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  • The Warded Man

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,941

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Meloney | The Interverted Extravert on 12-18-09

Loved exploring this world

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I absolutely loved this book. Great character development and world building. The narrator was excellent. I have to admit, after this first book I wanted more and read the whole series despite the fact that my favorite author had just released a new book. I can’t say enough good things. If you like this genre I would strongly recommend you read this.

  • A Bachelor Establishment

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698

High adventure and dark mystery combine in a sparkling historical romance, by Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay from The Chronicles of St. Mary's. Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever and well-plotted Regency Romance

  • By Hope on 09-17-15

Good from beginning to end!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

This book got me interested right from the start and kept my attention throughout. Not the best narrator as the mail voices were not that great but it didn’t put me off too badly. Good story, just enough romance and a bit of mystery mixed in. I really enjoyed this.

  • The Coroner’s Lunch

  • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Colin Cotterill
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,070

Laos, 1975: The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else: the rest of the educated class have fled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply Satisfying Listening Experience

  • By Elizabeth on 09-11-11

Surprising and thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

This book sat in my library forever. I finally gave it a listen and it was a wonderful surprise. This book takes you places you might not have been before. Set in Laos under a new socialist regime one looks out at the rest of the world in a fresh new way. The characters are colorful and I was quite surprised to learn the secrets that the main character learned for himself throughout the story. It went places that I was not expecting. The narration was great. I will definitely try more books from this author and see where the story goes. This was wonderfully imaginative.

  • The Woman in the Water

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime - and promising to kill again - Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself. The writer's first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying prequel to this great series

  • By Gail N. on 03-01-18

I forgot how quirky and fun characters can be.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

What did you love best about The Woman in the Water?

This book is a prequel and it did not disappoint. In all Charles Finch books, you get to escape into a beautiful world of colorful characters. In this book, the main character has just turned 23 years old and is embarking on his career as a private detective.

What did you like best about this story?

One of my favorite things is that Charles Finch always explores the inner mind of the detective. You can feel the wheels turning as you read a Charles Lenox Mystery. I love each moment when a new piece of the puzzle clicks into place.

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

James Langton always gives a great performance. You always know who is speaking and his voice is very relaxing. I like listening to him in the evenings when I'm winding down.

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

I devour every Charles Finch book. I can't wait for the next one. Until then, I will probably revisit the series as I find these books a wonderful escape. Some authors really know how to create a world people love to escape into. This series is one of my favorite worlds.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this author. I bought my first Charles Finch book on an audible sale and he has become one of my favorite authors.

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