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  • Someone Like Me

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz - one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cartoon fox

  • By an amazon buyer on 11-08-18

Cartoon fox

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Listed under horror (not my usual genre) I read this because I had read M.R. Carey’s previous works and had enjoyed those. This one not so much. The deranged ex that Liz still can’t defend against is an old cliche. The fact that Fran coexists with a cartoon fox reminds me of Jar Jar Binks, especially during the ending scenes. The narrator was fine considering the material she had to work with.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

  • By: Sara Gran
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 480

Claire DeWitt is not your average private investigator. She has brilliant skills of deduction and is an ace at discovering evidence. But Claire also uses her dreams, omens, and mind-expanding herbs to help her solve mysteries, and relies on Détection—the only book published by the great and mysterious French detective Jacques Silette before his death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery with a soul

  • By MMRudy on 05-28-12

Interminable

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

A dysfunctional detective, a dysfunctional city. Portrait of New Orleans post Katrina very vivid but this was supposed to be a mystery not a travelogue.

  • Blackkerchief Dick

  • An Albert Campion Mystery
  • By: Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

A historical novel about smugglers set on Mersea Island in the 17th century inspired by a series of seances held by the Allingham family while on holiday on Mersea.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not an Albert Campion Mystery

  • By Randall on 12-22-15

Not an Albert Campion novel!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

This isn’t one of Allingham’s Campion mysteries. Not at all what I was expecting, and not interesting on its own.

  • Darwin's Radio

  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 595

In a cave high in the Alps, a renegade anthropologist discovers a frozen Neanderthal couple with a Homo sapiens baby. Meanwhile, in southern Russia, the U.N. investigation of a mysterious mass grave is cut short. One of the investigators, molecular biologist Kaye Lang, returns home to the U.S. to learn that her theory on human retroviruses has been verified with the discovery of SHEVA, a virus that has slept in our DNA for millions of years and is now waking up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good science fiction

  • By Paul on 01-04-14

Too much bureaucracy!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

The story and science were great, but the constant political infighting was probably accurate but overdone!

  • The Member of the Wedding

  • By: Carson McCullers
  • Narrated by: Susan Sarandon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 712

The best way to experience this classic of the American South is by joining five-time Academy Award nominee and Best Actress winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Thelma & Louise) as she guides the listener on a journey through the anguish of adolescence and isolation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a Classic People

  • By FanB14 on 05-14-12

Dated

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Accurate description of growing up-rang true with my own-but hopefully girls are now given more latitude.

  • A Deepness in the Sky

  • By: Vernor Vinge
  • Narrated by: Peter Larkin
  • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110

After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. There are two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society based on the technological enslavement of minds.The group that opens trade with the aliens will reap unimaginable riches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A science fiction classic

  • By Amen-Ra on 01-26-11

Hugo?

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Far too long, dialogue stilted, and Orson Scott Card did spider aliens a lot better!

  • Year One

  • Chronicles of The One, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,332

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Magical Apocalypse "Lite"

  • By Kitty on 12-07-17

Rerun of The Stand

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Very similar to Stephen King’s The Stand. Well written (it is Nora Roberts after all!) but unoriginal.

  • Magpie Murders

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,079

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best-selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A British Whodunit

  • By Sara on 07-24-17

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Incredible plot twists and ingenious book within a book device. Excellent characterizations as well. Will read more from this author!

26 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • The Murder on Yarmouth Sands

  • By: Edgar Wallace
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer of 957 short stories and over 170 novels. He is widely recognized as one of the most prolific writers of his age.

'The Murder on Yarmouth Sands' is a true crime story. Towards the end of the Boer War, the body of a woman was discovered on Yarmouth Sands. She had been strangled by a mohair bootlace. There are only two clues to the crime...and the police set out to follow them up....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to listen to

  • By an amazon buyer on 04-08-17

Impossible to listen to

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

What made the experience of listening to The Murder on Yarmouth Sands the most enjoyable?

The story was fascinating.

What other book might you compare The Murder on Yarmouth Sands to and why?

None

What didn’t you like about Cathy Dobson’s performance?

Very mannered and inflected.

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

I did listen to it in one sitting but was able to do it only because it's 40 minutes ling

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

  • Original Chinese Mysteries
  • By: Robert Van Gulik
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

He has much in common with super-sleuths Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, but there's a difference - Judge Dee Jen-djieh was a real person! Gathered here are tales of actual crimes solved by the magistrate of Chang-ping in 7th-century China. Listen as Dee ventures down winding paths in ancient graveyards to consult the spirits of the dead, and hear him solve real-life crimes through astute deductions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A different legal thriller

  • By Ken on 01-09-03

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Piece of history. Rather pedantic delivery, but amazing to hear a much older example of detective fiction.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful