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  • 'Murder at the Vicarage' & 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Joan Hickson, Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

Enjoy the first novels that brought the world two of Agatha Christies’ most enduring detectives: Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. The Murder at the Vicarage is the first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction. In The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Captain Arthur Hastings, invalided in the Great War, is recuperating as a guest of John Cavendish at Styles Court, the "country-place" of John's autocratic old aunt, Emily Inglethorpe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The beginnings of Marple and Poirot!

  • By E. Jensen on 07-14-14

Mixed feelings.

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I adore Joan Hickson as Miss Marple, but sadly not as a narrator, as all the characters just sounded like Miss Marple, even the men. Didn’t finish that story due to being confused about who was who.
Book two, an Hercule Poirot, was however quite good and well narrated. And one I had somehow never read before.
Rating is solely for the Poirot story.

  • No Tears for Darcy

  • By: Vicki Reese
  • Narrated by: Brock Hatton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Former forensic accountant Cameron has lost nearly everyone he’s ever loved, and now his vintage clothing shop has been broken into and trashed. When town Police Chief Will Carson asks an out-of-town cop friend of his for help, Cam takes one look at the dark-haired, blue-eyed detective and knows he’s in real trouble - and it has nothing to do with vandalism or murder. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Belen on 10-24-18

Insanely predictable.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

While predictable, the story is not bad, neither is the narration, but the recording is, there’s a constant white noice like on old recordings, before the digital age, really annoying.
I liked the three siblings a lot, they were great together, but I didn’t really care about anyone else.
The story has three POVs, the two MCs and the unnamed bad person, once you hear that one though, you know who it is, not even the attempt of a red herring at the end will leave you with any doubts.

  • Menu Excerpts from Our Favorite Newark Restaurants

  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Nick Podehl, Eric Michael Summerer, and others
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 773

You said you'd listen to your favorite narrators read anything: Well, this ambrosial new audiobook brings together an acclaimed cast of narrators to read aloud the menus of some of our favorite local restaurants here at Audible headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, as only they know how. You haven't truly lived, or dined, until you've heard Cassandra Campbell capture the emotional nuances of Newark's best Indian-inflected burgers or let Nick Podehl extol the virtues of the pear arugula salad and then seductively steer you toward a plate of creamy mushroom linguini.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute idea! Thanks, Audible!

  • By Wayne on 04-01-18

Most fun I had Easter 2018

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Any additional comments?

Seriously great fun, am very hungry now.
Great job Audible. And thanks to all the narrators who took part of it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Death at the Dionysus Club

  • By: Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In the sequel to Lambda Literary Award-winning Death by Silver, metaphysician Ned Mathey and private detective Julian Lynes again challenge magical and murderous threats in a Victorian London not quite the city in our history books.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Much better narration than book one

  • By Jensen on 03-03-18

Much better narration than book one

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Any additional comments?

I didn’t finish book one due to a really bad narration edits, but was able to follow the plot, and magic, in this just fine, and I still felt like I knew the MCs quite well at the end.
Will get the ebook version of book one someday.

  • Death by Silver

  • By: Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold
  • Narrated by: Matthew Cresswell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

His practice newly established, metaphysician Ned Mathey can't afford to turn away any clients. But the latest Londoner to seek Ned's magical aid gives him pause: Mr. Edgar Nevett, an arrogant banker, is the father of the bully who made Ned's life hell at boarding school. Nevertheless, Ned accepts the commission to ensure the Nevett family silver bears no ancient or modern curses, and then prepares to banish the Nevett family to unpleasant memory again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, terrible reader.

  • By Sean on 10-14-16

Horrible sound edits

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, but the ebook, the sound was awful.

How could the performance have been better?

Another narrator, I could hear him swallow, smacking his lips and various other background noices, it was just plain bad.

Do you think Death by Silver needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There is a sequel, and I think a novella on the way. Yay, love the guys.
Book 2 is also in audio, but with a different narrator, I might try that, once I have a fresh batch of credits.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,441
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,263
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,254

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • over all the book was enjoyable

  • By Sage on 06-08-17

Great narrator, awful writing

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

Any additional comments?

Review for all books.
Finished the series, but the only good thing I can say about it is, great narration.
Harry is more often than not too stupid to live, he has a very annoying 'it's all my fault' complex, I loathe MCs like that. Won't ever listen to these books again. I really don't get why people like these books.
Overall rating 2.5 stars, barely.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 319

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Surrealistic Western that almost feels familiar

  • By Jacobus on 06-19-12

I must be missing something

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Any additional comments?

I keep seeing five star reviews with a whole lot of gushing over this book, so I decided to try it, and I just don't get it, I was bored, seriously bored.
Not for me, I suppose.

  • Borrowing Blue

  • A Made Marian Novel
  • By: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

Blue: When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I've moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me is more than willing to share a few kisses in the name of revenge. It gets even better when those scorching kisses turn into a night of fiery passion. The only problem? Turns out the stranger's brother is marrying my sister later this week.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Introducing...The Marian Clan

  • By Corey on 03-17-17

Just no

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Would you ever listen to anything by Lucy Lennox again?

Don't think so.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Pauley?

No one could have saved this ship from sinking.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Borrowing Blue?

Aunt Tilly talking about her nephews sexlife, that was where I gave up on the book.
Sexual harrasment is harrasment no matter the gender and this scene crossed the line. At least for me.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus

  • Anne McCaffrey 2-in-1 Edition
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

To Ride Pegasus: They are extraordinary people who read minds, heal bodies, divert disasters, foretell the future - and become pariahs in their own land. Pegasus in Flight: As Director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinates the job assignments for the psychically gifted Talents in her group.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Chopped up speedspeak an insult to a great series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-16

Confused

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

An unabridged version

Any additional comments?

I read this series a long time ago, and apparently reading a full length novel and then later listening to an abridged version is not for me, I keep thinking something is missing but can't remember details enough to tell what it is. Good, but can't recommend it if you've read the full book. The narration is OK, but the telepathy part is badly done.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • PsyCop Briefs, Volume 1

  • By: Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Victor Bayne sees dead people for a living...and he sees them off the clock, too. After all, ghosts don't confine their appearances to a psychic medium's work hours. From the macabre to the mundane, from titillating to tender, these PsyCop shorts feature stolen moments between the novels. Get a glimpse of Vic's life with Jacob between cases, from both men's viewpoints.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad to see more of these guys!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 01-11-17

Five plus stars.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

Any additional comments?

Out of the 20 short stories, the one from Lisa's POV and Witness were my favourites, not sure 5 stars quite cover those, seriouly awesome in their own way.
Highly recommendable for Psycop fans. Just, buy the darned book. 😂