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  • 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 2,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,652

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 Shirley 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 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

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 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

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 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 558

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 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

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 1,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,770

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 900
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600

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 2,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,296

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CLEAN AND FUN

  • By Janice Faught on 03-24-17

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 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

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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  • Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case

  • Jayne Frost, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,663

Jayne Frost is a winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus's niece, heir to the Winter Throne, and now private investigator. Needing someone he can trust, her father sends her to Nocturne Falls to find out why employees at a toy store are going missing. Doing that requires getting to know the town, which leads to interesting encounters with a sexy vampire, an old flame, and an elevator that's strictly off-limits. The more Jayne finds out, the more questions she has, but the answers lead her deeper into danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Princess Turned PI!

  • By Cheri on 05-07-16

Fun, light, good mystery and romance.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

The story is well-written, imaginative, conversations believable, fantasy without being silly. It has enough humor mixed in to keep it light hearted. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be getting the next one in the series. The narration was excellent.

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