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  • Murder in an English Village

  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,457

The year is 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait For Next Book

  • By Sally W. Harris on 05-22-18

A great entertains English murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator did a fantastic job and the characters and story were well developed and captivating. This is another classic clean fun “English who done it” with an interesting twist.

  • Married to the Marquess

  • Arrangements, Book 2
  • By: Rebecca Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jessica Elisa Boyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Derek Chambers, Marquess of Whitlock, has a problem: his wife. She is the single most horrifying aspect of his life, and the only thing he has ever enjoyed about her are their truly spectacular fights. As such, he prefers having as little to do with her as possible. So when she unexpectedly summons him to London, he surprises himself by going, and finds his life turned upside down in ways he never thought possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love grows slowly

  • By Claire Anne Thoen on 08-24-17

Well written clean and sweet romance

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is the second book of the series and as the first book was entertaining, this one is as well. I laughed out loud several times throughout the book. I enjoyed the reader and will seek out additional narrations of hers and the author’s in future.

  • Martin Luther

  • The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Eric Metaxas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208

Five hundred years after Luther's now famous 95 Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the best-selling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reformation!

  • By John Wurst on 10-13-17

Martin Luther an excellent listen

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Despite the length of this book, I found it to be an easy, and anything but dry, listen. Eric Metaxas was thorough in his research and covered many interesting facets of not only the man, Martin Luther, but also interesting details regarding supporting characters and contemporary events of influence to Martin Luther.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Arrangement of Sorts

  • Arrangements, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jessica Elisa Boyd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439

He was intrigued...Nathaniel Hammond, Earl of Beverton, is working to restore his new estate and aid his tenants. But everything changes when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Moira Dennison, a bold young woman who offers to hire him, unaware of his title, to help her find her fiancé. Curious and unable to resist, Nathan accepts her offer, keeping his true identity a secret, never dreaming of what the future held for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Intriguing and Hilarious Romantic Adventure

  • By Patiotoole on 07-03-17

The best book I've read this year

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

What a gem. I am really thrilled at having discovered this title. What fun and originality expertly woven into this story. Even the ending was full of surprises as this book came to a close with all explained and resolved. An excellent read all around.

  • Holiday Classics by O. Henry

  • By: O. Henry
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

When it comes to the holidays, no story captures the true spirit of giving like O. Henry’s classic "The Gift of the Magi". And in celebration of the season, Audie Award® winners Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, and Jonathan Davis bring to life this timeless Christmas tale, plus two more of O. Henry’s holiday gems: "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Last Leaf".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Three well-narrated classic tales

  • By Jim Hall on 12-22-13

Holiday classic short stories by O Henry

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

I enjoyed these stories but two of them jumped around a bit and were somewhat disconnected.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On What Grounds

  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,618

Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above the Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stands out

  • By Pam on 06-07-13

On What Grounds unabridged audiobook

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

Well written although the language digressed toward the latter chapters. I really liked the characters except for some inconsistencies in their "thoughts" and behaviors. Also, the author seemed to be in a hurry or on deadline, as the story greatly increased in pace as the book came to a a close.

  • Invitation to Die

  • An Emily Castles Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Helen Smith
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles is out of work…again. So when famous romance author Morgana Blakely offers her a job helping out at a conference in London, Emily accepts. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die. As a cast of oddball characters assembles at the conference hotel, grievances, differences, and secrets begin to emerge. When Winnie goes missing, and then is found murdered nearby, Emily begins to suspect that someone involved with the conference is responsible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious, quirky, engaging mystery

  • By Melanie on 10-20-13

Invitation to Die unabridged audiobook

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

Such a fun story. Yes it was somewhat silly in places but that added to the charm and endearment of the characters. All in all this was a good clean mystery. I gave it four stars instead of five because I had no difficulty in solving the crime and that was somewhat disappointing for me. I also thought that some of the silliness was over the top and warranted a less than perfect star rating. I will recommend both this book and this author in future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Engagement

  • A Georgian Historical Mystery (Alec Halsey Mystery Book 1)
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 623

It's 1763. Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London and the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but become engaged to the woman he had hoped to marry. When Alec reluctantly attends a weekend house party to celebrate his brother's engagement he gets more than he bargained for when a lady's maid is murdered, the bride-to-be is attacked, and a guest is shot dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written but a little darker than I expected

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-17-15

Deadly Engagement unabridged audio

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Well done! Lucinda Brant has written an interesting and entertaining historical mystery novel that is not trashy. The mystery is captivating and unfolds nicely while the romance blooms but doesn't overwhelm the rest of the plot. The characters are interesting and well fleshed but not redundant which is also nice.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Sprig Muslin

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900

Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Teen years favorite comes to Audible --at last!

  • By A on 10-21-08

Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

The story seemed to drag till about half of the book., after which the story picked up speed and became quite entertaining The second half had me laughing Repeatedly.

  • Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas

  • Being a Jane Austen Mystery, Book 12
  • By: Stephanie Barron
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Jane discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide gathering dies in a tragic accident whose circumstances Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane's fellow snowbound guests. With clues scattered amid cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jane Austen and the 12 days of Christmas

  • By T. Dunas on 06-03-15

Jane Austen and the 12 days of Christmas

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

I have read numerous Jane Austen genre books and although some have come close to her style, none have been this accurate. Stephanie Barron has done a fantastic and admirable job with this Jane Austen Mystery Series in both historic authenticity and integrity to the original Jane Austen herself. This is an entertaining book that is reminiscent of the novels of the main character with a grand mystery to solve for further enjoyment..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful