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  • The Labors of Hercules

  • A Hercule Poirot Collection
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet, reasoned the detective, like Hercules, he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters. So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot makes up his mind to accept just 12 more cases: his self-imposed "Labors". Each would go down in the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Little Grey Cells Prepare for Reatirement

  • By JGrace on 07-01-13

Fun Stories

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

Very fun different stories about Hercules and his labors. I loved the voice performance by Hugh Fraser.

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,078

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve, but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martin is a genius

  • By Celeste Albers on 04-26-16

Loved the Story

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

It brought to mind several of the side stories from the Game of Thrones series. I liked having a little background knowledge about some of the history.

  • Literal Leigh Romance Diaries: The Complete Collection Boxed Set

  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 284

Leigh Epstein and friends are single, twenty-something-year-old schoolteachers living relatively normal lives until Leigh stumbles upon a magic writing desk. What will happen with Leigh and her band of magical misfits as they bounce from disaster to catastrophe when she discovers the extent of her powers?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh goodness!

  • By Autumn on 08-01-15

Good Clean Fun

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

Good clean trashy fun. A couple of explicit times where I had to make sure no one else was listening but it was well done!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Once Upon a Kiss

  • By: Tanya Anne Crosby
  • Narrated by: Braden Wright
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

To settle a feud, Dominique Beauchamp was resigned to wed in order to heal their injured lands. Offered in marriage by her brother to the lord of Drakewich, she came to take the d'Lucy name... but never counted on losing her heart to the brother of her betrothed - the Black Dragon. Blaec d'Lucy mistrusted her from the beginning, believing her to be part of her brother's endless perfidy, but he was powerless to resist the fiery-haired vixen that rode so proudly into their midst. Their love was sealed... once upon a kiss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Once Upon A Kiss

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-23-16

Explicit...

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

A fun story to listen to but definitely had to turn off a couple times when my children were in the room.

  • Murder, She Wrote: Death of a Blue Blood

  • Murder, She Wrote, Book 42
  • By: Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Jessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year's Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady's maid in the garden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one I've read

  • By Catherine on 05-26-16

Not Angela Lansbury but...

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

Sandra Burr is not Angela Lansbury but she is easy to listen to and a fun story to listen to.

  • The Werewolf Meets His Match

  • Nocturne Falls, Volume 2
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

Getting arrested wasn't on werewolf Ivy Kincaid's agenda when she arrived in Nocturne Falls, but her life rarely goes according to plan. The upside of spending the night in the local lock-up is finding a hotel room is no longer a worry...but the downside is the man she's come to marry will get his first impression of her behind bars. That's not exactly the way Ivy was hoping to meet her pack's sworn enemy...aka her fiancé.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story and Performance!

  • By Cheri on 02-14-16

Good Clean Fun

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

It is a cutesy romance novel with sexy male lead and a couple twists. The idea of a playful town where it celebrates Halloween all year round is very cute. I like the characters and it was a fun trashy novel to read.

  • The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

  • Nocturne Falls, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,045
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,039

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn't know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!....... It was Clean, Funny, and Sweet!

  • By Cheri on 02-11-16

Good Clean Fun

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

It is a cutesy romance novel with sexy male lead and a twist. The idea of a playful town where it celebrates Halloween all year round is very cute. I like the character and it was a fun trashy novel to read.

  • Queen of Shadows

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,279

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire - for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past.... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome... Simply Awesome

  • By LexiLikesLiterature on 09-18-15

Good Ending

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

I have loved the story so far and enjoyed the ending clearly leading up to another book in the series. Maas really knows how to create the scene and make the characters people that you can relate to.

  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Murder Matters

  • By: Johnny Dollar
  • Narrated by: Bob Bailey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70

America's Fabulous Freelance Insurance Investigator faces cases of killing for vengeance and keeping silent for honor... "dead" men who won't stay down for long (or alive for much longer)... beneficiaries that can't be found and beautiful mixed up risk-takers who may be out on their last ledge. He pads his expense account in pursuit of stolen jewels, arsonists, crooked cops, and romance, all while he tries to solve matters of murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dollar is the man.

  • By Chris Coyne on 04-16-15

LOVE LOVE LOVE

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

I love Boy Bailey's voice and greatly enjoyed all of these stories! It brings to mind what my mother used to put on the radio when we were kids. I LOVE it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Johnny Dollar: Phantom Chases

  • By: Johnny Dollar
  • Narrated by: Bob Bailey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

This 10-hour collection features 43 digitally restored and remastered episodes, including such gems as the series only nine-part storyline, and an episode of Romance that features Bailey as an impulsive chap named Johnny in a mid-east adventure!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • By Carolyn on 04-04-16

LOVE LOVE LOVE

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

I love Boy Bailey's voice and greatly enjoyed all of these stories! It brings to mind what my mother used to put on the radio when we were kids. I LOVE it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful