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The LeMesurier Inheritance
    
    
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        Agatha Christie
    
    


    
    
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        David Suchet
    
    


    
    Length: 26 mins
    35 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The LeMesurier Inheritance

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Nobody takes the LeMesurier curse lightly. Least of all any first-born son in the family - for it is deemed that he will not inherit the title. Can Poirot solve the riddle of the curse? The story dates from medieval times when an ancestor suspected his wife of being unfaithful and his young child of not being his own. In a fit of rage he killed them both - possibly by walling them up alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Mr. Suchet

  • By Carol on 11-29-11

Thank you Mr. Suchet

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

How lovely to have such a talented actor as the narrator. Mr. Suchet IS Poirot in my mind now and he does a wonderful job of voicing the other characters. After listening to this audiobook, I immediately purchased every Christie audio that he narrated. If you like Agatha Christie stories and enjoyed Mr. Suchet's portrayal of Poirot, get this audiobook (and all the rest).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Fingerprint
    
    
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        Patricia Wentworth
    
    


    
    
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        Diana Bishop
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    56 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Fingerprint

  • By: Patricia Wentworth
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

When she found the body of her beloved Uncle Jonathan, Georgina's mind went blank. Instinctively, she stooped to pick up the revolver, thus becoming the prime suspect - especially as she stood to inherit a large fortune. But Uncle Jonathan had a second, secret will and the beneficiary is the wide-eyed, seemingly innocent Mirrie Fields. There is also the puzzle of the missing fingerprint. It was the showpiece of Uncle Jonathan's collection, acquired from a self-confessed murderer...who is still at large.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly engaging traditional British mystery

  • By Constance on 02-26-11

So Cozy

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

Reviewed: 11-22-11

Good cozy, English mystery with wonderful narration. I purchased every one of the Miss Silver series available and wish Audible would offer the rest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Grey Mask
    
    
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        Patricia Wentworth
    
    


    
    
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        Diana Bishop
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    103 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Grey Mask

  • By: Patricia Wentworth
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Furious at being jilted by Margaret Langton, Charles Moray left England behind him. Four years later, he returns only to discover that a criminal gang has been using his house to plan a vicious crime. The target is the beautiful Margot Standing, who stands to inherit a considerable fortune. But the gang has other plans for her. Charles is appalled to discover that Margaret Langton is one of the conspirators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Thriller

  • By Alison on 02-16-08

Cozy as a hand-knit shawl.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-11

The main character - PI Miss Silver - appears late in this series opener, but she's worth the wait, and she knits. I've read my Agatha Christie stories so many times now I wished for something new, and heard about this series on a knitting blog. These are cozy English mysteries set around the WWII era. They are interpersonal relationship driven rather than "locked-door" mysteries (at least so far as I've gotten in the series). I don't mind if I figure out who done it before the end; the pleasure comes from seeing how Miss Silver present the facts to the police or Scotland Yard. The reader is perfect; with a clearly understandable English accent. I listen to these stories while knitting and thoroughly enjoy myself.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Basilisk Station

  • Honor Harrington, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,720
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,882

Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake: he's made her mad....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks for the memories

  • By ShySusan on 03-23-13

Don't let narrator reviews scare you away.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-11

I have read all the Honorverse stories multiple times and am delighted to see the unabridged books becoming available. I've purchased all the titles offered so far, and will purchase the rest (I trust the rest will follow). The narrator does sound a bit robotic at first, but either she's improved or I've grown accustomed to it. What does pull me out of the story, however, is the way she reads "character X took a DEEP breath" exactly the same way each time it occurs. That may be partly Mr. Weber's fault (though I never noticed the frequency of the phrase until Ms. Johnson's delivery); it makes me think I should be playing a drinking game.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Uncle Dynamite

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

A chance meeting on a train brought together Lord Ickenham and Bill Oakshott, although being told that the love of his life, Hermione, was engaged to none other than Pongo, Lord Ickenham's nephew, did not make Bill feel like he'd been struck behind the ear. And what with the usual amount of stirring goings-on at Ashendon Manor that include biffings and black eyes and duckings in duck ponds, is there any chance that it will ever work out for poor Bill?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost better than Jeeves

  • By Sarah on 02-16-08

Vastly entertaining

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-09

Wonderfully funny story with excellent narration.

  • Psmith Journalist

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Meet Psmith, with a silent 'P' as in psychic. A gallant, charming individual, Psmith has a gift for getting into awful scrapes, and when he takes over a gentile journal known as Cosy Moments with the aid of Billy Windsor, its sub-editor, he turns it into a radical publication...with alarming and hilarious results.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very bad sound quality

  • By Hilary on 08-14-11

Poor sound quality in format 4

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-09

I hope the enhanced version is better. I almost couldn't finish this in format 4. The sound was very muddy and I often couldn't understand what the narrator was saying (a sin in a Wodehouse story). Love Jonathan Cecil and Wodehouse, but not this recording.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Cyril Ritchard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Cyril Ritchard leads a full cast in this dramatization of Lewis Carroll's most famous work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic

  • By Netherda on 07-09-16

Wonderful childhood classic I still enjoy.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-09

On several rainy days as a young girl in the early 60's, I would listen to and read along the entire book in one sitting. I fell in love with Cyril Ritchard at that time after seeing him as Capt. Hook in Peter Pan. To this day (40 years on), when I read Alice in Wonderland, I hear his voice. I was able to find the boxed album set at a high price about 10 years ago; I'm so happy to find it in digital format now. It's going on my Kindle 2 in moments so I can listen while I knit and not have to jump up to change the vinyl record. I strongly recommend this recording.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful