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  • The Body in the Dales

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at nothing to conceal their tracks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh approach; great narration

  • By Panache on 08-12-18

narrative

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

The voice of the narrator seemed older than any character. The mystery was relatively good.

  • Deadly Brew

  • Dewberry Farm Mysteries Series, Book 3
  • By: Karen MacInerney
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

It's Halloween in Buttercup, Texas, and reporter-turned-farmer Lucy Resnick is up to her ears in more than goats and wayward cows. Not only has her well dried up, but it turns out the old house Lucy recently moved to has a reputation for spooks, and they are disturbingly active. Then a tarot card reading at a local mead winery foretells death, and minutes later, exotic game ranch owner Bug Wharton goes belly-up. When the dimwitted sheriff fingers local witch and mead winery owner Serafine Alexandre, Lucy gets involved and soon discovers that all kinds of things are brewing in Buttercup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listening and Great Reader!

  • By Carol Becker on 03-11-19

RESOLUTION

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

Perhaps Jed and Rooster should go. The lack of resolution is tiring. New problematic characters can be created.

  • Chocolate with a Side of Murder

  • Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lainie Pahos
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Sabrina Daley is still haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her sister 10 years before. Even though the case went cold long ago, she keeps holding out hope that one day she will discover what happened to her sister. Sabrina's life is turned upside down again when she discovers her friend's dead body in the alley way behind her family's coffee shop. If that isn't bad enough, after a week of investigating, the local police appear to be stumped. Terrified about a second case going cold in town, Sabrina decides to take matters into her own hands.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-27-18

lead character

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

The narrator was poor on men's voices. I did not find the lead character to be someone I wanted to spend time with.

  • Great Lives

  • Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity
  • By: Charles Swindoll
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Everyone loves a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther's story is that, but it is much more. It is the account of God working mightily in one life and how godly attributes like courage, dignity, wisdom, and strength can thwart evil and replace terror with joy. Chuck Swindoll celebrates the story of Esther and reveals how every Christian can live a transformation story.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too Choppy and Opinionated

  • By Stacy on 11-09-10

narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

This good book was written in the first person by a man. Why was a woman chosen as a narrator, it was clumsy and confusing.

  • The Cambridge Murders

  • By: Glyn Daniel
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57

Fisher College at Cambridge lies between St John’s and Trinity Colleges. Here one morning the bed makers and gyps, clamouring for admission on the last day of term were admitted to find, lying across the path, the body of one of the College porters. The murder of the porter begins a mystery which deepens when it is found that the unpopular Dean of the college is missing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but overlong and repetitive

  • By Marie on 10-29-16

Exhausting

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

The story drowns in minutiae. The ending is unremarkable. I should have given up the struggle to finish.

  • Death at the Cafe

  • A Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mystery, Volume 1
  • By: Jamie Vougeot, Alison Golden
  • Narrated by: Julie Missen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Annabelle is not your typical vicar, but her strengths prove to serve her, and those around her, very well. When she plans to meet her longtime friend, Sister Mary, a Catholic nun visiting from West Africa, at a local café, little does she know that she will soon find herself embroiled in a mystery of deadly design. Their meeting place is awash with horror, with Sister Mary standing in the middle, shaking, her hand over her mouth and a dead woman at her feet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story is great! I love Alison's writing.

  • By Gretchen on 08-26-18

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

The characters were likable , yet there was no other option as to the thief/murderer. The voice of the narrator seemed high pitched and shrill.

  • Death in Dark Blue

  • Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Julia Buckley
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Things are beginning to go right for Lena. She's got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla's beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West. After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By HMD on 07-10-18

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The disappointing ending was merely a vehicle to the next novel- a ruse. Manipulation is rarely appreciated.

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  • Death in the English Countryside

  • Murder on Location Series, Book 1
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,109

Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado Kate Sharp is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss, Kevin, fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Kate travels to England to salvage Kevin's and the company's reputation before word gets out that he is missing. Things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoor, a quaint village of golden stone cottages and rolling green hills, only to find no trace of Kevin except his abandoned luggage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Series

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

More

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Enjoyable. The setting was beautifully described and the charscters likable. I hope you will record , for Audible, the rest of the series.

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  • The Crossing Places

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,992

When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An atmospheric creepy mystery set in Saltmarsh

  • By Sara on 05-19-14

Bias

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Being assailed by bias before getting into the story proved too much. Stopped listening. Story may have been good.

  • Poisonfeather

  • The Gibson Vaughn Series, Book 2
  • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 996

When jailed billionaire Charles Merrick hints publicly that he has stashed a fortune in an offshore cache, a school of sharks converges upon his release from federal prison. Among his swindled victims is Judge Hammond Birk, the man who saved Gibson Vaughn's life when he was a troubled teenager. Now Gibson intends to repay that debt by recovering Merrick's victims' money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger

  • By Gayle on 10-11-16

conclusion

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Good narrator. Story held attention . Wasted hours only to arrive at a miserable conclusion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful