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  • The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

  • Flavia de Luce Series, Book 10
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop’s Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce’s sister, Ophelia, is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. “A church is a wonderful place for a wedding”, muses Flavia, “surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar.” Flavia is not your normal 12-year-old girl, and she'll have her first case when there's an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia’s wedding cake: a human finger. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flavia does it again!

  • By Rebecca, the Untangled Writer on 01-23-19

another great Flavia adventure!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I think this one is my favorite, well, besides The Sweetness at the bottom of the pie. I absolutely love the narrator too! she really brings the story to life!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Summary of Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah audiobook cover art
  • Summary of Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

  • By: Billionaire Mind Publishing
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85

Please note: This is a summary and not the original book. Count your blessings every single day. Trevor Noah never had an easy life growing up. Growing up as the son of an illegal birth, Trevor had to be hidden away every time and his existence should never be known. Born a Crime is Trevor Noah's brave and inspiring journey towards adulthood as he was finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just get the real book

  • By Longtime online shopper on 07-15-18

basically a good summary

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

the writer completely missed what had happened at the event with the dancer named Hitler and the reason why their show was stopped. I found it very interesting in the book how Trevor explained how everyone had an English name. Also, I found it important that he described I'm about learning history in school.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 13-15
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216

"A Lesson in Murder": When Jack and Sarah are called in to investigate mysterious pranks at Cherringham Girls School, it seems at first that it might be the work of a few mean pupils with a grudge. But things quickly turn serious when a popular teacher meets a sudden, violent death. "The Secret of Combe Castle": When the penniless FitzHenrys find themselves victims of a threatening campaign to oust them from their ancestral home, Jack and Sarah are called in to track down the culprit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hurry up 16-18

  • By John on 03-06-17

love this series

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

I can't wait til the next one becomes available in audio. the narrator does such a good job with bringing it all to life. I wish it was a tv series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Aunt Dimity and the Duke

  • An Aunt Dimity Mystery
  • By: Nancy Atherton
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Emma Porter is 40, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. When her longtime lover dumps her for a younger woman, Emma escapes the cloying sympathy of family and friends by setting out on a summer-long driving tour of England's glorious gardens. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings her to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion in Cornwall, where she finds a duke in search of a missing lantern with extraordinary powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite books ruined by the reader.

  • By Linda on 04-04-13

I speed it up to 125

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

that helps the narration be a little less annoying. I really wish they would get someone new to redo the narration. I think it might actually get more people to listen to this great series that this talented author has written. It's sad to think people are missing out on it because of the horrible narration.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,251

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Surprised it was a thriller

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

When I listened to this book I really didn't know anything about it. I thought it was ok and when I talked to others who had or were reading it, they all loved it and couldn't put it down. I thought it was just long, drawn out and moved slow. When my daughter heard I was listening to it, she commented about it being a thriller movie. I was shocked actually. I looked up the trailer and was amazed they had made it into a movie. I finally realized what the problem was for me, it was how the narrators read it. They did not convey the thriller aspect very well, if not at all. I had to listen to it again with the thriller aspect imagined by myself. From what I have figured out after talking to a bunch of people who read it, it needs to be read rather than listened to on audiobook to get the true feel of the story.

  • Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure

  • Aunt Dimity, Book 21
  • By: Nancy Atherton
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gold and silver bracelet inlaid with gleaming garnets, which she quickly learns belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori brings news of the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's past. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not bring herself to do - return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor or to his rightful heir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful new narrator for this great series!

  • By topcatrules on 06-07-16

Thank you, thank you thank you!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

Thank you for getting a new narrator! I will probably listen to this book at least 3 times just to cleanse my ears of the last narrator!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful