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  • A Christmas Railway Mystery

  • By: Edward Marston
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

December 1860. Headed for the morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive Works is an army of men pouring out of terraced houses built by the GWR, a miniature town and planned community that aims to provide for its employees from cradle to grave. Unfortunately, boilersmith Frank Rodman is headed for the grave sooner than he'd expected, or he will be once his missing head is found. Colbeck, the Railway Detective, finds his investigation into Rodman's murder mired in contradictions. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Probably good reading as a book-a bit boring

  • By John on 12-08-18

Probably good reading as a book-a bit boring

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I’m sure this story would come off better if read as a book. I didn’t get a warm feeling for any character or find any of them interesting.
And there was certainly not any train theme much less a “Christmas Railway” aura. I felt a bit deceived.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengeance & Retribution!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-07-18

Stereotypes galore! For the entirety of the book!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

If you want to hear a so so story where each character is one dimensional, shallow & beyond stereotypical-then this is for you!

I found the story just bland. I finished it as a comedy of sorts; I would chuckle at the descriptions of the characters, that’s the only reason that I finished it . It was pretty awful honestly.

So if you know this going into it & would like to be entertained (not by a good drama) at the conjuring of the worst kind stereotypes you could possibly imagine.

Bonus: you can entertain friends at lunch like I did with some funny, unbelievable descriptions!

For that alone, I don’t feel right returning it...

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