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Fort Belvoir, VA, United States
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  • The Copenhagen Connection

  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Elizabeth Jones, vacationing from her New York publishing job, is off to do touristy things in Denmark. The plane ride introduced Elizabeth to her idol, Nobel Prize-winning historian and famed eccentric Margaret Rosenberg and her long-suffering son, Christian. So when Margaret vanishes in Copenhagen, Elizabeth joins the irascible Christian in searching the city, from underground crypts to the graves of queens. What they encounter is a baffling ransom demand and the oldest of motives for crime.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awkward Characterization

  • By W on 05-02-03

Passive unresponsive characterization

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-05

What modern woman in her right mind would fall for a boob such as "Christian". Ms. Peters lost my enthusiasm for this book once I discovered that this milk-toast character was her romantic hero. Elizabeth started strong, then turned weak. A very good word for this book is BAFFLING at best.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Great Cat Mysteries

  • An Anthology of Feline Capers
  • By: Joan Hess, Sharyn McCrumb, Larry Segriff
  • Narrated by: Mary Jo Catlett, Jean Smart, Jamie Farr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

If you believe in the feline mystique, this anthology will have you purring. Intrigue, murder, and a not-so-cuddly kitty are at the center of these 9 stories by some of the finest, best selling mystery writers of all time. Curl up with Larry Segriff's No Hard Feelings read by Jamie Farr, Sharyn McCrumb's Nine Lives to Live read by Mary Jo Catlett, Joan Hess's The Maggody Files: Hillbilly Cat read by Jean Smart, Clark Howard's Animals read by David Birney, Edward D. Hoch's The Theft of the Mafia Cat read by Richard Gilliland, J.A. Jance's The Duel read by Eleanor Mondale, Ellery Queen's The Adventures of the Seven Black Cats read by Mike Walker, Janwillem van de Wetering's A Great Sight read by Mason Adams, and Carole Nelson Douglas's Coyote Peyote read by David Ackroyd.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better editing needed

  • By M. on 05-20-05

Better editing needed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-05

I have no complaints about the stories in this audible book. I enjoyed most of the readings. Especially Jean Smart. Unfortunately, the editing of the stories is awful; whoever edited the audible book did not allow for a break between each story. As soon as one story was finished another one began. I found this very frustrating. There was no time to evaluate each story. I enjoy being given the opportunity to create an opinion on the nature, character, or quality of the books I am listening to.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Prowl

  • By: Rita Mae Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Filled with frisky pets and fine suspense, the Mrs. Murphy mysteries are instant New York Times best sellers. Fans love the sleuthing team of spunky postmistress "Harry" Harristeen and Mrs. Murphy, her savvy tiger stripe cat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and T. Tucker rock!

  • By B. Maxwell on 02-09-17

Too many characters causes obliqueness.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-05

This is my first Rita Mae Brown book; I purchased this book after reading a great many positive reviews of Ms. Brown's work. I also listened to the sample offered from this website. Unfortunately, my listening experience of the whole book has been, at best, scrambled. This story contains so many characters that I found it hard to isolate the main theme of the story. I am not sure if there is a theme to this story. Although there were murders, I am unable to find any relevance in the story for the murders. I think the motivation for the murders is distorted by the extreme lack of developed characters. I accept that the Mrs. Murphy character is an intrinsic part of the story. But, the vagueness in the personalities of the other characters in the story adds no true foundation to the "mystery" that is being played out. The ending does not justify the means. Ms. Brown's desire to insinuate the reason for the murders at the end of the story does not justify her obliqueness during the story.

I enjoy a good mystery! I enjoy a good story! I enjoy having a lot of interaction between the main characters of a story when I am listening to them on my way to & from work. I did not find this story enjoyable to listen too.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 523

With her shopping excesses in check - for now, at least - and her new career as a TV financial adviser blooming, Becky's biggest problem is getting her business-minded boyfriend Luke to take a romantic getaway. But "getaway" takes on a whole new meaning when Luke says he needs to move to New York for business - and he asks Becky to come with him! International best - selling author Sophie Kinsella's sequel to the wildly popular Confessions of a Shopaholic is non-stop fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Julie on 10-01-03

shopaholic in new york

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-03

the things i have learned from reading this series of books i will be able to shop appropriately for the rest of my life....... or at least be able to stay in debt for the rest of my life ;-)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

Hot on the heels of international best sellers Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan comes the third light and funny adventure starring Becky Bloomwood, the stylish Brit with a spending problem. Luke, Becky's knight in shining armor, proposes and the real trouble begins. Becky's mom wants a backyard wedding in England. Luke's high-society mother wants a glamorous ceremony at the Plaza. Becky's facing two weddings, on two continents, on the same day!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Page Turner

  • By Norma on 09-21-03

Shopaholic recurrence

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-03

absolutely amazaing how all 3 books that tell the story of Becky Bloomwood never fails in their entertainment; if you have read the 1st, you will definitely enjoy the 2nd & 3rd

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,022

Sophie Kinsella's debut is a romp through the perils of shopping and spending, spending, spending! Becky can't resist a sale, and she's only a little overdrawn on her VISA. Readers will laugh aloud at Becky's retail adventures as she finds new and creative ways to relieve her increasingly credit card debt. Emily Gray's narration bounces along with Becky and her buying whims, while delivering a humorous account of what happens when credit goes bad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • shopaholic fun fun fun

  • By M. on 08-26-03

shopaholic fun fun fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-03

This is an amazingly funny book, I had tears coming down my face from laughing so hard. Mainly because I find myself doing the same types of things that the wonderful charachter Becky Bloomwood does to get out of debt. Positively fabulous! If you thought Bridget Jones' Diary was funny, wait until you read/hear Shopaholic.

Enjoy.

20 of 21 people found this review helpful