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Robert Mahowald

Shrewsbury, MA, United States
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  • The P.G. Wodehouse Collection

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

This title includes not only the entire audiobook of Right Ho, Jeeves, but also all of the P.G. Wodehouse titles in the current Classic Tales library. It also includes a Jeeves short story only available in the collection: "Extricating Young Gussie". The complete running time is over 15 hours. All titles have been remastered, and have never sounded better!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reader gets a LOT of words wrong

  • By scrapper on 12-30-16

Great place to start

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

If you’re not sure where to start with Wodehouse, look no further. This well read and thoroughly entertaining audiobook is perfect light reading that has held up for almost a hundred years. If there’s still a doubt in your mind, just ask Jeeves.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Surgeon's Mate

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 7
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 900

Jack Aubrey, Post Captain in the British Royal Navy, is suffused with happiness. The Shannon's engagement with the U.S. Chesapeake off the New England coast has resulted in victory, just another in a long string of them for Aubrey, nicknamed Lucky Jack for his tendency to win big. But Jack is less sure-footed by land than by sea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Dan Wynkoop on 07-04-17

Easily my favorite of the series...

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

Reviewed: 12-29-10

Adventure, romance, prison, plenty of exciting sailing, and love requited: it doesn't get any better than this. Intelligent and witty, and as the bard said, All's well that ends well...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Air and Shadows

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Gruber
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

Jake Mishkin's seemingly innocent job as an intellectual property lawyer has put him at the center of a deadly conspiracy and a chase to find a priceless treasure involving William Shakespeare. As he awaits a killer (or killers) unknown, Jake writes an account of the events that led to this deadly endgame, a frantic chase that began when a fire in an antiquarian bookstore revealed the hiding place of letters containing a shocking secret, concealed for 400 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your average story.

  • By Nicholas Winn on 06-02-07

Intricate, thrilling, satisfying!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-10

This was so much better as it went on - the narrator matches what seem at first to be the overly-elite and stuffy manner of the first character, but he also matches that of the second major character, Albert Crosetti, sometime bookbinder and aspiring fil-maker, who with his whole family are so engaging! Most of the characters are really well-drawn and complex, and if Jake Mishkin, with his indulgent ways and troubles he alone causes, is infuriating, the rest of the cast is superb. I was thrilled, and I am an easily-bored reader. Get past the first chapter or so, and you'll be glad you did.

  • Master and Commander

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,173

This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Choice of Narrators

  • By Frank R. Adams on 04-23-10

What O'Brian began, Tull completes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-04

I've read the entire series, re-read several, and read again the really choice ones (Master and Commander, Post Captain, Far Side of the World, etc). I enjoyed -- but not loved -- the abridged versions from Audible but felt that unlike other fairly long books, those in this series didn't suffer from poor editing, etc., and abidgement left off choice passages and subtle details. I want to praise Patrick Tull, however-- his phrasing, timing, delivery are perfect. He knows when to pause, when to hurry over a sentence, when to express disgust, happiness, etc. O'Brian fans will know the subtlety of Tull's reading and love it, and newcomers to the series will have their best possible introduction. This is a great place to start!

61 of 63 people found this review helpful

  • The Tower Treasure

  • Hardy Boys 1
  • By: Franklin Dixon
  • Narrated by: Bill Irwin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

After a dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stashed "in the tower," the Hardy boys make an astonishing discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific narration, well-paced

  • By Robert Mahowald on 12-08-03

Terrific narration, well-paced

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-03

My kids loved this, of all the many books we;ve listend to-- Irwin has a real talent for knowing when to pause, when to sound scared, and not to overplay it for the kids-- just right. I wish Audible carried all the Hardy Boys title as we'd snap them up. For now, rest assured that the Tower Treasure won't disappoint!

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

Overture to Death
    
    
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        Nadia May
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    149 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Overture to Death

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Who in the quiet village of Chipping would kill wealthy spinster Idris Campanula? Plenty of people, among them her fellow cast members from a troubled charity production. Miss Campanula was a spiteful gossip, gleefully destroying others' lives merely for her own excitement. But once Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives, he quickly realizes that the murderer might have killed the wrong woman, and may soon stage a repeat performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great characterizations...

  • By Robert Mahowald on 09-12-03

Great characterizations...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-03

I am a big fan of Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, etc, and this is my first try at Marsh, and I was very impressed with the delicate, spot-on characterizations of provincial Dorset life, the gossip, the politics, and above all the people. If you like the English mystery-- very little blood spilled, but looks that could kill --Overture to Death will fit the bill. Marsh is terrific.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful