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Karen H. Monteith

SYLVA, NC, US
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  • A Pocket Full of Rye

  • A Miss Marple Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his "counting house" when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlor that confirmed Miss Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Brilliant Marple Mystery Performance!

  • By Scaramouche239 on 06-11-14

Agatha Christie's finest!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Excellent plot with many twists and turns. This is one time that I couldn't identify the murderer until the very end. Enjoy!

  • Sparkling Cyanide

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Six people sit down to a sumptuous meal at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary - "rosemary for remembrance." A strange sentiment considering no one is likely to forget the night, exactly a year ago, that Rosemary Barton died at exactly the same table, her beautiful face unrecognizable, convulsed with pain and horror. But then Rosemary had always been memorable - she had the ability to arouse strong passions in most people she met. In one case, strong enough to kill....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • poor resolution to an interesting mystery

  • By Calliope on 07-23-14

This is one of Agatha Christie's finest works.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-16

Hugh Fraser is excellent as always.

Sparkling Cyanide is riveting and hard to put down. There are several twists and turns, and the murderer is not easily identified. The clues are subtle.

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  • The Power of I Am

  • Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today
  • By: Joel Osteen
  • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,284
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,713
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,690

Can two words give you the power to change your life? Yes they can! In the chapters of his new book, best-selling author Joel Osteen shares a profound principle based on a simple truth. Whatever follows the words "I am" will always come looking for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am

  • By Elizabeth Galli on 10-21-15

A Book of Encouragement

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

Joel Osteen's book provides encouragement and motivation. It's a good read and hard to put down.