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  • 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 2,211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055

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
  • Excellent story awesome characters superb narrator

  • By mary hohman on 10-30-17

Lovely tale!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Loved the characters and thought the author led we readers on a merry ride. And as always Kate Reading’s performance was superb

  • The Crow Trap

  • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,149

Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal.... For team leader Rachael Lambert, the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different but loved it

  • By Audrey L Reader on 08-06-17

Slow start but tied up nicely

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

I have to admit that I was a tad annoyed that the main character, Vera Stanhope didn’t make an appearance until nearly 8 hours into the tale. I kept checking the description to see if yes , it does say it’s a Vera Stanhope story. There were a few too many threads as if the author was trying a bit too hard on her first effort, but in the end , it tied up nicely and was enjoyable. I’ll definitely read the next in the series

  • The Last Boyfriend

  • The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,025

Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery MacTavish... Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a firsthand look at its amazing renovation - and a newfound appreciation for Owen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh so sugar sweet romance....not for everyone

  • By Katherine on 10-23-12

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

As always Roberts crafts a satisfying tale with real characters I’d like to meet. If you’re looking for a nice escape, this is an excellent one

  • The Next Always

  • Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,559

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You need to Set your MP3 Playback to FASTER!

  • By Lynne Phelps on 05-04-12

Guilty pleasure

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

Ok. I admit it. Nora Roberts books are my guilty pleasure. I like that the good guys win. The girl gets the guy. They're a nice, light bit of a story where I can forget all the crap we deal with here in reality day to day and just have a wee bit of pleasure.

  • The Paris Spy

  • A Maggie Hope Mystery
  • By: Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. Walking among the enemy is tense and terrifying, and even though she's disguised in chic Chanel, Maggie can't help longing for home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • British World War II historical novel

  • By Wayne on 01-03-19

Can't wait for the next installment!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

I originally stumbled onto this series and thought it would just be a light hearted series. Instead what I found was a world populated with well written, delightful characters facing issues relevant today in complex and realistic fashion.

If you haven't yet met Miss Maggie Hope, I highly encourage you to remedy that post haste. You won't regret it

  • High Country

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

With each breathtaking, New York Times best-selling entry in her acclaimed Anna Pigeon mystery series, author Nevada Barr earns more and more fans. Loaded with intrigue and adventure, High Country showcases Barr at the top of her game. Anna is lodged in Yosemite National Park's historic Ahwahnee Hotel when four employees disappear. Sensing evil, Anna hikes a snowy trail to the high country, only to discover a disturbing reality that may end her adventures once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic

  • By Maria on 05-18-04

As always, a wonderful read

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Nevada Barr and Barbara Rosenblatt and their creation and portrayal of Anna Pigeon never fail to entertain me and keep me engrossed in the story. If you are an outdoor lover who enjoys strong female characters, I couldn't recommend a better series.

  • The Anatomist's Wife

  • Lady Darby Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Anna Lee Huber
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage - a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn't about to let her guard down, as accusations and rumors swirl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read.

  • By sslarigo on 01-22-15

Highly annoying narrator!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

I enjoyed the story and stayed with it in spite of the narrator. I'll skip the audio of the next installment if she's the narrator.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Below Zero

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box's Below Zero is the 10th novel featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. The telephone calls from her stepdaughter April send chills down the spine of Joe's daughter Sherry. Wasn't April murdered six years ago in a bloody massacre? Wondering how this youthful caller knows details only April could know, Sherry becomes confused while Joe grows suspicious. Is the caller April - or are Joe and his family victims of a cruel hoax?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot, good writing, good narration

  • By Snoodely on 03-31-10

I adore Joe Pickett!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

C J Box creates wonderful, complex characters that you'd love to meet (well except for Nate, he's kind of scary). He does an amazing job of winding together the threads of a story and weaving in parts of past tales that you are drawn in completely. I highly
recommend his books!

  • A Bitter Truth

  • A Bess Crawford Mystery
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 400

When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas leave, she finds a bruised and shivering woman huddled in the doorway of her London residence. The woman has nowhere to turn, and propelled by a firm sense of duty, Bess takes her in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beloved Bess

  • By Jen on 10-30-11

Not the greatest tale in this series

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

Reviewed: 07-08-13

What made the experience of listening to A Bitter Truth the most enjoyable?

The narrator does a reasonably good job of bringing the characters in this tale to life

Would you be willing to try another book from Charles Todd? Why or why not?

I enjoyed the first two installments in this series, but I found this one to be a little contrived. Despite that I am certain that I'll either read or listen to the next tales in this series

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mrs. Budley Falls from Grace

  • The Poor Relation, Book 3
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Poter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Eliza Budley is a beautiful widow whose husband gambled away his fortune. Lady Fortescue reminds the others that, to be fair, Mrs. Budley has no relatives on whom she can call. Gentle Mrs. Budley thinks she has escaped her fate until Sir Philip comes up with a plan: He has heard that the elderly Marquess of Peterhouse is senile, a widower, extremely rich, and unlikely to remember whether Mrs. Budley is a relative or not. So off Mrs. Budley goes. But the marquess turns out to be not so old, hardly senile, and, in fact, quite handsome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good series, but predictable

  • By Marie on 03-29-13

Clever Regency Mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-08-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love this series. Beaton has created a wonderful cast of characters that the reader wants to spend time with and see how they resolve their predicaments. Davina Porter does an awesome job of reading this tale.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's be grand fun following Ms. Budley and seeing her slowly growing stronger.

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

I love Davina Porter as a narrator. I have actually ended up listening to books that I would ordinarily skip over simply because she is the performer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful