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  • The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy

  • A Pride and Prejudice Mystery
  • By: Regina Jeffers
  • Narrated by: Jane Copland
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Fitzwilliam Darcy is devastated. The joy of his recent wedding has been cut short by the news of the sudden death of his father’s beloved cousin, Samuel Darcy. Elizabeth and Darcy travel to Dorset, a popular Regency resort area, to pay their respects to the well-traveled and eccentric Samuel. But this is no summer holiday. Danger bubbles beneath Dorset’s peaceful surface as strange and foreboding events begin to occur. Several of Samuel’s ancient treasures go missing, and then his body itself disappears.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The author really got off track.

  • By ShanaF on 09-04-18

The author really got off track.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I struggled to finish this one. Jeffers racked up a ridiculous body count, cliche ramblings and unnecessary twists that were just boring. I admit to fast forwarding through several scenes.

  • The Tuscan Child

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,377

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Knocked this one out of the park

  • By Anne on 02-22-18

Great listen for a long road trip

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I very much enjoyed the book and performances. My only issue with the writing was the over the top altruistic attitudes at the end of the story. I believe Hugo's final chapter was worth more in depth acknowledgment than it was given.