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EDGEWATER, FL, United States
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  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,747
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,743

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

NICE BOOK FOR DRIVING<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

Got some of the characters mixed up but in the end it didn't matter. 15 words

  • Wings Above the Diamantina

  • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Arthur W. Upfield
  • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

The discovery of the stolen red monoplane on the dry, flat bottom of Emu Lake meant many things to many people. For Elizabeth Nettlefold, the chance to nurse its strangely ill passenger meant a new purpose in life. For Dr Knowles, brilliant physician and town drunk, it meant the revival of a romantic dream. For a person or persons unknown, it meant a murder plan gone badly awry. And for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, it meant one of the toughest cases of his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Bonaparte Mystery!

  • By Mary Corbet on 04-02-13

UPFIELD DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

LOVED IT. BUT I NEED TO ADD 13 WORDS. SO HERE THEY ARE. THIS IS WHY I DON'T DO REVIEWS. STUPID RULE.

  • Secondhand Spirits

  • A Witchcraft Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,572

Lily Ivory hopes for a normal life when she opens Aunt Cora's Closet. With her magical knack for vintage fashion - she can sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry - her store becomes a big hit. But when a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area, Lily may be the only one who can unravel the crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Witches and fashion - what's not to like!

  • By Sher on 07-23-12

Took a few chapters but....

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

Reviewed: 04-07-14

Where does Secondhand Spirits rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very very high!

What did you like best about this story?

Hard to pick between content and narrator....and so I won't! I liked everything about this book. AND that there will be more too.

What does Xe Sands bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Love her easy style

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I like to stretch out a good story.

Any additional comments?

I've been looking for a good series for a while now. So glad I found it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dog Who Knew Too Much

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn's exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times best-selling debut, Dog on It. The Dog Who Knew Too Much marks the duo's triumphant return in a tale that's full of surprises.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Same Old Story

  • By Me & My Girls on 06-24-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Especially a dog lover.

What other book might you compare The Dog Who Knew Too Much to and why?

I love the "cat who" books and have been trying to find something comparable.

Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Only enjoyed this one so far

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed a lot.

Any additional comments?

First book I have read in this series. I plan to get the whole series and future books too.

  • Life

  • By: Keith Richards, James Fox
  • Narrated by: Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744

Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ins and outs

  • By Jesse on 11-07-10

GREAT READ

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

Reviewed: 01-02-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Life to be better than the print version?

Better than most and I am only halfway through it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Keith....I mean duh it's an autobiography

Which character – as performed by Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley – was your favorite?

Again...autobiography. Both were excellent

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nostalgic....about the past. In love with young Keith Richards...but then I was gorgous too back then. =)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dominion

  • By: C. S. Friedman
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1,322

Four hundred years after mankind's arrival on Erna, the undead sorcerer Gerald Tarrant travels north in search of a legend. For it is rumored there is a forest where the fae has become so powerful that it devours all who enter it, and he means to test its power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Warning, vampires within!

  • By Darcy Conroy on 07-27-12

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 12-02-12

Would you try another book from C. S. Friedman and/or R. C. Bray?

Maybe

What could C. S. Friedman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Build the castle!

Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

All were equally good. Excellent actor

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, it got me interested and then ended

Any additional comments?

I guess if I had read the Coldfire series it might have made more sense to me.