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  • The Trouble with Mirrors

  • An Alix London Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Aaron Elkins, Charlotte Elkins
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

Alix London, the art restorer and FBI consultant renowned as the Art Whisperer, can spot a counterfeit masterpiece before the paint even dries. What she can't see is why an elite European art dealer would offer her big money for a little mirror that's no more than a homemade gift from her beloved uncle Tiny. Not that Alix would part with it at any price. But when the mirror is abruptly stolen from her home, she realizes that someone sees more in the looking glass than mere sentimental value.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alix marries the FBI agent who...

  • By Wayne on 09-24-17

Good book but too long.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

The end of this book is sooo strung out that I almost quit it . It should have the last 25 minutes truncated to about 4 minutes.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder Most Malicious

  • A Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Alyssa Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

December 1918: As a difficult year draws to a close, there is much to celebrate for 19-year-old Phoebe Renshaw and her three siblings at their beloved family estate of Foxwood Hall. The dreadful war is finally over; eldest daughter Julia's engagement to their houseguest, the marquis of Allerton, appears imminent; and all have gathered to enjoy peace on Earth, goodwill toward men. But the peace of Foxwood Hall is shattered on the morning of Boxing Day, when the marquis goes missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible historical mystery

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 08-31-17

I just skipped to the end.

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

The cop was stupid and mean. The girls fantasized about bulging chests and handsome faces. The real victims were servants. And, worst of all it went on and on. Finally I just couldn't take it anymore.

  • Better Dead

  • By: Max Allan Collins
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

It's the early 1950s. Ju McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace. Nate Heller is doing legwork for the senator, though the Chicago detective is disheartened by McCarthy's witch-hunting tactics. He's made friends with a young staffer, Bobby Kennedy, while trading barbs with a potential enemy, the attorney Roy Cohn, who rubs Heller the wrong way. Not the least of which for successfully prosecuting the so-called Atomic Bomb spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!!! bravo to Nate Heller,max Collins

  • By paul a reece on 05-30-17

Great comeback

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

Mr Collins always writes great books and apparently even a stroke can't diminish his talent. He is the best living author of this genre. If you have not read one of his books read them all and if you have read some read the rest. Thanks again Max for sharing your talent with us.

  • If Walls Could Talk

  • Haunted Home Renovation, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,339

Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man - and not end up a construction casualty herself....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Change

  • By Carole T. on 06-15-15

Narrator needs to slow down

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

This is an ok book.the author is not Agatha Christie but she is well spoken and seems to know quite a few things about quite a few things. But the narrator talks too fast and when she said the heroin went to "la fay ette" I laughed out loud we call it la fee ette. She needs to slow down and take a course in local pronunciation.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A High-End Finish

  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Angela Starling
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,371

In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman - contractor Shannon Hammer. But while Shannon can do wonders with a power drill and a little elbow grease, her love life needs work. On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on.Shannon is happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry's found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she's been hired to restore, the town's attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By Diana on 12-19-14

Yuck

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

This book isn't good enough to hold the interest of an adolescent female. The mystery is "unfair" and the attempts at "romance novel" are boring . The plot is shallow and the text is repetitive . So YUCK

56 of 58 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolfe Widow

  • Book Collector Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Victoria Abbott
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Vera Van Alst, the infamous curmudgeon of Harrison Falls, New York, doesn't normally receive visitors without appointment, but she agrees to see the imperious Muriel Delgado upon arrival. Shortly thereafter, Jordan is told that her position is being terminated. Evicted from the Van Alst House, Jordan is determined to find out what hold Muriel has over her erstwhile employer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • shut yourself in a closet and lock the door!

  • By toaMystery Reader on 05-06-15

Hated this book

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

Reviewed: 02-07-16

Where to start, 15 words can't describe how terrible this book is. BAD all over

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Counterfeit Heiress

  • A Lady Emily Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Tasha Alexander
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed twisted blot

  • By Katherine T. on 01-19-15

T D us

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

This is tedious predictable boring and LONG . yuck! Give it a miss and miss it by a mile.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Free Fall

  • A John Ceepak Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

“I didn’t do it!” is something cops hear all the time. But when the plea comes from a close friend who’s fallen on hard times, it’s tougher to ignore, especially for young Officer Danny Boyle. It’s the start of another action-packed summer for the wisecracking Boyle and straight-arrow cop (now chief of detectives) John Ceepak down the Jersey Shore as they do their best to help Danny’s friend, a young nurse who claims she has been falsely accused of aggravated assault by a prestigious Sea Haven doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely fantastic. perfect narration and story

  • By Dr Dionne P Joseph on 05-12-13

Not a good way to end a series

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

What else can I say, this was a typically good CEepak book until the end when it became mediocre at best.

  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

  • By: Winifred Watson
  • Narrated by: Frances McDormand
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 924

Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of 24 hours, as she becomes caught up in the life of Delysia LaFloss, her own life is changed - forever. This charming, funny, light-hearted 1938 novel was a bestseller on its first appearance. Read by Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand, who stars in the 2008 film as Miss Pettigrew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • such a cute story

  • By bebe on 04-17-10

Absolute favorites

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

If I had to name my 5favorite books this would be (after Pride and Prejudice) on the top of the list.

  • Ways of the World

  • A James Maxted Thriller
  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Four years of horrific fighting have finally ended on the battlefield, but in the spring of 1919, Paris is filled with delegates from around the world who are still trying to hammer out the terms of peace. One such delegate is British diplomat Sir Henry Maxted, in charge of liaising with Brazilians regarding seized ships. But before a deal is reached, Sir Henry turns up dead outside a Montparnasse apartment building, apparently having fell from the roof.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the ending?

  • By elizabeth on 04-12-16

Ways of the world without end

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

This book has no ending. It leaves one with the feeling that one is listening to a superman serial. After 12 hours you would think the author could come up with some sort of ending. But, no he just stops BEWARE!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful