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  • The Secret Hangman

  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Delia Williamson, a waitress and mother of two young girls, is reported missing. She is soon found in a public park, hanging from the crossbar of a children's swing set. The postmortem reveals that she has been murdered. Her current partner, her ex-husband, and a traveling salesman who frequented her restaurant are all suspects. Before Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond can solve the mystery, more will die. But even as he pursues a killer, he finds himself pursued by a secret admirer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read!

  • By Virginia S. O'Bryan on 09-14-18

Good story!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

A good story, although a little slow in getting going.
A real surprise ending.
Enjoyed it!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Diamond Dust

  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Detective Inspector Peter Diamond is keen to get his teeth into a new case. So, when a call comes in that a woman's body has been found in one of Bath's parks, he arrives quickly at the scene - only to discover that the victim is his wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely read

  • By Victoria on 11-24-08

Good story

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

It was a good story and kept me guessing until the end, but it seemed to go too slowly. Still, a good Peter Diamond story!!

  • The Last Detective

  • An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation
  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 516

Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective: a genuine gumshoe, committed to door-stopping and deduction rather than fancy computer gadgetry. So when the naked body of a woman is found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath with no one willing to identify her, no marks, and no murder weapon, his sleuthing abilities are tested to the limit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised -- loved Inspector Diamond!

  • By Tracey on 01-06-13

Captivating story

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

If you could sum up The Last Detective in three words, what would they be?

Real good Listen

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Kept me guessing until the very end

What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Really enjoy his reading

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! And I did!

  • Diamond Solitaire

  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

One time police detective Peter Diamond loses his job as a security guard when he fails to spot a small Japanese child hiding in the furniture department of Harrods. Weeks later, she's still unclaimed; Diamond is unable to forget the frightened eyes of the silent little girl and takes on the challenge of uncovering her identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to like Peter Diamond

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-15-15

A real treat

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

Enjoyed the story from start to finish! A real treat! And I thoroughly enjoy the narrator!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Quilter's Apprentice

  • Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921

An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter’s Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure takes a job helping elderly Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale. Sylvia, a master quilter, agrees to share the tricks of the trade with Sarah. As the two women grow close, Sylvia shares her family’s tragic past, compelling Sarah to look at her own life more closely.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Mixed Bag

  • By Demurr on 09-19-13

enjoyed completely

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

Reviewed: 06-14-14

If you could sum up The Quilter's Apprentice in three words, what would they be?

A really good listen

What other book might you compare The Quilter's Apprentice to and why?

I think I will enjoy this series as much as I did the Benni Harper series by Earlene Fowler, even without the mystery.

Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If you could rename The Quilter's Apprentice, what would you call it?

Like the name!

Any additional comments?

As a long-time quilter, I enjoyed the gentle instruction woven into the fabric of the story.The reader did a fine job of keeping the characters separate. I could "see" them while I listened.I am looking forward to the other books in this series.

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  • The Virgin in the Ice

  • The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael’s tranquil life in Shrewsbury, as raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two young orphans from a noble family and their companion, a young Benedictine nun. The trio, never reaching Shrewsbury, have disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside. Cadfael feels afraid for these three lost lambs, but another call for help sends him to the Church of Saint Mary. A wounded monk by the roadside will surely die without Cadfael’s healing arts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Important addition to the series - a must read!

  • By Chrissie on 06-01-13

Classic Cadfael!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-12

If you could sum up The Virgin in the Ice in three words, what would they be?

Held My Interest

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Twists and turns kept me guessing

What about Vanessa Benjamin’s performance did you like?

Vanessa's read was smooth and pleasant

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes...but to tell which moment would be telling...close to the end

Any additional comments?

VERY Good 'read'.