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Blue Stocking

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  • Michel Thomas Beginner German, Lesson 6

  • By: Michel Thomas
  • Narrated by: Michel Thomas
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The Michel Thomas Method teaches everyday conversational language that will allow you to communicate in a wide variety of situations, empowered by the ability to create your own sentences and use the language instinctively, having absorbed the vocabulary and grammatical structures. These all-audio courses were perfected over 25 years by gifted linguist and teacher Michel Thomas, and provide an accelerated method for language learning that is truly revolutionary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good lesson but too many skips on recording

  • By Blue Stocking on 03-20-18

Good lesson but too many skips on recording

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Excellent lesson, as is usual for the series. However the production problem of skipping in the recording was very distracting and in some cases left important parts of the lesson in unavailable to the listener. It is as though the audible version was created from a tape or disk with problems of its own.

  • The Furthest Station

  • A PC Peter Grant Novella
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672

The Furthest Station is Ben Aaronovitch's first PC Grant novella...and there's something going bump on the Metropolitan line. And when commuters start reporting encounters with ghosts up and down the track - encounters which they forget entirely within minutes - Peter Grant gets a call to investigate. And the very first interview leads to a ghost-hunting expedition....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid and fun, not much plot

  • By S. Yates on 04-28-18

Much much much too short.

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Much too short. While the plot is clever, as usual, the story as a whole lacks the richness and depth usually found in the series. The narrator is however his normal brilliant self.

  • Secrets in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,820
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,390

The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfully full of secrets!

  • By Kathryn on 09-05-17

Not up to the usual standard

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

While the story line was interesting, the exposition/execution seemed formulaic. There are close to forty books in this series so perhaps Ms. Robb-Roberts has just run out of enthusiasm. In addition, the narrator's voice has become rather strident and she delivered Eve as angry and not much else. Perhaps it was the writing or perhaps it was the narration but it was too easy to identify the villain at first appearance. All in all a disappointment.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Illusion Town

  • By: Jayne Castle
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

Hannah West and Elias Coppersmith have no regrets about their impulsive wedding since they can't remember it. All either can remember is that they were on the run. With Hannah's dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse. The competent mining heir arouses her curiosity - as well as other parts of her mind and body. A honeymoon spent retracing their footsteps leads them into the twisting underground catacombs, where secrets from both their pasts will come to light.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Joyce Bean?

  • By Nini on 07-29-16

Please don't let Barbara Rosenblatt read any more of Jayne Castle's books.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

I liked the story. I like most if not all of Jayne Castle's stories. But the narrator makes it difficult to enjoy the stories. The voice is way too old for the character. She squeaks and quavers. Please stop using her. Try Rene Raudman or some one like her. PLEASE!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Carrots

  • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,841
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,687

Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story and flawless audio! Get it!

  • By Dr. Geoff on 11-20-13

Ok but no cigar

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

The narrator could have made the listening experience ever so much better. The story is clever but the heroine is a bit ditzy and occasionally unbelievably dumb. Good for company while driving.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lady Fortescue Steps Out

  • The Poor Relation, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,364

Life is not easy for the poor relations of England’s upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London’s newest hotel, The Poor Relation, is born. The establishment is an immediate hit with London’s most illustrious citizens, save the Duke of Rowcester....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming Regency Fun - Romance & Adventure

  • By Clare on 05-04-12

Y

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

Reviewed: 04-17-15

Great narrator. Still dont know who locked the door. So not so many stars for the story. Loose ends bother me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,584

Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Paula A Ford on 12-13-09

One of the Best

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

Reviewed: 05-01-13

Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 10. One of the best.

Any additional comments?

The author did a remarkable job of conveying the atmosphere of the story.