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  • A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia

  • A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Clara Benson
  • Narrated by: Gethyn Edwards
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

It's 1929, and Ticky Maltravers is the toast of London high society, adored by everyone - or so it seems, until somebody poisons him over dinner. Now it turns out that numerous people with secrets to hide had every reason to wish him dead. But which of them murdered him? For Freddy Pilkington-Soames, newspaper reporter and man-about-town, the question hits a little too close to home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freddy is Back

  • By Jerri C on 05-07-17

A Great Slap-Stick Story!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

If you like slap-stick mystery, this is for you. I could almost believe there was a touch of P.G. Wodehouse in it. A light-hearted mystery without foul language or descriptions of sex. I loved it when Freddy had to have the girl he wished to impress actually pick the lock for him. It is a period piece, but so completely enjoyable. I hope Audible does they other books in this series.

  • Murder Past Due

  • Cat in the Stacks Mystery
  • By: Miranda James
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

There's a cat in the stacks...and he makes the purr-fect partner for a librarian-turned-sleuth. Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris - and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous best-selling novelist, Godfrey Priest. But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the best seller lists - permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town's past to find a killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A cat and his librarian

  • By Byron on 06-08-14

Cosy mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-09-14

Any additional comments?

This is a cute mystery. You have to love Diesel, the cat. I just wish the reader was a man since the main character is Charlie. And, although the author is using a female name, it's actually Dean James writing the story. The story is good and it is a fun mystery read.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 6: Day of Doom

  • The 39 Clues
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

International best seller David Baldacci pens the stunning conclusion to Cahills vs. Vespers! David Baldacci is the author of 23 books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD ENDING

  • By Karyn on 03-19-14

Not as bad as I thought

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

Reviewed: 03-06-14

Any additional comments?

After reading other reviews I almost didn't get this book. To make the collection complete, I did. This isn't as bad as some of the reviews make it out. Baldacci doesn't kill off everybody. Dan is back to being Dan and I liked that. It is a good finish and the right prevails which is what is supposed to happen. It is worth the read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heirs and Graces

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,440

As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favourites in the Series

  • By Dylan on 03-14-16

Getting Better

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

Reviewed: 10-22-13

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These are getting better. I'm glad Rhys Bowen has quit trying to get Georgie in bed with some guy. This is a good cosy mystery. I loved it when Jack asked Georgie if the fish wouldn't taste just as good even if he used the wrong fork. Or when he went on a fox hunt and tried to help by catching and killing the fox. This one is worth the credit.

  • Spider Woman's Daughter

  • A Leaphorn & Chee Novel
  • By: Anne Hillerman
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. With the victim fighting for his life, the entire squad and the local FBI office are hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement. But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter. Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving his former boss and partner, retired Inspector Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Andrea on 10-10-13

At last the series continues

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

Reviewed: 10-22-13

Any additional comments?

I have all of the Leaphorn/Chee series and loved them. Some were better than others, but it was a big loss for the literary world when Tony Hillerman passed away. His daughter has caught the flavor and you can tell that she "lived" the stories her father wrote. I especially liked the way she tied this one to others in the series. Bernie's sister did need some help and it leaves you wondering if we will find out what happens in the next book. Unfortunately, it was a typical scenario for Navajo land. That makes it sad because it is so real. I think Anne did a good job in trying to fill her father's shoes. I would definitely read another book.
That being said, I hope they choose another reader. George Guidall, who did the Tony Hillerman books was the best. This reader did the talking so very slow that it made you want to push the button for the next track. I couldn't really tell when someone else was talking . . . they all sounded like bad thugs from Brooklyn. I really don't know of any Navajo's who talk like she made them sound. She made them sound stupid. Please get another reader. And teach them how to pronounce the words.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Talking God

  • By: Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. But with each peeled-back layer, it becomes shockingly clear that these two cases are mysteriously connected - and that others are pusuing Highhawk, with lethal intentions. And the search for answers to a deadly puzzle is pulling Leaphorn and Chee into the perilous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Navajo Nation lives

  • By Joy on 09-16-13

Navajo Nation lives

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

Reviewed: 09-16-13

Any additional comments?

All of Tony Hillerman's books about the Navajo land are good. This one brings Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee to the Nation's capital to find out why a body appears in Navajo Land that traces back to Washington D.C. Neither are happy to be away from the Sacred Mountains. The narrator does okay but he isn't George Guidall. I heard most of these stories read by Guidall and it really spoils you. The story is very good . . . the narrator leaves much to be desired. It's hard to tell who is talking because most of the voices sound the same . . . maybe a southern drawl but the sound is the same.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Scoundrels: Star Wars Legends

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229

Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han's got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he's deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There's a bounty on Han's head - and if he can't cough up the credits, he'll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king's ransom. Or maybe a gangster's fortune?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I ROLLED MY CHANCE CUBES AND WON ON THIS BOOK!

  • By The Art of Fun on 01-02-13

Love the book

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

Reviewed: 07-24-13

Any additional comments?

This is a good book. I've listened to it several times. The ending is great!

  • Naughty in Nice

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,800

Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murder mystery for the delicately nurtured

  • By Marie-Anne on 11-11-11

Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

This is a cozy mystery. If you are looking for an edge of the seat, or cliff hanger, this isn't it. But it is a fun series that isn't serious but has some cute scenes. The debate of whether to bed or not gets a little tiresome and the reference to sex being the only interesting thing to do is distracting but there really are no sex scenes. The Lady is still a lady. There are some funny lines and the references to the royality in the early 1930's is amusing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of Empire

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,717
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,534

Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the first book. Tons of fun!

  • By Adnan on 05-30-12

On with the story

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

The second book develops the story. But really . . . Hadrian and Royce are prisoners again . . . and again . . . and again. The detailed description of the whipping of the woman and the men could have been left out and the story would have proceeded just as well. Sometimes it seemed the author really wanted to dwell on dark things. And as one would expect, the good guys are left in a bad way at the end.

  • Heir of Novron

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,401
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,410

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular fantasy series

  • By Ron on 01-03-13

Captured Again?

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

This is a long book. The longest in the series. By this time I was wondering how many times Royce and Haddrin could get captured and put in a dungeon. There are some dark places in this book as well as Book 2. The story line is good . . . it just goes on and on and I got tired of all the dungeon scenes and another escape. Of course, in the original, I guess there were actually 6 books instead of 3, but still . . . how many times do the bad guys take you prisoner before someone just kills you and gets it done? I doubt I will listen to it again.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful