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  • Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

  • By: Sebastian Faulks
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly 60 years, from their first appearance, in 1915, (“Extricating Young Gussie”) to his final completed novel ( Aunts Aren't Gentlemen), in 1974. These two were the finest creations of a novelist widely proclaimed to be the finest comic English writer by critics and fans alike. Now, 40 years later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By DCinMI on 11-06-13

'Oh abolutely, said Bertie...'

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

...And Mr S. Faulks meant this literary homage to sing in Wodeehousian...It did, and it does, and no doubt Sir P.G., -- nicknamed 'Plum' -- now offers a standing ovation apropos -- if you can stand and clap and hoot huzzahs in heaven. I suppose you can or what's the point of the old el cielo?...I mean to say, what?
...oh, ABSOLUTELY!..
~ Anthony Royka

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  • The Mystery of Cabin Island

  • The Hardy Boys, Book 8
  • By: Franklin W. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Chris Mannal
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The Hardy Boys are elated over their good luck when wealthy Elroy Jefferson invites them to spend Christmas vacation at his private retreat on Cabin Island. But when Frank and Joe make a reconnaissance trip in their iceboat, The Sea Gull to the island, a belligerent stranger orders them off. Why?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Dee M on 02-17-15

Bad Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

Apparently Mannal thinks 17 year Joe Hardy should sound like 9 year old.
While Bill Irwin was wonderful in narrating Hardy Boys books one through, Mannal is abysmal in narrating volumes 7 through 10, and ruins the suspension disbelief. Returning or exchanging volumes 8 through 10.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Great Airport Mystery

  • The Hardy Boys, Book 9
  • By: Franklin W. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Chris Mannal
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Valuable electronic parts containing platinum are being stolen from shipments made by Stanwide Mining Equipment Company's cargo planes and Frank and Joe Hardy are called upon to assist their world-renowned detective father solve the baffling case. At Stanwide, the boys pose as employees and become suspicious of their boss's hostility towards them. Is he involved in the racket? And what is the truth behind the plane crash at sea in which Clint Hill, chief pilot for Stanwide was killed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good job

  • By michael h kane on 08-16-15

Narrator cartoonish and unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

Apparently Mannal thinks 17 year Joe Hardy should sound like 9 year old.
While Bill Irwin was wonderful in narrating Hardy Boys books one through, Mannal is abysmal in narrating volumes 7 through 10, and ruins the suspension disbelief. Returning or exchanging volumes 8 through 10.

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  • What Happened at Midnight

  • The Hardy Boys, Book 10
  • By: Franklin W. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Chris Mannal
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Frank and Joe Hardy receive an unusual assignment from their detective father. They are to "break into" the house of a Bayport neighbor, Malcolm Wright and retrieve a top-secret invention that the scientist had hidden in his study before leaving for California. The invention is in danger of being stolen and the boys race against time to beat the thieves at their own game. The young detectives soon discover that they are involved in a mystery far greater in scope than just retrieving the invention.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could be better

  • By HardiLee on 12-19-15

Rotten Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

Apparently Mannal thinks 17 year Joe Hardy should sound like 9 year old.
While Bill Irwin was wonderful in narrating Hardy Boys books one through, Mannal is abysmal in narrating volumes 7 through 10, and ruins the suspension disbelief. Returning or exchanging volumes 8 through 10.

  • Double, Double

  • A New Novel of Wrightsville
  • By: Ellery Queen
  • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Ellery Queen returned to Wrightsville to solve the mystery of a rich man - believed poor - who died of "old age," a poor man - believed rich - who committed suicide, and a scholarly drunk who disappeared. Shortly it occurred to Queen that the puzzle had a pattern. A twisted mind was committing murder according to an old nursery rhyme! Doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief…and to at least one person in town, the chief was Ellery Queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Double' -- A Surprising Delight

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-17

'Double' -- A Surprising Delight

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

Didn't expect 'Double Double' to be excellent. Certainly didn't expect 'Double Double' to be anything extraordinary. I was DOUBLY wrong. A wonderful mystery.

  • Death on Deadline

  • A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Robert Goldsborough
  • Narrated by: L J Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

To save his favorite newspaper, Wolfe steps into the crossfire of a tabloid war. Scottish newspaper magnate Ian MacLaren plans to gut the paper and turn it into a sex-filled conservative rag. Standing in his way is the company’s chief shareholder, Gazette heir Harriet Haverhill. But when the aged Ms. Haverhill dies in an apparent suicide, no one remains to resist the Scot’s advances except Wolfe. MacLaren may be fierce, but when the cause is just, Nero Wolfe knows how to play dirty, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb job! Nero and Archie are back!

  • By Kathi on 02-28-13

D.OD. is a DUD

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Rex Stout - whenever he ventured on the political or the ideological -- always made his own perspectives the servants of his stories. On this lierary score, Death on Deadline is DOA, a literary dud. Thus, Robert Goldsborough simply ruins any kind of effective suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader. Don't don't kill your time by reading Dead on Deadline. It isn't worth it.
-- Tony Royka

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  • Stop the Presses!

  • By: Robert Goldsborough
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

There are few people Nero Wolfe respects, and Lon Cohen of the New York Gazette is one of them. So when Cohen asks for a favor, Wolfe is inclined to listen. According to Cohen, someone wants to kill the Gazette's gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. Death threats are a regular hazard for Clay, who's hurled insults and accusations at every bold-faced name in the five boroughs. But the latest threats have carried a more sinister tone. The columnist has narrowed his potential killers down to five people.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Decent story, read by Baron Harkonnen on a bad day

  • By Bill on 01-18-17

phooey

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

Unsatisfying. Not up to the standards of Mr. Stout. Voice artistry uneven. Plot drags. Phooey.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Whose Body?

  • The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

Enter the 1920s Golden Age of Detection with this first novel from Dorothy L. Sayers, featuring the debut of a dashing gentleman detective, one of the great characters of mystery fiction - Lord Peter Wimsey. An unidentified corpse is found in a bathtub, and the police are jumping to conclusions about its identity and that of the murderer. Lord Peter Wimsey steps in and, with the help of his friend, Inspector Parker; and his manservant, Bunter, solves the mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilled to see Sayers appearing at Audible USA!!!

  • By Meep on 12-18-15

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Excellent opus in the Lord Peter Wimsey canon! Bravo, Dorothy L. Sayers. A marvelous mystery with a provocative title. WHOSE body INDEED!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful