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  • Hunting Shadows

  • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 16
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

A society wedding at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire becomes a crime scene when a man is murdered. After another body is found, the baffled local constabulary turns to Scotland Yard. Though the second crime had a witness, her description of the killer is so strange it's unbelievable. Despite his experience, Inspector Ian Rutledge has few answers of his own. The victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically seems to connect them - except the killer. As the investigation widens, a clear suspect emerges. But for Rutledge, the facts still don't add up, leaving him to question his own judgment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Ian Rutledge book!

  • By Kathi on 02-15-14

Great story. Great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Intriguing story; well written and very well read. Inspector is a troubled soul and his war most scarring, as I am sure most wars are. Inspector Rutledge is teetering on the brink of complete break down. will be interesting to see if he heals.

  • The Vanishing Man

  • A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

London, 1853: Young Charles Lenox is called upon by the duke of Dorset, one of England’s most revered noblemen, for help. A painting of the duke’s great-grandfather has been stolen from his private study. But the duke’s concern is not for his ancestor’s portrait; hiding in plain sight nearby is another painting of infinitely greater value, one that holds the key to one of the country’s most famous and best-kept secrets. Dorset believes the thieves took the wrong painting and may return when they realize their error.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps One of the Best In the Series!

  • By Janie on 02-23-19

Excellence...again.

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I've read all the Charles Lennox books and can't wait for the next. this series does exactly what a good series should do, have an interesting story played by the characters you know and love and leaves you wanting more. Narrated by the most excellent narrator I've heard in more than 400 books!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kingdom of the Blind

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 14
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,889

When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. None of them had ever met the elderly woman. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I found the experience very satisfying.

  • By MV on 11-29-18

Bravo!! Ms. Penny

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

The fabulous stories from Three Pines continue! Thank you Louise Penny and Robert Bathurst! Exceptional!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in the Water

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime - and promising to kill again - Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself. The writer's first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying prequel to this great series

  • By Gail N. on 03-01-18

Wonderful Series!!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Brilliant writer and marvelous narrator, equals fabulous series. I have read all, and will again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder at Hawthorn Cottage

  • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

Melissa Craig is absolutely delighted with her new life in an old crumbling cottage, spending her days pruning the primroses and getting to know Binkie, the ginger cat next door. She only wishes she had made the move to the countryside sooner. But when a knock at the door brings news of a shocking discovery, she suddenly finds herself thrown in to the middle of a baffling mystery: the bones of a young woman have been found in the woods just behind her new home. Perhaps the little village of Upper Bembury is not as idyllic as it first seemed? Strange phone calls in the night convince Melissa that the police are barking up completely the wrong tree, so she can’t resist doing a little digging of her own. From the bingo hall to the beauty salon and beyond, her search ruffles a few feathers and uncovers many of the village’s most scandalous secrets, but gets her no closer to finding the culprit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good clean mystery.

  • By Sally on 10-27-18

splendid!!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This is going to be a very interesting series. Don't miss it!! I liked narrator.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Great Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,790

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Return to Three Pines

  • By Lisa K. Dillon on 09-05-16

Another Great Book by Louise Penny

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

I have an advantage as I have listened to all of the Three Pines books by Louise Penny. while it isn't necessary to have heard them all it does give the reader/listener the valuable background to the characters and their interaction with one another. this story was intriguing and very enjoyable. the narrator did a great job. 5 stars from me and highly recommended.

  • Lord of Scoundrels

  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392

Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty dialogue highlights battle between the sexes

  • By Marcheta on 01-30-14

Great book read by the best narrator!!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

what more could one ask for?? fabulous characters brought to life by one of our most creative writers and narrated by a most talented narrator. recipe for a very interesting listen. Thanks Audible.

  • The Lion's Daughter

  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 506

Gorgeous, stubborn Esme Brentmor, daughter of a disgraced lord, is used to a wild, dangerous life among the tribes of Albania, to whom her father is the legendary, controversial Red Lion whose death she's courageously vowed to avenge - even if it leads to her own. Instead, her quest finds her rescued by the most unlikely (and very reluctant) hero! Lazy and spoiled, Lord Varian St. George has gambled away his heritage and lives on his considerable looks, charm and wits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unlikely heroine, level headed hero

  • By Tripans on 03-18-15

Great Story!!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

The narration was beautifully done. The story is extremely well done and characters very interesting. one does not want to put it down.

  • Long Spoon Lane

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

After bombs explode during an anarchist attack in Long Spoon Lane, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot... but by whom? As Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch delves into the case, he finds that there's more to the terrorism than the brutality of misguided idealists. Clues suggest that Inspector Wetron is the mastermind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too long

  • By John Gauthier on 01-28-15

Another fabulous story.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Loved it!! I've listened to all available of the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and this is one of the best. The surprising revelations about the characters, and the suspenseful events will keep one on the edge. Good narrator as well. no disappointment in this story.

  • Kissing Christmas Goodbye

  • An Agatha Raisin Mystery
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she'll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: Christmas and her ex, James Lacey. This year Agatha is sure that if she invites James to a splendid Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log. But that fantasy will have to wait for now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bring back Penelope Keith

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-16

Loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-15

Another great Agatha Raisin mystery. If you've listened to a few of the AR mysterues, you will rate this as one of your favorites. The best part is Agatha ' s Christmas party.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful