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  • Murder in Hindsight

  • The New Scotland Yard Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Anne Cleeland
  • Narrated by: Marcella Riordan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Chief Inspector Acton and Detective Sergeant Kathleen Doyle know firsthand how the administration of justice can often follow a labyrinthine path. As they pursue a self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner, Acton's own questionable methods may prove his undoing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best one in the series

  • By Katerina on 04-06-15

A Delight!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

Any additional comments?

This is the third book in this series. I own all three in Kindle and Audiobook. They are a pleasure to read and a pleasure to listen to. Marcella Riordan is the narrator; she is perfection, moving easily from South London, Dublin and Ulster accents. My only question is where are number four and five in this charming series, wonderfully written by Ann Cleeland?

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  • The Plantagenets

  • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrative History

  • By Troy on 08-07-13

I should have read all the reviews!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-14

What made the experience of listening to The Plantagenets the most enjoyable?

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What other book might you compare The Plantagenets to and why?

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How could the performance have been better?

I found the narration tedious and distracting, but at least I have learned to avoid this particular narrator in future, and buy the book instead! Just sorry I tried to listen several times instead of returning it within the time frame.

Any additional comments?

I wish I had read all the reviews, and listened to the sample before I bought it, as at least one reviewer advised. After several attempts to listen, I plan on deleting this from my library and putting the book on my Christmas list, because it's about a period in which I am interested. That's why overall and story are worth 4 stars, and performance receives two for
stamina!

25 of 26 people found this review helpful