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  • The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024

Emily Pollifax is one of a precious few gray-haired female sleuths who solve their cases through unflagging determination, moral courage and wisdom that comes with age. In "The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax", Emily answers the call of that “nice Mr. Carstairs” to go to Istanbul as a courier and search for a missing agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, perfect narration!

  • By Coffee Lover on 09-08-11

Totally delightful.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Barbara Rosenblatt is the BEST narrator ever, and every word of the story was delightful.

  • The Secrets of Wishtide

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical intrigue-

  • By Meema on 04-16-17

Good mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I liked the character development, it was complicated but presented in an easy to follow way. Loved the narrator.

  • Death of a Prankster

  • The Hamish Macbeth Mysters, Book 7
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Admittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to the remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in perfect health and eager to torment them with a new bag of unfunny jokes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen - horrible characters!

  • By Sarah on 08-26-16

Even better the second time we listened.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Five stars all around. Shawn Grindell does an excellent narration, and of course, we live Hamish and all the other characters.

  • Death of a Hussy

  • A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 5
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

About the best that can be said of wealthy Maggie Baird is that inside her middle-aged body, there still beats the heart of a beautiful tart. So when her car catches fire with Maggie in it, there are five likely suspects right on the premises of her luxurious Highlands cottage. Lochdubh police constable Hamish Macbeth has to question Maggie's timid niece and four former lovers, one of whom Maggie had intended to pick for her husband. All five are equally poor - with ample motive and opportunity to monkey with Maggie's car.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite Hamish Macbeth mystery

  • By Sarah on 09-02-16

Enjoyed, as always with Hamish

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

the narrator did a really good job, and the mystery was clever and well written.

  • The Painted Queen

  • An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense
  • By: Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 579

Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo when a man with a knife protruding from his back staggers into the bath chamber and utters a single word - "murder" - before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelia's name and room number.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just did not feel like the Peabody Emersons

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-17

Excellent ending to Amelia & Emerson.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Have listened to every book with the fabulous Barbara Rosenblatt narrating. That's about 25 years of losing myself in the delicious world of Peabody and the love of her life. Will listen to them all over again soon, and enjoy them as much as I did the first, second and sometimes, third time. My heart breaks that there'll be no new stories.
Farewell to the Emerson family that I feel I know as well as I know my own family.
Thank you to Joan Hess for doing such a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the characters.

  • Death of an Outsider

  • The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: M.C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or more accurately, has been dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remains of the murdered victim are his bones. But once the lobsters have been shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Death in the Highlands

  • By Beatrice on 03-19-15

Fun listen

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

I love the Hamish stories. This narrator was authentic in his accents and easy to listen to. We enjoyed it.

  • Murphy's Law

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,840

Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, under cover of a false identity, for the anonymous shores of late 19th-century America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cream Puff Read

  • By Jan on 12-19-13

Enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

This was an ok listen. The narrator was good, but I prefer the Royal Spyness series.

  • The Serpent on the Crown

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 17
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

New York Times best-selling master of suspense, Elizabeth Peters, brings an exotic world of adventure, intrigue, and danger to vivid life, in a tale as powerful as ancient Egypt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid if not terribly memorable entry

  • By Alexandra on 08-23-14

Delightful.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

The story, characters and dialogue were superb, as usual. The narrator, Barbara Rosenblatt, is, hands down, the BEST narrator of them all, and there are some really good ones. With Barbara, the listener never has to be told who's speaking because every voice is unique. I hadn't listened to an Amelia story for awhile, and enjoyed every minute of it.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 1-3
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Find

  • By Marie on 10-29-16

Excellent listen in all respects.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Easy to follow, good mystery. The narrator is very well-suited to the story and the characters.

  • Death of a Ghost

  • A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 32
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all. There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beaton and Malcolm at their best !!

  • By Patricia on 06-03-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

As usual, another delightful episode in Hamish Macbeth's life. Love the humor & clever twists.

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