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  • Letzte Ehre: [L wie Leichtsinn] (Kinsey Millhone 12)

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Kinsey Millhone kann es einfach nicht lassen: Endlich hat sich die Privatdetektivin einmal vorgenommen, richtig auszuspannen, da stolpert sie auch schon über den nächsten Fall. Diesmal geht es um den verstorbenen Kriegsveteranen Johnny Lee. Wieso taucht sein Name nirgends in den militärischen Akten auf? Und warum sind so viele Leute an seinem Nachlass interessiert?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best of alphabet murder mysteries in German translation

  • By AZ Desert Gal on 12-16-18

One of the best of alphabet murder mysteries in German translation

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

One of the best of the alphabet murder mysteries in German translation. So much fun with memorable characters and plenty of plot twists.

  • Frau in der Nacht

  • [K wie Killer] (Kinsey Millhone 11)
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Als Lorna Kepler, eine schöne, eigenwillige Frau und ein typischer Vogel der Nacht, tot aufgefunden wird, ist ihr Körper bereits so stark verwest, dass die Todesumstände nicht mehr eindeutig zu klären sind. Und so legt die Polizei den Fall bald zu den Akten. Lornas Mutter aber kann sich nicht damit abfinden. Sie ist überzeugt, dass ihre Tochter ermordet wurde und der Mörder frei herumläuft. Daher beauftragt sie die Privatdetektivin Kinsey Millhone, sich des Falles anzunehmen. Bald stellt sich heraus, dass Lorna mit Pornoaufnahmen erpresst wurde. Auf meist nächtlichen Streifzügen durch die Stadt spürt Kinsey jetzt alle Leute auf, mit denen Lorna Kontakt hatte; einen befreundeten "all night deejay", eine Prostituierte, der sie manchmal aushalf, einen Pornofilmproduzenten, Verwandte, ihren Vermieter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Justice gets a little help

  • By AZ Desert Gal on 12-13-18

Justice gets a little help

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Another fine murder mystery in German translation. I only wish the narrator could differentiate better between voices of characters, but otherwise, well done.

  • Nichts zu verlieren: [A wie Alibi] (Kinsey Millhone 1)

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Acht Jahre ist es her, dass der skrupellose Anwalt Laurence Fife ermordet wurde. Acht Jahre saß seine junge und schöne Frau Nikki unschuldig im Gefängnis. Als sie endlich auf Bewährung freikommt, wendet sie sich an Privatdetektivin Kinsey Millhone, die sich auf die Suche nach dem wahren Mörder begibt. Kinsey Millhone lässt nicht locker und gerät immer tiefer in einen Strudel aus Leidenschaft, Verzweiflung und Hass, dem sie sich nicht entziehen kann.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun to find this story in German

  • By AZ Desert Gal on 12-05-18

Fun to find this story in German

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Glad to find this classic in translation for another way to enjoy this fine story of sleuthing.

  • Indulgence in Death

  • In Death, Book 31
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,528
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853

When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place is safe - not an Irish wood or the streets of the manic city she calls home. But nothing prepares her for what she discovers upon her return to the cop shop in New York City....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, great Eve/Roarke relationship

  • By MJ on 11-11-10

Series becoming formulaic

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

What's the point of inventing such villains and victims and then working such an improbably crime to the collar and take down?

  • Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone

  • By: Phaedra Patrick
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump-start. And then a surprise arrives at his door. Gemma is Benedict's audacious teenage niece - the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. The two Stone brothers had a falling out and haven't spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict's world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really aggravating..spoiler alert

  • By J Moore on 12-27-17

Sappy yet enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Almost more a young adult genre family story than true adult fiction. Somewhat gimmicky yet with redeeming value as a 'heartwarming family story'.

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  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • By: Phaedra Patrick
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest; waters his fern, Frederica; and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sweet, predictable novel of widower's quest

  • By Mark on 01-05-18

Enjoyable wisdom

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

A 69 year old widower discovering some secrete and making friends along the way. Sweet tale!

  • To Die but Once

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852

Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as "the Bore War" - nothing much seems to have happened yet - Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a "hush-hush" government contract. As Maisie's inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, another mother is worried about a missing son - but this time the boy in question is one beloved by Maisie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maisie, Billy, and All Return. Yes!

  • By carina on 05-11-18

Top notch series

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Another fine story in this epic series set in England spanning period between WW I and WW II.

  • In This Grave Hour

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057

When listeners last heard Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938, and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the Führer himself. In In This Grave Hour, a year has passed, and Maisie is back home in England - yet neither she nor her nation is safe. Britain has just declared war on Germany and is mobilizing for the devastating battle ahead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good Maisie story again

  • By Maine Knitter on 03-17-17

Good people in a imperfect world

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Another finely crafted story in this epic series spanning WW I to WW II. Highly recommended.

  • Journey to Munich

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336

It's early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks toward Fitzroy Square - a place of many memories - she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man's wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie - who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter - to retrieve the man from Dachau....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very intense thriller!

  • By Wayne on 03-30-16

Top Notch

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

My favorite series with lead female detective. Suspenseful plot twists. And the characters are well developed and memorable.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,727
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,234
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17,126

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Restores faith in integrity

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

The First Lady Michelle Obama, the impressive and admirable FLOTUS I will miss the most, telling the story of her life and her eye witness account to history - graceful, intelligent, humorous and candid.