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  • Angel in Red

  • Angel Fehrbach Series, Book 2
  • By: Christopher Nicole
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Anna Fehrback is not yet 21, the picture of innocent beauty-and a deadly assassin with seven kills to her name. Recruited by the Nazis under threats of reprisals against her family, she has served as a double agent in the war, secretly spying for the British. Now, as France falls to Germany, she faces a new mission: go to Russia and assassinate Stalin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • WW II Kitsch

  • By Axel on 12-24-14

WW II Kitsch

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

Reviewed: 12-24-14

Would you try another book from Christopher Nicole and/or Jilly Bond?

Maybe. The characters are very superficial, more caricatures than anything else. The German characters are just ludicrous - it's a kind weird historical soap opera.

  • The Lost Abbot

  • The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
  • By: Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Matthew Bartholomew doesn't want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely Julitta Holm has caused a scandal in Cambridge, so he has no choice. He is one of a party of Bishop's Commissioners, charged to discover what happened to Peterborough's abbot, who went for a ride one day and has not been seen since. When the Commissioners arrive, they find the town in turmoil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Medieval Mystery with humor

  • By Judith A. Weller on 06-15-13

Good Mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-24-14

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

Very good medieval who done it. The characters are well developed and the story is not fast paced, but keeps you interested.

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  • The '44 Vintage

  • By: Anthony Price
  • Narrated by: Dominic Mafham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

A few weeks after D-Day, the German army in the West is retreating, with the British and the Americans in hot pursuit. But Major O'Conor, ex-liaison officer with the Yugoslav Partisans, is conducting his own private war. As he leads his hand-picked team of ruthless fighters deep behind enemy lines, it becomes clear that he regards French Resistance units and British Intelligence agents as more dangerous to his mission than the Germans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally the best yet!

  • By Cookie on 01-16-13

Interesting Plot

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

Reviewed: 12-24-14

Where does The '44 Vintage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a great WW II war/mystery story. Very well written and performed. Look forward to more.

  • Kydd

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 1
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

1793 and Europe is ablaze with war. Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang to be a part of the crew of the 98-gun line-of-battle ship Duke William. The ship sails immediately and Kydd has to learn the harsh realities of shipboard life fast. Despite all that he goes through in danger of tempest and battle he comes to admire the skills and courage of the seamen - taking up the challenge himself to become a true sailor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing storyline

  • By Raymond W. Hill, Jr. on 11-07-14

Good Sea Yarn

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

Reviewed: 12-24-14

What did you love best about Kydd?

Interesting plot. You see life from a sailor's, not officer's, point of view.

What other book might you compare Kydd to and why?

Dewy Lambdin's series - although Lambdin is better.

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