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  • Dead of Winter

  • Karl Kane, Book 3
  • By: Sam Millar
  • Narrated by: Liam Houricane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Private Investigator Karl Kane returns to the streets of Belfast investigating the discovery of a severed hand. Karl believes it’s the work of an elusive serial killer, but the police are claiming a simple vendetta between local criminals.  

Karl embarks on a nightmarish journey as he attempts to solve the mystery and soon he’s suspecting Mark Wilson, his detested ex brother-in-law. But as the winter days become darker, Karl discovers that Wilson is more than a match for him when it comes to dirty dealing and even dirtier fighting, as he battles to keep from becoming the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply wow

  • By Bethany on 10-15-18

Simply wow

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I hadn't listened to previous books in the series and will do so now because I love the author's skill of plot weaving and character development and the narrator's performance.

  • The Hindenburg Murders

  • Disaster Series, Book 2
  • By: Max Allan Collins
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Leslie Charteris had no way of knowing that the Hindenburg was hurtling toward catastrophe. But like his crime-fighting character, the Saint, Charteris has an eye for trouble. First the famous mystery writer suspects the German airship has received a bomb threat. Then he discovers a passenger has mysteriously disappeared. Convinced the man was pushed overboard, Charteris conducts a covert investigation. But the vanished man turns out to be an undercover Nazi agent....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great historical mystery

  • By ZUrlocker on 07-31-18

A happy, for me, find

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

First, I love Leslie Charteris for his wit and amazing writing skills. To have found this book that "stars" the Author was exciting, and it was so well written, and of course the performance delivered by Simon Vance gave the story legs, I am agog with delight. The history of The Hindenberg never captured my imagination, until now. I am so happy that Max Allan Collins made this possible. The author's notes following the story wrapped the whole thing up in quite a tidy package.

  • The Morning, Noon & Night Omnibus Edition: Three Books, One Volume

  • Murder in the Morning Edition; Murder in the Afternoon Extra; Murder in the Night Final
  • By: Peter Bartram
  • Narrated by: Matt Jamie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This omnibus edition of the Morning, Noon, and Night trilogy brings all three audiobooks - Murder in the Morning Edition, Murder in the Afternoon Extra, and Murder in the Night Final - together in one convenient volume. The adventure takes you on a roller-coaster mystery from Britain to America and back again.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A humerous account of the consequences of people watching

  • By A. Lee on 09-20-18

So happy I got this box set

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I listened to this trilogy in one day because I was captivated by each story's plot ( filled with intrigue), character development ( replete with witty banter), the ingenuity of the author in connecting all 3 stories, and of course, the narrator who brought this work to life.

  • The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy

  • The Irregular, Book 1
  • By: H. B. Lyle
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

London, 1909: the British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counterintelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists. Kell wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters, he needs proof of a threat - and to find that, he needs an agent he can trust. Kell needs Wiggins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun!

  • By Genella Williamson on 08-06-18

captivating!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

The characters are well developed and the method and skill used to incorporate Wiggins' past and present is seamlessly and expertly written. This ingenious story is perfectly accented and delivered by the narrator and I will look for more works by both author and narrator.

  • Murder at Half Moon Gate

  • By: Andrea Penrose
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor's widow begs for his assistance, claiming the crime was not a random robbery. It seems her husband's designs for a revolutionary steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune and very dangerous in the wrong hands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, narrarator with odd rhythm

  • By Jennifer on 08-15-18

Loved this listen

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I was very excited to see another adventure with this duo, though the narration was "off" sometimes....not sure if it was timing, inflection...just nearly distracting. Still, will gladly purchase another book by this author/narrator pair.

  • Seven Bridges

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

It's been five months since a killer walked free, and DCI Ryan is preparing to leave Newcastle to hunt him down - this time for good. But Ryan's plans are scuppered when events take a dramatic turn and he is forced to stay and face his past one last time or watch a friend suffer the consequences. Amid the chaos, another killer is preparing to strike. When the Tyne Bridge explodes, Ryan's team are faced with a frantic race to uncover a deadly foe who won't stop until every bridge is burned, along with everybody on it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and awesome narration..

  • By Trish R. on 08-22-18

Great plot twists

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Author and narrator both deliver an excellent listen. I apparently became involved with the characters, based in my desire to smack the internal affairs person.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Still

  • Still Series, Book 1
  • By: Camilla Monk
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

It always started like this, a pulse inside me, like a warning before the tide surged, roared... and froze everything. Twenty-year old Emma just landed in Rome, to find the father who walked out of her life more than a decade ago and was too busy eating pizza to call. Traveling with her is a secret she's carried alone since childhood: sometimes, around her, time stops. People and cars freeze, rain hangs still in the air and there's only her left in the silence. To make things worse, instead of her dad, Em runs into a past she'd rather forget in the person of Lily, her stepsister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Camilla Monk & Amy McFadden - the dynamic duo!

  • By Bethany on 07-03-18

Camilla Monk & Amy McFadden - the dynamic duo!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This story displays the creative genius and performance expertise of Camilla & Amy. Unexpected twists with well-developed characters in a viable setting with a perfect beginning and ending...an ending which allows for a sequel or a stand alone. I have listened to this book repeatedly and glean something new each time. Such is the skill of both the author and narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Word Is Murder

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293

The New York Times best-selling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty brilliantly reinvents the classic crime novel once again with this clever and inventive mystery starring a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something New

  • By Alice on 06-26-18

Ingenious work!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

I really enjoyed this story. It is different than other stories that have been written in 1st person and the plot twists are true to the form of this very skilled author. The narration was masterful and I look forward to hearing more from Mr. Kinnear, hopefully in future Anthony Horowitz stories.

  • Horns

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache, and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • people are funny

  • By bet on 12-05-10

Intense

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Sad story with sweet revenge, well written, performed, and appropriately titled. And the ending was perfect

0 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office. Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be the change you want to see in the world!

  • By bluestategirl on 01-24-18

I'm in awe

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I really loved this book because of the excellent story telling talents of the author and the performance of the narrator. A great reflection of the life of a brilliant woman in very different times. The relationships woven very expertly into the story, and references to other author's works, gave the story an added dimension which will kept my interest and my anticipation of the next book!