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  • One-Two, Kill a Few

  • A Casey Fremont Mystery
  • By: John Achor
  • Narrated by: Aisling Gray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Casey Fremont is on her way to interview for a temp job when a falling body nearly lands on her. Three days later, a second man, this one from her own office, dies in a similar manner and Casey is drawn into the intrigue. She confirms her suspicions, but one of her friends ends up in the hands of kidnappers. Casey must solve the mystery before she becomes the third body to go over the railing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fast moving book

  • By Cheryl a DeMont on 07-10-16

Good first in a new series.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

This review is for the audio version. One-Two, Kill a Few is the first in a new series by John Achor. It’s light, entertaining and the mystery is well plotted. I didn’t really warm up to the protagonist, Casey Fremont, but the story was interesting enough to keep me listening. She felt shallow to me. For example, when a body falls from the 10th floor to land a few feet from her, she’s more interested in the “hot” guy who knocks her out of the way than the dead man. Then the police show up and the detective is also very “hot”. I don’t remember the exact words, but as she walks away she’s thinking how she’s just met two hot guys who are both interested in her and how, except for the dead man, her day is getting better and better. I liked her new roommates and the relationship growing between the three of them.
The mystery in the book was good enough for me to try the second in the series, in hopes that the characters are more fully developed. The narrator, Aisling Gray, did a great job differentiating between the characters and her voice is easy to listen to. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slow Dollar

  • By: Margaret Maron
  • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

At the annual Harvest Festival carnival, while everyone else is playing games and having fun, someone commits murder. As Deborah investigates, she must struggle to win a carny's confidence while a dark web of dangerous secrets begins to unravel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Colorful writing and characterization, good plot

  • By Tim on 07-18-04

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-15-13

Although this is the 9th in the series, it does well as a stand alone. I thought the mystery was well written, but the various relationships in the story were also part of the overall pleasure of this book. Even the characters who only had cameo appearances in Deborah's courtroom are...characters. I felt drawn into the story, and was sorry when I finished it. I'm eager to listen to the next one.
Re the narrator: I was somewhat dubious about listening to C J Critt read a story set in North Carolina, having heard her read several Stephanie Plum novels which require a very different accent. I needn't have worried. There was nothing about her reading which reminded me of any other series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pure Voice Audio Bible - New International Version, NIV (Narrated by George W. Sarris): (18) Psalms

  • By: Zondervan Bibles
  • Narrated by: George W. Sarris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The book of Psalms from the clear, accessible New International Version - the most popular modern-English Bible - has been digitally produced to bring the Bible's stories to life. This audio is narrated by George Sarris, a well-known spokesperson for several Fortune 500 companies. This vivid recording of the NIV in a single, pure voice will help you hear the Bible again... for the first time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gender-Neutral

  • By Julie on 03-28-12

Gender-Neutral

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

Reviewed: 03-28-12

I was disappointed because I didn't realize until after I had bought it, that this is a reading of the newest gender-neutral translation. Many people will prefer this translation, but I have always liked the NIV because it was translated from original text as much as possible. Now that it has been changed to become gender-neutral, I feel like the publishers have opted for political correctness over accuracy.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Changeless

  • An Alexia Tarabotti Novel, Book 2
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,249

Gail Carriger created a fascinating steampunk vision of Victorian England in her “intoxicatingly witty” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut novel Soulless—the first in the best-selling Parasol Protectorate series. Changeless is the second in the series and finds Alexia Tarabotti, now the Lady Woolsey, quite put out after her werewolf husband goes missing. So, armed with her trusty parasol, Alexia boards a dirigible and heads for Scotland to find him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Favorite

  • By Eddy on 09-29-12

Spoiled by the ending.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I really enjoyed the 1st book in this series, but was disappointed in this one. The relationships between the characters lacked the charm and humor found in the 1st book. I would have still given it a better rating, though, if it hadn't been for the ending. For me, the ending ruined any pleasure I had gotten from the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paul Temple and the Kelby Affair

  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Anthony Head
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife solve an international mystery.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My least favorite Paul Temple

  • By Julie on 01-15-10

My least favorite Paul Temple

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-10

I have listened to several Paul Temple audiobooks, both performances and books, and this is my least favorite so far. It was depressing, with pointless suicides & murders. I wish I had not spent the credit on it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Third Circle

  • Arcane Society, Book 4
  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Leona Hewitt, disguised in men's formal evening clothes, has secretly made her way into Lord Delbridge's private museum to recover a relic stolen from her family years ago. But someone else is there in the dimly lit gallery, on the same errand: a tall, black-cloaked man whose very voice is enough to put her in a trance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing

  • By carmen fierro on 02-28-09

Amanda Quick is always worthwhile

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-09

Even though this is not my favorite Arcane novel, nor my favorite reader, I still liked it. Strong female lead & strong male lead who join to battle the baddies. I will always be willing to spend a credit on Amanda Quick.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Reluctant Widow

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Governess's New Position

  • By Joseph R on 02-28-10

Great Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-09

One of my favorite Heyer books. I wish Audible would add more of her books.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Cotswold Mystery

  • By: Rebecca Tope
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Thea Osborne and her trusty spaniel, Hepzie, have been asked by the Montgomerys to look after their house in Blockley while they take a much-needed holiday. Their elderly mother, Granny Gardner, shouldn't be any trouble - although she is slightly forgetful. Thea's got far more to worry about when a body is discovered in the house next door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Listen

  • By Lawrence on 11-23-10

Not worth a credit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-09

I'm very sorry I spent a credit on this book. It was slow moving, repetitive, and predictable.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful