my way back to low carb living. Now I feel good again and have started loosing weight.
This time I will stay low carb for life!

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,554

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How do you prioritize when everything is top priority? I have an answer now.

  • By Megan Carr on 01-31-18

Interesting.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Interesting and useful!
There more knowledge you have of math and computers the more you will enjoy it.

  • Smart but Stuck

  • Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD
  • By: Thomas E. Brown
  • Narrated by: Joe Bronzi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • As an adult who suffers from ADHD,

  • By Al Mothersbaugh on 06-16-16

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Best book ever on ADHD necause it explains the importance of emotions in ADHD among other new findings that are very important. I just wish there would have been more fact chapters.
The people stories vere very informative though really highlighting the extreme difficulties with being stuck that often occurs in ADHD.
This book really helped me as both I and my husband have ADHD but with very different symptoms.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful