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K. Holm

Upstate NY
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  • The Darkwater Bride

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,744
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,734

Late Victorian London. When James Miller, the most respectable of Scottish businessmen, is pulled, dead, from the Thames, his daughter is drawn into an investigation which reveals a whole world of secrets and corruption. Alongside local detective Culley, Catriona’s search for her father’s killer leads all the way to the tragic truth behind the ghostly legend of The Darkwater Bride and the power of her deadly kiss. An epic drama starring Adrian Scarborough, Claire Corbett, Freya Mayor and Jamie Glover, The Darkwater Bride combines the genres of the Victorian mystery thriller with the equally classic Victorian mode of the ghostly tale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • spooky audio drama / sex & violence crime fiction

  • By Paul on 04-07-19

another disappointing audible original

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

another disappointing audible original. don't know why I bother with these anymore. low quality production.

  • The Threat

  • How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
  • By: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Narrated by: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,505
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,216

On March 16, 2018, just 26 hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy." In The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career and an impassioned defense of the FBI.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The FBI & DOJ

  • By Greb on 02-19-19

details and insight not found in news coverage

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

A few dry spots but many Revelations pertaining to the Clinton email &, Russian influence campaign not published elsewhere.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,939
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,949

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

so disappointed in audible original s!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

okay, I get it... audible has a new idea for making more money but these audible originals are poorly written and badly acted. I have yet to find one I like.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,019

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

horrible rendition of a favorite classic

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Narration and accents so badly done that I couldn't finish the first chapter. overall impression was of a poorly acted play rather than the reading of a classic.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Mistresses of Cliveden

  • Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home
  • By: Natalie Livingstone
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Overlooking the Thames, the Cliveden mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish gardens. Throughout its storied history, Cliveden has been a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion - from its salacious, deadly beginnings in the 17th century to the 1960s Profumo affair, the sex scandal that toppled the British government. Now, in this immersive chronicle, the manor's current mistress, Natalie Livingstone, opens the doors to this prominent house and lets the walls do the talking.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Galina M. on 11-14-16

narration a poor caricature

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

narrator's attempted imitation of a breathy "upper class" accent was distracting and annoying. stories we're thin.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Long Weekend

  • Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939
  • By: Adrian Tinniswood
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

As World War I drew to a close, change reverberated through the halls of England's country homes. As the sun set slowly on the British Empire, the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. In The Long Weekend, historian Adrian Tinniswood introduces us to the tumultuous, scandalous, and glamorous history of English country houses during the years between world wars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Thought I Was

  • By Eileen on 08-06-17

primarily a book of architecture

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

A very misleading title as very little of county life and tradition is described. Disappointing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

  • The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
  • By: The Countess of Carnarvon
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 514

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS series, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By jill on 12-09-12

Reads like a Highclere visitor guide. Boring!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

As an anglophile, I love biography & Downton Abbey. This is neither. Tedious & boring!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful