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  • The Magician Murders

  • The Art of Murder, Book III
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Jason West, hot-shot special agent with the FBI’s Art Crime Team, is at the Wyoming home of Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief Sam Kennedy, who is recuperating from a recent hit-and-run accident, when he’s asked to consult on the theft of a priceless collection of vintage magic posters. But before Jason can say “presto change-o”, the owner of the art collection turns up murdered in a national forest. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • things are heating up!

  • By B on 06-28-18

Good enough but not a favorite in this series ... just 3 stars

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Truly loved the two first in this The Art of Murder series. The plot and crime storyline in this third part wasn’t in my opinion thrilling enough. It wasn’t filled with breathtaking surprises or clever twists to get me in a good crime reading mood. Maybe it just didn’t feel like a full-length novel. I kind of waited for it to start... Hhmm.. — Wasn't I attentive enough? Did I dream away time and missed listening properly? It felt like I missed that usual energy, magic and excitement in a Lanyon book to a great extent. Still, as in every Lanyon, is it always nice to follow her/his main characters in each series, here two FBI agents, and their personal life in everynew book part.

... and I felt a small (tiny maybe and could be forgiven) but anyway it was a “cliff ending” there.

Perhaps not over-enthusiastic about Williams as a narrator but it was still a quite okay audiobook.

Summary: A good but not great Josh Lanyon crime/mystery MM.

  • Mists of the Serengeti

  • By: Leylah Attar
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Megan Tusing
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming. Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling. Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti - children who are worth more dead than alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mists of the Serengeti

  • By Listening is Reading on 10-30-18

4.2 Stars - Very enjoyable and a very CR

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Mists of the Serengeti is mostly a low in (relationship-) angst and overall a nice pretty easygoing love story to just simply enjoy and keep reading. Of course there are some sadness, sad family losses and sudden death to start with, but it solves in its own ways. We end with dried tears, huge promising love and new chances. — Best of all; it is not a overly long, not a overly complicated or a overly steamy smexy romance book. But I got enough nice steam and heat to get the feel of a yummy romance.

Mists of the Serengeti let me with the feeling of kindhearted sweetness with two main characters and a couple of second characters to sincerely like and feel for. It also gave me some hours when I was hooked in a intriguing plot (“albino children mystery”) told with high speed suspense at times.

My summary:
• All in all a yummy good holiday read when you like me enjoy to spend time with nice heartwarming love stories.
• This 12 hours audiobook is very well narrated by Zachary Webber and Megan Tusing.
• Recommended for old fashion romantic girls and ladies ... actually all kind of fans of contemporary romances.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Bachelor Establishment

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678

High adventure and dark mystery combine in a sparkling historical romance, by Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay from The Chronicles of St. Mary's. Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever and well-plotted Regency Romance

  • By Hope on 09-17-15

3.5 Stars - Enjoying and lighthearted romance

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Would you try another book from Jodi Taylor and/or Anna Bentinck?

Yes

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Narrator: In my opinion well enough narrated by Anna Bentinck. She does it very well but I’m sorry to say I just didn’t like her choice of voices at all times. ... Perhaps I sometimes felt that it became a bit too ridiculous female and at times a bit too exaggerated, and maybe another voice for example the heroine would have made me more convinced.

Any additional comments?

A well-thought-out story with a interesting enough refreshing puzzle dissolution at the end. Adult feel, a spiritual language with much irony between the main characters and main characters to feel for. All in all a very lovely not too long novel with both an old crime to solve, strange new events, suspense and gunfire, at least two romantic romances to cross your fingers for, and best of all some nicely told traditional British social gatherings at castles and mansions.

Easy done, quite short and much fun. ~ Oh yes, I’m happy about this one. I giggled a lot and sincerely had a satisfied little smile in my face most time. I’m not overwhelmed about the audiobook narrators choice of character voices but in all good enough.

  • Whack-a-Mole

  • John Ceepak, Book 3
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

John Ceepak and Danny Boyle return with the hunt for a long-dormant serial killer who might be ready to strike again. An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven pits Ceepak against a killer with a code just as rigid as his own. When the killer targets his next victim, the consequences becomes dire for Ceepak and Boyle. This is a game they must win.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series gets better and better

  • By Bernadette on 01-17-10

So much fun!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Funny and geeky as always. Great narrated (applauses) but a bit more creepy mystery case than in the first two. Looking forward to continue with the fourth part. — My favorites cops right now. Ceepak is just like nobody. Love him. ...and dear Danny.

  • A Disappearance in Drury Lane

  • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Late December, 1818: As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares for his upcoming wedding, his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, comes to him about an actress friend who's gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will pit him against men who think nothing of abduction, assault, or sending incendiary devices to the innocent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just adore Captain Lacey

  • By Tracey A. Kassman on 04-15-17

Enjoying listening as always

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

Oh gosh, I like my dear limping Captain and his great narrator. Looking forward to next adventure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blackmoore

  • By: Julianne Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXQUISITE!

  • By 🌸DARA on 09-22-13

Absolutely perfect!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

5 huge stars without doubt. — This was surely a great and grand romantic historical novel. Narrated in the best way imaginable and 10 really enjoying listening hours. My big applause!!

  • Murder in a Mill Town

  • Nell Sweeney Mystery , Book 2
  • By: P.B. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Leigh Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Nell Sweeney, a young Irish-born governess in post-Civil War Boston, may not have much, but she does possess both a keen mind and a brave heart. As governess to the wealthy Hewitt family, she finds plenty of opportunities to use both - especially when the seamy side of society shows itself. The lowborn Fallons come to Viola Hewitt with a desperate plea for help. Their wayward daughter, Bridget, a pretty young employee of Hewitt Mills and Dye Works, hasn’t been seen for days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An all time fave in a whole new way

  • By Punky585 on 09-18-14

My new favorite historical crime series! - 4.4 Stars

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16


Very enjoying audio-listening again...
The Nell Sweeney Mysteries is maybe my favorite historical crime series right now. I love to be with these terrific fiction characters and I just want more audio-hours with this lovely narrator.

Murder in a Mill Town brings a new mystery case for Nell Sweeney. — A young worker woman has very strangely suddenly disappeared. Her parents, mother at least, are worried and they are visiting the Hewitt's townhouse to ask the Lady of the house for help. ...Their daughter was working at the Hewitt family's big textile mill. — We also learn more about Nel's past and Duncan.

# A new good mystery case. I wasn't sure who was the evil villain until the very last end and it was both exciting and thrilling heartbreaking.

# Best of course the slowly developing so very interesting relationship between Nell and Will.

Not a romance series but this is for sure for me. Looking forward to start the third audiobook "Death on Beacon Hill" really soon.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Once Upon a Marquess

  • Worth Saga, Volume 1
  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 249

The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Christian Trent, the Marquess of Ashford - the man who spent summers at her family home, who kissed her one magical night...and then heartlessly ruined her father. But when a tricky business matter arises, he's the only one she can ask for help. With any luck, he'll engage a servant to take care of the matter, and she won't even have to talk with him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Witty dialog will make you laugh.

  • By L. Brown-Jackson on 03-11-16

3 1/2 Stars - Nice enough but not impressive good...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

3 1/2 Stars - Nice enough but not impressive good as a CM rightly should be. Luckily is this audio-narrator fabulous and simply perfect.

It is sad to write about a Milan historical but maybe is "Once Upon a Marquess" a bit too casual gray, pale and sad for me. Maybe was it filled with too much depressing facts, lacking in the truly (shimmering grand pink) romantic part and too much a story about day to day problems for a tired older poor sister. There are a lot of problems, hate, trouble, kittens, siblings, grieving, old depressing stuff and maybe also too many back flashes for my taste. I expected more. I know I rightly can.

Finally: I looooove to listen to Ms Rosalyn Landor, I sincerely admire Ms Courtney Milan's great writing AND I will continue this new CM series. A promising start. I'm sure there will be future great books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,529

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!

  • By Barbara on 01-14-12

A solid good old fashioned spy mystery. Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Any additional comments?

**4 Stars**

Yes, of course you feel that it's been 45 years since "The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax" first was published, but this was excellent. Truly enjoying audiobook entertainment in the old school spy thriller genre. Not always believable but with heart. Add a FANTASTIC narration from Mrs Rosenblat.

Gosh, so much fun! ~ Even old housewife ladies perform great deeds and surprise you in the case of national security.

I LIKE - grannies with gunpowder

  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,806

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rain on 12-23-15

Twenty hours but so much fun!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

Indescribable and Incomparable. Simply crazy Fun and Fabulous. I couldn't but love them all. — A "I'll never forget it" story.