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Des Moines, WA, USA
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  • The Secrets of Wishtide

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,863

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical intrigue-

  • By Meema on 04-16-17

What an unexpected pleasure

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I wish I could find more books along the same line from this author because I enjoyed this book immensely. The reader was exceptional and I have already listened to this many times without being bored at all. I like books with interesting, unique characters and this book has plenty of those. The plot unfolded at a good pace without wasted words and I enjoyed all the twists and turns without feeling lost.

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  • Behold, Here's Poison

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Hugh Dickson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

A witty, intelligent, and delectable mystery from Georgette Heyer. This British "cozy" mystery has eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, and an intricate plot that is just plain fun. Take one rambling country house whose owner is found dead, supposedly poisoned. Add one ill-assorted family circle of very odd people, all with excellent motives for murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Audible has Georgette Heyer!

  • By Anne on 03-31-05

My favorite mystery from Audible

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I love just about anything from Georgette Heyer generally, but this gem is outstanding. The story is compelling and I can't say enough about the narrator. I never get tired of Hugh Dickson's narration. I must have listened to this book at least 10 times since I bought it. Unfortunately, I think this version is no longer available and the new reader of Heyer's mystery novels is nowhere near as good as these books deserve. I am so glad I purchased this before it was replaced by an inferior reader.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,549
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,176

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Fun read well executed

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I enjoyed this book but for no discernible reason, didn't enjoy the reader that much. He fit the character but I'm thinking the tone of his voice wasn't my preference. The story was well crafted in parts mixed with some obvious plot shortcuts. Overall though, I was kept guessing and would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes science fiction stories. The pacing was done well and the ending was satisfying.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,979

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowly we turn, step by step, inch by inch...

  • By Ron on 09-18-17

Interesting idea

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I liked the plot. It was intriguing and I was very interested initially, but soon the writing became long winded and repetitive. This is one book where the Cliff Notes would be a more compelling read. Skipping ahead to preview the sequels; the synopses appear to be even more drawn out. I am going to stop with just this first part wishing some other author had the idea and penned it differently. The reader was good but he couldn't save the flaws in this book.

  • Grass 

  • By: Sheri S. Tepper
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

What could be more commonplace than grass or a world covered over all its surface with a wind-whipped ocean of grass? But the planet Grass conceals horrifying secrets within its endless pastures. And as an incurable plague attacks all inhabited planets but this one, the prairie-like Grass begins to reveal these secrets - and nothing will ever be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Speculative & Creative, Yet well Paced and Unique

  • By Zach Wilson on 04-17-17

Excellent listen

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

I enjoyed the story and the narration immensely. The plot was unique and different. The story was well developed with interesting characters, action and descriptions of places and situations. The ending was satisfying. The narrator was a great fit for the story and characters. I have been listening to audible books for years now and this narrator is in the top group of ones I have enjoyed the most.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Fuzzy Nation

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi - introduction
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,412

In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling.

  • By Samuel Montgomery-Blinn on 05-11-11

I liked Scalzi's version best

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

Reviewed: 11-28-12

What did you love best about Fuzzy Nation?

I really enjoyed the rewrite by John Scalzi. The added humor, the character changes and modification of the story line appealed to me. In comparison, the original seemed flat and uninteresting.

What does Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi (Introduction) bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Wil Wheaton is now one of my favorite narrators!

  • The Moonstone

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Peter Jeffrey
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

Considered the first full-length detective novel in the English language, T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as 'the first and greatest English detective novel'. The stone of the title is an enormous yellow diamond plundered from an Indian shrine after the Siege of Seringapatam. Given to Miss Verinder on her 18th birthday, it mysteriously disappears that very night. Suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers who have been seen in the neighbourhood. Sergeant Cuff is assigned to the case....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing detective novel

  • By Lucie on 01-03-09

One of my favorite Audiobooks

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-10

The narrator was wonderful and the story was interesting and highly enjoyable. The plot might be a bit slow and verbose for some people, but if you like a well turned phrase and detailed character depictions, you will like this aspect as much as I did. The narrator's reading and distinctive voices for the different characters was outstanding.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger

  • By: Albert Camus
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,567

Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is amorality bad?

  • By Rolando on 03-10-14

Great reader

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-07

I tried several times to read this book but it never held my attention. The audio quality and the tone and inflection of the reader was excellent so that the story became quite interesting and made for easy listening.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful