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  • Death of an Honest Man

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat. He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another good story

  • By Elijah Sandford on 03-03-18

Low Quality With No Concern for Plot Flow

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I've listened to every last one of the books. This one seem to be the one that liked the most planning. It is disjointed and doesn't flow well. It jumps from one scene to another scene with a conclusion with nothing building up to the conclusion. All of a sudden at the end, he proposes to the reporter out of nowhere. This is my least favorite book. it says if there was a deadline and the author "phoned it in" rather than creating quality.

  • To Perish in Penzance

  • By: Jeanne M. Dams
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

A 30-year-old death haunts Alan Nesbitt, former Chief Constable in Cornwall. Back in 1968, a beautiful 20-year-old girl was found dead on the rocks, presumably having jumped from the cliffs. All that was known about her was her age, that she had had a child six months earlier, and that she weighed about ninety pounds. Nesbitt got nowhere with the investigation, and he regrets it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great "Cozy" Mystery

  • By Chalis on 08-25-13

Plot doesn't make sense

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I struggled to finish this story. The narrator does a good job switching between accents however the American accent is almost Pollyanna type. It contributed to the story being less believable. Also, the conclusion of a story is way too loose and is as if the author wasn't able to tie it up while. This is the second book I've listened to but won't be listening to anymore by this author.

  • 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 5,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,159

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

Unnecessarily verbose and Characters Blend

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

The character voices sometimes hard to tell who's talking at Leroy too many words added in that weren't necessary and did not add to the conversation. I love the accent and the way narrator portrayed Hector. Weak story.

14 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Invitation to Die

  • An Emily Castles Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Helen Smith
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50

Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles is out of work…again. So when famous romance author Morgana Blakely offers her a job helping out at a conference in London, Emily accepts. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die. As a cast of oddball characters assembles at the conference hotel, grievances, differences, and secrets begin to emerge. When Winnie goes missing, and then is found murdered nearby, Emily begins to suspect that someone involved with the conference is responsible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious, quirky, engaging mystery

  • By Melanie on 10-20-13

Narrator Saved Story

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

this story was predictable and the foreshadowing of who was going to be killed did not help at all. Also comma when there are black people in a story, the narrator should work harder to make them more Genuine Voice as she did with the Indian woman. The narrator is the only thing that made me push through the story while I was driving. Applied just was not good nor was it holding my attention. I found a few times then my mind wandered from the story and when I got back to it I hadn't missed much to make a plot change or for me to remind to see what I've missed. I won't be listening to this other again but I will be listening to the narrator.

  • Defend and Betray

  • A William Monk Novel #3
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Ten people gather together for an elegant London dinner party. By the end of the party, only nine are alive. Sometime after dinner, General Thaddeus Carlyon is brutally murdered in the hallway. Who had the strength - and motive - to murder the distinguished military hero? Nurse Latterly and Inspector Monk find the answers in a nightmarish legacy of evil.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Anachronistic, repetitious, annoying.

  • By Michele on 01-15-14

Way too long and boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-11

Davina Porter is one of my favorite narrators and she was the main positive. I listen to audio books on road trips and this one drew out far too long and the use of "aqualine" was too much in describing the people. I remember wondering if everyone looked alike other than hair color and height. Not a great book for a long drive because it makes the drive seem even longer with its length. It drags out.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful