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  • Every Trick in the Rook

  • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Marty Wingate
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Julia Lanchester is flying high. She's nesting with her boyfriend, Michael Sedgwick, and she's found her niche as manager of the tourist center in her picturesque British village. Thanks to all her hard work, visitor traffic was up - way up. Her reward is an even more hectic schedule. Michael's busy, too, traveling all over as the personal assistant to Julia's father, celebrity ornithologist Rupert Lanchester. With precious little time together, Julia's romantic weekend with Michael can't come soon enough. But the getaway is spoiled when Julia's ex-husband is found murdered. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Charlotte Araki on 10-21-18

Great

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-18

I think this is my favorite but I think that with each book. So entertaining.

  • The Rhyme of the Magpie

  • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Marty Wingate
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

With her personal life in disarray, Julia Lanchester feels she has no option but to quit her job on her father's hit BBC Two nature show, A Bird in the Hand. Accepting a tourist management position in Smeaton-under-Lyme, a quaint village in the English countryside, Julia throws herself into her new life, delighting sightseers (and a local member of the gentry) with tales of ancient Romans and pillaging Vikings. But the past is front and center when her father Rupert tracks her down in a moment of desperation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A missing birder

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 09-25-18

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-18

Likable characters, interesting plot twists and lots of excitement. Can't wait for the next book.

  • The Golden Ass or Metamorphoses

  • By: Apuleius
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

This tale of a man who, when tinkering with magic, becomes changed into an ass is one of the most entertaining and remarkable stories from classic Latin literature. It is funny, bawdy and completely approachable - but also shows life from the point of view of a beast of burden in the Roman Empire of the second century CE.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Patrick on 04-02-17

Delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

It has been about twenty years since I last read this and I'm so glad I decided to try the Audible version. It is a very different experience listening. I very much enjoyed the narrator. He really brought the book to life.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,713
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,717

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Stayed up through the night. A gripping yet odd story. Gives a very rounded handling of many details over a long period of time.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 16-18
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075

The Last Puzzle: When amiable old village eccentric Quentin Andrews dies, the good folk of Cherringham are astonished at the crowd that turns up to his funeral. But even more astonished are the beneficiaries of his will: Quentin has left a veritable fortune to whomever is the first who can solve an intricate 'Cherringham crossword'. That puzzle is only the first of many that Jack and Sarah will uncover as they follow the treasure hunt for clues and learn the truth about who Quentin Andrews really was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Waiting for Episodes 19 - xx in English!

  • By MMinSouthernCA on 09-25-17

So good

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

I've waited to write a review until I'd listened to all of the series available in English. I really enjoyed them all and hope there will be many more. Neil Dudgeon is such a gifted narrator, one of the very best. He is a master of accents.
These mysteries are just right for me. Interesting subjects that keep me guessing. More please!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Janus Stone

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 793

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Return to Salt Marsh & Mysterious Archeology

  • By Sara on 08-22-14

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

This was a riviting book like all the others. Great subject matter, I love archaeology and Roman history, but anyone can enjoy it. Gripping.

  • Shadow over the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 2
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777

Detective Nikki Galena's friend and neighbor meets a tragic end, but there's more to his death than meets the eye. And someone terrible from DS Joseph Easter's past is back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoy this series.

  • By Charlotte Araki on 05-27-17

I really enjoy this series.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

The location is atmospheric and the methods of the crimes are unique. Love the characters and the narrator is great with voices and accents.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,659
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,853

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

Not my usual reading fare but was enchanted from the first chapter. Derek Jacobi and a fine cast make it a double delight. Still pulling on my heart strings. Hope there will be another.

  • Ghostwalk

  • By: Rebecca Stott
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

A Cambridge historian is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother's book, Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth's house. Soon Lydia discovers that the violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth's research has unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your average mystery

  • By Charlotte Araki on 01-14-17

Not your average mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

Beautiful, haunting story.
The writing is mesmerizing and the narration very well done. Not what I expected, much better.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 7-9
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 7 - 9: THE BODY IN THE LAKE, SNOWBLIND and PLAYING DEAD.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended!

  • By Marge on 10-03-16

Great fun

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Loved every minute of it. Exciting, never lost interest for a moment. Excellent narration. Wonderful