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Cheryl C. Tinson

Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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  • Painting the Darkness

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 224

On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate heralds the arrival of an unexpected stranger, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He cannot know the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skeletons in every closet

  • By Janice on 04-29-13

Mesmerizing and Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

This is my first Robert Goddard book. I chose it because of the reviews. The reviews are accurate in their praise.
This story kept me interested from start to finish. I listen to books while I walk and I was so curious to know what was going to happen next, that I listened to it in my non walking hours, because I couldn't put it down.
The characters are well written and compelling. The plot was a crooked line that I was eager to follow.
I downloaded another Robert Goddard book, "Past Caring" and I hope I enjoy that book as much as I enjoyed this one.

  • Dying Games

  • By: Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 377

Washington, DC: Twin brothers are found drowned in a Perspex box, one gagged and strapped to a chair. It's the latest in a series of cruel and elaborate murders with two things in common: the killer has left a family history chart at each crime scene, and the victims all have a connection to genealogical sleuth Jefferson Tayte. Hoping his insight and expertise will help solve the case, the FBI summon Tayte back to the capital. But as he struggles to crack the clues, the killer strikes again - and again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Suspense Mystery Surprise!!

  • By Wayne on 11-06-17

Another Winner!!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

I've read all of Steve Robinson's book and I have enjoyed every single one of them! I was looking forward to "Dying Games" and I was not disappointed. Jefferson Tayte is a character that is ordinary and yet extraordinary at the same time. I'm looking forward to each new novel. Simon Vance also does and excellent job as narrator!!

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,151

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

Intricately woven

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

I recently saw the 1945 movie "And Then There Were None," based on the Agatha Christie book. I saw it here on Audible and decided to purchase it. The movie was good, but the book was even better. Keeps you guessing!

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  • The Crimson Petal and the White

  • By: Michel Faber
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 41 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 734

NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA starring Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant, Shirley Henderson and Mark Gatiss. 'Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them....' So begins this irresistible voyage into the dark side of Victorian London. Amongst an unforgettable cast of low-lifes, physicians, businessmen, and prostitutes, meet our heroine Sugar, a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Book!!

  • By anniepaints on 06-16-11

Story and Narration, Bravo!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

I viewed the Season 1 four episode simultaneously with the book. The episodes were of course a condensed version of the book. Even though we the readers and viewers are left hanging in both the book and the episode series, the series did give the viewer a tease about the fate of Agnes Rackham, whom I thought was quite wise sometimes in her childlike insanity. I enjoyed both!

  • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

  • One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time
  • By: Bernard Evslin
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245

Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystical Myths

  • By Iona Sawyer on 12-20-14

Outstanding!!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I love Greek Mythology. This book combines great action and adventure with a flowing narrative and an excellent narrator. I read while I walk and when it was finished, I went back to the beginning!

  • The Devil Colony

  • A Sigma Force Novel, Book 7
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183

Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery - hundreds of mummified bodies - stirs international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts to the bodies' origins, the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains, along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern: gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sigma to the rescue - again!

  • By Sandra on 06-27-11

Love Sigma Force

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Love all the Sigma Force novels when Peter Jay Fernandez narrates! I've read just about all of them and I know there is going to be action and a puzzle to figure out!

  • The Seventh Plague

  • Sigma Force Novels, Book 12
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072

If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened—could they happen again—on a global scale? Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, Professor Harold McCabe comes stumbling out of the sands, but he dies before he can tell his story. Then an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body—while he was still alive. Subsequently, the medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Really Wanted to Get Passed the Narration

  • By Pilgrim on 03-01-17

Love the Sigma Force Novels

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Love the Sigma Force novels, but not Christian Baskous narration. Peter Jay Fernandez, is much better and a lot more livelier. Christian Baskous narration is just too laid back for such an action oriented story. I got through it. But I will not listen to anymore Sigma Force with Christian Baskous as the narrator. Stories are to enjoy, not to "get through."

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,772

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suprizingly entertaining

  • By Konstantin on 02-17-12

Such a great writer with great imagination!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Started Monster Hunter International and I was hooked. I'm now listening to Monster Hunter Nemesis, book 5 in the series. Creating monsters of every stripe, dragons and even werewolves as believable and even likable characters (Earl Harbinger and Deputy Heather) is not a feat every writer can pull off with such skill and panache. Oliver Wyman's narrations makes the story even better. I'm also a fan of Larry Correia's Grimnoir Chronicles with Bronson Pinchot's also excellent narration.

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  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449

When Charlie Trumper inherits the barrow his grandfather used to peddle fruit and vegetables in turn-of-the-century Whitechapel, England, he inherits his enterprising spirit as well. Charlie's deeply held ambition to raise himself out of the poverty of London's East End is destined to be realized, but there are many obstacles to overcome, including a tour of duty at the front in World War I, where he encounters the man who will become his lifelong enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming a Fan of Jeffrey Archer

  • By DWR on 05-04-16

Wow, what a suprise!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

I've only read Jeffrey Archer's Lincoln Rhymes novels and love them. This was such a wonderful surprise!
I'll check out more of Jeffrey Archer's work.

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,007

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Table of Contents & Audible Part/Chapter Notes

  • By SantaFePainter on 11-18-13

This collection is awesome!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Over the years I've read a few of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's adventures of Sherlock Holmes. And of course I grew up watching Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce's portrayal's of the duo, usually on Saturday mornings.
What a treat this complete collection was. I listen to audiobooks while I walk everyday and I enjoyed myself more than usual listening to these great stories!
I can't leave out Simon Vance, for his range of voices for the different characters and their accents. Scottish, Italian, America, English. Old, young, man, woman, child! He embodied them all beautifully and made the stories that much better!!